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Thorlabs is a New Jersey based manufacturer of photonic tools and systems. Our products range from optics and opto-mechanical positioning components to sophisticated optical imaging systems. An international company with over 650 employees, Thorlabs has manufacturing and sales offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Sweden, Japan, and China.

Founder, Alex Cable, worked at Bell Labs early in his career as a technician/engineer. In 1989, Alex left Bell Labs and formally founded Thorlabs. Over the ensuing 22 years the company continued to grow its product offering and its customer base. The Thorlabs catalog offers over 15,000 products to our broad based photonics customer base, 95% of those products are manufactured in one of the Thorlabs entities. 70% of the Thorlabs products are manufactured in the United States.

Thorlabs serves the needs of researchers and engineers worldwide; including the investigators of novel optical problems, designers and of users of optical apparatus of all kinds, and educators and businesses who harness the power of photonics. Customers include the National Labs, universities, medical research facilities, commercial laser companies, the military, defense companies, and both large and small photonics manufacturers worldwide.

Thorlabs has averaged double digit growth over our companies entire history. As photonic devices push into new markets, Thorlabs’ plan is to enter early with support equipment and services that are required to ensure the ultimate success of our customers.
China Careers
Senior Software Engineer
Thorlabs, Inc. is a broad based photonics technologies company. Founded in 1989, Thorlabs’ product offerings now exceed 16,000 items. An international company with approximately 1100 employees, Thorlabs has manufacturing and sales offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Sweden, Japan, and China. Its product portfolio covers an extensive array of products ranging from simple optical and mechanical components to integrated test and measurement systems. As photonic devices push into new markets, Thorlabs’ plan is to enter early with support equipment and services that are required to ensure the ultimate success of our customers. Join a team responsible for developing Imaging Laser-Scanning Cytometry (LCS) system. The system combines the advantages of flow and image cytometry into a single system that provides unparalleled flexibility and power for rapid measurements of biochemical constituents or evaluating cell morphologies. Most of the modules require the candidate experienced with .NET (Winform/WPF) programming. ( http://www.thorlabschina.cn/newgrouppage9.cfm?objectgroup_id=7473) JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 1. To analyze requirements and image system, write design or program specifications 2. To code .NET applications to implement product features 3. Communicate and work closely with peer developers of global team 4. Guide and support junior developers Compensation and Benefits 1. Base salary based on his/her role, individual performance and competencies, as well as market competitiveness 2. Mandatory social insurance and housing fund in accordance with PRC Laws. 3. Optional supplementary medical insurance 4. Annual medical check-up 5. 10-15 days of annual leave days per calendar year

Knowledge & Skills:
  • 1. Be familiar with .NET 3.5/4.0, C# (Winform or WPF), at least 5 years of experience. 2. Have good understanding of .NET fundamentals, the essential of CLR 3. Fundamental knowledge of and experience with data structure, object-oriented, multi-threading and memory management. 4. Must be comfortable participating in technical discussions and giving technical presentations. 5. Be a highly motivated, self-starting individual willing to work in a dynamic work environment. 6. Must demonstrate analytical thinking and problem solving skills. 7. Strong responsibility and flexibility under work pressure Preferred: 1. Experience in MVVM, MVC, Unit Test is a plus. 2. Experience in OpenCV development is a plus. 3. Experience in 2D/3D graphics programming is a plus.
Requirements:
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science or equivalent
Location - Shanghai, China
Please Contact: China-HR@Thorlabs.com
Microscopy Imaging Application Specialist
The Microscopy Imaging Application Specialist is part of the microscopy imaging systems sales team for greater China. The successful candidate will be responsible for the technical introduction, training, and problem solving for customers for Thorlabs’ imaging systems, including confocal, multiphoton, optical tweezers, Optical Coherence Tomography and Cytometry systems. The candidate must have a solid understanding of optical imaging techniques, and significant hands-on experience with imaging microscopes and optical setups. Significant travel is required. Combined background in optics and life science preferred. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES • Application Service o Conduct demonstrations on specified equipment and provide technical expertise in pre-sales activities o Provides on-site instrument installation, maintenance and repair of hardware and software, including customer sites, tradeshows, and courses o Provide training on Thorlabs’s imaging products, and on techniques related to customer’s application. o Work with sales to understand competing solutions in the market, and advantages/disadvantages of each o Author SOP and generate application specific technical content for use by sales and marketing (Application notes and tech briefs in chinese version) as requested. • Sales Support o Gives market feedback and participates in the development of the next product generation o Assist sales in understanding the customer’s specific needs and application. o Give product speech in seminar/academic meeting/tradeshow/customer meeting. o Prepare comparative analysis document with competitive product and gather product relevant reference articles/thesis/nice result pictures to help product prove. 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. Compensation and Benefits 1. Base salary based on his/her role, individual performance and competencies, as well as market competitiveness 2. Mandatory social insurance and housing fund in accordance with PRC Laws. 3. Optional supplementary medical insurance 4. Annual medical check-up 5. 10-15 days of annual leave days per calendar year

