Opto-Mechanical Engineer

Job Description
Reports to: Product Line Manager, Thorlabs Quantum Electronics

Thorlabs, Inc. is a broad based photonics technologies company. Founded in 1989, Thorlabs’ product offerings now exceed 20,000 items. An international company with approximately 1000 employees, Thorlabs has manufacturing and sales offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Sweden, Japan, and China. Its product portfolio covers an extensive array of products ranging from simple optical and mechanical components to integrated test and measurement systems. Thorlabs Quantum Electronics, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Thorlabs, specializing in advanced semiconductor and lithium niobate optical components and subsystems that support Thorlabs’ plan is to enter new photonics markets early with equipment and services that are required to ensure the ultimate success of our customers.

Job Description

•Assist in development and introduction into manufacturing of opto-electronic semiconductor laser and fiber based products (from component to subsystem level) and to provide further support within manufacturing for troubleshooting and process improvement.

•Working with senior opto-mechanical design engineers, be responsible for first prototype build / proof of principle and the technical support, writing of process documents, and training of operators for the initial production builds.

•Act as primary support for manufacturing of existing and new laser products.

•Responsible for documentation of engineering changes to existing products and to assist in examination and documentation of failed devices and any field returns.

Job Qualifications
•Demonstrated manufacturing experience, involving optics, mechanics, and electrical instrumentation. Experienced with small opto-mechanical system design and function.
•Strong problem solving skills, and good experimental technique, coupled to an absolute attention to detail.
•Experience with mechanical design using Solidworks and or AutoCad preferred.
•Proficiency in automation of prototype experiments, data collection and processing using Labview, VB6, or VB.net.
• Excellent writing and presentation skills, making use of clear concise models and calculations to support proposed engineering improvements; good use of tools such as Excel, Matlab, Powerpoint, etc.,

??Education and/or Experience

BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Optics, or Physics. 2+ years’ experience in a manufacturing environment dealing with (or related to) opto-electronic devices.


Thorlabs Quantum Phontonics, Inc

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