We are looking for an engineer that is passionate about “all things mechanical”. If you are the type of person that loves a challenge of applying creative engineered solutions to photonics users’ problems, we have an opportunity for you.
Our Mechanical Design engineers are responsible for the design, development, prototyping and testing of complex opto-mechanical solutions for biomedical imaging. These systems incorporate components that range from vibration isolation, temperature control, mechanics, electronics, optics, fiber optics and various laser systems. You will work with professionals that are experts in all aspects of industry; manufacturing, machining, physics, software, electronics and the optical sciences. The ideal engineer will work on projects independently as well as part of a team to achieve the goals of the Imaging Systems Group. This position involves participating in R&D design and pre-production reviews to ensure design quality, “user-friendliness”, manufacturability, and cost optimization over the life of the design.
Proficiency with 3D modeling tools, SolidWorks perfered
Experience with CNC, lathes and mills a plus
Experience with dimensional tolerancing, inspection techniques, and DFM
Problem solving skills using solutions involving new design and assembly techniques, technologies, and concepts.
Sound understanding of mechanical theory and applications
Tool and fixture making and design experience is a plus
Experience with opto-eletronic test equipment is a plus
Experience developing, evaluating and improving manufacturing methods, utilizing knowledge of product design, materials and fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods, and quality control standards.
Experience in design and manufacturing in a new product development environment.
Design of test and assembly fixtures
Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
Hands-on experience with opto-mechanics, laser systems or in physics lab a big plus
Proficient in the use of MS Word and Excel
Good verbal & written communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a fast paced environment
Ability/Desire to work in a manufacturing environment
Highly self-motivated, self-directed, team orientated, and exceptionally attentive to detail.
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.