Laser Technician - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


Laser Technician

The Directed Energy Laser Development group has an opening for an engineering technician to support new product introduction of high-power fiber amplifiers.

The successful candidate will:

  • Work with high power (>1 kW) fiber amplifiers
  • Operate all optical, mechanical and electrical assembly and workstations
  • Conduct initial proof-of-concept experiments
  • Build and characterize prototypes
  • Develop and document processes and tooling
  • Assist in transferring products to manufacturing, including training of operators
  • Maintain equipment, organize materials and supplies
  • Help to ensure safe operation of development labs
  • Operate fiber fusion splices, re-coaters, and cleavers
  • Demonstrate an ability to adapt and learn
  • Troubleshoot problems in the development lab and the factory


  • Associates Degree or higher in lasers, optics, electronics, or another engineering discipline, or equivalent experience in related technologies.
  • Meticulous attention to detail, highly organized, self-motivated.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with electronics and test equipment, including oscilloscopes, digital multimeters, power meters, CCD cameras or beam profilers, spectrum analyzers, etc.
  • Familiarity with mechanical drawings and basic tooling.
  • Able to obtain or maintain a US DoD Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • Knowledge and understanding of lasers, optics, and fibers.
  • Experience with tools and equipment for fiber processing and inspection.
  • Experience supporting engineers working with lasers, fiber optics, electro-optic or opto-mechanical devices, electronics, or semiconductor equipment.
  • Proficiency with Excel and data-analysis software.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.