Optics Lab Engineer - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Lab Engineer (Optics) to perform optics related lab experiments under the direction of the Director, Advanced X-Ray & Optical Technologies.  This role will allow you to work hands on in an optics lab setting working on innovative, cutting edge technologies.


  • Assemble and test complex Electro –Optical and Opto-Mechanical systems
  • Plan & execute optics related laboratory experiments in a collaborative, team environment
  • Perform accurate measurements with voltmeters, oscilloscopes, and other lab equipment
  • Conduct mechanical assembly & fabrication tasks (cutting, machining, drilling, tapping, gluing, painting, molding, and casting)
  • Produce written reports for Project Managers detailing the progress of laboratory work
  • Prepare and track purchasing requisitions/ handle procurement of parts and components
  • ****This position can be filled as an Engineering Aide III or a Lab Engineer****


  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Optics, or related field preferred, minimum a high school diploma and specific experience
  • At least 1 year of experience in an optical lab required/ manufacturing experience preferred
  • Hands-on experience in the development, prototyping, & testing to production of complex EO/Mechanical systems
  • Proficient with LabVIEW, Matlab, or similar experimental control software
  • Must be able to multi-task efficiently, commit to and work under deadlines
  • Good communication, organization, strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • U.S. citizenship required