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Process Technician

  • Thorlabs
  • Jessup, Maryland, USA
  • May 09, 2023
Full time Manufacturing

Job Description

The Process Technician will fabricate semiconductor and other materials in a clean room environment by operating equipment and performing assignments that are routine in nature and judgment is required. Although the location of the position is in Jessup, MD, from time to time it may be required to undertake duties at other Thorlabs locations.

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

  • Read and follow work instructions.
  • Efficiently move product and experimental material through each of the assigned process steps.
  • Collect and record process data and variation.
  • Maintain a clean, organized work area.
  • Confidently work with hazardous energies and materials safely.
  • Operate and monitor processing tools and equipment.
  • Perform quality inspections and testing.
  • Ensure product meets documented quality specifications and recognize when product is out of compliance.
  • Perform periodic quality verification on processing equipment and processes.
  • Maintain inventory of required materials.
  • Clearly communicate information to coworkers.
  • Execute projects assigned by supervisor as required

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 work related 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:

  • Must possess good hand-eye coordination
  • Nature of the work may require long periods of standing or sitting
  • Must be able to lift 20lbs
  • Must be able to work in a clean room environment following all established protocols.
  • Must be able to work around hazardous materials and energies to include; corrosive and flammable chemicals, corrosive, flammable and toxic compressed gases, lasers, high voltage among others.



  • 0-3 years of experience in a similar position preferred.


  • High School diploma or GED

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, familiarity with Microsoft Office software a plus.
  • Must successfully complete company’s training program to include completion of various levels of HS&E training.
  • Must be able to function in a diverse team environment
  • Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness, completing task correctly and on time

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.