Knowledge & Skills:
  • 1. Hands-on experience using, demonstrating, aligning, maintaining and servicing optical imaging equipment and optical systems 2. Combined background in optics and life science preferred. 3. Ability to think and execute tasks independently 4. Is able to listen actively, to communicate clearly, to cope with conflicts and to initiate solutions 5. Is able to initiate communication, to summarize results, to drive processes 6. Lives by the Thorlabs philosophy of being the most appreciated problem solver for the customer’s application, i.e. they understand the application, are involved with technical support of the product lines for help, assess the return on invest of customer specific activities, react quickly and keep promises
Requirements:
  • Master or above in Engineering Technology, EE, Biomedical Science, Physics
Location - Shanghai, China
Please Contact: China-HR@Thorlabs.com
Material Engineer
Thorlabs, Inc. is a broad based photonics technologies company. Founded in 1989, Thorlabs’ product offerings now exceed 16,000 items. An international company with approximately 1100 employees, Thorlabs has manufacturing and sales offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Sweden, Japan, and China. Its product portfolio covers an extensive array of products ranging from simple optical and mechanical components to integrated test and measurement systems. As photonic devices push into new markets, Thorlabs’ plan is to enter early with support equipment and services that are required to ensure the ultimate success of our customers. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES In this position, the engineer will be in charge of the design and life cycle of piezoelectric material. Suitable candidates will have experience with design and development of piezoelectric material, such as PZT, Pb-free, etc, and will be in charge of the product development from new product idea, through development, all the way to manufacturing. Candidates must be experienced in the production of piezoelectric material. Compensation and Benefits 1. Base salary based on his/her role, individual performance and competencies, as well as market competitiveness 2. Mandatory social insurance and housing fund in accordance with PRC Laws. 3. Optional supplementary medical insurance 4. Annual medical check-up 5. 10-15 days of annual leave days per calendar year

Knowledge & Skills:
  • 1. Experience developing qualified piezo ceramic. 2. Strong knowledge in ceramic parameters/ingredients. 3. Strong knowledge in the manufacturing process of piezoelectric ceramics material, such as milling, drying, poling and etc. 4. Over 3-year experience in piezo related industry, WOFE is a plus 5. Practical experience working with the equipment for manufacturing, analyzing and testing the piezo ceramics. 6. Prototype evaluation, characterization and testing for piezo slurry/powder. 7. Knowledge of wide variety of material manufacturing processes and techniques. 8. Appreciation of the photonics market sector and associated motion control products. 9. Basic English communication skills, reading and writing. 10. Strong ability of communication and execution
Requirements:
  • A Master or Doctor degree in material science or equivalent
Location - Shanghai, China
Please Contact: China-HR@Thorlabs.com
Technical Writer - Student Intern
Thorlabs China provides real-time sales and technical support for customers in China and Asia, and has local R&D and specialized manufacturing capabilities. To better serve our customers in the Asian market, we are seeking part time technical writer interns to be part of our China team. This position is open for both on-site and off-site interns and could possibly be extended to full time positions within our marketing and R&D operations. The key responsibilities will be translating and creating marketing materials including the online catalog, application notes, tutorials, manuals, etc. He or she will interact with our worldwide marketing and R&D team and researchers in the Chinese photonics community. The interns will also help Thorlabs build close relationships with his/her university, institution or research group, and function as a local sales, marketing and/or technical support representative. Other technical tasks may include hardware/software testing, identifying new products, and identifying new markets.

Knowledge & Skills:
  • Technical knowledge in the field of photonics
  • Organized, self-motivated, and capable of working independently and under time constraints
  • Eager to learn new technologies
Requirements:
  • A Ph.D. student in Physics, Engineering, or related areas
  • Strong writing and communication skills in both English and Chinese
  • Hands-on experience in laboratory set-up and testing is a plus
Location - Shanghai, China
Please Contact: China-HR
Optics Engineer
Thorlabs, a leader of the optical lab products suppliers in the world, is recruiting an optical R&D engineer for development of polarization related devices in China. In this position, the engineer will work on the design and development of optical systems such as modulators, retarders, and other devices. Suitable candidates should be familiar with polarization optical devices, electro-optic crystals, and have experience with design and development of high-quality optical products

Knowledge & Skills:
    • A degree in optical engineering or related fields. A Ph.D degree will be appreciated.
    • Experience developing high-quality optical products and leading the development to production
    • Experience designing graphic user interface (GUI) applications.
    • Strong knowledge in optics, especially in polarization optics.
    • Strong experience in optical lab and optical setup.
    • Strong experience in optical devices, just like lasers, detectors, etc.
    • Experience in optical simulation tools, just like matlab, Zemax, etc.
    Requirements:
      • 3 years or more experience in optics
      • Design of high-quality polarization optical devices
      • Prototype development, evaluation, characterization and testing
      • Knowledge of wide variety of photonical devices
      • Experience working within multi-disciplinary engineering teams
      • Appreciation of photonics market sector and associated optical products
Location - Shanghai, China
Please Contact: china hr
Photonics Lab Specialist
The person that fills this newly created position will be responsible for designing and improving laboratory training programs in Thorlabs’ Training Center located in Shanghai. He/she will work with application engineers to design experiments dedicated to conduct photonics lab knowledge to our customers as a value-added service. He/she will also help develop the oral presentation skills of the application engineers group. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a broad understanding of photonics, practical lab experience in designing and building a wide variety of experimental setups, and the ability to create laboratory scenarios that will challenge our customers and application engineers to learn new skills.

Knowledge & Skills:
  • Design and Provide Laboratory Training to Thorlabs Customers

    - Work with application engineers to design lab experiences that provide customers with practical knowledge of products and applications. The experiences will need to cover basics like coupling light into a single mode fiber to more application oriented experiences like designing and building a Raman spectroscopy setup.

