Research is Currency at Crane!
Do you want to be a key team player with the fastest growing currency supplier in the world? Crane Currency in Alpharetta, GA is looking for a Optics Research Scientist to support our growth and development of new and existing products. Crane Currency is a fully integrated supplier of secure, durable and well-designed banknotes for central banks all over the world. As the leading security feature developer, Crane has won international acclaim for innovation and product development. We are a pioneer in advanced micro-optics technology for securing banknotes, offering features that do not exist elsewhere. A strong, stable organization with a firm commitment to collaboration and growth, we invite you to join us for a fulfilling career opportunity.
As one of Crane’s key technical experts, you support our key initiatives to expand our understanding of our current products and technology in order to develop next-generation structures and products. A creative and resourceful mentality with a passion for problem solving through research, sourcing of equipment, and development of industrial scale processes will be essential to successfully bringing new ideas to life in the form of innovative security features. Drawing upon your expertise, you will participate in and support trials and experiments to analyze, interpret results, and draw sound conclusions for the development of test methodologies. The ideal candidate will be skilled in both theoretical and experimental optics. The candidate will develop laboratory experiments to measure, fabricate, and modify existing micro-optic structures. Development of new methods and techniques in areas such as laser imaging, machine vision, photography, image analysis, geometric optics, image projection, UV lithography and imaging, microscopy, and pattern analysis.
The Research Scientist in Optics will need to be resourceful, and skilled in using smaller, lab-scale equipment, to prove the concepts of what can be scaled-up in a manufacturing environment. A good understanding of optical powers, intensities, throughputs etc will need to be used in order to extrapolate lab-scale results into demonstrating feasibility of industrial-scale results. Being highly creative and resourceful as well as having the ability to work with raw materials and lab equipment to produce astounding results is a fundamental part of this role. Must have good hand-eye coordination, dexterity and occasionally wear the hat of a “craftsman”. In this role, you will help to develop Crane's next generation technology. This process starts with the one-off, handmade version (of a product), and then this is use that to scale up and justify the programs and investments that will lead to the manufactured and quality controlled versions. . If you want to make an impact in the world, then we are looking forward to having you on the team.
Key Responsibilities include:
Design and implementation of experiments, analysis of experimental outcomes. Learning from what worked and what did not work
Knowledge (Education/Training) or equivalent:
Applicants must be United States citizens. The person selected for this position will need to demonstrate suitability for employment in a position of Public Trust consistent with our US Government contract requirements.
Crane is a Drug Free Workplace.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Vet/Disab