Vytran, a division of Thorlabs seeks a senior-level optical/laser engineer to join our Research & Development team. The candidate will be responsible for running their own research projects aimed at developing advanced optical fiber processing equipment for a new generation of glass processing equipment.
The position is based in Morganville, NJ. Domestic and international travel will be less than 10%.
Essential Job Functionsinclude the following, but are not limited to:
Work independently and collaboratively on research projects.
Work with CO2 laser, CW and pulsed, on optical fiber processing
Design experiments and qualification/test plans for the system and the processes.
Optical system design in Zemax, prototyping, and system troubleshooting
Detailed documentation on design, experiment, prototyping, testing, and etc…
Participate in engineering and general design reviews as required.
Perform optical expertise function for engineering team and all manufacturing operations for any related issues, problems, or improvements.
Interact with production personnel to define and solve manufacturing/design issues and implement cost reduction ideas with regard to company products.
Interact with vendors and purchasers concerning supplied and proposed components.
Keep current with newest applications, products, and manufacturing techniques within the industry. Share, discuss, and collaborate while looking for opportunities to implement.
5+ years’ experience designing optical systems with hands on experience working in the lab environment.
Experience with CAD, prefer Inventor, SolidWorks.
Demonstrated technical background and hands on experience in such fields as optics, opto-mechanical design, laser optics, polarization, microscopy, and telecommunications. Hands on experience with optics including alignment, measurement, and testing
M.S. in Optical Engineering or Physics
Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
In depth knowledge of CO2 laser systems and material processing with laser systems
Able to work on multiple projects concurrently
Proficient on optical system design and troubleshooting with Zemax
Knowledge of optical-mechanical and electrical components in the system
Team oriented. Proven teamwork skills in a cross-functional engineering environment
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Knowledge of current optical design, fabrication, assembly, and test techniques
Project Management skills a plus
Strong ability to take initiative with a deep sense of ownership
History of demonstrated innovation
Flexibility/adaptability in a fast-paced & dynamic environment
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 seeks to accelerate the forward movement of scientific discovery and advancement! As a vertically integrated manufacturer of photonics components, instruments, and systems, our vast product portfolio includes over 20,000 items, ranging from optics and optomechanical positioning components to imaging systems, many of which are customer inspired.
Photonics is the foremost technology driving innovation in science and engineering. As the number of technological innovations has grown, Thorlabs has extended its core competencies in an effort to play an ever increasing role serving the Photonics Industry at the research end, as well as the industrial, life science, medical, and defense segments.
Headquartered in Newton, NJ, Thorlabs has grown to over 1800 employees with manufacturing and sales offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Sweden, Japan, China, and Brazil. As light-based technologies push into new markets, Thorlabs plans to enter early with the products and services required to ensure the ultimate success of our customers.