Monday, November 25, 2019

Internships at Lumentum

Here are some postings for Lumentum, all out in San Jose CA  - nice place to spend the summer!

Optical Engineer Intern 20191277                             Link:
DVT Engineer Intern       20191299                            Link:
Test Engineer Intern       20191304                             Link:

Monday, September 23, 2019

Job Opening at Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is looking for an Electro-Optic Engineer interested in developing and integrating electro-optical/laser remote sensing systems onto military aircraft. The qualified applicant will become part of the Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sector in the Electronics and Payloads (E&P) directorate. The position will be located in Melbourne, Florida. Northrop Grumman is looking for undergraduate and graduate level students ideally graduating this Fall but may have future positions opening for Spring graduates as well. All applicants must be United States citizens. Northrop Grumman representatives will be available in room A223 from 9:00 AM -11:30 AM and from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM on Thursday 10/3. 

Please bring resumes. Dress is casual.
If you are interested and unable to attend, please feel free to send your resume to

Friday, September 13, 2019

Arizona Winter School

As a past participant in the Optics and Photonics Winter School and Workshop series, we invite you to nominate a few bright and motivated undergraduates from your institution for participation in the 5th Annual Event, to take place at the University of Arizona Jan. 6-10, 2020.  Please note that we can provide travel support for only a limited number of participants, and therefore the likelihood of admission may be substantially higher for students whose travel is covered by other sources.  Local expenses will be covered by the Winter School.

Detailed information, including a link where students can apply, will appear shortly at

Space for faculty participants is limited and we try to reach out to new schools each year.  Even so, if you are interested in participating in 2020, please let me know and we will do our best to accommodate you.  If instead you would like to suggest a faculty colleague as a participant in 2020 we welcome that also.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee,

Poul Jessen
Professor, Chair of Quantum Information and Control Center for Quantum Information and Control College of Optical Sciences University of Arizona

Tutoring Job

Hiring tutors for local schools up to $22/hr

What: Tutor job fair for Orange County Schools
When: 3-6:PM Wednesday, September 25
Where: Morgridge International Reading Center (MIRC), UCF Main campus

Hiring tutors for local K12 schools. $15/hr up (up to $22/hr for STEM subjects). Flexible hours and locations.

Adam LaMee
PhysTEC Teacher-in-Residence
AAPT Florida Chapter President
UCF Dept. of Physics, PSB 111

Thursday, August 8, 2019

L3 Internships

L3 will have 2 internship positions available in the fall.  Contact Matt Crouch at

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Position at L3 in Hilton Head Island, SC.


Position Title: Manufacturing Engineer
Department: Engineering
Classification: Exempt
Approved By: J. Mannor


Position Reports To: Sr. Engineering Manager
Positions Supervised: N/A



L3Harris Technologies – Kigre, Inc. is based in Hilton Head, SC and has built its business on excellence and scientific innovation. Kigre is known as a specialist in laser glass formation, fabrication, and precision machining and polishing. Kigre laser components and sub-systems are used in a wide variety of applications for a worldwide base of customers in industry, government and education.


Develop and improve Kigre’s laser production, test, and inspection processes. Requires excellent communication, teamwork, and analytical skills as well as laser engineering, product design, and mechanical experience.  Has a high level of technical expertise and skill, which is used to plan, optimize, identify Root Cause and Corrective Action, identify, collect and analyze Manufacturing and Quality Metrics and monitor manufacturing processes required for the production of Laser Transmitters.

·         Evaluate manufacturing processes by applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials.
·         Improve manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
·         Assure product and process quality by designing test methods and confirming manufacturing processes.
·         Regularly facilitate and coordinate the evaluation of production data to provide meaningful metrics to the operations team and identify key areas of improvement using data from manufacturing.
·         Complete design and development projects by training and guiding technicians.
·         Keep equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services.
·         Guide cross functional teams in the implementation of continuous improvement activities, reducing waste and non-value added activities by utilizing Lean Six Sigma principles.
·         Identify faults, investigate production problems and institute corrective action quickly and efficiently.  If a major failure occurs institute and support the RCCA process.
·         Develop training programs and provide training on process and assemblies.
·         Promote and support Lean cultural developmental through coaching, training, and facilitating potential failure modes and implement robust mitigations.

The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:
·         Design, maintain, and improve, as required, new tools, fixtures, optical benches and equipment to meet changing production needs and new products.
·         Troubleshoot product and test equipment in cleanroom environment.
·         Develop manufacturing processes for new products.
·         Institute, Monitor, analyze and report to upper management the results of a Continual Improvement Program.
·         Institute, collect and analyze statistical metrics that monitor and determine production efficiencies.
·         Create work instructions.
·         Specify new equipment such as optical test equipment, assembly equipment, inspection equipment.
·         Lay out and improve work areas and equipment.
·         Provide input to product engineers to improve the manufacturability/reliability of new and existing products.
·         Monitor and report process performance metrics.
·         Provide estimates for new products including capital expenditures, process development labor and materials, setup and changeover labor, standard labor hours, lead time, and throughput.
·         Improve the quality, reduce cost, improve schedule, and reduce the risk of existing processes.


·         Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering, Quality or Science discipline, with a focus on Lasers or Electro-Optics from an accredited university; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
·         The ideal candidate would possess the following skills:
·         Hands-on mechanical, optical and laser assembly aptitude and experience.
·         Creative problem solving.
·         Lean manufacturing.
·         Continuous improvement methodologies.
·         Statistical Process Control.
·         Able to articulate fundamentals of process design, development and testing of optical and electro-optical components and systems.
·         Knowledge of solid-state lasers and optics, testing, integration, documentation and configuration control.
·         Knowledge of design for manufacturability and reliability.
·         Experience working on multiple product development cycles from concept through production.
·         Experience with the integration and test of preproduction prototypes and documentation of laser assembly, alignment, test and troubleshooting techniques.
·         Self-starter, able to work on projects with multiple deadlines and tight time constraints.
·         Proven success in a fast paced development and manufacturing environment and possess a willingness to take ownership, accept accountability, and thrive under pressure.
·         Possess exceptional communication (both oral and written) and listening skills, with a strong orientation to details, and the ability to make quick, informed decisions.
·         Strong relationship building skills at all levels of an organization and the ability to work effectively across functions within a matrix environment.
·         Proficient in Microsoft Office products and SolidWorks 3D CAD design software.
  • Excellent communication, critical thinking, and analytical skills.


  • Must be a United States Citizen or possess authorization to work in the United States.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Passport.
  • Ability to travel periodically (nationally / internationally) to support product/customer needs
  • Able to work weekends and evenings as required to meet company objectives.
·         Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

NOTE: These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work involved for this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this job. Individuals assigned to perform tasks defined in this job description that are controlled by the ISO program have the authority, consent and responsibility to carry out those tasks as defined in the program

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