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 technological breakthroughs that OFS Fitel, LLC, business divisions take to market.
Scientists with OFS Laboratories have invented and developed many innovative fiber-optic technologies that are now ubiquitous in the industry. Based in Somerset, NJ, OFS Laboratories continues to push the boundaries of optical sciences.
We are currently seeking a self-motivated and energetic automation and controls engineer to support programs in the research and development of optical fiber and fiber-based devices. The position is located in Somerset, NJ.
The successful candidate will develop, build and improve equipment and processes used for fabrication of glass-based optical fiber, including optimization of established methods and development of new fabrication and measurement processes. They will identify suitable current technology solutions that can be integrated with existing equipment as well as explore new approaches.
Qualified candidates actively enrolled in a bachelor’s degree or higher program, preferably in Electrical Engineering, will be considered for an intern or co-op position while candidates with relevant work history may be considered for a direct hire position Other relevant competencies and experience include:
Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communications skills. Teamwork is a fundamental strength of the group and ease of collaboration is essential. Focus is on collaborative successes.
Self-starter with the ability to take on and learn new skills rapidly with high motivation and enthusiasm. Collaborations will be developed within the local teams and with other company locations.
Must have a passion for troubleshooting and developing/building new processes.
Proficiency in programming industrial equipment. PLC/HMI programming and LabVIEW experience is beneficial.
Experience in assembling and interfacing with remote hardware such as motors and I/O signals is beneficial.
Diverse software skills are a plus such as (e.g. Java, Python, C, C#, SQL, VB)
Proficient in 3D CAD software (SolidWorks preferred)
Sound documentation processes and practice is essential.
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.Interested applicants should apply on-line at www.ofsoptics.com/careers
Equal Opportunity Employer
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.