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Equipment Maintenance Operator

  • Thorlabs
  • Jessup, Maryland, USA
  • Aug 01, 2022
Full time Engineering

Job Description

This is an entry level position in the Equipment Maintenance Team. Candidate will be trained to perform essential job functions. Candidate will be responsible for daily tasks in support of the Equipment maintenance team.

Essential Job Functions include the following, but are not limited to:

  • Performing routine maintenance as directed by Equipment Maintenance team.
  • Use bead blaster, wet chemicals, and other equipment to clean mechanical parts needed for production.
  • Assist Equipment maintenance technicians as needed
  • Monitors and communicate tool status to Maintenance team members, to schedule maintenance.
  • Must maintain a clean workspace and keep all parts/spares/tools stored in designated areas.
  • Comply with all safe maintenance procedures.
  • Work with the team to prepare for and clean-up following maintenance activities.
  • Conduct morning walkthroughs in essential areas
  • Other duties as assigned.

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 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:

At times this position will requires standing for long periods of time. Kneeling for longer periods of time at sometimes awkward positions. Work on ladders or otherwise elevated. Must be able to wear a respirator and SCBA. Lifting of items more than 50lbs.



0-1 years of experience in a similar position preferred


  1. High school diploma or equivalent

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer knowledge such as but not limited to Microsoft products
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong ability to work well in a group atmosphere
  • Strong ability to learn specific operations in the production process to support operations team.


This position will require you to work with and in close proximity of corrosive chemicals, flammable chemicals, compressed gasses, toxic gases and other hazards. Familiarity with safe practices associated with these hazards is a plus.

Organizational Relationships

Direct Reports: None.

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