This is a great opportunity to join the rapidly growing Fiber Optics Division of Thorlabs, a leading company in the exciting Photonics industry. Engineers work in a team environment focused on meeting customer’s needs and expectations through product development. The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial, self-motivated individual who thrives in a fast-paced, creative environment. The Fiber Optics division oversees the development and production of all fiber optics related products, which includes optical fiber made of various materials, cables, and devices. This position is for a mid-level individual with an Engineering background. The ideal candidate will have direct experience in the product and process design of fiber optic cables and components applications ranging from research laboratories to medical and industrial applications.
Knowledge and Skills:
Solid multi-disciplinary engineering knowledge and skill in: Opto-Mechanics and Fiber Optics.
Proficient with engineering design tools such as SolidWorks, Zemax, etc.
Design products for manufacturability.
Familiarity with Best-Practice Manufacturing Techniques (GD&T, SPC, 6Sigma, and Lean Principles).
Good Communication Skills.
Ability to work individually and as part of a team.
The successful candidate will interact with a broad range of other Engineers, production line purchaser/planner, marketing /sales and production line assembly technicians within the Fiber Optics team as well as with other groups.
Bachelor’s Degree (or higher level) in Optical, Mechanical Engineering, or Physics.
2+ Years’ Hands-on experience in the photonics industry, laser or physics lab.
Strong communication and project management discipline.
Strong Microsoft Office Skills.
2+ years’ experience in fiber optic cable design
Experience with medical applications of fiber optics and ISO Standards.
Experience with ruggedized/hermetic cable design for various application.
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.
About Thorlabs, Inc.
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 within 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.