The Engineering Technician will work on a team of engineers (MIR Group) that is developing, manufacturing, and troubleshooting new products for our customers. This position will be responsible for the prototyping, manufacturing and testing of semiconductor lasers and laser systems and to assist with research and development. The location of this position will be in Jessup, MD.Essential Job Functions include the following, but are not limited to:Assemble and test lasers and laser systems using both production and engineering work instructionsUse sensitive production equipment such as laser welders, optical test and measurement instrumentsPrepare datasheets for customersDeliver defect-free product according to scheduleRecommend design and procedure changes for continuous improvement to product quality, performance, and manufacturabilityDocument product failures and returns, recurring failures, service issues, and product limitationsPerform diagnostics and reviews of equipment to track performance and maintain quality control; ensure production equipment is properly maintainedReport supply chain issues that are affecting productionTroubleshoot and solve hardware and software issues with production equipmentKeep a clean and tidy assigned production areasPhysical Activities:The employee must be capable of working in a cleanroom environment.QualificationsExperience:2 years in semiconductor packaging, laser, or optical system production or R&D.Requirement may be waived for holder of a bachelor s degreeEducation:Associate degree or higher in engineering, technology, or physical science; or US military electronics trainingSpecialized Knowledge and Skills:Ability to handle critical and fragile optical components and sensitive equipmentExperience with hand tools, microscopes, and electronic and optical test and measurement equipmentProficiency in general computer use and Microsoft OfficeStrong ability to shift from one task to another to address changing production prioritiesThorlabs 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.