Optical Engineer - I

Date: May 15, 2023

Location: Farmington Hills, MI, US, 48331

Company: North American Lighting

Job Summary

Who We Are 

North American Lighting Inc., member of the Koito Group of Companies, is the largest tier one automotive exterior lighting manufacturer in North America. As the market share leader in exterior automotive lighting, NAL provides advanced lighting technology, engineering design expertise, and state-of-the-art production capabilities to auto makers based in North America and around the world.  


Our Opportunity 

North American Lighting (NAL) is looking for an Optical Engineer - I to join our team. The ideal candidate will provide engineering, design, and development support for new product launches and development projects pertaining to the optics in exterior automotive lighting products. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Your Priorities 

  • Provides optical design and development expertise for timely support on new projects of moderate size and complexity, implementation of new technologies, and all other assigned projects. 
  • Provides optical design related guidance and technical advice to project engineers and designers for new product development and production projects. 
  • Designs and conducts tests, lab set up, data acquisition, data analysis, and other evaluations for prototype and pre-production hardware. 
  • Recommends and implements design changes to production products per prototype testing results. 
  • Researches and develops design solutions to automotive lighting engineering issues. 
  • Conducts feasibility studies and engineering analyses for the new concepts. 


Your Background 

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering with courses in optics, mechanical engineering, and physics, plus 0 - 2 years of experience in optical design and/or photometry. 

Experience: Experience in lab set up and testing methods. 

Experience in optical design and development within automotive parts manufacturing is preferred. 

At North American Lighting

Team Member Benefits 

World class health insurance plans 

Award winning 401k plan 

Relocation assistance 

Paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays, etc) 

Supplier discounts (wireless, computer, vehicle, etc.) 

Company sponsored wellness program including gym reimbursement 

Diversity at NAL: 

The mission of NAL’s Diversity Committee is to facilitate NAL’s ongoing and continuing efforts to foster a culture and atmosphere of mutual respect, for the benefit of all Team Members from different backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities that represent our communities. 

You can learn more about NAL and our opportunities at jobs.nal.com. 

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, genetic information, and veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Requisition ID: 12951

Location: Farmington Hills 

Nearest Major Market: Detroit