Thorlabs Imaging Systems group in Sterling, Virginia, produces state-of-the-art imaging systems for life science applications. We are seeking a talented, experienced Mechanical Design Engineer to contribute to new product development for our microscope systems and components. The successful candidate will join a cross-functional, global team that develops complex imaging hardware with integral software for image acquisition, processing, system control, and calibration.
The position requires a keen understanding of opto/electro-mechanical systems, precision engineering, and design for manufacturability. The successful candidate will assist in bringing new products from prototype to production, with an emphasis on robust and manufacturable designs in a lean manufacturing facility. The job includes occasional participation in detailed technical discussions with customers, sales and field service members.
Essential Job Functionsinclude the following, but are not limited to:
Develop opto/electro-mechanical component designs for new products
Oversee prototype fabrication and testing
Coordinate the integration of new designs into production
Provide post-production support
Create and track design documentation
Coordinate with sales/marketing to develop sales estimates and price/cost information
Minimum 2 years industrial experience or equivalent in opto/electro-mechanical design
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Optical Systems Engineering or equivalent
Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
Skilled in the use of Solidworks 3D CAD software
Experience with CNC machining equipment and shop capabilities
Hands-on experience with assembly and trouble-shooting of optical systems
Integration of motion control subsystems into imaging systems
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.