    - Deliver lectures on basic and advanced topics including both laboratory and theoretical knowledge

    - Teach how to keep a lab notebook and how to present the results

    - Provide support to more experienced engineers as they design their own experiments

  • Support the integration of our products into customer applications
  • Involve in Product Development and Testing
  • - Work with application engineers to determine testing procedure

    - Actively participate in product design discussions

  • Involve in the design, construction, and support of tradeshow demonstration
Requirements:
  • Ph.D. in Physics or Engineering
  • 10 Years Laboratory Experience in Research or Product Development
  • Teaching Experience and excellent communication skills
  • Broad Base of Photonics Knowledge with Expertise in Multiple Applications and Measurement Techniques (e.g., Spectroscopy, Laser Characterization, Fiber Optics, Polarization Optics, and Adaptive Optics)
  • Fluent in Mandarin and English
Location - Shanghai, China
Please Contact: China-HR
Mechanical Design Engineer
Duties include (but are not limited to): - Work as a mechanical design engineer with an extraordinary sensitivity to product aesthetics. - Making sketches, 2-D and 3-D models for products that are under development. - Collaborating with engineering, manufacturing, and procurement teams to create ease-of-use and consistent design attributes - Translating concepts and prototypes into formal design requirements, specifications and drawings - Participate in continuous improvement activities by identifying and appropriately escalating process and product quality gaps, providing solutions when possible

Knowledge & Skills:
  • Expert in the use of SolidWorks.
  • Proficient with 3DMAX, Coreldraw or equivalent is a plus, capabilities of making 2-D & 3-D drawings that strongly demonstrate the technical competency and sensitivity to aesthetics
  • Strong communications (written and verbal) in English.
  • Strong level of self-motivation and ability to work independently.
  • Strong knowledge in the various rapid prototype techniques and tools necessary to produce full-size or scale models of design solutions.
  • Knowledge in metal finishing is a plus (anodizing, tumbling, powder coating).
Requirements:
  • Bachelor/Master of mechanics engineering with concentration in Industrial/Art design or equivalent.
  • 3 years+ experience working as a mechanical or industrial designer. ling, powder coating).
  • Portfolio demonstrating successful examples is a must.
Location - Shanghai, China
Please Contact: China-HR
Sales manager, Microscopy Imaging Systems, Great China
This position will be responsible for all sales of imaging systems, directly and through the distributor network, in greater China. The product lines include scanning laser confocal microscopy, multiphoton microscopy systems, Optical Coherence Tomography systems, Electrophysiology systems and microscopy components. This position reports to the General Manager.

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

  • Actively approaches key accounts using own market knowledge and Thorlabs knowledge in persons and systems. Recognizes and creates opportunities of sales through visits.
  • Able to close projects in a systematic, pragmatic and logical manner.
  • Able to set realistic customer’s expectations to realize a returning customer base.
  • Able to negotiate and close complex projects
  • Identifies opportunities in new markets and develop strategies on how to penetrate these markets
  • Gives market feedback and participate in the development of the next product generation.
  • Attends major tradeshows to create additional customer contacts
  • Recommends small local trade shows to the organization and their content in order to maximize the number and quality of sales leads
  • Able to track open sales project using a customer relationship management software program.
  • Lives the Thorlabs philosophy being the most appreciated problem solver for the customer’s application, i.e. he understands the application, involves Tech Support of the product lines for help, assesses the return on invest of customer specific activities, reacts quickly and keeps promises.

    Knowledge & Skills:
    • Scientific and Sales Background Qualifications:

      1) A minimum of 5 years of microscopy experience. Very familiar in microscopy techniques such as Phase Contrast, DIC, Dark Field, Köhler Illumination

      2) Working Knowledge of:

      • Confocal Microcopy

      • Two Photon Microscopy

      • Optical Coherence Tomography

      • Electrophysiology

      • Imaging Cytometry

      • Good understanding on the use of lasers and especially femtosecond lasers in imaging

      3) Minimum 5 years of experience in capital equipment sales; preferably imaging system including but not limited to microscope 2 photon, Optical Coherence Tomography and Optical Trapping equipment

      4) Experience with cellular imaging and/or recording equipment, emphasis on:

      • Electrophysiology

      • Cell transport

      • Brain slices

      • Whole Animal studies

      • Calcium imaging

      5) Advanced Degree in Biology, Neurophysiology, Anatomy or Cellular Biology. PhD candidates preferred.

    • Interpersonal and Sales Skills:

      1) Listening and communication skills

      • Fluent in English and Chinese.

      • Must be able to understand and summarize scientific data with customers.

      • Clearly communicate scientific terms and language, and understand customer application to develop sales projects.

      2) Strong presentation and sales skills.

      3) Professional selling ethics.

      4) Understand and capture new opportunities and be able to communicate them to the appropriate individuals in the company.

      • Identify new markets to be able to sell the current Thorlabs products.

      • Identify new opportunities to enhance Thorlabs core competency and develop new tools.

      5) Candidates that are familiar with Thorlabs products is a plus.

      6) Must be able to travel up to 60% of the time.

    Requirements:
    Location - Shanghai, China
    Please Contact: China-HR
    Application Engineer

    Position: Application Engineer

    Report to: Technical Support Manager

    Location: Putuo, Shanghai

    Effective: 2014/9/18-2014/12/31

    The individual in this position will be a member of the technical support team of Thorlabs China. Alongside with other team members, this person will be responsible for providing technical support to customers based at Mainland China and Hong Kong, ensuring the core value of Thorlabs, which is customer centricity, and satisfaction of Thorlabs services and products.

