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Quality Assurance Technician

Mechanical Engineer

Director of Sales - Remote Imaging

Machinist, All Shifts 

 

Competitive wages, great benefits!

UMR United Healthcare, Eyemed vision, Delta dental, 10 paid holidays, paid vacation and paid personal time off, training and tuition reimbursement, free-to-you paid short and long term disability, free-to-you paid life insurance, shoe and clothing allowances, safety eyewear allowances, employer matched 401K, paid 14 weeks parental leave for men and women, monthly fitness benefit, optional Lincoln Financial supplemental insurance plans


QUALITY ASSURANCE TECHNICIAN

FUNCTION: OPERATIONS

Maintain and improve quality assurance systems and activities under the guidance of the Quality Assurance Manager.  Champion quality initiatives and perform day to day tasks necessary for the function of the QMS.

Essential Job Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities

  • Release product through checkout processes and maintain appropriate documentation.  Ensure product quality is maintained by working with shop personnel to address non-conformances and opportunities for improvement.  Report deficiencies to appropriate supervisors/managers and assist in determination of corrective action.
  • Read and understand blueprints and other part definitions, to include geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.  Work with engineering staff on model definitions and measurability.
  • Be or become proficient in the use of the CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine).  As primary operator, the technician will be responsible to program for part measurement and train others in its usage.
  • Perform incoming inspection for flagged supplies and vendors.  Maintain proper documentation.  Report deficiencies to the Quality Manager.
  • Process internal scrap and rework (nonconformances, inspection, and DMR disposition).  Work with vendors and buyers to return discrepant items for review, replacement, or rework.  Maintain proper documentation.
  • Maintain the internal document control system and procedures.  Assist in creation of processes and procedures defining those processes.  Update internal documentation as necessary and obtain approvals.
  • Conduct internal audits as a lead auditor.  Create and maintain proper documentation.  Work with the Quality Manager on RCCA (Root Cause and Corrective Action). 
  • Work with customer service on returned product and assist in determining appropriate actions.
  • Job functions include but are not limited to those listed. 

General Requirements 

  • Associates degree in a technical field or equivalent experience preferred.
  • One or more years of direct experience in quality assurance, inspection, machining, or manufacturing.
  • Proven communication and organizational skills.
  • Basic knowledge of dimensional and visual inspection.
  • Familiarity with any ISO quality management system.
  • Ability to work effectively with productivity tools such as Excel, Access and Word. 
  • Ability to effectively perform the above mentioned essential job functions.

MECHANICAL ENGINEER

FUNCTION: ENGINEERING

Labsphere is seeking a creative mechanical design engineer who is proficient in SolidWorks to join our engineering team to design new electro-opto-mechanical products. The ideal candidate will have experience generating detailed 3D models and 2D drawings for manufacturing components up through more complex light measurement or generation systems. The ideal candidate will be capable and willing to perform simple mechanical analyses such as calculating loads and safety factors on moving components, tolerance stacks within assemblies, or thermal expansion of components due to temperature changes. A strong understanding of mechanical engineering best practices such as GD&T, failure mode identification and prevention, and design for manufacturability/assembly is required. Proficiency in flow and thermal modeling in SolidWorks (or similar CFD package) is desirable but not required. Experience in design activity utilizing iterative prototyping, agile new product development, and custom development teams and process frameworks are desirable.

The successful candidate will be an ideal team player who can constructively problem solve across company disciplines including electrical, optical, software, sales, marketing, and manufacturing. As a self-starter, this engineer will have the ability to efficiently produce creative, cost-effective solutions to the engineering challenges provided by Labsphere and its customers, sometimes with limited time and resources. The right candidate enjoys working in a collaborative, creatively stimulating, and fast-paced environment and derives satisfaction from turning innovative ideas into reality. Candidate must exhibit attention to detail, work efficiently, and be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously. For the right candidate, there is opportunity for growth/advancement into Product Engineering, Engineering Management, Applications Engineering, Sales, or Operations.


DIRECTOR OF SALES - REMOTE IMAGING

FUNCTION: SALES

The Director of Sales for Remote Imaging is a Sales leadership and market development role in the exciting markets of earth observation and remote imaging.  This position manages direct Sales and Business Development resources with the support of technical Applications Engineers.  The role is best served by a driven, technically oriented leader and player/coach who is passionate about bringing disruptive technology to market.  Growth opportunities exist at the Vice President and General Manager level.

