Optical Lens Engineer

Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
Depending on experience and qualifications £35k+
22 Oct 2018
19 Nov 2018
Job Type

Job description

We are looking to recruit a Lens/Mechanical Optics Engineer to work in Professional Repairs/Engineering team at our busy Brentford HQ.

This is a full time role which is ideally suited to a self-motivated, dynamic and conscientious team player looking to work in an environment which cultivates engineering excellence, creativity, partnership and tackling problems in new ways.

You’ll get involved in a wide range of Diagnostic, Evaluation, Repair, Refurbishment and Re-Engineering activities covering the broad remit of Lenses/optical mechanics at CVP.  This will include working with lenses across Stills Photography/DSLR/Digital Mirrorless photography, Broadcast lenses (e.g. for ENG, sports coverage, wildlife programming, Studios etc) and Cinematography lenses (including anamorphic) from all of the manufacturers (including Canon, Fujinon, Zeiss, Cooke, Sigma, Angenieux, ARRI etc). Regular manufacturer training is provided throughout your career with CVP.

Broadly speaking, the role will involve, evaluations, diagnosis/fault finding & confirmation, repair, refurb and re-engineering of the lenses and will inevitably incorporate a wide variety of activities including (please note that this isn’t an exhaustive list);

  • Working with the Account Management team to evaluate lenses
  • Setting-up/configuring various diagnostic equipment
  • Confirming calibration of test equipment
  • Testing/diagnosing a range of potential faults/issues against the entire remit of optical lenses encountered by CVP
  • Providing quotations/estimates for repair/maintenance work as required
  • Stripping down and re-building lenses 
  • Repair and refurbishment of lenses to OEM standards
  • Re-testing of lenses post repair
  • Maintaining accurate and up to date records of repairs/work and logging activity on IT Systems
  • Spot checking new equipment.

Desirable Core Attributes & Competences

Enthusiasm and Self-Motivation

A good Team Player

Strong problem solving skills

Ability to work to procedures and own initiative

Ability to work well under pressure

Innovative approach to new challenges

Logical and methodical thinker

Good interpersonal skills

At least 12 months’ experience in Broadcast mechanical/optical engineering

Degree or equivalent subject in Mechanical Engineering or related subject

Knowledge in maintenance, usage and design of technical broadcast equipment.

Skill in responding to operational/technical equipment problems.

Skill in both verbal and written communication.

Skill in repair of optical lens systems.

If you feel that you would like to join our highly motivated and friendly team, then please don't hesitate in contacting us today. Alternatively you can apply online using the link below. 

Salary – Depending on experience and qualifications £35k+.

Why CVP?

We have been growing since 1986 with offices in Studley, Brentford, London, Glasgow, Manchester and Cardiff.  

We are passionate about all things Cine, Video and Photo. We’ve been in the business a long time and work hard to really understand our customers’ needs, so we can deliver first class service – and the right solution, whether that’s a compact camera or a complete studio system. Or even just some good advice. From our engineers who keep stuff working to our sales support team whose job is to look after our customers, to our highly skilled systems guru’s, to our online team - we’re here for them. 

We’ve created a great working environment and have a really strong team culture, we’d love you to join.