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Computer
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Construction
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Educational background

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Top educational institutions

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New Jersey Institute of Technology
Rutgers University-Camden

Employee data

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Age

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Gender ratio

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GenderRatio
male68.1%
female31.9%

Career advancement

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Years in positionPercentage who advanced
<117.6%
120.6%
214.7%
323.5%
4+23.5%

Top 5 future employers

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Retail
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Manufacturing - Medical Equipment
Large size
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History

Headquartered in Newton, New Jersey, Thor Labs Inc. is an American firm specializing in the manufacturing and distribution of optical equipment. Founded in 1989 by Alex Cable, who still serves as the president and CEO, the companySee more

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Multiple locations

Founded

1989

Type

Company - Private

Revenue

$100M to $500M

Industry

Engineering/Architecture, Manufacturing/Mechanical/Mining

Departments

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other occupation50.6%
Engineers26.7%
Computer / IT22.7%

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CNC MachinistThorlabsNewton, NJ
ATTENTION FLORIDA RESIDENTS RELOCATE TO NEW JERSEY - $5,000.00 RELOCATION PACKAGE POSITION PAYS 20.00-30.00 AN HOUR DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE Responsible for set-up and operation of CNC machines in compliance with inch and metric drawing specifications...Read more
Junior Project ManagerThorlabsNewton, NJ
The position work closely with business, operations, and technology leaders across the company to drive critical transformations that delivers on the company's vision. Although the location of the position is in Newton, NJ, from time to time it may be...Read more
Jr. Power Apps DeveloperThorlabs IncNewton, NJ
The Jr PowerApps Developer will work with the central development team and business stakeholders to help create and support code light business application solutions. Responsibilities for this role include translating web standards and best practices into...Read more
Manufacturing Technician IThorlabs IncNewton, NJ
Purpose of the Position : At this entry level position, the individual will be introduced to manufacturing processes, procedures, and handling of precision optical components. Items include but are not limited to Prisms, Lenses, Windows, Mirrors etc. made...Read more
Regional Sales ManagerThorlabs, Inc.Sterling, VA
This position is responsible to significantly increase sales of the Thorlabs Imaging System products and increase brand awareness as well as market presence in key geographic territory. The candidate must have a solid life science background with focus on...Read more
Process TechnicianThorlabsJessup, MD
The Process Technician will fabricate semiconductor and other materials in a clean room environment by operating equipment and performing assignments that are routine in nature and judgment is required. Although the location of the position is in Jessup...Read more
The position manages all inbound raw materials, supplies, and finished goods. Manage productivity, training, training, and schedules of department employees. Monitor inventory, shipping, and receiving functions via MRP operating framework. Develop and...Read more
Web DeveloperThorlabs IncNewton, NJ
Thorlabs is looking for a skilled, motivated, full stack Web Developer to join our team! Thorlabs is a customer-centric photonics tools manufacturing company that places heavy focus on adding new products to its already extensive catalog. You will be...Read more
Mechanical InspectorThorlabsNewton, NJ
The MBU Mechanical Inspector position is responsible for upholding the high quality standards of the Thorlabs supply chain from within the Mechanics group. This individual will inspect the quality of incoming high precision mechanical components in...Read more
EngineerThorlabsAnn Arbor, MI
Opto-Electronic Manufacturing Engineer This Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for all aspects of process engineering to support all products produced at Thorlabs-UFO. Must be familiar with opto-electronic products, precision assembly, fiber optics, and...Read more
Engineering TechnicianThorlabsNewton, NJ
Thorlabs mechanical engineering team continuously designs, develops, and test new products to add to our industry leading portfolio of optomechanical components. In our group, the engineering technician plays a critical role in accelerating the development...Read more
Sales Operations SpecialistThorlabsNewton, NJ
