Vacancy – Advanced Development Engineer / Scientist

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Luxinar has been at the forefront of laser technology for over 25 years and is a leading manufacturer of sealed carbon dioxide (CO2) laser sources up to 1000W and ultrashort pulse laser sources. To date, we have an installed base of over 25000 lasers worldwide.

Our science, innovation, rigour and commitment to proving business outcomes make us a trusted partner to organisations across the globe. Luxinar helps our customers win, and we need highly motivated people to join our dynamic team. We’re driven by being focused, assured, far-sighted, global and adventurous but we never forget our people.

Why work for us

  • Luxinar is an innovative market leader in the development of world class industrial laser products
  • We value our people; they are very much our most important asset
  • We are a diverse workforce of thinkers and doers
  • We operate globally from our purpose built, state-of-the-art facility within sight of the Humber Bridge near Hull, East Yorkshire
  • We encourage and facilitate personal growth and career development throughout the whole organisation
  • We take pride in what we do, having a collaborative approach with all our customers and partners

The role

The Advanced Development team at Luxinar are tasked with developing the next generation of laser sources and to investigate new applications, smarter products and processes. To do this, they will need to tackle a multitude of challenges, applying a range of skills and tools. We are looking to grow the team so we need enthusiastic individuals who have abilities to succeed in this environment.

The work is varied as well as challenging, ranging from laboratory-based studies to computer modelling/analysis. Drawing on a wide skill set, the successful candidate will be an Innovation champion, a role model for others, tasked with delivering the goals of the Advanced Development team.

They will need to be an excellent communicator (both written and verbal) dealing with stakeholders both in and outside of the Company. They will be expected to be a change agent, keeping an eye on the latest developments and trends within the laser community and allied industries. Their drive and innovation will help develop the Advanced Development portfolio.

What you’ll need to bring

The diverse nature of the portfolio of projects will mean that the successful candidate will need to offer :-

  • Likely to be educated to degree level in a physical science or engineering, ideally 2:1 level or above
  • Continued enthusiasm to learn
  • Willingness to explore new challenges
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team player
  • Tenacity to solve problems over long and short timescales
  • Flexibility in work patterns and location

What we offer at Luxinar

  • A competitive salary that will grow with your career
  • An annual company bonus scheme, paid quarterly
  • The offer of private health care for yourself and family
  • Long-term sickness health insurance provisions
  • Free life assurance
  • Opportunities to train, develop and grow, as well as learning from talented colleagues
  • The flexibility of working remotely in accordance with Luxinar’s Hybrid Working policy
  • 25 days’ holiday as standard, plus additional service-related holidays
  • Additional day off on your birthday
  • The option to buy up to 5 extra days holiday
  • Free on-site parking and a cycle-to-work scheme
  • Possible relocation assistance for those moving to the area
  • Electric car salary sacrifice scheme

Interested?

If you are interested, please send your CV together with a covering letter to our Recruitment team, recruitment.uk@luxinar.com, before the closing date of 23:59pm, Friday 21 June 2024. Please include a covering letter highlighting which of the following areas you feel most confident in, together with your level of experience (with evidence). The subject areas include lasers and laser physics/engineering, optics and optical systems, laser-material interactions, Material science, Analytical techniques, Good mathematical and computation skills.

Send your CV and a cover letter to: recruitment.uk@luxinar.com. We are excited to hear from you!

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