Equipment Support Technician (2nd Shift)

 

Job Summary

Axsun is seeking a second shift Equipment Support Technician to calibrate and maintain production line and facilities equipment. This technician will operate precision placement equipment when there are no equipment related issues impacting production.

Responsibilities

  • Troubleshoot and repair equipment
  • Run and evaluating equipment standards
  • Perform daily machine checks
  • Identify basic machine-related accuracy or performance issues
  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment

Requirements

High school or technical school diploma

Knowledge and Experience

  • Basic understanding of troubleshooting, problem solving and root cause analysis skills
  • 1-3 years’ experience as an equipment operator in a high tech environment
  • Knowledge of production procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple products.
  • Experience with optical components and alignment.
  • Strong manufacturing background
  • Experience working with complex processes
  • Capability to perform repetitive tasks accurately and for extended duration
  • Experience working with mechanical devices
  • Ability to work independently

Skills and Abilities

  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Basic knowledge of machine software and vacuum systems
  • Prior experience with high precision placement equipment is a plus

Principal Electrical Design Engineer

Job Summary

We are seeking a Principal Electrical Design Engineer to design, define and implement complex system hardware requirements for our customer and product specifications. The individual in this position will work with hardware and software engineers in the design, assembly, testing/debugging, and verification of electrical hardware.

Responsibilities

  • Design, develop and debug high speed mixed signal data acquisition and embedded control electronics.
  • Troubleshoot existing designs for manufacturing defects or customer RMA’s to determine root cause and corrective action.
  • Design, develop, modify and evaluate electronic parts, components or integrated circuitry for electronic equipment and other hardware systems
  • Determine design approaches, detailed design parameters and margins
  • Analyze equipment to establish operating data, conduct experimental tests and evaluate results
  • Select components and equipment based on analysis of specifications and reliability requirements
  • Review vendor capability to support product development. 

Requirements

  • BSEE and a minimum of 10 years of electronic hardware design experience. Must have experience in all phases of the electrical development process.
  • Solid digital and analog design and troubleshooting skills.
  • Experience with USB, Ethernet, PCIe, and other high speed data buses is desirable.
  • Experience with schematic entry and simulation CAD tools
  • Experience with processor or DSP/based designs.
  • Experience with analog electronics – opamps, DACs, ADCs
  • Expertise in mixed signal design, simulation, assembly, test/debug and repair (including fine pitch SMT) of hardware prototypes, setting up and operating scopes, logic & network analyzers, and other forms of lab test equipment.
  • Experience using ECO release process and supporting manufacturing.
  • Good organizational skills to work on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Self-motivated individual with ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Good verbal communications skills.
  • Experience with MATLAB simulation (filter design, FFT, etc.) is desirable.
  • Strong organizational skills and a strong team player.

Machine Operator

Job Summary

Axsun is seeking a production line operator with exceptional attention to detail and the ability to work on and understand complex test equipment and micro-robotic instrumentation with an interest in challenging new technologies.

Responsibilities

  • Run and evaluating equipment standards
  • Perform daily machine checks
  • Work with multiple products
  • Identify basic machine-related accuracy or performance issues
  • Follow production procedures
  • Maintain a clean work area
  • Perform minor repairs as needed
  • Requirements

Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience with Oscilloscope, OSA (Optical Spectrum Analyzer), microscope
  • Proven experience as a machine operator
  • Understanding of production procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple products and processes
  • Experience with optical components and alignment
  • Experience working with small components
  • Strong manufacturing background
  • Experience working with complex processes
  • Capability to perform repetitive tasks accurately and for extended duration
  • Experience working with mechanical devices
  • Ability to work independently

Education

High school diploma or equivalent; technical degree is a plus

Skills and Abilities

  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Principal Manufacturing Engineer

