Design Engineer Intern (Optical)

Posted On: 10/18/2018

Job Title: Design Engineer Intern

Department: Engineering

Reporting to: VP of Engineering

General Responsibilities:

  • Design and development of fiber optic harnesses and opto-mechanical solutions for military/aerospace, industrial, medical, and networking industries
  • Generate design concepts for new projects based upon cooperative development with customers
  • Coordinate prototyping of new products with engineering technicians
  • Drive research and development activities in support of new product development initiatives
  • Create concept drawings and models to document product requirements
  • Participate in design review and new product introduction meetings
  • Participate in the qualification of new materials and components
  • Participate in the development of products with a focus on design for manufacturability
  • Provide product costing in support of new product designs
  • Stay informed on emerging technologies and new products in the opto-mechanical, laser and fiber optic fields

Skills and Qualifications:

  • BS degree track in Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Physics 
  • Knowledge of fiber optic cable assembly and/or wire harness manufacturing preferred
  • Experience with a 3-D Modeling software preferred
  • Basic knowledge of configuration management
  • Experience with Bills of Materials, Engineering Change Notices and other various Engineering documentation
  • Ability to identify risk, characterize the impact and mitigate the exposure for the end product
  • Ability to read/learn how to read blueprints, schematics and drawings
  • Ability to work in groups or in cross functional teams
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent organizational and follow-up skills
  • Ability to control diverse priorities and assignments
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to independently manage projects


  • Ability to inspire confidence from managers and to work with other employees.
  • Able to handle pressure without letting it detract form the quality of work.
  • Dependable and able to act with discretion.
  • A flexible, pro-active, “can-do” attitude
  • Capable of multi-tasking a variety of projects, including prioritization

Timbercon offers excellent employee benefits, including 15 days PTO, 7 paid holidays, medical/dental/vision insurance, short and long term disability insurance, life insurance, FSA/CSA, Simple IRA with 3% employer matching program and tuition reimbursement for pre-qualified course work. 

To apply to this position, email your resume and cover letter to with the job title in your email subject line.

The above job description is not a contractual or binding document; it is provided as a guide only to the types of duties required to be undertaken.  Duties may vary from time to time and so this job description will be subject to review in line with the requirements of the business. The Company will endeavor to give reasonable notice of such changes.

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