    Job Responsibilities
    1. Provide technical support and answer customers’ technical questions via phone, email and online web support tool
    2. Select appropriate products and provide solutions according to customers’’ requirements by means of reproducing customers’ setup in lab or cooperating with other entities of Thorlabs, etc
    3. Arrange the return and repair process for malfunctioned products
    4. Provide customers with installation and training service on large-scale equipment
    5. Work with R & D engineer to test prototypes
    6. Generate new product ideas and assist in designing new product
    7. Attend conferences and trade shows and set up Demos
    8. Work with marketing personnel to give proof-reading for translated technical documents
    9. Other duties as assigned.
    Compensation and Benefits
    1. Base salary based on his/her role, individual performance and competencies, as well as market competitiveness
    2. Mandatory social insurance and housing fund in accordance with PRC Laws
    3. Optional supplementary medical insurance
    4. Annual medical check-up
    5. 10-15 days of annual leave days per calendar year
    Work Location

    A101, 100#, Lane 2891, South Qilianshan Rd Shanghai 200331

    If you are interested in this position, please update your resume and forward to
    China-HR@thorlabs.com



    Knowledge & Skills:
    • Must have:
      1. Good understanding in Optics, Mechanics and Electronics
      2. Proficiency in both oral and written English
      3. Hands on experience in a Photonic lab is highly desired
      4. Customer centering mentality
      5. Ability to be a team player
    Requirements:
    • A Master's Degree or higher in Optics, Opto-electronics, Physics or equivalent
    Location - Shanghai,China
    Please Contact: China-HR
    Microscopy Application Specialist

    Position: Microscopy Application Specialist

    Report to: General Manager/Sales Manager

    Location: Putuo, Shanghai

    Effective: 2014/9/23-2014/12/31

    The Microscopy Imaging Application Specialist is part of the microscopy imaging systems sales team for greater China. The successful candidate will be responsible for the technical introduction, training, and problem solving for customers for Thorlabs’ imaging systems, including confocal, multiphoton, optical tweezers, Optical Coherence Tomography and Cytometry systems. The candidate must have a solid understanding of optical imaging techniques, and significant hands-on experience with imaging microscopes and optical setups. Significant travel is required.

    • Application Service:
      • Conduct demonstrations on specified equipment and provide technical expertise in pre-sales activities
      • Provide training on Thorlabs’s imaging products, and on techniques related to customer’s application
      • Identify potential customers for sales based on application interests
      • Assist sales in understanding the customer’s specific needs and application
      • Work with sales to understand competing solutions in the market, and advantages/disadvantages of each
      • Train customers post sale on use of equipment
      • Author SOP and generate application specific technical content for use by sales and marketing (Application notes and tech briefs) as requested
      • Develop applications based scientific posters and presentation
      • Work with service support teams to ensure applications are functioning correctly in the hands of customers and troubleshoot application related problems
      • Provide application development leadership in terms of identifying and implementing new applications which may positively impact sales
      • Provides on-site instrument installation, maintenance and repair of hardware and software, including customer sites, tradeshows, and courses
      • Ensures a high level of customer satisfaction through timely installation and customer service response
      • Provides technical support for equipment issues via telephone and in person
    • Sales Support:
      • Gives market feedback and participates in the development of the next product generation
      • Attends major tradeshows to create additional customer contacts
      • Organizes and attends customer side demos

    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.

    The Company retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

    Compensation and Benefits
    1. Base salary based on his/her role, individual performance and competencies, as well as market competitiveness
    2. Mandatory social insurance and housing fund in accordance with PRC Laws.
    3. Optional supplementary medical insurance
    4. Annual medical check-up
    5. 10-15 days of annual leave days per calendar year
    WORK LOCATION

    A101, 100#, Lane 2891, South Qilianshan Rd Shanghai 200331

    If you are interested in this position, please update your resume and forward to 
    China-HR@thorlabs.com



    Knowledge & Skills:
    • Ideal candidate will have the following:

      1. Hands-on experience using, demonstrating, aligning, maintaining and servicing optical imaging equipment and optical systems
      2. Ability to think and execute tasks independently
      3. Is able to listen actively, to communicate clearly, to cope with conflicts and to initiate solutions
      4. Is able to initiate communication, to summarize results, to drive processes
      5. Is able to present technical materials to large variety of audiences at different knowledge levels
      6. Lives by the Thorlabs philosophy of being the most appreciated problem solver for the customer’s application, i.e. they understand the application, are involved with technical support of the product lines for help, assess the return on invest of customer specific activities, react quickly and keep promises
    Requirements:
    • PHD in Engineering Technology, EE, Biomedical Science, Physics

    Location - Shanghai, China
    Please Contact: China-HR
    Germany Careers
    Produkt-Entwicklungsingenieur (m/w)
    @ Konzeption und Entwicklung von optoelektronischen Messgeräten und Betreuung der Produkte über den gesamten Produktlebenszyklus @ Planung und Durchführung der dazu gehörenden Entwicklungsprojekte @ Kostenverantwortung über die Projekte und Produkte @ Durchführung von Marktrecherchen und Wettbewerbsanalysen @ Koordination der Schnittstellen aller beteiligten Bereiche, wie R&D, Einkauf, Marketing, technischer Support, Produktion sowie das Web- Team in USA

    Knowledge & Skills:
    • Ein erfolgreich abgeschlossenes Studium der Elektrotechnik
    • 5 Jahre Berufserfahrung
    • Erste Führungserfahrung
    • Hohe analytische Fähigkeiten
    • Eine ausgeprägte Kommunikationsfähigkeit und Lernbereitschaft
    • Freude am eigenständigen Arbeiten; aber auch im Team
    • Motivation, sich in neue Bereiche einzuarbeiten
    • Idealerweise Erfahrung im Schaltplandesign (analog, digital)
    Requirements:
    • Wir suchen Menschen, die innovativ und kreativ sind; die Freude daran haben, unsere Kunden in der Forschung mit ihren eigenen Ideen und mit besseren Produkten schneller zu unterstützen. Teilen Sie die Freude am Erfolg mit uns! - Wir freuen uns auf Sie!
    Location - Dachau, Germany
    Please Contact: bewerbung@thorlabs.com
    Applikationsingenieur (m/w) im Bereich Optische Kohärenztomographie
    @ Die Beratung von Kunden bzgl. des optimalen Einsatzes der OCT in verschiedensten Anwendungsbereichen Planung und Durchführung anwendungsbezogener Messungen und Studien @ Anwendungsorientierte Systemoptimierung in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Entwickler-Team @ Training von Kunden auf die Anwendung unserer Hardware und Software @ Unterstützung bei Problemen im Feld

