Jr. Optics Laboratory Engineer

Job Description

ATA is seeking a highly motivated individual with strong critical thinking skills who is a demonstrated self-starter and capable of assembling optical subsystems and test configurations based on general directions from Optical and Mechanical Project Engineers.

The ideal candidate must:

  • - Be able to adapt between technology development projects and the formalisms (processes
      and procedures) associated with building space-qualified or production hardware. Projects vary
      from technology development, to laboratory test set ups, to defining and conducting
      experiments, to low-volume production;

  • - Show capability and interest in understanding optical design and analysis, while assisting
      with integration and testing of precision optical subsystems for airborne and spacecraft

  • - Work in a team environment with one or more engineers and/or technicians per project;

  • - Have skills and experience with optical test equipment (e.g., interferometers), laser sources,
      fiber optics, and various detectors;

  • - Be responsible for maintaining an optics laboratory in an orderly and clean condition,
      including maintaining necessary supplies, cabinets, tools and equipment in good working
      order. This will include standard Optical Lab Test Equipment.

Required Education and Experience: 

  • - Associate’s degree in Engineering, Science, or Math with a focus on Optics, plus three
      years of related experience. (Experience may be fulfilled with school-related
      Optics Lab experience)

  • - Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense Secret Security Clearance
      (Note: a clearance will not be required initially)

  • - Experience with optical system development and performance assessment, including elements
      of assembly, integration and test

  • - Experience with lab control software (e.g. LabVIEW), analysis software (e.g. MATLAB), and
      similar related tools

  • - Ability to quickly adapt to different projects and to work several projects simultaneously

  • - Demonstrated good communication skills (technical writing and verbal presentations)

  • - Perform other tasks, including, but not limited to, maintaining laboratory equipment, ordering
      supplies, and equipment

  • - Ability and willingness to perform moderate physical tasks, such as lifting, carrying, bending,
      and continuous standing

Preferred Education and Experience: 

  • - Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science, or Math with a focus on Optics, or equitable


Yes, less than 10% of the time

Relocation Available: 


ATA is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability employer. Please send all resumes, including cover letters, to Human Resources at Applied Technology Associates, 1300 Britt Street SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123. You may also fax them to (505) 998-2397, or e-mail them to  PLEASE REFER TO DOCKET No. ATA20190129.

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