Applications Engineer

The Company;

Our client is a world leading high technology company who designs and manufacturers imaging systems.

The role;

As an Applications Engineer you will mainly be responsible for developing processes and techniques for specific applications and customer requirements.

Main responsibilities;

  • Contributing to R&D projects targeted at commercially valuable applications, often grant funded. This may involve running trials and evaluations at other sites and with partner organisations
  • Helping in the test, installation and support of systems world-wide.
  • To work on other applications or be deployed to other parts of the business as needs dictate.
  • Production of Sub-Contract samples and production parts together with reports.
  • Ensuring that the quality of the parts produced meets or exceeds customer expectations.
  • Supporting the sales team with technical advice and helping as required in face to face meetings with customers.

About you;

The role will suit a graduate with an appropriate academic background who is keen to develop a career in hi-tech industry.


BSc degree or higher in Lasers/ Optical Engineering, Physics, Engineering or similar qualification plus equivalent practical experience. A laser related postgraduate qualification (MSc, PhD) would be an advantage

* Prior practical experience with laser applications development in an industrial environment, especially micromachining is a clear advantage

* Knowledge in some of the following – High average power ultrafast laser systems and their characterisation – High speed laser processing

* Excellent oral communication, technical writing and presentation skills desirable

* Demonstrated ability to multi-task and superb time-management skills

* Demonstrated experience in project management or customer support

* Industrial experience preferred, ideally in the field of laser or laser systems


Our client prides itself on staff loyalty and has been recognised for offering a competitive benefits package;

– Competitive basic salary

– Private healthcare

– Pension contribution

– 25 days holiday

Commutable locations;

Oxford, Didcot, Abingdon, Harwell, Culham, Sutton Courtney, Chilton, Chalgrove, Faringdon, Wallingford

If you feel this role is for you and would like discuss in more detail please contact Dylan Lallier on 01865 257 455


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Job Information

Job Reference: ABI7878DL_1623059442
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + pension, career progression, healthcare
Salary From: £28000
Salary To: £32000
Job Industries: Engineering
Job Locations: Didcot, Oxfordshire
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: Lasers AND Materials Science AND Micromachining AND Optics
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