Sr. Electronic Engineer

Newport, now part of MKS Instruments, is the world’s largest photonics company providing innovative solutions and industry-leading product brands to multiple markets. Our combined product portfolio includes Corion®, ILX Lightwave™, New Focus™, Ophir, Oriel® Instruments, Richardson Gratings™, and Spectra-Physics® Lasers. We provide complete photonic solutions to make, manage and measure light.

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Electrical Engineering Manager, this senior engineering position will be involved in hands-on design, testing, and manufacturing of opto-electronic modules and subsystems. This is an ideal position for an ambitious experienced engineer interested in working on very challenging projects and using state-of-the-art engineering hardware and software tools. The person in this position would become a member of highly qualified EE team working at very fast pace on wide range of cutting-edge technologies.
Position Responsibilities and Job Duties: 

  • Designs and tests hardware, firmware, and software

  • Designs electrical systems with lasers, drivers, motors, controllers, sensors, etc.

  • Designs and makes system block diagrams and drawings (including drawings for sub-systems, cables, and interfaces)

  • Develops control and test software using LabView and other development tools

  • Designs and sets up test systems and fixtures

  • Collects, compiles, and analyzes data from different test systems and prepare reports 

Required Qualifications: 

  • BS or MS in an Electrical Engineering or equivalent

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience

  • Proficiency with LabView

  • Knowledge of power electronics

  • Basic knowledge of analog and digital electronics

  • Knowledge of motors and controllers

  • Knowledge of control systems (PID, feedback, etc.)

  • Knowledge and experience with safety requirements (laser safety, electrical system safety, interlocks, shutters, etc.)

  • Knowledge of industrial interfaces and standards (RS-232/485, EtherCAT, PLCs, etc.)

  • Hands-on experience with electrical systems (cables, connectors, etc.) and ability to read and generate drawings

  • Hands-on experience with sensors and interfaces

  • Hands-on experience with electronic components, boards, sub-systems

  • Hands-on with Lab equipment (oscilloscopes, multimeters, power supplies, generators, etc.)

  • Soldering and lab skills (wiring, testing, etc.)

  • Excellent communication skills 

Additional Desired Qualifications:  

  • System design and hands-on experience with laser systems

  • Analog electronics

  • Digital systems and microcontrollers, especially Cortex-M

  • Experience with scanning systems

  • Familiarity with CE certifications and requirements

  • Knowledge of C/C++, RTOS

  • Understanding the design flow and principles of electronic design including schematic, board design, routing, PCB manufacturing (Experience with Altium Designer is a big plus)

MKS Instruments, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all jobs posted are open to all employees without regard to race, religion, national origin, age, sex or handicap.

Req. Code : 70007745
Division/Department : I&IS

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