Engineering and Technology: Electrical, Physics: Physics, Physics: Semiconductor
4 Year Degree
The position provides engineering support for all aspects of near-infrared semiconductor optoelectronic products including lasers, amplifiers, superluminescent diodes, and gain chips, to ensure their functionality, quality, cost, and schedule. This position also works with marketing team to expand product offerings based on market demand. Although the location of the position is in Jessup, MD, from time to time it may be required to undertake duties at other Thorlabs locations.
Essential Job Functionsinclude the following, but are not limited to:
Assists with the development of the product design and functionality.
Implements the product design within the schedule and budget parameters.
Identifies any problems with the implementation or available resources that may affect the schedule or budget and communicates such problems accordingly.
Analyzes the risks of a new design or process and communicates results to project engineer.
Provides support to manufacturing to ensure product is fabricated and assembled based on the intended functionality of the design.
Tracks yields and leads cost reduction activities.
Develops and maintains procedures and processes that support core technologies.
Interfaces with others in the organization and customers to jointly determine customer needs and solutions.
Understands and supports quality policies and objectives.
Minimum 2 years of experience in a similar position preferred.
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or Material Science or related field(s)
Master’s Degree (or higher) in Electrical Engineering, Physics or Material Science or related field(s) preferred.
Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
Hand on knowledge of optoelectronic semiconductor device physics, processing, characterization and reliability issues.
Experience with optoelectronic semiconductor device testing.
Strong analytical skills to real problem solving
Ability to work in Clean Room Environment.
Tool and fixture making experience is a plus.
Flexibility/adaptability in a fast-paced & dynamic environment
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.
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