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BAE Systems Senior Laser Product Engineer in Nashua, New Hampshire

Job Description

BAE Systems is looking for a Product Engineering candidate to support Laser manufacturing in its New Hampshire facilities. The candidate will apply knowledge of optics, lasers and best manufacturing practices to support the manufacture, repair and continuous improvement efforts related to complex optical and electro-optical systems. The candidate contributes as a subject matter expert for design for manufacturability of optical/laser systems and works in cross functional and matrixed organizations as the manufacturing liaison expressing the requirements for successfully manufacturing complex optical and laser systems. The candidate identifies opportunities for manufacturing improvements, cost reductions and next generation technologies that could impact competitiveness.

This position will include the following activities:

  • Provide technical support to manufacturing while troubleshooting lasers with complex optical assemblies.

  • Direct, conduct or support testing to validate compliance to performance requirements.

  • Interface with Engineering and other supporting functions to drive defect resolution to root cause.

  • Generate and implement continuous improvements in build and test processes to reduce cost, increase throughput and ensure producibility of designs.

  • Generate and review the technical content of test procedures, drawings, engineering specifications, reports, Engineering Change Orders, and other documentation associated with the design, build and test of deliverable laser products.

  • Support manufacturing and test equipment maintenance.

  • Interface with governmental customers, auditors and vendors as required

  • Provide training to manufacturing personnel.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 4 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

  • Required education: Bachelor's degree in Optical Engineering or similar technical degree and 4 year(s) related experience

  • Experience with the manufacturing and testing of lasers and electro-optical systems including laser cavity/resonator alignments, optical parametric oscillator operation and tuning and off axis parabolic mirror and optical table alignments

  • Knowledge and proficiency in the use of equipment, software and tools used for measurements of laser: power, wavelength, divergence, polarization, collimation

  • Knowledge of optical components, equipment and lab supply vendors

  • Strong hands-on skills and the ability and desire to work in a manufacturing environment including class, 100, 1000 and 10000 clean rooms.

  • Interpret optical component drawings and specifications with the knowledge of opto-mechanical tolerance analysis.

  • Experience with optical component inspection and the cleaning and handling of optics

-Must be a US citizen eligible for a DOD security clearance

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Preferred Skills and Education

  • Basic Lean/Flow knowledge; Six-Sigma Certified with heavy emphasis on data driven problem solving.

  • Knowledge and proficiency in the use of electronic test equipment such as signal generators, oscilloscopes, power supplies, spectrum analyzers and digital multi-meters.

  • Opto-mechanical and electrical assembly skills

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems

Electronic Systems is the global innovator behind game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact for our customers and the communities we serve.

Senior Laser Product Engineer


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