Electronics Technician | KMLabs


Posted: 28-Dec-22

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Type: Full Time

Salary: $45k-$65k/year



Job Function:


Technical Division:

Laser Systems (PL)

Nonlinear Optics (OL)

Optoelectronics (PO)

Photonic Detection (PD)

X-Ray and Extreme UV Optics (FX)

Years of Experience:


Salary Details:

dependent on experience

Preferred Education:

Some College

The Electronics Technician will spend the majority of their time assembling and testing control assemblies and subassemblies with analog, digital, and power distribution content for next-generation femtosecond laser systems.  Additional activities include embedded and control software development, assembly, integration, and test documentation, supplier management, transfer to manufacturing, and troubleshooting complex electronics and system problems.

General Requirements:

  • Basic understanding of electrical/electronics theory
  • Ability to work with various small hand tools/power tools to perform electrical/mechanical assembly
  • Basic soldering skills – surface mount and through-hole preferred
  • Ability to read and interpret wiring and assembly diagrams
  • Experience using MS-Word and MS-Excel
  • Attentive to detail
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve electronics related system issues
  • Experience updating assembly, integration, and test documentation
  • Experience managing electronic component suppliers and contract manufacturers
  • Electrical assembly box architecture, with thermal management understanding
  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • Associate’s degree in electronics or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision as part of a multidisciplinary team


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience assembling and testing high-voltage electronics
  • Experience with schematic capture and PCB layout
  • 2+ years of control and electrical system architecture and subsystem design and development for complex commercial or scientific instruments; laser system experience is a plus
  • Experienced in analog/digital/RF low noise design, simulation and implementation
  • Familiarity with cleaning and assembly best practices for high-vacuum equipment
  • Experience with board layout software, Eagle preferred
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About KMLabs

Kapteyn-Murnane Laboratories LLC (KMLabs) was established in 1994 by Henry Kapteyn and Margaret Murnane to provide the first commercial laser capable of generating 10 fs (10-14 sec) pulses of light— the basic design developed then remains the foundation of our Griffin product lines—still state-of-the-art performance more than two decades later. KMLabs has expanded steadily to become one of the most capable ultrafast laser companies on the planet. In 2002, KMLabs commercialized the first ultrafast ti:sapphire laser-amplifier systems employing cryogenic cooling—a technology again driven by the needs of research for high-power ultrafast lasers to generate coherent x-rays. This technology is now represented in our award-winning RAEA product line. In 2009, KMLabs began supplying the systems and apparatus required for coherent up conversion of laser pulses to very short wavelengths using the high harmonic up conversion process. This has evolved into the XUUS product, which in essence realizes a 50-year goal in laser technology of making a practical, tabletop-scale x-ray laser. This development comes as the increasing demands of nanoelectronics and nanotechnology demand new tools for investigation, inspection, and metrology. KMlabs now has the widest range of ultrafast lasers in the industry. KMLabs has made the majority of the very high-power >10W average power ultrafast lasers used in leading edge research labs today, and has a robust program of SBIR/STTR-funded research to develop new generations of ultrashort-pulse laser technology. A major thrust in recent years is to take ultrafast laser technology out of the lab and into the field for uses such as precision micromachining and materials characterization. KMLabs now is moving from research into industrial applications, bringing with it an unmatched depth of experience in the many subtleties of ultrafast laser technology that can make the different between success and mediocrity in outcome. For additional company information, please visit: www.KMLabs.com KMLabs is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.

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