The precision assembly technician role is responsible for aligning and assembling high resolution lens systems. The position requires experience, or the ability and desire to learn, precision alignment techniques. Dedication to detail and the ability to work with extremely tight mechanical and optical tolerances is a must. The individual will ensure timely completions of production orders to schedule. The product delivered should be free of workmanship defects and fully tested and verified by the production technician to meet documented specifications. In addition the individual should consistently look for opportunities to improve production processes through providing feedback to engineering.
Essential Job Functionsinclude the following, but are not limited to:
Assembly and testing of precision lens assemblies
Delivery of product on time to production schedule
Consistently look for opportunities to improve processes
Occasionally support evaluation of new product introduction processes
Ensure delivery defect free product
Effectively communicate any supply chain issues that are effecting production
Ensure all production areas are kept clean and tidy at all times
Ensure proper maintenance of production equipment is kept up to date
Occasionally support any other areas of the business as needed
Produce detailed documentation on product failures and returns
· Experience with precision assembly and manufacture.
· Experience with optical systems and lenses preferred.
· Experience using precision measurement devices such as micrometers, calipers and dial indicators.
2 Year technical degree preferred but not required
Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
Familiar working with optical systems containing lenses, mechanics and electronics
Experience working with optical alignment, not required but desirable.
Microsoft word, Excel and outlook
Ability to work constructively within a team
Ability to read basic schematics and machine drawings
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 identify 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.