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Test Engineer – Avon, CT

OFS has one of the longest and most respectable corporate lineages in American business, which goes back to Alexander Graham Bell and the invention of the telephone more than a century ago.  We have a proven track record of being first in the industry with application specific fibers, optical connectors, ribbon cables, erbium doped fibers, Raman fiber lasers, fiber gratings and more.  Our mission is to provide leading optical innovations and solutions by designing, manufacturing and supplying the best optical fibers, fiber cable and components and devices for our customers, with exceptional service that creates value for our shareholders, customers and employees.  To do so, we must continue shaping the future of communications by applying the best minds to the challenges our customers will continually face.

We currently seek a Test Engineer to join our division located in Avon, CT, and help support our continued business growth. 

The Test Engineer position is responsible for the design and development of test methods for a variety of new fiber optic sensors working with the product development team. Applicant must be responsive, flexible and able to succeed within a collaborative environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform sensor characterization for the development team and customers, summarizing the data by writing reports
  • Participate in New Product Development (NPD) team projects during appropriate phases of project and/or program management
  • Communicate and meet with customers to develop new applications for fiber based sensors and sensor systems
  • Some travel will be necessary to understand the customer’s requirements
  • Aide in transitioning products from R&D into pilot
  • Work with designers in defining appropriate fiber and cable qualification tests.
  • Perform other related duties as required by management

Key Qualifications

Include:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required
  • 5 years or more experience in a technical field is preferred
  • Background in optics, fiber optics and lasers required (LEDs, diode light source)
  • Mechanical/hands on aptitude, able to build test setups
  • Strong report writing and presentation skills
  • Must be able to work independently, scheduling and accomplishing results in an effective and timely manner
  • Must be self-motivated with the desire to succeed
  • Proficient math and statistical skills
  • Strong customer communication skills
  • Software programming skills are a plus
  • Experience in, or willingness to learn, Labview for equipment automation
  • Familiarity with ISO practices desired

Working at OFS means having the opportunity to realize ideas, experience innovation and discover new solutions for the future.  In addition to our dynamic work environment, we offer competitive salaries and generous benefits programs, including medical, dental, tuition reimbursement and a matching 401(k) plan.

Employees are expected to serve as role models for safe work practices and behaviors.  This includes following established health and safety policies and procedures, maintaining a clean, organized work area, wearing, and properly storing all personal protective equipment (PPE), and actively engaging as a safety conscious worker with personal safety and wellness as a priority.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume by clicking on the button below to begin the self-identification process.

OFS Fitel, LLC, a Georgia based global company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

Note: Only those candidates selected for the interview process will be contacted.