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Module Assembly Technician - Full Time

Thorlabs - Jessup, MD

Posted on 10/16/20 (Ref: )

Job Description:
Purpose of the Position

The position assembles/ fabricates any or all of the following: fiber optic routing and fusion splicing, electronic components, subassemblies, products or systems by performing work assignments that are routine in nature where judgment is required.

***Essential Job Functions include the following, but are not limited to:

Reads work orders, follows production drawings and sample assemblies.

Positions and aligns parts in specified relationship to each other in jig, fixture or other holding device.

Assembles components, such as semiconductor device, Ceramic sub mount, optical lens and isolator, TEC, heat spreaders, etc

Performs intermediate assembly tasks, such as cleaning, epoxy bonding, fiber attachment, seam seal, bias trim, burn-in and final prep.

Perform basic failure analysis and work with engineering staff to remedy problems and improve processes.

Tends machines that bond, inspect, reflow and test parts, adjusts or trims materials from components to achieve specified electrical or dimensional characteristics.

Performs online go-no-go testing and inspection to ensure parts and assemblies meet production specifications and standards.

Follow clean room protocol

Maintain throughput as directed by the supervisor
Communicate production issues to the supervisor

***In addition to the essential functions and duties listed above, all positions are also responsible for:

Meeting company standards pertaining to quantity and quality of work performed on an ongoing basis, performing all work related tasks in a manner that is in compliance with all Company policies and procedures.

Adhering to Company policies, procedures, and directives regarding standards of workplace behavior in completing job duties and assignments.
The Company retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

***Physical Activities:

The employees must grasp, manipulate, or assemble parts and components that are often very small. As a result, they should have a steady hand and good hand-eye coordination. Work may be sedentary, could stand or sit for long durations and/or perform repetitious work at times. Exerts up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally. Must have the ability to work in a clean-room environment with hazardous chemicals, compressed gases, lasers and high voltage on a regular basis, use personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, respirators, gloves and aprons.

Job Requirements:

1-3 years' experience in electronic assembly/fiber routing/ fabrication/ assembly/ packaging or other manufacturing/ technical environment.


High school diploma or equivalent

***Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

Basic reading, writing and arithmetic skills, simple oral communication skills.

Visual acuity, manual dexterity and successful completion of company's training program and certification associated with job and successful completion of various levels of HS&E training.

Will be required to learn basic maintenance functions based on specific, assigned duties.

Will be required to participate six sigma training
Basic Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) software use, any associates degree course work would be a plus.

Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision in a collaborative, team environment and comply with high quality standards.

Must work well in problem solving situations, demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness, complete tasks correctly and on time.
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