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R&D Process Engineer

About us

ficonTEC is an innovative high-tech company that has rapidly established itself in a highly-specialized market. With continued growth and innovative development since 2001, we are the recognized market leader when it comes to automated assembly and testing of opto-electronic components and (hybrid) photonic devices. We develop, design, and produce semi- and fully automated machines for the production and testing of optoelectronic and microoptical components with accuracies below 1 micrometer. Our machines are therefore very complex robots, which are programmable using our unique in-house developed programming interface.

To strengthen our team we are searching for highly motivated individuals with a strong affinity for technology development.

R&D Process Engineer (f/m/d)
Experience: > 2 years



Your tasks

An R&D Process Engineer is expected to be a highly qualified Engineer within the Research & Development team of ficonTEC. You must be able to communicate your desire clearly to the team, customers, and management.

  • Complex assembly and research tasks
  • Solving complex challenges in limited time
  • Developing and using sophisticated assembly machines
  • Understanding assembly processes including mechanics, electrics and software routines like vision algorithms
  • Understanding and using high-tech measurement equipment
  • Short international travel

Your profile


The R&D engineer must have a basic understanding of the typical fields of our industry sector and preferably an understanding of one or two of the relevant market areas. As many of the customers of ficonTEC are located across the globe, the candidate must be prepared for short international travel to assist customers and do on-site troubleshooting and testing of ficonTEC equipment.


Master of Science (f/m/d) in a technical field such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, physics or related

  • Skills with automated micro-assembly equipment (pick & place, alignment, testing)
  • Good skills with optical and electronic test equipment
  • Good knowledge of metrology, optical and/or laser system modules
  • Good knowledge and hands-on experience of optical technologies like
    • lasers            
    • free space optics
    • fiber optics
  • Good knowledge of optomechanical assemblies
  • Knowledge of programming (Matlab, C++, Labview)
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of photonics devices
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office packages (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


  • Good skills in presentation of complex data to international customers
  • Know how to interact in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English (German and additional languages would be a plus)
  • Good documentation skills



Our offer

  • Onboarding program and mentoring by a mentor from your work environment
  • Annual employee reviews for your targeted and individual development
  • International career opportunities in a global environment
  • Health initiatives and sports programs
  • Vaccination offers from our medical service
  • Company pension scheme as a building block of your retirement provision
  • Flexible working hours


Your application

Have we attracted your interest? Please use our online application form on our Homepage: