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Lab Technician

Job Description

Alchemy are currently partnering with a global technology firm who are looking to recruit a Lab Technician to be based onsite in Redmond, WA.

The main function of an optical lab technician is to perform characterizations in an R&D optical lab environment The optical lab technician will work closely with the Technical Leads, Optical and Display Engineers to carry out the measurement and characterization needs in a timely fashion.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Operate, maintain and troubleshoot off the shelf, custom and semi-custom tools / testers in optical labs.
  • Collect data from the testers and summarize them in an organized manner
  • Work with engineers and managers to plan the build of new and custom metrology tools and performance evaluation activities and align plan with the project schedules.
  • Defining scope with stakeholders.
  • Communicate plans and updates with stakeholders.
  • Work with stakeholders to develop test plan given expressed needs
  • Understand instrument limitations and tester alternatives
  • Create a plan for the testing of components and subsystems as the units become available and as metrology tools become available
  • Prioritize testing, ensure tester and sample readiness
  • Organize workflow of samples to testers
  • Plan and implement logistics of the study
  • Display effective organization skills and manage multiple and sometimes competing priorities
  • Demonstrate strong capabilities to engage directly with leadership on strategy and be able to pivot to granular detail within working cross-functional teams
  • Implement task intake and management system for requests to the team.
  • Drive standardization of delivery activities to increase efficiency of service including SOWs, qualification protocol, and documentation for metrology tools.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Bachelor’s degree or higher in Optics, Physics, Engineering or other technical area.
  • 2+ years’ experience in building fixtures and jigs under the direction of supervising engineers or lab manager
  • 2+ years hands-on Experience in running one or more optical metrology tools like: spectrometers, MTF stations, haze meters, BRDF measurements, transmission measurements, interferometers, surface profilers etc metrology or equipment related fields.
  • Able to organize tasks and work independently
  • Able to do effective data analysis skills (excel, jmp, tableau)
  • Able to do data effective data summary and presentations (power point)
  • Able to write SOP documentation for tool use
  • Clear communication (oral and written)