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Requisition Number 18-0027
Title Production Support Technician
City Alhambra
State CA
Description EMCORE Corporation designs and manufactures Indium Phosphide (InP) optical chips, components, subsystems and systems for the broadband and specialty fiber optics market. EMCORE was the pioneer in linear fiber optic transmission technology, and today is a leader in optical components, as well as a provider of complete end-to-end solutions for high-speed communications network infrastructures, enabling systems and service providers to meet growing demand for bandwidth and connectivity. EMCORE’s advanced optical technologies are designed for cable television (CATV) and fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) networks, telecommunications and data centers, satellite communications, aerospace and defense, wireless networks, and broadcast and professional audio/video systems. With its world-class InP semiconductor wafer fabrication facility, EMCORE has fully vertically-integrated manufacturing capability and also provides contract design, foundry and component packaging services. EMCORE is headquartered in Alhambra, California, USA with InP wafer fabrication operations in Alhambra, and ISO 9001 certified manufacturing in Alhambra and Beijing, China. For further information, please visit

EMCORE Corporation is seeking a Production Support Technician.
The candidate will be primarily responsible for building and maintaining production equipment for optical, electrical, and mechanical assemblies on the Fiber Optic Gyroscope line. In addition, the candidate will assist in engineering experiments and product development. The appropriate applicant will have strong knowledge in lean manufacturing systems.

• Perform the manufacturing processes.
• Perform repairs in the field.
• Provide feedback to supervisory and engineering personnel on blue print and schematic errors.
• Troubleshoot process and equipment problems.
• Enforces clean room disciplines.
• Understand statistical process control methods.
• Facilitate lean manufacturing and lean improvements
• Enforces good housekeeping practices to maintain clean and efficient working environments

• Works as a member of the manufacturing team by promoting teamwork and demonstrating professional behavior, a positive attitude, good interpersonal skills and effective communication.
• Acts as support to and back-up for supervisor as assigned.
• Identifies nonconformances when they occur and participates in finding the solution to the nonconformance.
• Deploys the Quality Management System as it applies to the scope of work.
• Helps production operators when inconsistencies or other issues arise
• Some travel required.
• Stop any process that threatens the quality of the products or the safety of work environment.
• Initiate corrective action when a nonconformance is identified and stop the process when a nonconformance is found.
• Design and execute complex optical, electrical, and mechanical test for engineering.
Other appropriate duties as assigned.
• 2-year degree in an engineering or physical science field. Industrial, mechanical, or electrical engineering preferred.
• Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

• College experience will be considered (i.e. college coursework, projects, etc.)
• Has worked with and can implement lean manufacturing
• Has experience troubleshooting complex systems

• 2 - 4 years of related experience in manufacturing
• Six-sigma training
• Experienced in building/maintaining industrial automation equipment

Due to the nature of the products, applicants must be a US citizen or a Permanent Resident.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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EMCORE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.