Thorlabs, Inc. is looking for talented and motivated Mechanical Engineers (BS minimum, MS preferred) with a proven record of industry and academic achievement. The successful candidate must show strong analytical and communication skills, be comfortable doing hands-on work, be a self-starter, be detail oriented, organized and disciplined in completing work assignments and be prepared to thrive in a collaborative environment.
Essential Job Functionsinclude the following, but are not limited to:
Design and develop opto-mechanical structures for company’s advanced products and other optical devices in company’s R&D efforts
Responsible for mechanical drawings from prototyping to production
Performing basic optical calculations and simulations in conjunction with mechanical design to verify the design meets the specification
Communicating with vendors, machine shops, to solve any problem encountered during manufacturing the mechanical parts
Maintaining related documentations such as BOMs
May also be assigned some tasks in helping any mechanical or optical engineering need in the production line
System level thinking and cross-disciplinary interactions
Experience in a similar field preferred
BS in Mechanical Engineering, optics or instrumentation, MS preferred
Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
Strong skills and experiences with mechanical drawing software packages, such as SolidWorks, is a must.
Experiences on mechanical design for applications of optical devices and knows how to use a 3D printer, a plus
Basic knowledge of optical design in free space optics and fiber optics.
Good communications skills, both oral and written, technical presentation skills a plus
Excellent decision-making skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Desire to work in a collaborative environment
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.
Founded in 1989, Thorlabs has been serving the photonics industry for over 25 years. During that time, our worldwide presence has grown to include 15 offices in 9 countries with over 1500 employees. Each location provides a local presence within the community it serves. These local operations allow for customer dialogues that better inform our understanding of regional needs and how they fit withi...n the worldwide picture. Today, our portfolio includes over 15,000 items, many of which are customer inspired.
Founded in Newton, NJ, the company still calls the town home today. Nestled in rural Sussex County, NJ, Thorlabs is within close proximity to New York City, the Delaware Water Gap, various lakes, state parks, and outdoor areas.
Thorlabs is privileged to play a role in the work of tens of thousands of researchers throughout the world through the products we provide. We are committed to building a company that achieves its competitive advantage from its fundamental understanding of the community of customers we serve.