Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Product Manager Applications Engineer Position - Gooch and Housego

Title: Product Manager (Applications Engineer)

Job Summary: Manage commercial and technical aspects of a scientific instrumentation product line. Work with clients and product development teams to define and create industry leading imaging, light source, measurement and spectroradiometric instrument solutions for precise and demanding scientific, technical and production applications.

Location: Orlando, FL (Factory) – No relocation funds allocated

Status: Requires US citizenship or permanent residency

Minimum Education Level: Bachelors degree in a technical field and relevant experience

Employment Type: Full Time/Permanent

Position Type: Mid-career

Travel Required: Up to 25% Travel Required

Job Function: Engineering/Sales

Industry/Interest Area(s): Optics, photonics, imaging, spectroradiometery and applications


Reporting directly to the Senior Vice-President, Life Sciences and Instrumentation, this key contributor will work with our potential and existing clients, through direct and indirect channels, to meet their precision light measurement needs with Gooch and Housego’s industry leading solutions and expertise.

As the customer’s point of contact and voice, the candidate must be able to provide applications assistance, product support and sales of Gooch and Housego’s products and services to technical buyers. This includes responding to tenders, RFPs, RFQs, generating contracts, bid proposals and supporting the negotiation and closing sales with our distributors and representatives. The Product Manager is expected to follow up on quotations, drive processing of orders and maintain adequate records to document price quotations, decisions, progress and results of activity. The product manager will also be responsible for defining new products based on market knowledge, creating a marketing specification and working with engineering to drive development and release to market as well as managing custom or OEM product development to meet customer requirements.

They will use available resources such as sales leads, literature, samples and demos, telephones, Internet and email, computers and support staff and services to produce the most effective results and exercise strong administrative, organizational and communication skills. In addition, the Product Manager will be responsible for:

-       Organizing workshops and demonstrations
-       Monitoring daily/monthly orders and provide information in regards to account details
-       Expansion sales channels to increase market penetration in designated product areas and markets.
-       Attaining maximum sales and appropriate product mix.
-       Uncovering new sales opportunities through cold calling, networking and other proven marketing strategies
-       Watching for and identifying new markets
-       Setting and achieving established sales goals
-       Developing thorough knowledge of all frequently encountered applications and their appropriate solutions for which related products are required
-       Reporting significant changes or trends in area sales, interpreting customer needs into new product definitions and driving development. 
-       Providing feedback on product quality, needs, competition, business trends and unique product applications to management team
-       Completing any required reports
-       Maintaining files and records of customer names, orders and locations
-       Developing strategic marketing plan and coordinate the sales activities in conjunction with Engineering and Operations to achieve stated goals

Minimum Desired Qualifications:

A Bachelors degree in engineering, physics or equivalent and a minimum of 4 years experience or a graduate degree in engineering, computer science, physics or equivalent and a minimum of 2 years of applicable experience required. Also requires knowledge and experience with precision, light measurement systems. Proficient use of personal computers: Mac, Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.

Must demonstrate the ability to simplify problems, articulate solutions, lead and delegate, have excellent communication skills and be a highly motivated team oriented self-starter.  Travel required up to 30%.

Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

Prior product and/or program management experience and certification. Experience with agile scrum and project management, versioning and related tools (i.e. MS/ Project, Jira, Asana, GitHub, etc…).


Salary will be based upon background and experience. Gooch and Housego offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefit package including tuition reimbursement, 401(k) plan and more. Gooch and Housego is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Gooch and Housego (Orlando)
4632 36th Street,
Orlando, FL 32811
Ph: 407-422-3171
Fax: 407-648-5412

Monday, October 9, 2017

AFRL Summer Internships

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Scholars Program offers stipend-paid summer internship opportunities to undergraduate and graduate level university students pursuing STEM degrees, as well as upper-level high school students; select locations also offer internships to university students pursuing education-related degrees and K-12 professional educators. The selected interns gain valuable hands-on experiences working with full-time AFRL scientists and engineers on cutting-edge research and technology and are able to contribute to unique, research-based projects. Graduate interns are able to collaborate with AFRL on current research and incorporate the research into their graduate work.

Here is a link to the AFRL Scholars website: http://afrlscholars.usra.edu/

Friday, September 22, 2017

Production & Process Engineer Job Posting

Contact:  Alexei Glebov, Ph.D.
President and General Manager
OptiGrate Corp (an IPG Photonics Company)
562 S Econ Cir., Oviedo, Fl 32765
Office 407-542-7704 ext. 222
Fax 407-542-7804
Cell 407-923-2709

Send email to Dr. Glebov first if you are interested.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017

Undergrad Research at CREOL

Dr. Schulzgen is looking for someone to help in undergrad research.  See below and contact him at axel@creol.ucf.edu  

NSF supported project:
Multi-scale and in-situ sensing technology for structural integrity
Seetha Raghavan seetha.raghavan@ucf.edu (Principal Investigator)
Axel Schulzgen (Co-Principal Investigator)
Thomas O'Neal (Co-Principal Investigator)

This PFI: AIR Technology Translation project focuses on translating a novel multi-scale sensing technology to fill the technology void in high-spatial resolution, non-invasive and non-contact measurement of material stresses and damage.  The system is important because it provides structural integrity assessments in critical components for applications ranging from aerospace structures including metallics and composites to civil structures such as steel gussets in bridges and buildings to enhance safety.

The project will result in the development and scale-up of multi-scale, in-situ piezospectroscopic technology. This uses a stress sensitive photo-luminescent material that can be embedded in coatings on various structures. The stress distribution is monitored based on optics technology which measure shifts in the emission spectrum that are related to stress. This has the following unique features: capability to provide intrinsic measurements of material stress; multi-scale spatial resolution; in-situ measurements under various loading conditions. These features provide the following advantages: quantitative stress determination for a variety of structural substrates of metallic and composite origin under various load environments, as well as demonstrated early damage detection when compared to the leading competing non-invasive techniques such as Digital image correlation in this market space.

This project addresses the following technology gaps as it translates from research discovery toward commercial application; i) materials technology - the deployment of sensing material needs to be optimized to define a process configuration that ensures excellent bonding and uniform dispersion of particles for effective and reliable sensing performance ii) optics technology - the measurement of photo-luminescence emission from the particles must be improved from point detection to area detection methods while ensuring current spatial and stress resolution capabilities are maintained for efficient inspection technology.

In addition, personnel involved in this project, including a graduate and undergraduate student, will receive technology translation experiences through industry collaboration and UCF's resources for entrepreneurship, which facilitates opportunities such as the use of Maker Spaces and access to participation in the NSF ICorps program at UCF's I-Corps Site. The project engages Lumium, an optical measurements company, and Imperial College in London to overcome challenges in area scanning and effective dispersion in this technology translation effort from research discovery toward commercial reality.