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Technician - Full Time

Thorlabs - Morganville, NJ

Posted on 10/31/23 (Ref: )

The technician fabricates and tests optical fiber equipment. Provides support to production by troubleshooting mechanical and/or electrical issues. Assists R&D with the fabrication/Test of new products within Vytran Business Unit. Works under the direction of Production Manager. Although the location of the position is in Morganville, NJ, 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:

Must be able to understand written work instructions, mechanical drawings, and schematics for a wide range of products to properly assemble and test products to the highest of quality standards and with zero scrap or rework.
Assemble and test products of varying sizes and complexity. Includes cleaning, inspecting, and testing of sub-assemblies and final assemblies.
Proper handling of critical and fragile optical components.
Notify engineering of conditions requiring more complex resolution, recurring failures, potential service issues, or identified new product limitations.
Perform system diagnostics and review of production units to determine operating performance and potential causes or areas of quality control failures.
Diagnose hardware and software problems, run appropriate computer programs, analyze data, isolate areas of potential or actual problems and determine any required modifications to suit current requirements and resolve problems.
Complete projects according to engineering instructions and technical manuals using knowledge of electronic, mechanical, and optical systems or components.
Create/maintain all necessary documentation needed for test procedures.
Maintain a safe and clean working environment through compliance with procedures, policies and regulations.

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 30 lbs. of force occasionally.



Minimum 3 years of relevant experience. Optical fiber equipment senior assembler/technician experience preferred. Soldering Experience preferred.


Two-year technical degree or accredited apprenticeship program or the equivalent in a technical field.

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

Demonstrated experience in using hand tools
Excellent attention to detail
Proficiency in computer use (MS Office) and communication tools
Fast and effective problem-solving abilities
Process improvement experience
Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team
Good interpersonal skills

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 identify 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.

 Technician - Morganville, NJ - Thorlabs

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