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IMRA America, Inc. is a world leading company for research, development, manufacturing, and application of ultrafast fiber lasers.  IMRA was established in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1990 and is a globally active company today.  Product conception through completion, along with marketing and sales, is carried out at our Ann Arbor headquarters.  Solution development for customers takes place at our facility in Fremont, California.  Positions are located in Ann Arbor unless otherwise stated.

IMRA believes that investing in our employees is an investment towards our future.  With that in mind, we offer a better-than industry, comprehensive benefits package that includes a company-matched 401(k) plan, and FSA and HSA contributions towards your overall health coverage.  We also provide patent development incentives and annual company-wide events.  To apply with IMRA, choose your appropriate job position to find out more details and upload your resume.

IMRA employees are covered by a comprehensive, industry-competitive benefits program, including:

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • 401(k) retirement savings program
  • Paid vacations and holidays

The precision mechanical engineer is responsible for designing mechanical parts, components and packaging for lasers and controllers for our laser systems.  Also plays a lead role in the transfer of designs to manufacturing operations. The candidate will be working with other engineers and scientists of the IMRA laser development team.

Job Functions:

  • Design and develop precision mechanical parts for optics for laser products
  • Responsible for mechanical component design
  • Responsible for mechanical package design
  • Responsible for controller package design to drive the laser
  • Leads mechanical design review activities
  • Leads transferring of mechanical design of parts and products to manufacturing
  • Responsible for engineering specs for all mechanical parts used in product
  • Develops production assembly processes and jigs

Qualifications:

  • Requires precision mechanical design and materials knowledge
  • BS Mechanical Engineer Required, MSME a plus
  • Proven track record in precision mechanics component and package design
  • Knowledge in mechanical process engineering
  • Proficient experiences in Autodesk Inventor
  • Proficient experiences in FEA analysis
  • Proficient experiences in mechanical tolerance analysis
  • Experienced knowledge in optics is a plus
  • Hands-on capability in mechanical component test
  • 5+ years of industrial precision mechanics design engineering experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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After several months of training on the first shift, this precision assembly position will move to the 2:00PM – 10:00 PM shift.  Under direct supervision, performs simple assembly in the production of complete units or sub-assemblies.

Job Functions:

  • Performs one or more batch assembly operations to mass produce products. Works is carried out in a clean room/lab type environment
  • May be assigned to different workstations as production needs require, such as:
    • Cleaning and assembly of optical components
    • Preparation of parts for higher level assembly
  • Documents assembly and inspection results
  • Training in all areas will be given. Receives detailed written and verbal instructions on all work
  • Reassembles or reworks units as required
  • Uses hand tools, small power tools and other special equipment
  • Examines assemblies and optical components with microscopes
  • Willingness to develop and growth within manufacturing team and company

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 1-2 years related experience in assembly work would be advantageous
  • Experience in light industrial or electronic manufacturing assembly
  • General chemical use (chemical safety training will be given).
  • Good manual dexterity. Experience in the use of tweezers and microscopes preferred
  • Ability to read, follow written work instructions and report work results in written form
  • Basic data entry computer skills, Outlook, excel etc.
  • Quality conscious, attention to detail

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Imagine the thrill of applying your ceramics knowledge in a company who is the leader in cutting edge, ultrafast lasers!

This is an opportunity to join an elite team of scientists in a brand new area of research of the company. Join this project on the ground floor as you become a core member of the team the company is building. You will collaborate with the best of the best in the industry as you enjoy working with state of the art equipment in a supportive environment.

Relocation assistance may be provided to a well-qualified applicant!

What you will bring to the position:

  • Ph.D. degree in material science/engineering, inorganic chemistry, applied chemistry, or other ceramics-related major
  • Expertise in fabrication of ceramics, including material designing and characterization
  • Solid technical background on transparent ceramics
  • Hands-on experience with lasers for material characterizations or spectroscopic analysis

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience of synthesis of fluoride-based ceramics
  • Hands-on experience of chemical synthesis of fluoride-based powders
  • Experience on the photoluminescence study of powders and ceramics
  • A good deal of knowledge on optical grade surface finishing of ceramics

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Product development is one of the key positions at IMRA in engineering and realizing technology R&D into products. This position bridges technical product concepts to a form of prototype manufacturable in production department.  Understanding and learning capabilities of broad laser technologies encompassing optics (fiber and free space optics), mechanical engineering, and basic level electronics are highly critical.  As IMRA specializes in manufacturing ultrafast fiber lasers, this position provides an exciting opportunity for learning this cutting-edge technology and grow with IMRA’s business.

