Optical Assembly Technician

Responsible for assembly and characterization of laser diode based optical systems. Perform hands-on assembly, tests and data collection for high power laser diodes devices. 

Location: Tucson, AZ 

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  • Assemble optical systems with laser diodes and micro optical components.
  • Provide support to related production assembly and test processes.
  • Manipulate XYZ stages to characterize performance of laser diode components and communicate results to the production staff.
  • Able to post data to Excel spreadsheets and manufacturing systems databases.
  • Ability to work with small hand tools such as tweezers, vacuum wands, torque and hex drivers.
  • Ability to perform inspection using low and high powered microscopes. 


Detail oriented, mechanical dexterity. Experience in semiconductor manufacturing environment and working with fiber coupling and precision opto-mechanical alignment is preferred. Associates degree in optics, electronics or similar field highly preferred.  Familiarity with MS Excel, MS Access, MS Word and PowerPoint desirable. Experience with laser diode diagnostic equipment desirable (beam measurement cameras, oscilloscopes, photo diodes, power supplies, TEC controllers, and spectrometers). Good verbal and written communication skills – ability to graph data and prepare reports. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to work in 10,000 class clean room environment wearing bunny suit with face and head mask and gloves for entire production shift. Safety glasses required for some operations. Stand or sit at work station for entire production shift.       

[NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.]