Technical Operations Manager for Integrated Photonics Lab

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Technical Operations Manager for Integrated Photonics Lab


Manufacturing Innovation

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

In support of the design, testing, and characterization of integrated photonics equipment for the AIM Photonics Worcester Lab for Education and Application Prototypes (LEAP) facility. This will include photonics, optics, electrical, and microwave functional testing of photonic and electrical chips and dies.

Directs, supervises, trains, and/or oversees and monitors the work of students and external users connected with LEAP activities.

In coordination with faculty and partners, selects, assembles, fabricates, and sets up and runs laboratory equipment, instruments, components, etc., for the teaching and research activities for the integrated photonics LEAP facility.

Maintains, repairs, adjusts, installs, calibrates and cleans a wide variety of photonic, optical and electrical, and related equipment and instruments for both research and education use housed in a clean environment.

Maintains inventory records of facility equipment and supplies as authorized and expendable materials on own initiative; arranges for outside repair and calibration of equipment as necessary. Orders laboratory chemicals, gases, and cryogenic liquids and maintains appropriate inventory.

Informs users of safety precautions in using equipment and instruments and assists facilities department in safety presentations; coordinates safety issues with facilities as assigned. Instructs users on the safe operation of equipment and instruments.

Monitors supplies of hazardous and toxic chemicals and biological elements used/stored in the facility and maintains inventory records and material safety sheets in accordance with established procedure.


United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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Job No:
Posted: 10/23/2018
Application Due: 3/11/2019
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