Optical Engineer Intern
Coherent & Nufern
Richmond, CA
5d ago

Job Description and Responsibilities :

Company Overview :

Coherent is a world leader of lasers and laser-based technology for materials processing, microelectronics, scientific, life sciences and medical customers.

The light we deliver touches almost every aspect of human life vision correction to cell analysis, precision welding to 3-D metal printing, gravity wave detection to brain research.

Put your talents to work at Coherent where you can create and innovate enabling technologies that will push the frontiers of science and technology.

Coherent is seeking an to work on high-end specialty custom optics components for 10 weeks during the summer of 2020. The successful candidate will work in a larger technical team of engineers and technicians.

They will interact closely with optical and mechanical engineers and with project managers in a structured and fast-paced R&D environment.

In our internship program, you'll be learning in a supportive environment that guides you to success and prepares you for a potential full-time professional role within the laser and optics industry, through :

  • Purposeful objectives and prospects for future opportunities within and across the business
  • Training modules that build a strong foundation for your professional success through exceptional business, communication, and customer support skills
  • Formal end-of-assignment presentation of your ideas, innovations and experiences to an audience of team leaders and executives
  • Peer-to-peer interchanges where students can share their projects and programs with one another
  • Social events and networking opportunities with team members and experts in the field
  • In This Role You Will :

  • Develop your skills with hands-on testing and fabrication of complex precision optical components.
  • Learn to build and align optical systems and component tests.
  • Acquire the tools to develop and evaluate process plans for the manufacture of complex and precise optical surfaces using novel fabrication techniques, including troubleshooting and data analysis.
  • Assist in the development and design of tooling to support optical metrology and manufacturing.
  • Education and Work Experience :

  • Currently pursuing a BS or Master’s degree program with a specialization in optics, applied physics or a related major
  • Hands-on lab skills in aligning optical metrology setups, characterization, problem-solving and willing to work in the lab
  • Experience with Python / LabVIEW / Matlab / ZEMAX is a plus
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to support ITAR programs (US Citizen or permanent resident)
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