Fiber Optic Engineer | Thorlabs

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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Position Location: 
Jessup, MD
Job Description: 

The Fiber Optics Engineer is responsible for developing fiber optics packaging from proof-of-concept, prototype, all the way through final manufacturing, design documentation, and product qualification. The packaging engineer will combine software design tools with hands-on experimental skills in developing fiber optic devices. The customer’s satisfaction with device performance and reliability as well as the product’s manufacturability are the goals of the engineer.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Solid multi-disciplinary engineering knowledge and skill in: Opto-Mechanical and Opto-Electronic Systems.
  • Experience with epoxying and other bonding methods, such as laser welding, used in precision optical component assembly.
  • Proficient with engineering design tools such as Solid Works, Zemax, etc.
  • Familiar with Best-Practice Manufacturing Techniques (GD&T, SPC, 6Sigma, and Lean Principles).
  • Good Communication Skills.
  • Able to work well in a team. The successful candidate will interact with broad range of other Engineers, production line purchaser/planner, marketing /sales and production line assembly technicians.


  • Bachelors Degree (or higher level) in Optical, Mechanical Engineering, or Physics.
  • 2+ Years’ Hands-on experience in the photonics industry, laser or physics lab.
  • Strong Microsoft Office Skills.


  • 2+ years experience in working with fiber coupled electro optic systems.
  • 2+ years experience in fiber lensing.
  • Experience Releasing and Maintaining Production Optical Processes.


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.