Role:

The role is intended to drive the adoption of Labsphere’s FLARE network into the earth observing satellite and remote sensing markets.  Initially you will develop a deep technical understanding of Labsphere’s market leading remote sensing products and FLARE calibration services (www.flare-network.com).  This understanding will enable you to lead the strategic account penetration activities at customers such as Raytheon, NASA, European Space Agency (ESA), L3 Harris, Planet, Maxar and others.  Strategies and actions to win programs with government agencies involved in surveillance, intelligence and land management are also a major focus of this position.  Customer targets include:  NGA (National Geospatial intelligence Agency, NRO (National Reconnaissance Organization), and USGS (United States Geological Survey).

Specifically, the role will include:

  • Implementing a market penetration strategy – Aligning and executing strategic account strategies with early adopter and early majority customers.
  • Leading a team using strategic selling and digital sales techniques – Understanding of the techniques involved to map and influence a customer’s decision organization and process.
  • Building a customer base of recurring revenue - FLARE is designed to be a digital, recurring revenue system where customers access and purchase “looks” after subscribing to the network.
  • Aligning Go-to-Market collateral and product capabilities to match customer needs – Closely align with Marketing and Business Development personnel to create and utilize the technical and commercial proof statements and collateral needed to secure customer commitments.

Responsibilities:

As the Director of Remote Imaging Sales, you will drive growth in the adoption of the FLARE network and take the lead to create and implement market and specific account strategies by:

  • Working directly with Marketing and Business Development personnel to define the overall market penetration strategy and implementation plan.
  • Managing direct and indirect personnel to secure initial and beachhead customers to establish FLARE as a calibration and validation method with recurring revenue in line with program expectations.
  • Aligning closely with Marketing to define and implement the tools that transition customers through the buying process from Awareness to Interest to Consideration to Intent to Evaluation to Purchase and finally Brand Preference.
  • Delivering reliable monthly forecasts of FLARE bookings from recurring accounts and strategic opportunities.

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to exceed expectations relative to the above tasks and desire to be a part of an agile fast-moving Sales team.  The successful candidate must also have:

  • 10+ years technical/business experience related to remote sensing, digital imaging, or earth observation
  • 5+ years of sales management experience with demonstrated commercial success
  • Knowledge of and contacts within the aerospace and earth observing satellite industries, including government entities
  • Understanding and success navigating government contracts and procurement processes. 
  • Strategic sales experience and methodology
  • Demonstrated market penetration success with new technology
  • 4-year Technical Degree as described below

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Leadership oriented.  Desire to help others succeed including customers and direct reports
  • Demonstrated superior interpersonal skills with excellent verbal and written communications
  • High energy level, passionate and goal/results oriented
  • Strong initiative and sense of urgency
  • Positive attitude, excellent time management skills, strong problem-solving skills, technical and analytical aptitude
  • Availability to travel ≥50%
  • US Citizen (National Security Clearance a strong plus)

EDUCATION:

  • A Bachelor of Science in a technical field such as Physics, Mechanical, Electrical, Optical Science or Aerospace Engineering.  A technical or engineering degree from four-year College or University is a requirement.
  • A Master’s in Business Administration is a plus

LOCATION:

  • Ideal location is either in the greater Washington DC or Boston area. 

COMPENSATION:

Position qualifies for a base + car allowance + variable (commission) salary structure.


MACHINIST, ALL SHIFTS

FUNCTION: OPERATIONS

Essential Job Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities

Signing bonus for this position!

Second shift currently works 4 10 hour days, Mon-Thur but that is flexible to meet the needs of the right candidate.

Looking for experienced machinists to work with great products and equipment in a team environment.

The individual in this position is expected to be proficient or trainable in set-up, programming and operating machine tools specific to Labsphere’s machine shop to fabricate metallic and non-metallic parts in a team environment. It is expected that this individual will be capable of working without close supervision after training, able to prioritize own work to meet customer due dates and inspect own product output to ensure quality. The individual in this position must be able to manufacture parts from blueprints and/or CAD models.

  • Reads blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals and specifications to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished part, sequence of operations, and setup and tooling requirements. Demonstrates basic set-up and thought process for sequence of operations.
  • Measures, marks, and scribes dimensions and reference points on material or work piece as guides for the lay out of subsequent machining.
  • Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as mills, lathes, and/or any other Labsphere machine equipment.
  • Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow, and depth and angle of cut, or enters commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media.
  • Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls or control media as required.
  • Verifies conformance of finished work piece to specifications, using the appropriate measuring equipment. Understands how, or able to learn, to use optical comparator height gauge, sine plate, indicators, micrometers, verniers, depth mics, bore gauges, etc.
  • Verifies dimensions by using inspection equipment such as micrometers, verniers, gage pins pitch micrometers, etc.
  • Sets up and operates machine on test run to verify accuracy of machine settings. Updates program to latest revision for pre-programmed parts as needed.
  • Meets standard times on routers and reports to supervisor when deviating from standard time.
  • Reports to supervisor any conflict or problem that will interrupt the flow of work in the Machine Shop work environment.
  • Follows Labsphere's safety policy in the machining area.
  • Confers with immediate supervisor or other machinists if supervisor is unavailable to resolve machining problems.
  • Employee will be required to use Labsphere’s paperless time keeping terminal to log tome against open work orders. The employee will also be required to job on and off at breaks as well as complete transactions to transfer part to inventory or out-plant.
  • Utilizing Labsphere’s continuous improvement process, employees will be required to contribute to the improvement of any and all machine shop processes.
  • The employee will be required to maintain good housekeeping, safety, and organizational habits. At the end of each work shift the employee is required to clean his/her machine and the immediate floor area around the machine. Employee will be required to clean on a rotating basis with other employees, other areas of the shop and machinery that are less susceptible to chip build-up but do require less frequent cleaning. (ex. cutoff saws) All community tooling should be placed back in its proper storage location for the next person’s use.
  • Other duties as assigned.