    Knowledge & Skills:
    • Ein erfolgreich abgeschlossenes Studium der Physik, Materialwissenschaften oder vergleichbare Qualifikation
    • Erfahrung im Umgang mit tomographischer Bildgebung
    • Freude am interdisziplinären Arbeiten im Team und mit Kunden
    • Bereitschaft zu moderater Reisetätigkeit
    • Gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
    • Dynamik und Humor
    Requirements:
    • Wir suchen Menschen, die begeisterungsfähig und kreativ sind; die Lust darauf haben, unsere Kunden in Forschung und Industrie mit ihren eigenen Ideen und mit innovativen Produkten zu unterstützen. Wir bieten einen spannenden Arbeitsplatz, an dem großer Wert auf kurze und direkte Kommunikation in flacher Hierarchie gelegt wird, sowie den Freiraum, neue Ideen schnell umsetzen zu können.
    Location - Lübeck, Germany
    Please Contact: bewerbung-oct@thorlabs.com
    Entwicklungsingenieur (m/w) im Bereich Optische Kohärenztomographie
    @ Entwicklung von Unterbaugruppen und Systemen für die OCT @ Planung und Durchführung von Versuchen zur Verifizierung der Designs @ Anwendungsorientierte Systemoptimierung in Zusammenarbeit mit der Applikationsabteilung @ Unterstützung bei technischen Kundenanfragen

    Knowledge & Skills:
    • Ein erfolgreich abgeschlossenes Studium der physikalischen Technik, Feinwerktechnik, Physik oder vergleichbare Qualifikation • Erfahrung in der Entwicklung optischer Systeme
    • Praktische Kenntnisse der Projektführung
    • Gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
    • Freude am interdisziplinären Arbeiten im Team und mit Kunden
    • Dynamik und Humor
    Requirements:
    • Wir suchen Menschen, die begeisterungsfähig und kreativ sind; die Lust darauf haben, unsere Kunden in der Forschung mit ihren eigenen Ideen und mit innovativen Produkten zu unterstützen. Wir bieten einen spannenden Arbeitsplatz, an dem großer Wert auf unkomplizierte und direkte Kommunikation in flacher Hierarchie gelegt wird, sowie den Freiraum, neue Ideen schnell umsetzen zu können. Teilen Sie die Freude am Erfolg mit uns – bewerben Sie sich!
    Location - Lübeck, Germany
    Please Contact: bewerbung-oct@thorlabs.com
    ERP/Warenfluss Spezialist (m/w) für Sondergerätebau
    @ Verstehen der Materialfluss-Prozesse und Umsetzen in Microsoft Dynamics AX @ Gestaltung und Pflege von ERP-Einstellungen entsprechend der Erfordernisse der Sondergeräte-Produktion unter Berücksichtigung firmenweiter Vorgaben @ Abbilden der Änderungsprozesse aus Entwicklung und Produktion im ERP-System @ Mitarbeiterschulung zur täglichen Anwendung des ERP-Systems @ Sicherstellung eines korrekten Werteflusses am Standort

    Knowledge & Skills:
    • Erfahrung im Umgang mit ERP-Systemen im Bereich Produktion
    • Freude an der Strukturierung von Abläufen, wie auch an der praktischen Detailarbeit
    • Hohe Eigenverantwortung und die Fähigkeit, sich mit anderen Standorten abzustimmen
    • Spaß an der Arbeit im Team
    • Gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
    Requirements:
    • Wir suchen Menschen, die begeisterungsfähig und kreativ sind; die Lust darauf haben, die eigene „Mannschaft“ mit eigenen Ideen und intelligenten Systemen im Tagesgeschäft zu unterstützen. Wir bieten einen spannenden Arbeitsplatz, an dem großer Wert auf kurze und direkte Kommunikation in flacher Hierarchie gelegt wird, sowie den Freiraum, neue Ideen umsetzen zu können. Bitte sprechen Sie uns auch an, wenn Sie in Teilzeit arbeiten möchten. Teilen Sie die Freude am Erfolg mit uns – bewerben Sie sich!
    Location - Lübeck, Germany
    Please Contact: bewerbung-oct@thorlabs.com
    Produktionstechniker (m/w) für optische Sondergeräte
    @ Montage und Prüfung von optomechanischen Baugruppen @ Kalibrierung und Justierung der Geräte @ Durchführung von Reparaturen @ Übernahme in die Produktion von Änderungen aus der Entwicklungsabteilung für kundenspezifische Geräte

    Knowledge & Skills:
    • Eine abgeschlossene Ausbildung im Bereich Optische Technologien oder Kommunikationstechnik
    • 2-3 Jahre Produktionserfahrung von Geräten, die Optik, Mechanik und Elektronik vereinen.
    • Hohes Qualitätsbewusstsein und Flexibilität im Arbeitsablauf
    • Lust aufs „Anpacken“ in Eigenverantwortung und im Team
    • Gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
    Requirements:
    • Wir suchen Menschen, die Dynamik und Professionalität in flacher Hierarchie schätzen und unseren Kunden herausragende Produktqualität bieten können. Teilen Sie die Freude am Erfolg mit uns! - Wir freuen uns auf Sie!
    Location - Lübeck, Germany
    Please Contact: bewerbung-oct@thorlabs.com
    Sweden Careers
    Applikationsingenjör
    Applikationsingenjör

