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Engineering Technician 4 (Laser) - $5k Sign-on Bonus

Company: MKS Instruments
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: July 31, 2022

Job Description:

Are you naturally curious? So are we at MKS. Our collective curiosity drives us to be an innovation leader in many industries. Our products drive technology advancements across a wide range of applications such as 5G, augmented/virtual reality, autonomous vehicles, clean drinking water and space exploration. We are a team of collaborators who value fresh thinking and believe in mutual respect, constructive candor, diversity and inclusion. As a valued and trusted partner to our customers, we are continually pushing the boundaries of possibility. We believe in creating technology that transforms our world and are looking for like-minded individuals to join our team. If this is appealing to you, we want to meet you.Spectra-Physics is the Lasers Business Unit of MKS Instruments. We have an excellent opportunity for someone like you to join our innovative product development engineering team as an Engineering Laser Technician. In this position, you will build prototypes and contribute to the optical design of free-space and fiber-based laser systems. You will work interactively within a project team and use your excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with cross-functional team members. We push the boundaries of technology to develop a wide range of nanosecond, picosecond, and femtosecond lasers that address the needs of Industrial, Scientific, and Life and Health markets. If you have a passion for working with cutting-edge laser systems, this is the role for you.What you will do is:

  • Build, align, characterize, and document performance of optical systems and prototype lasers
  • Design and set up laboratory experiments, process the data, and report results in a clear and concise manner
  • Conduct reliability evaluation and qualification of components, sub-assemblies, and products
  • Develop instructions to build optical and opto-mechanical subassemblies
  • Work under the guidance of project managers to procure, track, coordinate, and organize material for early development stage prototypes
  • Ensure that first articles of materials and components are adequately inspected and qualified
  • Track and ensure that material and component supplies are aligned with prototype build plans
  • Work in a multi-disciplinary team including Optical, Electrical, Mechanical, Software, and Manufacturing Engineers in evaluating and documenting opto-mechanical and electro-optical specifications for new product development and in design transfer to ProductionWhat you will bring to the role and to our team are the following qualifications and skills:
    • AS/Technical degree plus 5+ years of experience in Lasers, Optics, or related field
    • Highly organized. Ability to work through and simplify complex processes
    • Hands-on experience with lasers including free-space laser beam alignment
    • Experience setting up optical experiments, analyzing the data, and clearly reporting the results
    • Experience with a variety of optical measurement instruments such as: beam parameter analyzers, power meters, autocorrelators, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, and spectrometers
    • Experienced with standard Microsoft Office programs
    • Experience managing, filtering, and sorting large lists and data tables in Microsoft Excel
    • Ability to work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team and drive results across organizational boundaries.
    • Excellent communication and documentation skillsIf you have familiarity with any of the following, please let us know:
      • Hands-on experience with fiber optics, including fiber preparation and splicing, as well as components characterization
      • Experience in troubleshooting and failure analysis of optical modules and systems
      • Strong prototyping skills
      • Experience with pulsed fiber or solid-state laser testing in an industrial environment
      • Hands-on experience with harmonic generation and nonlinear crystals (SHG, THG, SFG)As MKS is a federal contractor, it must comply with the Biden Administration's federal contractor vaccine mandate (the "Contractor Mandate") if it is reinstated by the courts. Should you receive and accept an offer of employment, you will be asked whether you are fully vaccinated or whether you will apply for an exemption (due to a (a) qualifying medical condition, certified by your healthcare provider or (b) sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance that prevents you from receiving the vaccine) in the event MKS must enforce a mandatory vaccination policy in the future. Please be aware that if the Contractor Mandate is reinstated and you choose to remain unvaccinated without an approved exemption, MKS will not be able to continue to employ you. Unless and until the Contractor Mandate is reinstated, all employees who have not shown proof of vaccination must comply with additional safety protocols, including COVID-19 testing requirements, subject to applicable law.MKS Instruments, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We solicit and hire applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected category. Our policy is to employ the most qualified applicants. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with company policies and federal and state guidelines.Globally, our policy is to recruit individuals from wide and diverse backgrounds. However, for positions requiring access to export-controlled goods and technical data that are subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR), MKS Instruments. Inc. may have to obtain an export license from the U.S. Government. As such, applicants for these positions, except "U.S. persons" (generally defined as U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals (holder of a US Passport), lawful permanent residents (or, green card holders), individuals granted asylum, and individuals admitted as refugees), may be subject to an export license review process. Employment is contingent upon issuance of the license.

Keywords: MKS Instruments, Milpitas , Engineering Technician 4 (Laser) - $5k Sign-on Bonus, Engineering , Milpitas, California

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