This is a great opportunity to join the rapidly growing Fiber Optics Division of Thorlabs, a leading company in the exciting Photonics industry. Engineers work in a team environment focused on meeting customer’s needs and expectations through product development. The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial, self-motivated individual who thrives in a fast-paced, creative environment. The Fiber Optics division oversees the development and production of all fiber optics related products, which includes optical fiber made of various materials, cables, and devices. This position is for a mid-level individual with an Engineering background. The ideal candidate will have direct experience in the product and process design of fiber optic cables and components applications ranging from research laboratories to medical and industrial applications.
Knowledge and Skills:
Solid multi-disciplinary engineering knowledge and skill in: Opto-Mechanics and Fiber Optics.
Proficient with engineering design tools such as SolidWorks, Zemax, etc.
Design products for manufacturability.
Familiarity with Best-Practice Manufacturing Techniques (GD&T, SPC, 6Sigma, and Lean Principles).
Good Communication Skills.
Ability to work individually and as part of a team.
The successful candidate will interact with a broad range of other Engineers, production line purchaser/planner, marketing /sales and production line assembly technicians within the Fiber Optics team as well as with other groups.
Bachelor’s Degree (or higher level) in Optical, Mechanical Engineering, or Physics.
2+ Years’ Hands-on experience in the photonics industry, laser or physics lab.
Strong communication and project management discipline.
Strong Microsoft Office Skills.
2+ years’ experience in fiber optic cable design
Experience with medical applications of fiber optics and ISO Standards.
Experience with ruggedized/hermetic cable design for various application.
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.