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Optical Technician

Who Are We?

Genus plc is a market leader in porcine, dairy and beef genetics and is uniquely positioned as a global player with a dedicated, multi-species Research and Development (R&D) team and an international distribution network.  With food consumption expected to rise by 60% in the next 20 years, our challenge is to affordably and sustainably meet that escalating demand while global resources diminish.  Our vision is clear: Pioneering animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world.

 

Open Role

We are currently seeking a highly talented, motivated Optical Technician to join our team to sustainably transform the global bovine industry.   The Optical Technician will be responsible for aligning optical equipment including laser based and imaging systems and diagnosing and maintaining optical systems used in the R&D and Production environments.  Additionally, the Optical Technician will be responsible for using metrology equipment to examine optical components and evaluate beam quality, aid engineering staff in building R&D and Production instruments, as well as assemble and clean optical assemblies.  They will also follow and exhibit safe work practices during laser alignment, and collaborate with a diverse team of engineers, scientists and technicians to help solve problems

 

Candidate Qualifications

We are searching for a candidate with an Associate’s Degree in Laser and Optics Technology, or a minimum of 5 years of direct relevant industry experience will be considered.  The candidate should also have laboratory experience, excellent manual dexterity, strong attention to detail, laser safety training and respect for quality assurance.  This position will be instrumental in our global efforts and thus 25% international travel is required.

What Can We Offer You?

 At Genus, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, together with the opportunities that come with working for a global organization. We offer an environment where personal growth in encouraged.   If you are interested in playing a key role for one of the most innovative and highly regarded companies in our industry, this is the business for you.