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Assembly Technician II - Full Time

Thorlabs - Austin, TX

Posted on 10/16/20 (Ref: )

Company Profile:
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.

Job Description:
The position is responsible for the manufacturing of scientific grade optomechnical and electronic devices. The individual will ensure timely completions of production orders to schedule. The product delivered should be free of workmanship defects and fully tested and verified by the production technician to meet documented specifications. In addition the individual should consistently look for opportunities to improve production processes through providing feedback to engineering. Although the location of the position is in Austin, TX, 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:

Assembly and testing of scientific grade imaging devices(catalog cameras and specials)

Assembly and alignment of focal plane array based imaging systems (TDI System)

Occasional on site customer installations

Delivery of product on time to production schedule

Consistently look for opportunities to improve processes

Occasionally support evaluation of new product introduction processes

Ensure delivery defect free product

Effectively communicate any supply chain issues that are effecting production

Ensure all production areas are kept clean and tidy at all times

Ensure proper maintenance of production equipment is kept up to date

Occasionally support any other areas of the business as needed

Produce detailed documentation on product failures and returns

Job Requirements:
Minimum 2 years of experience working within a relevant industry.

Equivalent to completion of high school supplemented by relevant industry experience

*Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

Familiar working with optical systems containing optics, mechanics and electronics

Computer literate


Microsoft word, Excel and outlook

Ability to work constructively within a team

Excellent dexterity

Soldering of small surface mount and thru hole components

Basic understanding of ESD and best practice in a production environment

Basic trouble shooting of camera systems or relevant experience working with optical systems

Ability to read basic schematics and machine drawings

Basic Understanding of Lean Six Sigma Principles is not required but desirable.
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