Thorlabs is seeking an experienced electro-optic Test Engineer to participate in the development and manufacturing of next generation semiconductor lasers. You will be responsible for taking a laser product line from prototype into manufacturing thru the development of test equipment in support of assembly line packaging and test. This position will require design, assembly, and troubleshooting of both hardware and software in support of manufacturing systems development. Test Engineers work directly with mechanical engineers, assembly personnel, and other electro-optic engineers to ensure that designs and manufacturing techniques will yield products which meet the customer’s specifications.
Essential Job Functionsinclude the following, but are not limited to:
Conceptualize and design electro-optic test systems and fixtures
Prototype, develop, test & qualify new test systems for use in manufacturing
Create budgets and schedules for these new developments
Maintain documentation for the system development process
Create assembly and test work instructions; train personnel
Specify & purchase all parts and equipment required; interact with vendors
US Persons/Green card holders:
Ability to work on ITAR related product(s)
Minimum 3 years of experience in similar position
Experience using .Net and Labview to automate various pieces of test equipment and/or motion control.
Experience optoelectronic circuits and optical test equipment
Experience using SolidWorks 2D and 3D Modeling Application.
Hands-on experience in the photonics industry, laser or physics lab is a plus.
Bachelor or Master’s Degree (or higher) in Mechanical/Optical Systems Engineering or related field(s) is required.
Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
Problem resolution skills for debugging new designs and assemblies
Manual dexterity to assemble and align precision opto-mechanical systems
Thorough understanding of .Net and related SW development environments
Thorough understanding of Labview
Tool and fixture making experience is a plus.
Soldering / Circuit Design Experience is a plus.
High attention to details
Flexibility/adaptability in a fast-paced & dynamic environment
Ability to function autonomously with little direction/works well independently of others
Demonstrated ability to work in a team 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.