Job Summary

Plans, organizes and directs manufacturing engineering projects & efforts to meet company objectives for cost, efficiency, product yields and on-time delivery. Manufacturing DFM representative for new product development. Manufacturing lead for product transitions to manufacturing with respect to readiness assessment, process capability assurance and product maturation planning and execution.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the direction and daily management of all manufacturing engineering efforts and planning for Axsun assembly operations
  • Broad expertise or unique knowledge of micro-assembly or optical module manufacturing processes for multiple products lines. Uses professional knowledge in developing process resolutions. Subject matter expert in micro-assembly technology
  • Identifies success-limiting manufacturing issues, forms and leads teams positively impacting manufacturing and overarching processes
  • Establishes, leads and/or approves action plans in (FMEA) and root cause analysis
  • Define focus areas for cross functional teams and drives the implementation of product/material/process improvements related to assembly operations
  • Assists in design of new products, contributing a strong DFM perspective
  • Assists in design and implementation of new technology including new approaches to tooling, fixturing and processes
  • Acts independently as well as lead teams to proactively address and prevent the need for corrective actions
  • Work on large size projects with no supervision
  • Broad expertise or unique knowledge uses skills to contribute to development of company objectives and principles and to achieve goals in creative and effective ways
  • Apply advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts. Contribute to the development of new principles and concepts
  • Works on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires effective evaluation of intangibles
  • Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
  • Provides guidance and training to more junior engineers, technicians and production operators

Requirements

 

  • Requires Master’s degree or equivalent in ME, EE, IE, OE, Physics or other relevant field
  • 10+ years of experience in manufacturing engineering, high and low volume production lines, preferably in the field of optical module assembly
  • Proven experience in leading others with a proactive attitude
  • Strong knowledge of DOE and/or other advanced process improvement tools a definite plus
  • Experience in Project Management tools and principals required

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrate excellent organizational and interpersonal skills working in a cross-functional, regulated environment
  • Expert with Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio) to create schedules, presentations, graphs and charts and doing analysis
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with persons at all levels of the organization
  • Strong attention to details
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workflow and to meet established time frames

Problem Solving and Decision Making

  • Develops solutions to a variety of complex technical problems; ensures solutions are consistent with organization objectives

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to hear, speak and write effectively to vendors, other outside business associates and to all to levels of personnel with the Axsun organization, on the phone, in person or in written correspondence
  • Requires ability to perform hands-on equipment and fixturing work, ability to run complex assembly machinery
  • Ability to lift 25+ lbs

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • May supervise a group of 2-6 engineers and technicians depending on skills, desires and need

Travel Requirements

  • May require sporadic to travel to vendor sites

Optical Thin Film Coating Technician

Job Summary

This position will perform optical coatings for medical components. The successful candidate will be expected to prepare the chambers, load parts and maintain the process as well as perform general maintenance of the chamber. Will need to have a thorough understanding of the measurement techniques of thin films using spectrophotometers. 

Candidate is expected to have 3-5 years’ experience of optical thin film coating in a manufacturing environment. Experience with Balzer coating equipment is a plus.

Responsibilities

  • Perform thin film coatings on optical components utilizing Balzer chambers. Log critical process parameters during production runs to serve as a process history and for future data analysis.
  • Loads and operates coating chambers
  • Operate Metrology tools for characterization of Thin Films
  • Conducts maintenance on coating tools, shields and chambers
  • Maintains all production and development process, quality and equipment records
  • Promotes and maintains good housekeeping and safety practices

Experience

  • 3-5 years’ experience running Thin Film Deposition Systems
  • Strong analytical skills, utilizing effective trouble shooting and problem solving techniques
  • Experience maintaining coating equipment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Candidate should have strong work ethic, initiative, adaptability; he/she should be detail oriented and be able to work in a team.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to exercise sound professional judgement
  • Learn the operation and maintenance of the key hardware components of the coating deposition system such as electron-beam source, ion-source, optical monitor, quartz-crystal monitor, stress control monitor, etc.
  • Adhere to the coating recipes published as Excel or Word documents and converted to the machine recipes for automatic execution of the process.

Physical Requirements

  • Lift coating tools up to 30 pounds in weight
  • Ability to work with and operate computer controlled equipment with multiple fine-scale displays
  • Ability to work with small scale, delicate instruments and components requiring delicate fine motor skills
  • Ability to hear and speak to employees and outside business associates on the phone and in person

 

Sales Manager – Telecom OEM and OCT Research Products

Job Summary

The Sales Manager will manage existing accounts in our Telecom business and drive revenue with existing and new research customers in our fast growing Medical Imaging business.  In this role you will establish relationships with existing customers, and identify and prospect for new customers to maximize revenue for the product lines.  You will be a critical link between Axsun’s current and potential customers globally and its product development, manufacturing, product management and finance functions. 

