The position is responsible for maintaining, setting-up, operating and troubleshooting CNC diamond turning machines. Although the location of the position is in Newton, NJ, from time to time it may be required to undertake duties at other ThorLabs locations.
Second shift hours: 3:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Essential Job Functionsinclude the following, but are not limited to:
Maintain equipment, setup and operate CNC diamond turning machines.
Understand optical manufacturing drawings.
Understand ISO and MIL specifications.
Create CNC programs for diamond turning machines.
Make adjustments to established CNC programs with minimal supervision
Select and adjust tooling changes as needed with minimal supervision
Designing of diamond turning jigs and fixtures.
Inspect and measure diamond turned optical parts to ensure conformity to specified tolerances.
Perform optical tests including interferometry and profilometer tests to determine optical quality
Perform cleaning operations to keep work area machinery maintained
The Company retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.
In addition to the essential functions and duties listed above, all positions are also responsible for:
Meeting company standards pertaining to quantity and quality of work performed on an ongoing basis, performing all work related tasks in a manner that is in compliance with all Company policies and procedures.
Must grasp, manipulate, or assemble parts and components that are often very small. As a result, Technicians should have a steady hand and good hand-eye coordination to not only assemble but grind and precisely place pieces. Work may be sedentary, could stand or sit for long durations and/or perform repetitious work at times. Individual may exert up to 40 lbs. of force occasionally. Some Technicians may come into contact with potentially harmful chemicals or fumes, but ventilation systems normally minimize any harmful effects. Technicians may come in contact with but not limited to acetone and epoxy, and their work cell areas may be noisy at times.
2+ years of experience in CNC machining (Optical manufacturing preferred)
High school diploma or equivalent.
Apprenticeship or equivalent experience.
Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
Working knowledge of CNC diamond turned optical components.
Ability to use precision measuring tools and optical test equipment.
Ability to read optical drawings
Continuous improvement through process development.
Strong organizational and communication skills.
Self-starter who works well with others
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.
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.