THORLABS INC

  • 56 Sparta Ave, Newton, NJ 07860, United States

Founded in 1989, Thorlabs has been serving the photonics industry for over 25 years. During that time, our worldwide presence has grown to include 15 offices in 9 countries with over 1500 employees. Each location provides a local presence within the community it serves. These local operations allow for customer dialogues that better inform our understanding of regional needs and how they fit within the worldwide picture. Today, our portfolio includes over 15,000 items, many of which are customer inspired.

Founded in Newton, NJ, the company still calls the town home today. Nestled in rural Sussex County, NJ, Thorlabs is within close proximity to New York City, the Delaware Water Gap, various lakes, state parks, and outdoor areas.

Thorlabs is privileged to play a role in the work of tens of thousands of researchers throughout the world through the products we provide. We are committed to building a company that achieves its competitive advantage from its fundamental understanding of the community of customers we serve.

THORLABS INC Newton, NJ
Jan 17, 2018
Full time
Responsible for but not limited to:  planning, forecasting and inventory management for the assigned Business Unit, as well as, scheduling and scheduling workload.  Responsibilities of the planning/purchasing position will include, purchasing consumables and project work to reduce costs and improve processes, as well as, ongoing vendor evaluations in accordance to ISO 9001requirements. Works under general supervision.   Essential Job Functions   include the following, but are not limited to: Purchasing (Daily purchasing, expediting, date and data management) Planning (Daily printing, scheduling/ re-scheduling/ date management) Product Availability and Lead Time calculation Review document and data. Assist documentation control as necessary. Initiates and participates in purchasing improvement and cost reduction programs Generate special and periodic reports as required or directed Inventory Control and Inventory Planning (Safety Stock, forecast, build/order size) Vendor Relationship Management   Qualifications Experience: Minimum 3 years of experience in a similar position. Education: High School Diploma or equivalent or equivalent work experience Specialized Knowledge and Skills: Strong sense of ownership Strong written and verbal communication skills Strong computer skills including Microsoft Excel Excellent organizational skills Strong ability to work well in a group atmosphere, and comply with high quality standards. Strong ability to shift from one task to another to address changing production priorities.     Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts.  The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.
THORLABS INC Newton, NJ
Jan 17, 2018
Full time
Thorlabs is one of the world’s best manufacturers of opto-mechanical products for the photonics industry. Our assembly department is responsible for the final assembly and packaging of thousands of finished good items. The manufacturing engineer would work closely with, but independently from, the department to ensure that all aspects of this process are being continually improved in order to deliver better value to our customers. Essential Job Functions   include the following, but are not limited to: Facilitate the addition of newly designed products into the assembly department Improve assembly instructions, tools, and jigs for legacy products Update drawings and designs to improve manufacturability Work with Quality Utilize automation to improve the assembly process Solve and improve packaging Support the additional demand from specials and OEM business Qualifications Experience: 3 years of experience Education: B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Similar Specialized Knowledge and Skills: Solidworks ISO Documentation Strong sense of ownership and work ethic, written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated problem solving skills Proficient computer skills Strong ability to work well in a group atmosphere, and comply with high quality standards. Strong ability to shift from one task to another to address changing production priorities. Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.