Laser Technician 2

Niwot, CO
Added: April 18, 2024
At Areté, we are on the forefront of utilizing innovative solutions, with great minds from all backgrounds, to help solve the nation’s most complex security challenges. We strive for an inclusive, collaborative team environment that approaches differences as opportunities for innovation and excellence. As an employee-owned company, we foster an atmosphere that propels diverse career opportunities and professional growth.

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As a Laser Technician 2 at Arete, you will be responsible for building AIRTRAC lasers which requires building optical assemblies. These assemblies require experience with handling optics and mounting these optics with different epoxies and working with a team of scientists, engineers, and technicians to design, develop, test, and produce lasers. Your duties will include the fine tuning and alignment of optical components and lasers. You will also contribute to building, testing, troubleshooting, repairing, and modifying developmental and production electronic and optical systems independently, or under the direction of an electrical or optical engineer. You will be involved with handling the set up and use of complex optical equipment independently or under the direction of an optical engineer and conducting optical measurements and testing to support laser alignment, laser fabrication, and laser performance measurements. This position is based in our Niwot, CO office. This is a non-exempt, non-supervisory, full-time position.

We have an impressive range of benefits, programs, and perks that we offer:

Generous PTO and Leave Times

  • Bereavement
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Parental Leave

Financial Benefits

  • 401K Retirement Plan Contribution
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Continuing Education Funds

Health, Medical, And Wellness Benefits

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  • Vision Reimbursement

Qualities We Look For

  • Creativity
  • Integrity
  • Passion
  • Responsiveness
  • Collaboration

Experiences And Background We Look For-

  • AA/AS in Optical Engineering/Physics or similar relevant discipline and 3 years of related experience. Significant relevant experience may substitute for educational requirement. Less experience will be required with a 4-year degree in Physics/Optical Engineering.
  • Familiarity with electronic and optical test equipment such as oscilloscopes, power meters, optical sensors, spectrometers, cameras, lasers, power meters, and detectors.
  • Ability to produce professional documentation and thoroughly document setups and testing results.
  • Good communication skills.

Nice to have-

  • Strong computer skills.
  • Background in optical alignment and/or imaging.
  • Excellent fine motor skills

The salary range for this role is $68,000 to $73,000; however, Arete considers several factors when extending an offer of employment, including but not limited to: the position and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills .

Other Requirements

U.S. citizenship is required to meet position eligibility.

Selected applicants will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Successful passage of a criminal background screen is required to meet position eligibility. Areté will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Successful passage of a Department of Transportation (DOT) drug test is required to meet position eligibility.

Other Considerations

As the health and safety of employees continues to be a priority, Areté encourages employees to remain current on their COVID-19 vaccinations. Employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042.

Areté is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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