    Thorlabs Sweden AB är en del av stor internationell koncern, Thorlabs Inc, som är en av de största leverantörerna av fotonikprodukter för forskning och utveckling i världen. Koncernen har förutom försäljningskontor också utveckling och produktion på flera platser runt om i världen. På Thorlabs Sweden AB i Göteborg utvecklas och produceras olika optiska komponenter och instrument, och vi ansvarar för försäljning av alla Thorlabs produkter i Skandinavien, Baltikum och Polen. Vi behöver nu förstärka vår organisation med ytterligare en Applikationsingenjör.

    Arbetsuppgifter

    Du kommer att ansvara för ge teknisk support till våra kunder genom att hitta de bästa lösningarna för deras applikationer och experiment. För att kunna ge denna nivå av stöd till kunderna kommer du att jobba tillsammans andra ingenjörer, oftast från någon annan del av koncernen, med längre erfarenhet av de områden våra kunder jobbar med som t.ex. optomekanik, optik, lasrar, fibrer, spektroskopi och biofotonik. För de produkter som utvecklas och byggs i Göteborg kommer du att utveckla specialistkompetens genom att jobba tillsammans med konstruktörer och produktionstekniker. På så sätt kan du så småningom leda arbetet med kundanpassning av produkter på bästa sätt.

    Arbetet ger dig stor möjlighet att använda och utveckla dina optik- och fysikkunskaper och ta del av (och bli en del av) fotonikbranschen. Att besöka kunder och representera Thorlabs på mässor kommer också att vara en del av jobbet.

    Kvalifikationer
    • Teknisk/Naturvetenskaplig Högskoleutbildning med inriktning mot fysik.
    • Praktisk erfarenhet av att jobba med optik i lab, t.ex. från examensarbete eller liknande.
    • Tala och skriva svenska och engelska obehindrat. Ett plus för kunskaper i övriga skandinaviska språk eller Polska.
    • Positiv, öppen och problemlösande inställning mot kunder och kollegor.
    Vi erbjuder

    Ett stimulerande och omväxlande arbete med tekniskt avancerade produkter och trevliga kollegor. Låter ovanstående intressant så hör av dig till Olle Rosenqvist via e-post (orosenqvist@thorlabs.com).

    Varaktighet/Arbetstid: Tills vidare/Heltid
    Lön: Fast månadslön
    Sista ansökningsdag: 2014-11-30.

    Knowledge & Skills:
    Requirements:
    Location - Goteborg, Sweden
    Please Contact: Olle Rosenqvist
    UK Careers
    In line with the requirements of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

    Thorlabs Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and is fully committed to a policy of treating all of its employees and job applicants equally, without regard to race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, age, marital status, civil partnership status or disability.
    Electronics Design Engineer
    Thorlabs is a broad based optical technologies company with expertise in the design and manufacture of an extensive array of innovative photonics products for manufacturing and research. This key role will be instrumental in the development of a wide range of electronics control systems related to precision automated motion control and closed loop control for deployment in the photonics industry. This role brings with it responsibility for ensuring all developments are engineered to the highest standards and will be commercially viable. We seek a talented and self-driven Electronics Design Engineer to join our multi-disciplinary engineering team to work on current and next generation control systems. We are looking for a proven track record in full lifecycle electronic product design with demonstrated high quality and reliability.

    Knowledge & Skills:
    • Desirable Knowledge & Skills: • Motor drives: brushed DC, brushless DC, stepper • High speed moving coil/magnet galvo motors • Transfer function analysis in closed loop electromechanical systems • Anti resonance filtering techniques (digital and analogue) • PC software development using RAD tools • Experience working within multi-disciplinary engineering teams
    Requirements:
    • Required Knowledge & Skills: • Degree or equivalent in electronics engineering or a closely related discipline • Proven practical experience of electronics product design • High speed embedded microcontroller/DSP and digital design • Digital: servo loop design and modelling, control and data acquisition systems • Analogue: low noise, high bandwidth amplifier design, closed loop design • Embedded software development in assembler and C/C++ • High speed serial/parallel bus technologies • CPLD, FPGA design/programming • Schematic capture and layout packages • EMC/LVD • Capability of taking the initiative and delivering leading edge innovative solutions on time and to budget. • Experience in full development life cycle from initial concept through to fully “productionised”, commercially viable products.
    Location - Ely, UK
    Please Contact: recruitment@thorlabs.com
    Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
    Thorlabs is a broad based optical technologies company with expertise in the design and manufacture of an extensive array of innovative photonics products for manufacturing and research. We are seeking a senior mechanical design engineer with a proven track record in full life cycle product design and development. The successful candidate will bring with them experience in taking product developments from inception all the way through to full scale production. In addition to specific skill sets, we want to hear from candidates who understand the importance in designing commercially viable products that closely match our customer’s expectations and have high quality and reliability. An appreciation of design for manufacture and ease of production will be invaluable for the successful candidate. In return for these attributes we offer a key mechanical design role within our growing engineering team. You can expect to take a lead in designing a wide range of manual and automated electro-mechanical precision motion control and vibration isolation products. You will work closely with other engineering disciplines in order to design highly integrated products with varying levels of automated operation.

