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Optical Alignment Technician

Company: Picarro
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Optical Alignment Technician

Location: Santa Clara, CA

Job Term: Full-Time

The Opportunity:

Picarro is the world's leading provider of stable isotope and gas concentration measurement systems for science and industry. The company's products are designed and manufactured at Picarro's Santa Clara, CA headquarters. Picarro is transforming how world-class scientific measurements are made, and more importantly, who can make them. Do you want to help us take this journey? You will help drive the technological change that is affecting Geo-Political decisions across the world.

Selected candidate will be responsible for manufacturing complex optical assemblies in a cleanroom environment, using techniques of optical alignment, attachment, metrology, and testing on individual optical components, sub-assemblies, and complete optical assemblies.

Use mechanical and/or optical measuring equipment (oscilloscopes, power meters and/or other related test equipment). Use of hand tools and mechanical fixturing for mechanical assembly.


  • Perform epoxy-based alignment processes to create complex opto-mechanical assemblies.
  • Perform cleaning of optical components and assemblies using approved solvents
  • Verify Electrical specification with oscilloscope and multimeters

    • Collect and evaluate test and build data to ensure process control and product quality based on specific procedures and processes.
    • Develop and maintain data systems to record and report test results. Provide technical input and evaluation on process improvements.
    • Perform failure analysis and determine root cause with minimal instructions.
    • Ability to complete task within specified timeline.


      • AS degree in Electronics, Physics, Laser Technology is preferred or 3-5 years of related experience.
      • Ability to use a variety of testing and measuring and optical instruments (oscilloscope, multimeter, photo detector, microscope, power meter etc.)
      • Demonstrated understanding of the fundamentals of basic optics technology
      • Experience with class 3B and 4 lasers. Knowledgeable of laser safety and standards.
      • High degree of professionalism, character and integrity
      • Detail and quality oriented
      • The ability to assist others and work in a team-oriented environment.
      • Highly motivated with commitment to production timelines
      • Able to work with small components.
      • Computer skills for basic MS Office software required, specifically Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
      • Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds occasionally.

        About Picarro:

        Picarro is pioneering a unique confluence of hardware, software and cloud-based computing unlike anything being done today. By manufacturing the precision instruments at the core of this technology as well as developing the algorithms that enable cogent information to be derived from the data, we are transforming how world-class scientific, industrial and regulatory compliance measurements are made, and more importantly, who makes them.

        Infrared optical spectroscopy is a proven technology for delivering precise, real-time measurement of the constituents in a gas stream with high sensitivity and selectivity. Recent developments in laser technology allow for a very significant increase in the number of species that can be measured simultaneously, leading to an unprecedented increase in the amount of information that can be collected and to corresponding challenges in extracting information from the results.

        All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, gender identity, social orientation, nor on the basis of disability.

        Posted positions are not open to third party recruiters/agencies and unsolicited resume submissions will be considered free referrals.

        If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact Picarro, Inc. at for assistance.

        Posted positions are not open to third party recruiters/agencies and unsolicited resume submissions will be considered free referrals.

Keywords: Picarro, Santa Clara , Optical Alignment Technician, Professions , Santa Clara, California

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