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FLIR Systems Laser Electro Optical Technician in Bozeman, Montana

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At FLIR, we have a simple but ambitious mission: to develop market-leading thermal and sensing technologies which enhance everyday life. From saving energy, to saving lives FLIR is making a real difference in our world.Our products are used in a wide array of situations to rescue people in danger, detect criminals, conserve energy, navigate safely, provide security around the globe, and protect our environment.

We are looking for individuals who thrive on making an impact and want the excitement of being on a team that wins.

Job Description

Job Summary:

The ideal candidate for this position should understand both diode and flash lamp pumped lasers and their characteristics. Additionally, they should understand polarized light, the role of wave plates within a laser system, as well as active and passively Q Switched lasers. In addition, the individual must be competent with the use of laboratory equipment relating to laser integration such as oscilloscopes, energy meters, beam imaging systems and cameras, etc. This role will work autonomously once trained on a product and serve as a lead/mentor to other junior level LEOTs. Technicians at this level potentially will be called upon to conduct tests/experiments for engineering when needed. They will also help where needed within the laser manufacturing and materials team, this would potentially include production of laser subassemblies, working within the Quality Control department, etc. Some of these products may require working within a Class 1000 Cleanroom environment.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Integration of various laser sub-assemblies in order to produce fully functioning laser modules

  • Assemble and test various laser module products to detailed daily work plans and documented work instructions to the highest levels of quality

  • Work cohesively in a team environment with the objective of accomplishing daily, weekly and monthly output goals

  • Practice proper cleanroom protocol whenever such assigned tasks are performed

  • Ensure a safe work environment for the integration table and surrounding area

  • Ensure all tools and equipment are within calibration and in proper working order

  • Inspect all components under a stereo microscope, before and after assembly

  • Inputting various integration and acceptance test data into appropriate computer files, folders and spreadsheets

  • Assist other team members in various non-specific tasks in support of overall team goals and objectives

Job Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be either a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, legal permanent resident, asylee, refugee or must be eligible to apply for and obtain the appropriate export control license from the U.S. Departments of State or Commerce.

  • BS in a technical field (science, engineering) or AS in laser electro-optical technology preferred

  • 3-5 years working in a manufacturing environment with high-complexity laser modules preferred, with a strong preference of working with solid state diode-pumped lasers

  • Prior work experience within the electronics, aerospace or high tech industry preferred

  • Competency in the operation of the following: diode lasers, multimeters, oscilloscope, power supplies, thermal chambers, microscopes, interferometers

  • Demonstrated ability to set-up and use optical beamlines, bond optical subassemblies, and properly handle and clean laser optics

  • The ability to troubleshoot laser systems and components to identify root causes of product issues

  • Strong visual acuity in identifying optical defects or non-conformities

  • Ability to follow detailed work instructions and interpret technical drawings

  • The ability to work either independently or cohesively within a team structure

  • Strong organizational skills and exceptional demonstrated attention to detail

  • Computer proficiency – Microsoft Office

  • Accuracy in data entry and record keeping

  • Strong written and verbal communication

  • High level of mechanical aptitude

FLIR and all of our employees are committed to conducting business with the highest ethical standards. We require all employees to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and regulatory orders. Our reputation for honesty, integrity and high ethics is as important to us as our reputation for making innovative sensing solutions.

FLIR is an equal opportunity employer.

FLIR Systems, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes technologies that enhance perception and awareness. We bring innovative sensing solutions into daily life through our thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locator systems, measurement and diagnostic systems, and advanced threat detection systems.

FLIR Systems offers a fast-paced, dynamic environment that provides for a challenging career and the ability to achieve professional growth. It is the talent of our employees that sets us apart as the technology and market leader in the infrared community.