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MKS Instruments Inc Laser Technician 5 in Santa Clara, California

Laser Technician 5

Location: Santa Clara, CA

Job Category: Service

Employment Classification: Full Time


MKS Instruments, Inc. is the parent company of Newport Corporation®, Spectra-Physics® and Ophir®, leaders in photonics, optics, lasers and motion/vibration control. MKS is a worldwide leader in technology solutions for thin film, process and industrial manufacturing, environmental monitoring, defense and security, life sciences and research

Spectra-Physics is looking for a Laser Technician that has strong knowledge to troubleshoot and repair Q Switched Solid State Lasers. This position requires the ability to read customer complaints and fault descriptions to create test criteria to duplicate the faults. Creation of repair instructions for use in local and overseas repair manufacturing and repair facilities.


  • Minimum 5-8 years of laser manufacturing experience and associate’s degree in Laser Technology

  • Experience handling, inspecting and cleaning of optical components

  • Good understanding of laser theory and optical alignment experience; priority to q-switched laser systems

  • Understanding and working knowledge of laser power meters, Spectrum Analyzers, oscilloscopes and photo detectors, and beam profiling equipment

  • Excellent workmanship and attention to detail

  • Good manual dexterity

  • Knowledge of SAP or other MRP system

  • The ability to read, write and comprehend English.

  • The ability to assist others and work in a team oriented environment

  • Intermediate MS Office Skills

MKS Instruments, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We solicit and hire applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category. Our policy is to employ the most qualified applicants. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with company policies and federal and state guidelines

For positions requiring access to export-controlled technical data, or that are located at facilities where export-controlled technical data is present, MKS Instruments, Inc., may have to obtain an export license from the U.S. government. As such, applicants for this position—except U.S. Citizens, U.S. Permanent Residents, and protected persons as defined in 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3)—may be subject to an export license review process. Employment is contingent upon issuance of the license.