Job Functions:

  • Hands-on development of optics modules and systems including free-space and fiber optics components.
  • Conceives precision mechanical design concept of components and works with mechanical engineer to realize and concept.
  • Tests electronics control device and system of laser and provides feedback to electronics engineer.
  • Absorbs concept from R&D engineers and builds prototypes to verify the functionalities.
  • Digests the prototype concept and adds engineering maturity.
  • Transfers the procedures of the prototype builds into production department.
  • Participates in technical design review process, and creates review material such as test report, bill of material, and assembly procedures.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Masters degree (preferred) in engineering or science discipline.
  • Adequate knowledge in general optics, opto-mechanics, and fiber optics. Laser knowledge is preferred.
  • Excellent hands-on skills in optics, mechanics and basic electronics.
  • Analysis capabilities of test data by using Excel or other data.
  • 3+ years of industrial experience in relevant industries such as laser or fiber optics.
  • Knowledge in optical software, basic mechanical CAD and electronics.
  • Proficient knowledge and experience in test and measurement equipment for optics characterizations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • US citizen or permanent residency in US Required.

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This position is responsible for developing new products and cutting-edge technologies to provide competitive ultrashort pulse lasers to the market. It is a part of core team in the technical R&D department to support laser business. Exploring new technologies and gauging them into the engineering concepts viable to new products are highly challenging and rewarding tasks. As a pioneering company in this technology and business field, IMRA provides the opportunities for practicing expertise in realizing new products in the environments of a well-established engineering and production system.

Job Functions:

  • Conceives and evaluates new technologies associated with ultrashort pulse lasers.
  • Evaluates the concepts for viable engineering projects based on market requirements.
  • Designs laser modules and systems based on the technology evaluations.
  • Leads in prototyping new products for qualification and third party evaluation.
  • Leads design review processes, including creates and reviews test reports, bill of material and other reliability documents.
  • Works with sales and marketing to identify new products and market requirements.
  • Primarily, the main technical field is in laser optics in fiber and free-space. However, related technical field necessary for a laser product, such as mechanical and electronics are also critical task areas.

Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in engineering or science discipline, preferably associated with ultrafast laser technology and science.
  • Expert knowledge in developing ultrashort pulse lasers.
  • 5+ years of industrial R&D experience.
  • Excellent hands-on problem solving skills.
  • Excellent analysis skills of test results.
  • Capable in transferring new technical concepts into engineering processes.
  • Knowledge in optical design software, basic mechanical CAD, and electronics design.
  • Proficient knowledge and experiences in test and measurement equipment related with ultrashort pulse characterizations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • US citizen or permanent residency in US Required.

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The electronics engineer is responsible for multi-level, analog/digital design & development, integrating electronics with optical and mechanical subsystems for control of IMRA laser products.

Job Functions:

  • Responsible for system level and board level analog/digital hardware design and software development projects for control of IMRA laser products.
  • System engineering and integration of electronics with optical and mechanical subsystems.
  • Determine user interface and safety requirements according to customer inputs and applicable national and international standards for functional safety, electrical safety, laser safety, and EMI/EMC.
  • Perform design, simulation, and test of analog/digital circuit and software functions.
  • Generate, revise, update, and document existing hardware/software configurations, including troubleshooting, repair, and improving of system functionality.
  • Work with vendors and suppliers on custom quotations and to resolve delivery or performance issues.
  • Coordinate with the quality department on safety and regulatory requirements, testing and certification.
  • Support manufacturing, transfer designs from development to production and diagnose manufacturing problems.

Qualifications:

  • BSEE/MSEE with 8+ years’ relevant experience.
  • Experience interfacing analog circuits and digital peripherals with embedded micro-controllers.
  • Experience with analog, mixed signal and closed loop designs using op-amps, DACs, ADCs and passive components, operating in a frequency range from DC to 1 GHz.
  • Experience in PCB design using tools such as Altium or Eagle.
  • Experience with programming of embedded microprocessors in C required.
  • FPGA programming skills in Verilog preferred.
  • Experience in optics/electro-optics is a definite plus.
  • Good written/verbal communication and project documentation skills.

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