Administrative

GRAPHICS AND TECHNICAL ILLUSTRATOR

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) at the University of Rochester seeks applicants for our Publication and Design Department to format technical illustrations using Adobe Creative Suite 6/MacIntosh software. Applicant must possess a strong knowledge of Adobe products and the ability to recreate and revise technical illustrations to a predetermined graphic format. Ideal candidate is detail oriented, works well under pressure, and is able to meet tight deadlines. Position is a temporary position from June through October 2017.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 200417.


Posted on 7 April 2017

Laser Development and Engineering

SENIOR TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE

POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) at the University of Rochester is seeking a Configuration Management Coordinator to join the Mechanical Engineering group.

The successful candidate will be responsible for executing the Design Office role for the Mechanical Engineering group. This role is responsible for managing the integrity of data generated by the Mechanical Engineering group and select data generated by others within LLE. The Design Office is responsible for executing the release to production process using LLE’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system. The office is responsible for controlling documentation processes to ensure the most recent, approved documentation is available. Data managed includes: Computer Aided Design (CAD) data, purchased parts data, manufacturing instructions, engineering analysis, requirements, design presentations and other documents.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure the release to production process is executed in a timely manner following internal procedures
  • Ensure integrity of data prior to release for production
    • CAD geometry is properly associated with drawings
    • Proper naming and numbering of CAD geometry
    • Proper formatting of design documents
    • Proper structuring of Bills of Materials (BOM)
  • Manage deviations from standard procedures
  • Retrieve data from PLM as needed to support production or operations. This includes assembling full documentation packages (electronically or printed)
  • Maintain large format printer
  • Manage historical data (pre PLM), including archival and retrieval

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 2-year Associates degree
  • Experience with PLM systems, Siemens Teamcenter preferred
  • Experience with document release and change processes
  • Experience with 3-D CAD models and 2-D drawings, Siemens NX preferred
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • Familiarity with drafting standards
  • Proficient with MS Office products
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work with others

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 200751.


Posted on 7 April 2017

OPTICAL MANUFACTURING COATNG TECHNICIAN

POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory is seeking an experienced technician responsible for operating thin film deposition chambers, including the implementation of design strategies, management of coating equipment and inspection of optics to be coated. Candidate will participate in many aspects of coating, including process development and documentation, production, analysis and inspection; and also be responsible for oversight of coating equipment usage. Candidate will need to a hands-on approach toward preventative maintenance, minor repairs and equipment improvements.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Operate optical coating equipment to manufacture high-damage threshold coatings
  • Perform metrology measurements for coating characterization
  • Maintain reliable records, including accurate run logs of all coating runs and maintenance logs
  • Inspect cleaned optics to ensure surface to be coated is free of defects

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience working within a manufacturing environment
  • High attention to detail and effective organizational skills
  • Strong mechanical skills
  • Electronics and vacuum coating experience desirable and an understanding of computer hardware and software, including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to manipulate heavy mechanisms and large glass substrates
  • Willingness to interact with fellow technicians, research scientists, students, and vendors with a friendly and professional attitude

QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate should have an Associates degree in electronics, optics, or mechanical technology, plus two-years experience in a hands-on technical field or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 200669.


Posted on 7 April 2017

OPTICAL MANUFACTURING CLEANROOM TECHNICIAN

POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory is seeking an entry level position working in a class 100 cleanroom, working on state-of-the-art research in thin film coatings, and responsible for high precision cleaning of large optics and inspection prior to coating. Candidate will participate in development of cleaning methods for glass and hydroscopic optics, sol-gel coatings, and structured thin films and assist in the maintenance of optics on the OMEGA laser system to prevent costly damage to system components. Ability to manipulate heavy mechanisms and glass substrates required.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Laboratory Technician reports to the Cleanroom Operations Supervisor in the Optical Manufacturing Group and duties include the following:

  • Cleaning and preparation of substrates prior to the deposition or assembly process
  • Inspection and quality assurance of incoming glass substrates and optical coatings
  • Cleaning and handling hydroscopic materials
  • Maintenance of a class 100 cleanroom and equipment for optical cleaning
  • Sol-gel coating of optical substrates by spin-coat and dip methods
  • Chemical stripping of varioust materials (e.g. photoresist, dielectric films) from large substrates. Work is done in a fume hood
  • Maintain records on the condition of each optic and document all process information
  • Assembly of optical substrates into various holders and mounts
  • Data entry and operating custom software on a windows based computer
  • Troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment and make simple repairs

REQUIREMENTS: Familiarity with any of the following technical aspects is a plus:

  • Cleanroom gowning protocols and contamination control procedures
  • Surface inspection and characterization techniques. (e.g. scratch/dig, cleanliness)
  • Mechanical assembly processes using hand-held tools

The position will require the ability to manipulate heavy mechanisms and glass substrates. A willingness to interact with fellow technicians, research scientists, students, and vendors with a friendly and professional attitude is essential for carrying out the duties of this job.

QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate should have an Associates degree in electronics, optics, or mechanical technology, plus two-years experience in a hands-on technical field or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 200668.


Posted on 7 April 2017

Experimental

RESEARCH ENGINEER
The Optics and Imaging Sciences Group seeks an engineer to support optics design, testing, prototyping, and procurement. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to work independently and communicate clearly, both in writing and orally, to function in support of scientists and engineers within LLE. The candidate must have experience in optics design and prototype testing with a strong aptitude for mechanical engineering and computer-based imaging. The person must possess competency with at least one optics design program and one CAD program. BS or MS in physics or engineering (or a degree in other technical fields such as optics, chemistry, etc.) is required.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 188322.
Posted on 25 March 2015

LABORATORY ENGINEER

The Target Production Group at the University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics has a position open for an entry level laboratory engineer. The position requires the ability to simultaneously manage multiple experiments. The candidate will be the liaison between the scientific staff and target assembly team. Background using stereo and compound microscopes and metrology equipment is a plus. The successful candidate will have a four year degree in science or engineering disciplines.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 198863.


Posted on 15 December 2016

OMEGA Facility

LASER SYSTEM SCIENTIST
The University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics is seeking a Ph.D. level individual in Optics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, or Engineering Physics to join the System Science team charged with characterizing and optimizing the performance of the world-class Omega and Omega-EP laser facilities. Omega is a 60-beam solid-state laser system capable of delivering 30kJ, nanosecond, UV pulses to a target. Omega EP is a short-pulse laser system capable of delivering up to 1PW intensities (700J in 700fs). Candidates must have performed experimental research in optical systems, preferably solid-state laser systems or laser-based optical systems. A comprehensive knowledge of optical physics and the ability to develop computer-based data analysis tools are required. The ideal candidate should have good engineering skills and should be a motivated self-starter who can manage multiple projects and priorities within a fast paced dynamic production environment. The System Science group interacts on a daily basis with a wide variety of technicians, engineers, scientists, and, most importantly, customers and thus excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and a demonstrated ability to be effective in a team environment are mandatory. U.S. citizenship is desirable but not required.

In addition to the special instructions to the right under Staff Scientist Positions, candidates must apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 192660.
Posted on 13 April 2015

Theory

PLASMA PHYSICS GROUP LEADER

The Theoretical Division seeks a plasma physicist to lead a growing team of scientists in the Plasma group. This team is currently comprised of six Ph.D. scientists carrying out research in areas of laser-plasma interaction physics relevant to inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and high energy density physics (HEDP), with an emphasis on the mitigation of laser plasma instabilities (LPI) in direct-drive ICF. The candidate would be expected to continue the development of numerical simulation tools for direct-drive ICF, be engaged and contribute to the growth of high performance computing (HPC) at LLE, and collaborate closely with the experimental Plasma Physics group. Such collaborations will involve the design and interpretation of experiments on the Omega Laser Facility and other national facilities such as the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Preference will be given to candidates possessing an excellent record of publication in high impact peer reviewed journals and previous management experience. A Ph.D. in physics or a closely related area is required.

In addition to the special instructions to the right under “Staff Scientist Positions,” candidates must apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 200764.


Posted on 7 April 2017

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