    Knowledge & Skills:
    • Skills that would be advantageous for this post include: • Familiarity of motorised and piezo actuated precision motion control stages and actuators • Significant SolidWorks modelling experience of more than one year • Design of precision complex mechanical assemblies with micron level fit tolerances • Prototype assembly, evaluation, characterisation and testing experience • Knowledge of a wide variety of component manufacturing processes and techniques • Experience working within multi-disciplinary engineering teams • Design for vacuum compatibility • Practical manual turning and milling prototyping experience
    Requirements:
    • Requirements for the post include: • Degree qualified in mechanical engineering with masters, PhD or equivalent experience • Experience with 3D and 2D modelling software • Experience of producing high quality manufacturing drawings containing full tolerance and detailed finishing specifications • Experience with precision component design to micron level tolerances • Several years’ experience of full life cycle product design • Strong grasp of materials selection for a wide range of mechanical assemblies
    Location - Ely, UK
    Please Contact: recruitment@thorlabs.com
    Production Engineer - New Product Introduction (NPI)
    Thorlabs is a broad based optical technologies company with expertise in the design and manufacture of an extensive array of innovative photonics products for manufacturing and research, with an annually published catalogue present in almost every optics laboratory worldwide. We are looking for a Production Engineer for our busy motion control engineering department.

    Knowledge & Skills:
    • Key Responsibilities: • Actively contribute to new methods and strategies that improve team efficiencies, and productivity • Introduction/transfer of new products into production • Close liaison with design engineers for quality assurance of components • Development of SOP procedures for product manufacturing • Component stock management for new products • Building of pre-production runs, proving assembly builds, techniques and BOM’s • Training/instruction of production personnel according to SOP and build techniques • Minimise time to market for product releases This position would ideally suit a person with experience in mechanical assembly. Team work is imperative in order for this role to facilitate open communication across departments.
    Requirements:
    • Required Knowledge & Skills: • Knowledge of Mechanical Manufacturing assembly techniques • Ability to interpret standard operating procedures together with mechanical/engineering and assembly drawings • Development and use of engineering measuring systems • Knowledge of proving and testing techniques for mechanical/electronics products • Good verbal and written communication skills • Proven ability to work in a team environment dealing with people from various disciplines to achieve goals, and to identify and resolve problems quickly • Familiarity with Windows including microprocessor firmware programming equipment/techniques
    Location - Ely, UK
    Please Contact: recruitment@thorlabs.com
    Nano-Mechanical Supervisor
    Thorlabs is a broad based optical technologies company with expertise in the design and manufacture of an extensive array of innovative photonics products for manufacturing and research, with an annually published catalogue present in almost every optics laboratory worldwide. We are looking for an experienced Mechanical Supervisor for our busy motion control department.

    Knowledge & Skills:
    • Key Responsibilities: • Continually develop skills of the team members to improve quality of output and increase flexibility withinstrategies that improve team efficiencies, productivity and reduce costs. This position would ideally suit a person with experience within Mechanical production who has held a supervisory role or similar.
    Requirements:
    • Required Knowledge & Skills: • Previous supervisory/management role or similar • Knowledge of Mechanical Manufacturing assembly techniques • Development and use of engineering measuring systems • Familiarity with windows including PC based firmware programming equipment/techniques • Ability to interpret mechanical/engineering and assembly drawings • Knowledge of proving and testing techniques for mechanical/electronics products • Knowledge of Lean manufacturing techniques is not a requirement but would be an advantage.
    Location - Ely, UK
    Please Contact: recruitment@thorlabs.com
    Machine Support Operative
    Thorlabs is a broad based optical technologies company with expertise in the design and manufacture of an extensive array of innovative photonics products for manufacturing and research, with an annually published catalogue present in almost every optics laboratory worldwide. We are currently looking for a machine support operative within our machine shop. The ideal candidate must be capable of loading & operating machining centres to specified work instructions with minimal supervision (as and when required). The position offers real growth potential as additional plant, processes and personnel are added to the facility. Additional training will be given to the correct candidate following successful probation period. (1 x 07.30 – 16.30 Mon-Thurs & 07.30 – 12.30 Fri Shift) (1 x 16.30 – 01.30 Mon-Thurs & 12.30 – 17.30 Fri shift)

    Knowledge & Skills:
    • Duties: • To assist in loading/unloading and finishing of aluminium precision components produced on a range of machines • Ensure quality of product produced meets requirements • Ensure machines are running to their maximum potential/efficiency • Carry out preventative maintenance routines • Operate a surface finishing machine • Checking of incoming material and storage • Packing goods for dispatch • Ensure that all machining activities are carried out in accordance with the company’s safe working and environmental requirements
    Requirements:
    • Required Knowledge & Skills: • Exposure to machine tools would be an advantage • A working knowledge of machining operations • Must have a good understanding of engineering drawings and machine loading and fixturing • Must have a good attention to detail • Good interpersonal skills • Must be able to fit into a close knit machining team • A basic understanding of a production environment would be an advantage • Current Forklift license essential
    Location - Ely, UK
    Please Contact: recruitment@thorlabs.com
    CNC Mill Setter/Operator
    (Night Shift: Mon – Thurs 22:30 – 07:30 and Fri 17:00 – 22:00) We are currently looking for an experienced CNC machinist to assist with uplift in current production. The ideal candidate will have experience in both vertical Fanuc based CNC machining centres with 3 & 4 axes. It would be an advantage to have experience with both Haas & Hartford control systems. The position offers real growth potential as additional plant, processes and personnel are added to the facility. If you wish to apply for the above position, please send a copy of your CV along with a covering letter, stating your salary expectations to Human Resources, Thorlabs Ltd, 1 Saint Thomas Place, Ely, Cambs CB7 4EX or email recruitment@thorlabs.com.

