Lab Engineer - Torrance, CA

Seeking a highly motivated Lab Engineer with an extensive and diverse set of technical skills, including electro-optic assembly, experimental design, opto-mechanical assembly, data collection, and testing.  The candidate must feel comfortable working on multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced work environment.


  • Plan and execute laboratory experiments under the direction of Research Scientists, Engineers, and Project Managers.
  • Perform mechanical assembly and fabrication tasks including cutting, machining, drilling, tapping, gluing, painting, molding, casting etc.
  • Handle testing and operation of completed assemblies including measurement with voltmeters, oscilloscopes, and other lab equipment and conducting of experiments with accurate recording of data.
  • Assembly and test of complex EO and opto-mechanical systems.
  • Prepare and track purchasing requisitions and interface with buyers to handle procurement of parts and components. Produce written reports for Project Managers detailing the progress of laboratory work.


  • BS degree in a technical, engineering field.
  • 1-3 years of experience in a lab or manufacturing setting desired.
  • Must be able to multi-task efficiently, commit to and work under deadlines.
  • Good communication and organization skills are required.
  • Experience with LabVIEW, MatLab, or similar experimental control software.
  • Hands-on experience in the development, prototyping, testing or transfer to production of complex EO/Mechanical systems.
  • U.S. citizenship required to obtain security clearance.