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Avo Photonics is a dynamic contract engineering services company that designs, develops, and manufactures custom opto-electronic products for a large customer base. Members of our staff can design, prototype, and produce next generation products for a diverse range of markets including environmental, medical, automotive, military, industrial, aerospace, and  communications.

The successful candidate must keep multiple records, be self-motivated, maintain a professional presence, and have the desire to take ownership of projects. If you are a technically strong, organized, confident, experienced, energetic multi-tasker with conceptual thinking skills, then you will find a rewarding and satisfying home with Avo Photonics. This position will report directly to the Director of Engineering.


  • Develop high yield, cost efficient, manufacturable processes as appropriate for target production volumes

  • Provide subject matter expertise for process development for free space and fiber coupled optical alignment and measurement. Understand alignment techniques, optical systems, and tricks of the trade needed to develop manufacturable alignment processes

  • Understand tools available for optical alignment; keep up to date with advancements in hardware and tooling. Recommend and implement new equipment and techniques to improve optical alignment capabilities

  • Guide the design of fixtures required to assemble, align, and test optomechanical systems; in collaboration with Automation Engineer, develop automated alignment stations and procedures for high volume production

  • Provide data based evidence that developed processes meet product requirements through design of experiments and statistical process control

  • Generate documentation of the process development lifecycle for each project; contribute to business knowledge repositories for fixtures, materials, and process parameters

  • Create work instructions and provide training on resultant processes to Manufacturing personnel

  • Troubleshoot equipment and optical workstations to quickly resolve production-impacting issues

  • Define and implement preventive maintenance protocols for optical equipment


  • M.S. in Optical Science/Engineering or Physics

  • 5 years of hands-on experience aligning and testing optical systems on optical breadboards

  • 3 years of programming experience

  • 3 years of manufacturing experience

  • Excellent communication skills and willingness to learn

Avo Photonics offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Apply today!

Avo Photonics is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee of Avo Photonics by any method without a valid written contract in place with Avo Photonics will be deemed the sole property of Avo Photonics. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Avo Photonics as a result of the referral or through any other means.

Optical Process Engineer

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