The Senior Scientist is responsible for leading the research and development of commercial laser systems, especially RF excited CO2 lasers. This individual will be working closely with other members of our small interdisciplinary team developing innovative laser products and related technologies. The candidate must be a fast learner, strong problem solver, and exceptional communicator. This position will require you to translate ideas into high level design concepts and prototypes. The candidate must have a proven ability to understand complex problems and requirements as described by customers, product managers, and scientific and engineering staff.
Drive initiatives associated with the laser engineering aspects of state-of-the-art CO2 laser products and subassemblies. Lead the concept definition, requirements definition, new technology assessments, and evaluation of alternative technical solutions.
Evaluate laser performance at the component and system levels via both modeling and hands-on experimental methods. Lead the revision of designs to minimize changes in later project phases and performs system integration and test activities.
Develop and execute laser component reliability and qualification tests, especially accelerated aging, high stress conditions, and test to failure. Use reliability test data to predict product lifetime and to advance product design for greater reliability.
Analyze and present test data. Discuss results with technical staff, external partners, and customers.
Provide leadership to project teams in the preparation of engineering inputs, cost estimates and schedules for proposals.
Promote scientific rigor and individual skills advancement within the company’s technical team.
Define and drive optics and lasers best practices with all the company’s staff.
Meet deadlines, sustain superior personal task management, and deliver consistent high performance.
Master’s degree (PhD preferred) in Optics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field.
5+ years experience in optics and laser design or plasma discharge systems. Experience in RF excited CO2 lasers preferred.
Experience in execution of engineering documentation, from design reviews and requirements documents to failure analysis and risk mitigation.
About IRADION LASER INC
Iradion Laser, Inc. is focused on the design and manufacturing of patented, RF excited, ceramic core CO2 lasers. The technology is derived from sophisticated military, aerospace and atmospheric monitoring systems and has been commercialized to serve the wider industrial laser market. Iradion’s CO2 laser products are available with power ranging from 30 to 250 W. Applications include direct materials processing (cutting, welding, marking, coding and drilling) as well as select processes in the medical and semiconductor fields. Iradion distributes products worldwide through direct sales and representative organizations. Iradion Laser, Inc. is incorporated in Delaware, USA with corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in Uxbridge, MA, USA.