We are seeking a Reliability Engineer in our Bloomfield, CT facility to drive improvement in the reliability of Fiber Amplifier products for our defense markets. This role will be closely integrated with NPI teams, work on a wide variety of products, technologies, systems and subsystems and have significant, visible impact on the organization’s overall success.
Develop, plan, execute and report reliability tests
Plan, schedule, manage and document qualification and reliability of new and existing products including executing:FMEA,Test Plan, Develop Test Bed, Execute Test Plan and Report Results
Interface directly with Customers in establishing product quality and reliability specifications and plans
Develop new methods and protocols to accelerate product and component failure modes (e.g. life-testing, HALT, ALT, temp cycling, damp heat, etc.)
Develop new methods and protocols to do component level testing and measurement
Track and correct failures in products going through NPI process
Utilize computers for automated data collection and control of instruments
Compile, organize and present data collected for review by team
Locate, analyze, and report data in existing databases to calculate reliability metrics, and determine correlations between failure modes and environmental stresses.
Education and Work Experience:
Bachelor of Science required (Masters or PhD preferred) in a technical field
5+ years of related experience
Knowledge of reliability environmental testing and performance testing of optical and/or electronic systems.
Experience with test and measurement of electronic and/or optical systems
Experience with LabView (plus)
Good general knowledge and aptitude in a broad range of physics/engineering topics: optics, fiber optics, electronics, mechanical engineering, and chemistry
Continuous improvement mindset - improves products and processes through on-going testing and analysis
Demonstrated problem-solving abilities combined with hands-on experience with mechanical, electrical, and/or optical components. Experience with vibration testing a plus.
Strong facilitation and influencing skills in working with other departments (Engineering, Operations, Marketing) and external Customers; ability to assertively negotiate mutually acceptable plans and outcomes; ability to effectively direct efforts of others on team.
Self-motivated to thoroughly document data and test results
Strong project management skills - ability to clearly articulate work plans, schedules, and resource requirements; ability to complete several complex tasks in a timely way.
Excellent communication skills - can communicate work plans, schedules, resource needs; can organize and communicate data to drive key decisions. Can communicate directly with Customers.
US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency
Internal Number: 11922
About Coherent Inc.
Coherent is a world leader of lasers and laser-based technology for materials processing, microelectronics, scientific, life sciences and medical customers. The light we deliver touches almost every aspect of human life—vision correction to cell analysis, precision welding to 3-D metal printing, gravity wave detection to brain research. Put your talents to work at Coherent where you can create and innovate enabling technologies that will push the frontiers of science and technology.