    Knowledge & Skills:
    • Duties: • To download programs onto machines from internal network • To set-up and run all aspects of vertical machining centres- predominately cutting Aluminium • Ensure machines are running to their maximum potential/efficiency • Ensure quality of product produced meets requirements • Following planned work schedules • Carry out preventative maintenance routines • Ensure that all machining activities are carried out in accordance with the company’s safe working and environmental requirements
    Requirements:
    • Required Knowledge & Skills: • Skilled CNC milling machinist • CNC turner who wants to understand CNC milling • A working knowledge of Fanuc based VMC machining centers • Have had exposure to CNC machines • A core competency in 3-axis machining • Experience with Haas & Hartford machining centers would be advantageous • Macro programming a distinct advantage • Good PC skills • Must have a good attention to detail • Good interpersonal skills • Must be able to fit into a close knit machining team • A basic understanding of Lean tools including SMED, 5S, Kanban, Single Piece Flow and TPM would be an advantage
    Location - Ely, UK
    Please Contact: recruitment@thorlabs.com
    Production Operative
    Day Shift and Night shift required. We are looking for an experienced production operative to assist us in the manufacture of heavy laboratory equipment. This opportunity will suit someone with a flexible and approachable can-do attitude. In addition to producing goods to a high standard you will also be expected to help identify opportunities to improve process, product quality and production output. You will be required to undertake all training necessary in order to perform these duties to the standards laid down by the Company and to seek assistance and guidance when required. The duties associated with this position may change as manufacturing processes develop therefore a willingness to take part in continual training and development is essential. As your skills and experience are developed you will be expected to assist in the training and development of other Team Members and to abide by appropriate company policies and procedures. If you wish to apply for the above position, please send a current CV with covering letter stating your salary expectations to the Human Recourses Dept. Thorlabs Ltd, 1 Saint Thomas Place, Ely, Cambs. CB7 4EX or email to recruitment@thorlabs.com.

    Knowledge & Skills:
    • Desirable, but not Essential • Mechanical assembly experience • Reach and / or counterbalance Forklift license
    Requirements:
    • Required Knowledge & Skills • A ‘Hands On’ can do attitude • Previous experience working in a metal fabrication manufacturing environment • Previous flow line production experience • Experience working with hand, air and power tools • Good numeracy and literacy skills • Ability to work to given targets effectively, both unsupervised and as part of a team • Flexibility with working hours as the role may involve a range of shifts
    Location - Ely, UK
    Please Contact: recruitment@thorlabs.com
    Laser Cutter Operator
    Thorlabs is a broad based optical technologies company with expertise in the design and manufacture of an extensive array of innovative photonics products for manufacturing and research, with an annually published catalogue present in almost every optics laboratory worldwide. We are looking for an experienced Laser setter operative for our busy production fabrication unit. This opportunity will suit someone with a flexible and approachable can-do attitude. In addition to producing goods to a high standard you will also be expected to help identify opportunities to improve process, product quality and production output. You will be required to undertake all training necessary in order to perform these duties to the standards laid down by the Company and to seek assistance and guidance when required. The duties associated with this position may change as manufacturing processes develop therefore a willingness to take part in continual training and development is essential. As your skills and experience are developed you will be expected to assist in the training and development of other Team Members and to abide by appropriate company policies and procedures. If you wish to apply for the above position, please send a current CV with covering letter stating your salary expectations to the Human Recourses Dept. Thorlabs Ltd, 1 Saint Thomas Place, Ely, Cambs. CB7 4EX or email to recruitment@thorlabs.com.

    Knowledge & Skills:
    • Desirable, but not Essential • Experience using Trutops (Trumpf programming software) would be a distinct advantage but is not essential as training can be given. • Reach and / or counterbalance Forklift license
    Requirements:
    • Required Knowledge & Skills • Experience on Trumpf or similar CNC flatbed laser machines. • Understanding of Nesting for production • Experience of interpreting engineering drawings • IT skills • Knowledge of tooling and tool maintenance. • Proven measurement and mathematical skills. • A ‘Hands On’ can do attitude • Previous experience working in a metal fabrication manufacturing environment
    Location - Ely, UK
    Please Contact: recruitment@thorlabs.com
    Buyer
    Thorlabs is a broad based optical technologies company with expertise in the design and manufacture of an extensive array of innovative photonics products for manufacturing and research, with an annually published catalogue present in almost every optics laboratory worldwide. We are currently looking for a buyer to join our Business Unit Purchasing team. If you wish to apply for the above position, please send a copy of your CV along with a covering letter stating your salary expectations to Human Resources, Thorlabs Ltd, 1 Saint Thomas Place, Ely, Cambs CB7 4EX or email recruitment@thorlabs.com. In line with the requirements of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

    Knowledge & Skills:
    • Key Responsibilities: We are seeking a dynamic and motivated individual, who can think on their feet and adapt to new situations. Their main responsibilities will be: • Negotiating prices with new and existing suppliers. • Support supplier selection process when required • Create and maintain mutually beneficial long-term partnerships with suppliers • Generate daily reports to support production management and progressing to support inventory/production requirements • To identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities • To identify and procure non MRP based products to support other departments Being a flexible team player is an essential attribute as provision of cover while purchasing colleagues are unavailable or during periods of high demand may be required. Some travel may be required to vendors.
    Requirements:
    • Essential Skills Required The ideal candidate will have experience in purchasing of engineering in a busy and creative environment. • Experience in logistics and purchasing, preferably engineering but not essential. • Negotiating skills • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal • Computer literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications • Numerate • Able to work as part of a team
    Location - Ely, UK
    Please Contact: recruitment@thorlabs.com
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