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Engineering Technician

Company: Thorlabs
Location: Sterling
Posted on: April 11, 2021

Job Description:

Title Mechanical Draftsman (Engineering Technician) EOE Statement Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants 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. About the Organization 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 2100 employees with manufacturing and sales offices in the United States, Canada, 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. Category Imaging Systems Location Imaging Systems - Sterling, Virginia Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Description Purpose of the Position Thorlabs mechanical draftsman is part of the NPI team that interfaces with a variety of teams including mechanics, optics, firmware, software, marketing, sales, and production. In our group the engineering technician plays a critical role in the transition from development into production of our products by providing direct support to the engineers. Although the location of the position is in Sterling, VA, from time to time it may be required to undertake duties at other Thorlabs locations. Essential Job Functions include the following, but are not limited to: Performs product development activities with guidance from engineering staff Create ESD (Engineering Support Drawings) for released products on the web catalog Create and/or check machine prints and 3D models Design and develop jigs, engraving files, test and verification processes Review BOMs (Bill of Materials) during preproduction builds Monitoring and maintaining product development schedules Create assembly instructions and do the initial training Create packaging solutions for new products Create Engineering Change Orders and update revision controlled documents Interacts with vendors for design of components. Maintains accurate product documentation and work instructions and provides technical support to the assembly departments. Investigates cost reduction issues under engineers guidance. Various support functions as needed Complies with safety regulations and maintains clean and orderly work areas Qualifications Experience: 2 years of experience in a similar position preferred Education: High School Diploma or equivalent Specialized Knowledge and Skills: Superior ability to diagnose and troubleshoot issues Good written and verbal communication skills Proficiency in basic computer use (MS Office) and communication tools Strong attention to detail. Strong ability to work well in a team environment, and comply with high quality standards. Strong ability to shift from one task to another to address changing production priorities. Ability to function autonomously with little direction/works well independently of others. Experience with 3-D modeling applications and techniques as well as proficiency with office productivity software. Proficient with documentation such as ECROs and initial release drawings Possess basic mechanical aptitude. Use and safety of small hand tool is a must. 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. This position is currently accepting applications. Apply Now

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