Staff Automation Mechanical Engineer (Engineer Staff, Mechanical) – Lumentum Operations LLC – Milpitas, CA

Lumentum (NASDAQ: LITE) is a market-leading manufacturer of innovative optical and photonic products enabling optical networking and commercial laser customers worldwide. Lumentum’s optical components and subsystems are part of virtually every type of telecom, enterprise, and data center network. Lumentum’s commercial lasers enable advanced manufacturing techniques and diverse applications including next-generation 3D sensing capabilities. Lumentum is headquartered in Milpitas, California with R&D, manufacturing, and sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit


Lumentum is seeking a bright, motivated individual to contribute to the development of a variety of highly-innovative and market-leading high power single-mode and multi-mode semiconductor lasers for telecom, industrial and consumer applications.

Expertise in mechanical design for high precision automation systems for high volume manufacturing is required

Expertise in troubleshooting equipment problems and perform complex system tests is required

Experience in performing structural, dynamic and thermal finite element analysis desirable

Experience in opto-mechanical design for developing Telecom and/or commercial laser products is desirable

Familiarity with fiber optics is desirable

Experience in drafting and geometrical tolerance and dimensioning of drawings

Excellent communication skills are needed to contribute effectively in cross-functional teams

Education should be MS/PhD in mechanical engineering or equivalent with 5+ years of experience in custom automation machine design

US citizenship or permanent residence preferred, as it allows greater program flexibility

Key Responsibilities:
Design automated equipment and tooling for fiber-optic component manufacturing using knowledge of opto-mechanical systems, electronic controls and operator interfaces.

Develop new concepts/specifications for automation and also make improvements to existing equipment with input from a number of sources (i.e., Optical, processing, software, manufacturing, etc.).

Opto-Mechanical design for semiconductor laser packages and products.

Generate conceptual design, layout, prototyping, bill of materials, piece part and assembly drawings

Guide the design effort in creating prototype equipment and validation plan

Support continuous improvement of equipment used for product manufacturing.

Interact with vendors for piece parts specification, procurement, and quality assurance

Document engineering reports, engineering drawings, and equipment design specifications

Lumentum is an Equal Opportunity Employer, EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability

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Milpitas-HQ, CA USA

400 N McCarthy Blvd





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Mar 23, 2017, 4:07:31 PM

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