The sales operations specialist (SOS) supports efforts related to sales onboarding and continued advancement, creating and maintaining sales assets, researching and maintaining sales tools, and the creation and documentation of sales processes. Strong...Read more
RMA CoordinatorThorlabsNewton, NJ
The RMA Coordinator is responsible for handling customer problems both internally and externally. Problems can be anything from: defective parts, exchanges, late or lost deliveries, invoicing errors, repairs, missing items, parts damaged during transit...Read more
The position is responsible for performing thin film coatings on optical components. The position operates, repairs, maintains the coating tools, shields and chambers. Although the location of the position is in Newton, NJ, from time to time it may be...Read more
HR CoordinatorThorlabsNewton, NJ
The position will provide overall support and assist in a variety of administrative functions for HR department with main focus ondata entry and analytics under general supervision.Essential Job Functionsinclude the following, but are not limited to...Read more
Receiving Clerk IThorlabs IncNewton, NJ
The position is responsible for manual and clerical duties which include receiving and stocking a widely diversified array of raw materials, finish goods and equipment in a warehouse and production setting. Works under general supervision. Although the...Read more
Electronics TechnicianThorlabs IncNewton, NJ
The Electronics Technician assembles, tests and repairs electrical/electronic and electromechanical systems and components. The position applies knowledge of electrical/electronic and mechanical principles in determining equipment malfunctions and applies...Read more
IT SpecialistThorlabs IncJessup, MD
Thorlabs IT Specialist will provide Tier 1-2 technical support and is responsible for prioritizing end-user support. Troubleshooting escalated technical problems and service requests. This position reports to the IT Team Lead. Additionally, the candidate...Read more
Maintenance Mechanic / TechnicianThorlabs IncNewton, NJ
Responsible for maintaining and repairing production equipment which will include preventative maintenance to ensure the operation of machinery and mechanical equipment. Although the location of the position is in Newton, NJ, from time to time it may be...Read more
Human Resources GeneralistThorlabsNewton, NJ
The Human Resources Generalist manages Human Resources practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment and ongoing development of a...Read more
Imagine being the second leg of a baton race, eagerly awaiting the handoff of the baton and the sprint to the next runner. As a Customer Service Representative (CSR) at Thorlabs, you are an integral part of our customers race to the finish line, whatever...Read more
Production TechnicianThorlabsMorganville, NJ
The technician fabricates optical fiber equipment. Provides support to optical fiber equipment production by troubleshooting in mechanical and/or electrical. Assists with the fabrication of new products within Vytran Business Unit. This level builds on...Read more
Purpose of the Position Thorlabs, a leading manufacturer of equipment for the photonics industry, is currently seeking applications from highly motivated individuals to inform and educate the photonics community about Thorlabs' products and their...Read more
Supplier Quality EngineerThorlabsNewton, NJ
Title Supplier Quality Engineer EOE Statement Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender...Read more
Design EngineerThorlabsAnn Arbor, MI
Title Mixed Signal Design Engineer EOE Statement Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender...Read more
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Trade compliance managerThorlabsNewton, MA
The position performs lead role within Thorlabs and is responsible for the facilitation of on-time product distribution by planning, developing and implementing trade compliance policies. Creation andRead more
Trade compliance managerThorlabsNewton, NJ
The position performs lead role within Thorlabs and is responsible for the facilitation of on-time product distribution by planning, developing and implementing trade compliance policies. Creation andRead more
Test engineerThorlabsJessup, MD
Test Engineer Thorlabs is seeking an experienced electro-optic Test Engineer to participate in the development and manufacturing of next generation semiconductor lasers. You will be responsible forRead more
Manufacturing engineerThorlabsSterling, VA
Manufacturing Engineer The position is responsible to help oversee and improve the production process for the division, teaching assembly techniques, improving manufacturing process issues, solvingRead more
Qc managerThorlabsNewton, NJ
QC Manager The position is charged with providing leadership and management for the quality function at OBU manufacturing plants. The position implement Thorlabs quality management systemRead more
Lean manufacturing engineerThorlabsNewton, NJ
Lean Manufacturing Engineer The position is responsible for initiating and driving continuous improvement (Lean) and waste elimination efforts and activities within the organization. Although theRead more
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