Thorlabs, Inc. is looking for talented and motivated Mechanical Engineers (BS minimum, MS preferred) with a proven record of industry and academic achievement. The successful candidate must show strong analytical and communication skills, be comfortable doing hands-on work, be a self-starter, be detail oriented, organized and disciplined in completing work assignments and be prepared to thrive in a collaborative environment.
Essential Job Functionsinclude the following, but are not limited to:
Design and develop opto-mechanical structures for company’s advanced products and other optical devices in company’s R&D efforts
Responsible for mechanical drawings from prototyping to production
Performing basic optical calculations and simulations in conjunction with mechanical design to verify the design meets the specification
Communicating with vendors, machine shops, to solve any problem encountered during manufacturing the mechanical parts
Maintaining related documentations such as BOMs
May also be assigned some tasks in helping any mechanical or optical engineering need in the production line
System level thinking and cross-disciplinary interactions
Experience in a similar field preferred
BS in Mechanical Engineering, optics or instrumentation, MS preferred
Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
Strong skills and experiences with mechanical drawing software packages, such as SolidWorks, is a must.
Experiences on mechanical design for applications of optical devices and knows how to use a 3D printer, a plus
Basic knowledge of optical design in free space optics and fiber optics.
Good communications skills, both oral and written, technical presentation skills a plus
Excellent decision-making skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Desire to work in a collaborative environment
Ability to work with minimal supervision
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.
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.