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Operator II - Fiber Alignment

Job Category:Manufacturing
Location(s):Boston (MA, US)
Closing Date:January 31, 2023


This role involves practical hands on experience with manufacturing photonic devices, specifically the assembly and test processes for optical and microelectronic devices.


  • Work with laser components and fiber assemblies to perform high precision optical fiber coupling processes
  • Follow written, controlled work instructions and drawings, operate optical fiber/laser chip alignment equipment used in the manufacture of fiber optic modules
  • Adhere to and follow all ESD protocols when handling product
  • Follow clean room gowning procedure and health and safety procedures
  • Assist engineering in the improvement of existing processes
  • Initiate engineering change documentation to correct inaccuracies when discovered
  • Work to improve quality and reduce cost in team based environment
  • Assist in the mentoring and training of new employees
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Hands-on experience with photonics manufacturing processes
  • Perform ultra-fine accuracy alignment using micro-positioners and hand tools
  • Work with tweezers and fine tools for small part handling
  • Handles optical fiber with wrapping and unwrapping, cleaving and stripping.
  • Excellent hand/eye coordination and good dexterity
  • Ability to work through a microscope for extended periods of time
  • Good organizational skills, ability to follow precise details, perform accurate work, keep accurate counts
  • Ability to make decisions and take responsibility for their outcomes


  • Prior experience with computer programs (Excel, Word)
  • Understanding of Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, and 6S techniques
  • Ability to read, speak, and write clearly in English to a US high school level
  • High school diploma
  • US Citizen or Green Card Holder required


  • 5+ years of experience in electronics and fiber optic assembly in a clean room
  • Expert level knowledge of fiber optic package assembly, laser weld processes, and fiber assemblies
  • Experience setting up and operating computerized alignment equipment