Responsible for the reliable day-to-day operation of a state-of-the-art high-power (100-1,000 terawatt) solid-state laser system. Daily tasks include start-up/shut-down, alignment, diagnostics, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Responsibilities include detailed daily documentation of all work conducted on the laser system, documentation of procedure changes and improvements, regular group presentations, inventory management, coordination with administrative coordinator to make purchases for the laser system, and coordination with drafting associate to draw laser components. Responsibility for laser-related projects. Ensure compliance with, and monitoring of, all laser safety procedures. Occasional nights and weekends required.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Associate’s degree in Laser/Electro-Optics Technology with hands-on laser experience, or Associate’s technology degree or related field plus one year of hands-on laser experience; equivalent education/experience considered. Knowledge of/familiarity with optics and the safe operation and maintenance of solid-state lasers necessary. Knowledge of laser safety guidelines and requirements essential. Ability to work dexterously and effectively with small components required. Ability to develop and present professional presentations necessary.
Bachelor’s degree in Optics, Engineering, Physics or related field preferred. Two or more years of experience with hands-on operation and maintenance of solid-state laser and optics. This includes adjustments and improvements of beam profiles, collimation, and pre-defined parameters relating to energy, pulse duration, contrast, and Strehl ratio. Skill in communicating, organizing, scheduling, and reporting.
Posted Salary: $18.00/hr minimum
Job Type: Full-Time
Internal Number: 69866
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