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IRflex Corporation offers a challenging career path and exciting work environment where employees are encouraged to leverage their knowledge and experience in ways to benefit both the company and their own individual career development.

IRflex is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

IRflex participates in the United States Department of Homeland Security's E-Verify program.  Under this program, IRflex will provide to the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, information from each employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization in United States.

IRflex Corporation seeks highly motivated, intelligent individuals who are dedicated to excellence, enjoy working in their chosen profession, and who bring a positive attitude to the workplace.

If you like a fast-paced, high-performance work environment, then you are welcome to read on for current opportunities.

Due to the nature that some of our work are in the government contract research area, in most of the case, US Citizenship or permanent resident status is a firm requirement.

Position: Optical Engineer / Mid-IR fiber product

Position: Optical Engineer / Mid-IR fiber product

Immediate superior: Program Manager (subject to change on notice of the company)

Summary: The Optical Engineer will develop, evaluate and improve manufacturing methods and processes for the purpose of sustaining the manufacture of existing mid-IR fiber devices as well as the development of new products.

Responsibilities and tasks:

  • Support the mid-IR fiber devices production, internal R&D and SBIR/STTR projects.
  • Perform tests and characterization of optical fibers and/or devices.
  • Operate test & measurement equipment such as: FTIR, infrared laser (high/low power), detectors (LN cooled), oscilloscopes, beam quality/M2 setup, etc.
  • Operate glass processing equipment for fiber splicing, tapering procedures.
  • Design, assemble, package and perform testing on our proprietary mid-IR fiber devices.
  • Implement control systems and implement data acquisition software.
  • Design and perform test and setups to achieve project goals.
  • Elaborate and write the standards and procedures for the production and assembly of the company fiber products

 

The list of responsibilities and tasks listed above is summarized and not limitative.  This is not a complete and detailed list of responsibilities and tasks that may be performed by the incumbent.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:

  • BS/MS in Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, Optical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with a focus in fiber optics/photonics and lasers.
  • Relevant hands-on Manufacturing Engineering or test & measurement laboratory (desired: fiber optics, bulk optics, electro-optics, lasers) - Desired experience: BS+3yr / MS+1yr.
  • Optical, electrical, and mechanical engineering background is desired to serve on a number of R&D and production projects.
  • Experimental experience with fiber optics, lasers, and associated instrumentation.
  • Knowledge of laser safety including handling of high power lasers.
  • Fiber amplifier, fiber laser, and fiber supercontinuum source technical knowledge is desired.
  • Demonstrated experience working with a variety of computer software applications, such as MS Office, NI LabView, Matlab, 3D CAD.
  • Strong drive, creativity, and vision to participate in the production and R&D activities.
  • Very good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, hard-working, goal oriented, task focused, and a reliable team player.

 

Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder (position is ITAR regulated).

IRflex is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply
Send your resume to:
IRflex Corporation
300 Ringgold Industrial Parkway
Danville, VA 24540
USA

Email: hr@irflex.com

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