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Photonics Technicians
District Of Columbia

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Build, install, test, or maintain optical or fiber optic equipment, such as lasers, lenses, or mirrors, using spectrometers, interferometers, or related equipment.

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Currently Employed: 623

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $27.72 - $44.39

Typical Annual Salary: $57,700 - $92,300

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Associate's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Maintain clean working environments, according to clean room standards.
  • Compute or record photonic test data.
  • Adjust or maintain equipment, such as lasers, laser systems, microscopes, oscilloscopes, pulse generators, power meters, beam analyzers, or energy measurement devices.
  • Set up or operate assembly or processing equipment, such as lasers, cameras, die bonders, wire bonders, dispensers, reflow ovens, soldering irons, die shears, wire pull testers, temperature or humidity chambers, or optical spectrum analyzers.
  • Document procedures, such as calibration of optical or fiber optic equipment.
  • Repair or calibrate products, such as surgical lasers.
  • Perform diagnostic analyses of processing steps, using analytical or metrological tools, such as microscopy, profilometry, or ellipsometry devices.
  • Assist engineers in the development of new products, fixtures, tools, or processes.
  • Mix, pour, or use processing chemicals or gases according to safety standards or established operating procedures.
  • Assist scientists or engineers in the conduct of photonic experiments.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Interferometers
  • Lasers
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Power saws
  • Semiconductor process systems

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Presentation software
  • Word processing software

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