Fiber Optic Technician in Santa Ana


This position is to build and test fiber optic and electronic sub-assemblies. Duties include fiber splicing, fiber management, electro-mechanical and fiber optic assembly operations. Tests printed circuit boards and wires subassemblies. Performs optical and electronic acceptance tests; diagnoses and debugs problems identified during testing. Determines and/or follows methods and sequence of operations in performing these operations. Works under general supervision.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Build and test fiber optic subsystems. Splice and manage polarization maintaining optical fibers. Work with optical assemblies and custom electronic test equipment to perform test and calibration. Perform a wide variety of optical, electronic or electro-mechanical assembly operations on assemblies and sub-assemblies. Test electronic circuits using basic test methods. Work with optical engineers to create prototype optical and electronic assemblies. Record test and build data into electronic files as assemblies are tested. Support the design, integration and maintenance of test fixtures including off the self and special applications. Help train other manufacturing personnel to perform operations and operate equipment.


Minimum Qualifications: At least 1-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. High level of manual dexterity and attention to detail. Experience with optical fibers and fiber optic components. Ability to use computers for basic tasks. Work independently and with a team. Experience working in a fast paced, constantly expanding and changing environment. Good organization, multi-tasking, communication, time management and documentation skills. Experience with hand soldering and PCB assembly, including surface-mount components.

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Ability to frequently sit, reach within hands and arms length, climb or balance, and crouch. Ability to use office equipment such as PC. Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision to regularly work with microscopes. Manual dexterity required to regularly work with small hand tools.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Individual?s primary workstation is located in the manufacturing/lab area. The noise level in this environment ranges from low to moderate Eagerness to contribute in a team-oriented environment. Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment. Excellent leadership, communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills. High School Diploma/GED.



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