Acuity Brands Illumination Engineer in Decatur, Georgia

Responsible for providing design support in the innovation and development in areas related to lighting science. This may include support in primary activities such as optical design, lighting research, technical software development, photometric engineering, some electrical engineering and the integration of this science with the other disciplines.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Provide design support in the new development of optical designs. Design reflector and refractive systems using all types of current lamp sources to support product design.
  • Assist in research to improve and provide innovations in the field of optical design. Investigates and evaluates patents for new and existing technologies to confirm proposed designs or innovative designs do not cause infringement.
  • Work with product groups of product and market development during the planning and analysis phase of the product.
  • Investigate new and more efficient methods of software development to continue to provide innovation and improvements to technical lighting software.
  • Supports and collaborates on proposed testing procedures for new lighting technologies.
  • Supports company on any lens or reflector changes necessary for tooling modifications to determine optical performance.
  • Support sustaining engineering in lens and/or reflector redesigns to confirm optical performance using CAD package and AGI32/LightTools for evaluations.

  • 3 to 6 years plus the education listed below.

  • Working knowledge of SolidWorks and LightTools. Knowledge in current lamp technology including but not limited in Incandescent, HID, Fluorescent, and LED technologies. Proven knowledge of lens and reflector design. Knowledge of lighting calculations, photometry, lighting application engineering. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook.

Educational Background

  • Bachelors Degree [Optical Engineering, Illumination Engineer, Physics ]. Master Degree or equivalent in Optical or Illumination Engineering preferred

Supervisory Responsibility

Direct Indirect Exempt 0 0 Non-Exempt/Hourly 0 0

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs., efficiently identify and handle objects, and stand for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to use a soldering iron, digital multi-meter and a foot candle meter.

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