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Luminit is always on the lookout for physicists, engineers and optics specialists who want to push the boundaries of what is possible with light. We welcome resumes from both recent graduates and seasoned veterans and offer generous benefits including health/dental/vision insurance, paid holidays and sick days, and company 401k plan. You'll also work in a stimulating, team-oriented environment with some of the world's most renowned optics experts.

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Job Title:
R&D Lab Technician II
Date Needed: 2016-11-01
Type: Regular FTE Net Addition

Job Description:
We are seeking a talented, enthusiastic and highly motivated Research and Development Technician to join our growing business of optical system prototyping and transition to manufacturing. You will join a diverse research and development staff and help to support the proof of concept, prototyping and production of our new and cutting edge products for our customers and for our product line. Our small company atmosphere (~70 employees) specializes in taking on interesting and diverse challenging projects from private and government customers and we are eager to add talent to our exceptional team! A successful candidate has concrete and demonstrable optical testing skills.

This Full Time Position reports to the R&D Project Manager.

Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Build/test optical mechanical assemblies from work instructions.
Optical lens handling, alignment, and assembly procedures.
Ability to read blueprints, schematics, and wiring diagrams to determine method and sequence of assembly.
Build/install electrical parts and cabling in housings and assemblies using soldering equipment and hand tools.
Conduct incoming, in process and outgoing quality inspections.
Familiarity with complex optical system and mechanical assembly alignment.
Interferometer setup and testing experience.
Familiarity with benchtop optical prototyping and lasers.
Use of digital multimeters, micrometers, calipers, microscopes.
Assist engineering and scientific staff.
Basic computer skills – Email, MS Word, MS Excel.

AS or BS preferred and a minimum of 2 years’ experience in electro-mechanical or optical assembly or test.

Ability to read and comprehend and write in English.  Ability to read and compose technical descriptions and work instructions, document experimental results, short correspondence and memos. Ability to effectively present information in a one-on-one and small group situation superiors and other employees.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exits. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and sit. The employee frequently is required to walk and reach with his hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision. Must be able to work with chemicals such as: acetone, alcohol, adhesives, etc.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Luminit is located in Torrance, CA. We offer competitive compensation packages along with a challenging and stimulating environment. Compensation based on experience. US citizenship or permanent residency visa required due to ITAR restricted work.  

Equal Employment Opportunity

Luminit is an equal employment opportunity employer with an affirmative action plan. It complies with all Federal and State EEO and Affirmative Action regulations.

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