Electrical Engineer

Company Info
Thorlabs
Newton, NJ, United States

Phone: 9733003423
Web Site:

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Title:

Electrical Engineer

Location:

Sterling, VA 

Salary:

TBD

Job ID:

18309
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Job Description:

Founded in 1989, Thorlabs has been serving the photonics industry for over 25 years. During that time, our worldwide presence has grown to include 15 offices in 9 countries with over 1500 employees. Each location provides a local presence within the community it serves. These local operations allow for customer dialogues that better inform our understanding of regional needs and how they fit within the worldwide picture. Today, our portfolio includes over 15,000 items, many of which are customer inspired.
 
Founded in Newton, NJ, the company still calls the town home today. Nestled in rural Sussex County, NJ, Thorlabs is within close proximity to New York City, the Delaware Water Gap, various lakes, state parks, and outdoor areas.
 
Thorlabs is privileged to play a role in the work of tens of thousands of researchers throughout the world through the products we provide. We are committed to building a company that achieves its competitive advantage from its fundamental understanding of the community of customers we serve.


Purpose of the Position
 
The position conceives, designs and prototypes circuits and systems. Activities include documentation, vendor management, prototyping, and transfer to manufacturing. This position requires troubleshooting complex electronics and system problems, and being committed to customer satisfaction.
 
Essential Job Functions include the following, but are not limited to:
  • Design and develop electronics for precision scientific instruments and peripherals
  • Develop firmware to control and monitor a number of optical and electrical components within one integrated system
  • Take a design from an initial concept through prototyping, debugging and manufacturing phases
  • Manage project timeline and costs
  • Manage electronic component vendors and contract manufacturers
  • Troubleshoot and resolve electronics related system issues
  • Manage electronics engineering documentation and material specifications
  • Develop test fixtures for manufacturing
 
 
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:This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.
 
 
Qualifications
 
Experience:
  • 3+ years’ experience with electronics design for scientific, biotech, medical, or semiconductor instrumentation
  • Substantial experience in analog/digital low noise design, simulation and implementation
  • Substantial experience in power electronics
  • Experience with schematic capture and PCB layout (Altium software a plus)
  • Experience with SolidWorks
  
Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering or experience in a related field such as Mechatronics and Scientific Instrumentation
  
Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
  • Thorough understanding of embedded hardware, such as microprocessor and microcontroller based control and monitoring circuits
  • Knowledge of C/C++ environment is a must
  • Proven expertise in troubleshooting and resolving electronic issues in instruments
  • Familiarity with design and implementation of optoelectronic circuits and control systems
  • Strong communication skills and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in a team environment.
  • Strong innovation skills.
  • Ability to function autonomously with little direction/works well independently of others.
  
Other:NA
  
 
Organizational Relationships
Direct Reports:This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.
 
 
 
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 identify 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.