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Fab Process Technician

  • Thorlabs
  • Columbia, SC, USA
  • Nov 14, 2022
Full time Manufacturing

Job Description

The Fab Technician will be responsible for the Fab of optical components and devices in a clean room environment utilizing operating equipment and executing production processes.

Although the location of the position is in Columbia, SC, it may be required to travel to various locations including other Thorlabs entities and customer/vendor locations.

 

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

  • Read and follow work instructions.
  • Execute processes utilizing various production technologies including:
    • Photolithographic patterning of various substrates.
    • Wet chemical etching.
    • High vacuum coating and dry etching processes.
    • Chemical and mechanical cleaning and drying processes.
    • Mechanical machining and dicing processes for metal, glass, and polymers.
    • Laser marking and machining processes for metal, glass, and polymers.
  • Monitor process performance and process outcomes to identify areas for improvement.
  • Maintain a clean, organized work area.
  • Confidently and safely work with hazardous energies and materials.
  • Operate and monitor automated processing tools and equipment.
  • Perform quality inspections and testing (requires good vision and microscope use)
  • Ensure product meets documented quality specifications and recognize when product is out of compliance.
  • Perform periodic calibration and validation on process and metrology equipment.
  • Maintain inventory of raw materials and components.
  • Execute projects assigned by supervisor as required

 

Qualifications

Experience:

  • Minimum 1 years of work experience preferred
  • Experience with lab safety and hygiene, or manufacturing preferred

 

Education:

  • Associate’s degree preferred in optics, physical science, or engineering discipline

 

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

  • Position requires basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills
  • Must possess good written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be comfortable working with computers and familiar with Microsoft Office.
  • Must successfully complete company’s training program to include completion of various levels of health and safety training.
  • Must be able to function in a diverse team environment
  • Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness, completing tasks correctly and on time

 

Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants 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.