Responsibilities

  • Establish a strong outbound sales effort in the OCT imaging research market and convert leads, prospects and RFQs into closed sales
  • Work closely with product management and engineering to understand the technology and products and articulate Axsun’s competitive advantage and value proposition to targeted accounts
  • Work closely with customers to understand demand and their current and evolving needs
  • Manage existing Telecom customers order intake, and forecasts and communicate and manage proactively with the Axsun operations team
  • Develop account plans to maximize the opportunity in assigned customers
  • Build relationships with key opinion leaders and potential customers to understand and anticipate their needs and provide input to Axsun’s product development initiatives
  • Apply technical expertise, industry experience, and knowledge of Axsun’s product capabilities to help identify potential new product opportunities
  • Develop, deliver, and manage presentations supporting key messages and the positioning of Axsun’s value proposition
  • Manage the customer relationship, including post-sales support.  Address customer’s ongoing needs with incremental product changes.  Communicate reliability and performance data for change approval and new product design-ins

Knowledge and Experience

  • BS, preferably in science or engineering
  • 3-5 years’ experience selling high value optical products to laboratory or OEM applications in medical imaging or Telecom applications
  • Proven success selling to technical organizations and growing sales
  • Proven success taking a new technology to market
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Proficient in MS Office

Desirable Qualification

  • Experience in medical imaging (preferably Optical Coherence Tomography)  or Telecom component or module OEM sales highly desirable
  • Proven communications skills at all levels of customers
  • Experience with CRM software a plus

Senior Systems Engineer – Swept Source Engines

Job Summary

In this role you will make vital contributions to our cutting-edge products in the rapidly growing field of Optical Coherence Tomography Medical Imaging for ophthalmology, cardiology, dermatology, and cancer detection.

Responsibilities

  • Analysis and design of complex optical, electro-mechanical systems with a focus on swept source engines for Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • Develop and demonstrate feasibility of novel concepts in swept lasers, OCT, and related optical imaging technologies
  • Work closely with cross functional teams to define, test, and validate system level specifications to meet customer requirements
  • Perform data analysis, compare numerical predictions and experimental results, present findings and review results and trends with the Engineering and Manufacturing teams.
  • Support transfer of new products from R&D to manufacturing
  • Develop, automate, and code new production tests
  • Participate in/Lead the product development process, including gate reviews, training, documentation, and transfer to manufacturing

Knowledge and Experience

  • In-depth educational and/or professional experience in electro-optics related fields such as lasers, fiber optics, detectors, low noise analog electronics and digital signal processing algorithms
  • Direct experience with the design and implementation of optical interferometric systems, OCT, and/or swept-source laser
  • Hands-on lab skills with optical equipment such as optical spectrum analyzers (OSAs), oscilloscopes, power meters, fiber optics, and high speed data acquisition.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and troubleshoot analog and digital circuits
  • Solid problem solving methodology based on design of experiment, characterization and thorough data analysis
  • Proficiency in LABVIEW and MATLAB to support experimentation and data analysis.
  • Knowledge of other high level programming languages (C/C++, C#, VB, Python) a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as, strong organizational skills with superior attention to detail are required
  • Self-motivated individual with ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Minimum Qualification

  • MS or PhD in Electrical, Mechanical or Optical Engineering
  • 5+ years relevant experience

Senior Product Engineer – Swept Source Engines

Job Summary
In this role you will make vital contributions to our cutting-edge products in the rapidly growing field of Optical Coherence Tomography Medical Imaging for ophthalmology, cardiology, dermatology, and cancer detection.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor and troubleshoot performance and yield of Axsun’s growing line of swept-source optical engines through the production line.
  • Perform data analysis, compare numerical predictions and experimental results, present findings and review results and trends with the Engineering and Manufacturing teams.
  • Support transfer of new products from R&D to manufacturing
  • Develop, automate, and code new production tests
  • Participate in the product development process, including gate reviews, training, documentation, and transfer to manufacturing

Knowledge and Experience

  • In-depth educational and/or professional experience in electro-optics related fields such as lasers, fiber optics, detectors, low noise analog electronics and digital signal processing algorithms
  • Hands-on lab skills with optical equipment such as optical spectrum analyzers (OSAs), oscilloscopes, power meters, fiber optics, and high speed data acquisition.
  • Solid problem solving methodology based on design of experiment, characterization and thorough data analysis
  • Proficiency in LABVIEW and MATLAB to support experimentation and data analysis.
  • Knowledge of interferometry, Optical Coherence Tomography and/or swept-source lasers is highly desired
  • Knowledge of other high level programming languages (C/C++, C#, VB, Python) a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as, strong organizational skills with superior attention to detail are required

Minimum Qualifications

  • MS or PhD in Electrical, Mechanical or Optical Engineering
  • 5+ years relevant experience