OFS Laboratories is a world class Center of Excellence for optical innovations, complemented by Furukawa’s own first-rate R&D capabilities. OFS Laboratories generates commercially viable technology breakthroughs that the four OFS divisions take to market. Scientists with OFS Laboratories have continued the tradition begun in Bell laboratories and have been responsible for innovative fiber-optic technology inventions, now ubiquitous in the industry, such as non-zero dispersion fiber, submarine optical fiber, polarization maintaining fiber, fiber amplifiers/lasers, and fiber gratings. Based in Somerset, NJ, OFS Laboratories continues to push the boundaries of optical science.
We seek a Prototype Engineer with extensive experience in the field of fiber optics, including several years of hands-on experience building optical sub-assemblies. The successful candidate will take the results of table top experiments and build prototypes for testing by external customers. Applicants will troubleshoot optical issues and have a working knowledge of electrical systems and thermal management in a packaged device. A demonstrated capacity for original and independent experimental work and a desire to blend research and business goals are necessary for success.
Key qualifications include:
Masters in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Optics or applied science.
Position requires 5-10 years related experience in the fiber optics industry
Strong project management skills and team leadership ability
Excellent problem solving ability
Proficient in thermal analysis software is a plus
Proficient in LabVIEW is a plus
3D Solid Modeling (SolidWorks preferred)
Prior experience in working with fiber optic components is a plus
Constructive working relationships with diverse groups and individuals.
Ability to develop creative solutions.
Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
Proficient with MS Office Word and Excel
Maintain discretion when working with confidential and proprietary information
Strict adherence to Company safety policies and procedures
Conform to all aspects of OFS’ “Standards of Conduct” document
Employees are expected to serve as role models for safe work practices and behaviors. This includes following established health and safety policies and procedures, maintaining a clean, organized work area, wearing, and properly storing all personal protective equipment (PPE), and actively engaging as a safety conscious worker with personal safety and wellness as a priority.
Working at OFS means having the chance to realize ideas, innovate and discover new solutions for the future. In addition to our dynamic work environment, we offer competitive salaries and generous benefits programs, including medical, dental, and a matching 401(k) plan. Interested applicants please apply on-line at OFS Careers http://www.ofsoptics.com/careers
About OFS Fitel
OFS is a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of leading edge optical fiber, optical fiber cable, FTTx, optical connectivity and specialty photonics products and solutions for a wide variety of applications and industries. OFS has a proven track record of being first in the industry with application specific fibers, optical connectors, ribbon cables, erbium doped fibers, Raman fiber lasers, fiber gratings and more. OFS is committed to providing customers increased value by offering products that deliver lowest cost-per-bit network solutions, protecting investments through flexible solutions for today’s demanding applications.