General Requirements (Education, Experience, Attributes of Successful Candidate)

  • · High school diploma or equivalent. Associates degree from a Technical College preferred. Previous experience in a machine shop a plus.
  • · Strong interpersonal skills and professional demeanor to deal with internal and external contacts.
  • · Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • · Strong organizational and time management skills. Ability to work effectively in a multitask environment under deadlines. Must work independently and show initiative.
  • · Proven ability to meet challenges that lie beyond the current position description and learn to solve problems creatively.
  • · Ability to effectively perform all of the above mentioned essential job functions.

QUALITY ASSURANCE TECHNICIAN

FUNCTION: OPERATIONS

Maintain and improve quality assurance systems and activities under the guidance of the Quality Assurance Manager.  Champion quality initiatives and perform day to day tasks necessary for the function of the QMS.

Essential Job Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities

  • Release product through checkout processes and maintain appropriate documentation.  Ensure product quality is maintained by working with shop personnel to address non-conformances and opportunities for improvement.  Report deficiencies to appropriate supervisors/managers and assist in determination of corrective action.
  • Read and understand blueprints and other part definitions, to include geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.  Work with engineering staff on model definitions and measurability.
  • Be or become proficient in the use of the CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine).  As primary operator, the technician will be responsible to program for part measurement and train others in its usage.
  • Perform incoming inspection for flagged supplies and vendors.  Maintain proper documentation.  Report deficiencies to the Quality Manager.
  • Process internal scrap and rework (nonconformances, inspection, and DMR disposition).  Work with vendors and buyers to return discrepant items for review, replacement, or rework.  Maintain proper documentation.
  • Maintain the internal document control system and procedures.  Assist in creation of processes and procedures defining those processes.  Update internal documentation as necessary and obtain approvals.
  • Conduct internal audits as a lead auditor.  Create and maintain proper documentation.  Work with the Quality Manager on RCCA (Root Cause and Corrective Action). 
  • Work with customer service on returned product and assist in determining appropriate actions.
  • Job functions include but are not limited to those listed. 

General Requirements 

  • Associates degree in a technical field or equivalent experience preferred.
  • One or more years of direct experience in quality assurance, inspection, machining, or manufacturing.
  • Proven communication and organizational skills.
  • Basic knowledge of dimensional and visual inspection.
  • Familiarity with any ISO quality management system.
  • Ability to work effectively with productivity tools such as Excel, Access and Word. 
  • Ability to effectively perform the above mentioned essential job functions.

Competitive wages, great benefits!

(UMR United Healthcare, Eyemed vision, Delta dental, 10 paid holidays, paid vacation and paid personal time off, training and tuition reimbursement, free-to-you paid short and long term disability, free-to-you paid life insurance, shoe and clothing allowances, safety eyewear allowances, employer matched 401K, paid 14 weeks parental leave for men and women, monthly fitness benefit, optional Lincoln Financial supplemental insurance plans)


Come work for a growing, innovative, fast-paced company

Labsphere is a world-leading photonics and light measurement company with a rich 40+ year history.  We have a strong and diverse team at our headquarters in New Hampshire as well as our remote locations which include Europe and Asia.  Labsphere is always seeking new members for our team.  If you have specific skills and attributes that you feel would be a good fit with what we do, please send your resume to jobs@labsphere.com  

Labsphere, Inc., is a subsidiary of Halma p.l.c..  Great Career Opportunities at Halma

We offer competitive wages, career advancement opportunities, and great benefits for our employees, including medical/dental/vision, group life, short- and long-term disability insurance, tuition reimbursement, and 401(k) retirement plan with company match. Labsphere, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

For immediate consideration for available opportunities, please send your resume to Darlene Delano

jobs@labsphere.com

Human Resources
Labsphere, Inc.
231 Shaker Street
P.O. Box 70
North Sutton, NH 03260