Assembly Technician
Thorlabs, Inc. - Austin, TX

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Job Description

The production technician is responsible for the manufacturing of scientific grade opto-mechnical and electronic devices by following specific procedures. The individual will ensure timely completion of production orders to schedule. The product delivered should be of high quality, free of workmanship defects and fully tested and verified by the production technician to meet documented specifications utilizing test procedures. In addition the individual should consistently look for opportunities to improve production processes through providing feedback to engineering.

Essential Functions

Assembly and testing of scientific grade CCD and CMOS cameras

Delivery of product on time to production schedule

Consistently look for opportunities to improve processes and documentation

Occasionally support evaluation of new product introduction processes

Ensure delivery of defect free product

Effectively communicate any supply chain issues that are affecting 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

Knowledge & Skill Requirements:

Familiar working with optical systems containing optics, mechanics and electronics

Computer literate

Axapta preferred; experience with other enterprise level manufacturing/inventory software will also be considered

Microsoft word, Excel and outlook

Ability to work constructively within a team

Communication skills

Excellent dexterity

Soldering of small surface mount and thru hole components

Basic understanding of ESD and best practices 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.

Experience and Training Guidelines


Two years of experience working within a relevant industry.


Equivalent to completion of high school supplemented by relevant industry experience

Working Conditions

Environmental Conditions:

Office and Manufacturing environment; night/weekend work when needed.

Physical Conditions:

Essential functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, walking or standing for prolonged periods of time; operate a computer and keyboard; near visual acuity to review written documentation; facility to hear and understand speech at normal room levels and on the telephone; manual dexterity to work with small components; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds to shoulder height

About this company
Thorlabs is a leading designer and manufacturer of photonics equipment for research, manufacturing, and biomedical applications. Founded in...