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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

This position will be the sole HR practitioner responsible for all aspects of HR including payroll.  As General Operations manager they will also be in charge of facility maintenance, safety, IT oversight and other day to day office operations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops and recommends policy and programs in compensation, employee benefits, training, employee relations, performance management, etc.
  • Coordinates the staffing function including recruitment, interviewing, and placement.
  • Provides counsel to employees and managers.
  • Represents company on parent company, human resource related committees, including Benefits Committee, 401K Committee, etc.
  • Obtains support from parent company in areas of benefits, legal, policy and compliance.
  • Ensures compliance with company HR policies and governmental laws and regulations.
  • Process payroll
  • Oversees Information Technology department
  • General Operations manager in charge of facility maintenance, safety and other day to day office operations.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or related field. Masters degree or MBA preferred.
  • 8+ years senior level Human Resource Management experience including: benefits, compensation, recruiting, training, payroll, legal compliance, employee relations.
  • Facility management experience a plus
  • Experience in a high tech firm preferred.
  • Solid track record of effective recruitment.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.
  • The ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
  • Financial/Budgeting skills.
  • High degree of integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills.
  • Knowledge of ADP payroll systems a plus.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

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Working in our Ann Arbor headquarters, this position is an integral part of the development team for our next generation of lasers.  Meeting with customers to identify their needs which leads to future applications for our products.

Job Functions:

  • Develop applications of ultra-short pulse lasers, primarily in material processing
  • Work with sales and marketing team to communicate with potential customers and develop laser application recipes.
  • Work with laser development team to develop application technologies
  • Visit customer sites when necessary to provide technical support

Qualifications:

  • MS degree in engineering or science discipline with extensive hands-on lab experience with lasers, preferably femto- or picosecond lasers
  • 2+ years related experiences
  • Familiar with control interface of equipment including motion control systems
  • Familiar with software to analyze data
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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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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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 position will be part of a R&D team developing novel nanomaterials and sensing devices for gas detection, magnetic sensing, and biological detection. The position will be responsible for nanomaterial production using pulsed laser ablation, material characterization, and applying the materials to key steps of device fabrication.

Job Functions:

  • Producing nanomaterials using pulsed laser ablation
  • Characterizing nanomaterial properties including particle size, optical and magnetic properties, and microstructures
  • Functionalizing of nanomaterials with surface chemistry methods
  • Coating thin films of nanomaterials
  • Preparing and presenting work reports

Qualifications:

  • BS degree in materials science and engineering or related fields
  • Knowledge of metal, metal oxide, binary alloys. Knowledge of laser material processing and material chemistry will be considered.
  • Experience in nanoparticle size measurement, UV-Vis spectroscopy, thin film coating, SEM and optical microscopy
  • Analysis skills of experiment results
  • Fast learning and strict following operational procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Experience in MATLAB, LabView, CAD will be considered

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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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Under direct supervision, performs simple assembly in the production of complete units or sub-assemblies for our fiber lasers.

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

Minimum Requirements:

  • 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.

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