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Headwall is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Headwall does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. We are an official Affirmative Action Program employer.

Headwall encourages any United States citizen and others who are authorized to work in the United States to apply for these positions.

Please: No agencies.

To apply, click the button below or send an e-mail to jobs@headwallphotonics.com and reference your position of interest in the subject line.

 

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Overview

This position within our gratings production facility is primarily responsible for producing metalized coatings in our Evaporative coating chambers and maintaining the coating equipment in a clean room environment. Candidate must have at least 5 years of experience in all phases of evaporative coating process also basic knowledge of the mechanical components of vacuum chambers is a must. Candidate should be able to tear down and clean coating vacuum chambers without supervision.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the metalized coating operation with both equipment and process expertise for evaporative chambers
  • Conduct basic system troubleshooting for identifying tool / mechanical system issues and report these to the supervisor
  • Testing of product with Zygo interferometers, roughness tools, and other laser based testing tools
  • Ability to inspect for scratch/dig criteria
  • Support glass handling, cleaning and inspection operations
  • Provide support to the coating lab: clean room housekeeping, data collection
  • Work with team to improve process and equipment reliability
  • Willingness to cross train in other steps of the gratings process
  • Completes work order documentation describing jobs performed and enters time spent for each job promptly
  • Manage equipment performing preventive maintenance as required
  • Maintain clean equipment and work area in line with a lean manufacturing operation

Essential Duties

  • Ability to work in clean room environment
  • Mentor other technicians in the coating process
  • Apply basic mathematic knowledge to manufacturing process
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and ability to lift 10-15 pounds
  • Familiarity with Lean manufacturing is desirable
  • Proficiency with math skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience and Education

  • Technical high school and/or associates degree in manufacturing process, optics, fabrication, math and sciences or 5 years related experience

Citizenship

US Citizenship or Green Card status

EEO Statement:

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

The qualified candidate will assume the role of Optical Engineer for the development of sophisticated, miniaturized imaging spectrometers. These commercial instruments are designed for the Remote Sensing, Industrial, and Research markets. They are used primarily for the analysis and monitoring of agriculture, food, and other products. Additionally, the company participates in the development of airborne and space-based sensors for the monitoring of greenhouse gases and other environmental chemicals.

This role will have responsibilities for sustaining development of existing products and for new product development. The candidate will be responsible for the specification, design, development and documentation of complete optical systems. This individual should have strong proficiency in using Zemax for optical design and significant experience in opto-mechanical design issues. A thorough understanding of optical performance, tolerancing, athermalization, and sensitivity analysis is important. Experience designing tests and fixtures to verify optical components and systems is also important.

Qualifications:

  • A Masters level degree or higher in optical engineering, physics, or other related field with at least 5 years of experience designing optical systems.
  • Solid understanding of the principles and methods of optical design including component selection, free-space layout, system tolerancing, and passive athermalization.
  • Proficient with Zemax to design and analyze optical system designs for performance, including ability to analyze system-level characteristics such as spectral and spatial resolution. 
  • Experience designing, constructing, and measuring fixtures for optical component and optical system verification
  • Understanding of spectrometers and the figures of merit used to design and analyze them. Understanding of the tradeoffs between performance, cost, size, and weight.
  • Ability to assist in the design and analysis of vibration resistant and athermalized mechanical mounting schemes for optical components.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to work individually as well as with a design or manufacturing team

Other Valuable Skills / Experience:

  • Experience in the design, characterization, or manufacturing process of holographic diffraction gratings. Experience with PC Grate or similar grating design software.
  • Knowledge and experience with thin film coating design.
  • Experience designing, integrating, and characterizing spectrographs and spectrometers. 
  • Experience with aerospace qualification and testing
  • Project management skills

Location:

Work will be performed at our Bolton office. Some flexibility with work-from-home can be arranged.

Headwall Photonics
580 Main Street
Bolton, MA 01740

Other:

Headwall Photonics, Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer. We solicit and hire applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected category. We conduct background checks in accordance with company policies and federal and state guidelines.

Qualified candidates should contact us at jobs@headwallphotonics.com, subject line “Optical Engineer”.

The Position

The Quality and Continuous Improvement Manager will drive company initiatives to improve operational efficiencies as well as ensure preparedness for external quality audits for both our Bolton and Fitchburg sites. This position requires a high energy positive attitude with the capability and desire to be continuously engaged with the Team to drive projects to completion.

Reporting to the Director of Manufacturing & Operations, the Quality and CI Manager also acts as a liaison between Company and our Suppliers while engaging Customers for feedback and improvement. The Quality Manager will select and drive high impact improvements, be responsible for departmental processes/procedures, and be involved with technical communications with the customer.

With a focus on quality and continuous improvement, the Quality Manager is accountable for timely and detailed oriented results. The impact of the projects will all make a positive contribution to lean manufacturing improvements and process efficiencies to improve operational profitability.

Essential Job Functions

  • Create a lean culture by mentoring and creating training opportunities.
  • Internal quality system audit and remediation skills
  • Collecting production data, analyzing outputs, and determining corrective courses of action to promote safety, quality, and efficiency.
  • Identify ways to eliminate waste in production processes.
  • Analyze and identify opportunities to reduce process variation, improve process capabilities and optimize process performance.
  • Work with management to identify new process improvement opportunities in the areas of quality, cost, performance, and preventive and predictive maintenance.
  • In-depth experience implementing Lean, 5S, Value Stream Map and Kaizen
  • Review and update business procedures and documents.
  • Must have experience working in a regulated industry (ISO 17025, ISO 9001 or other)
  • Quality System knowledge with ability to rapidly identify and resolve system gaps.
  • Independently facilitate CAR, CAPA or Non-conformances Root Cause analysis [RCA].
  • Evidence of effectively creating Prepared Quality System documents nd records.
  • Ability to gather and quantify quality metrics and management presentation material.
  • Support the Quality function and the business by maintaining professional business ethics and ensuring customers are treated with efficiency, courtesy, and respect.

Educational & Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial, Manufacturing, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or other related technical discipline
  • Green Belt Certification required; Black Belt preferred.
  • An outgoing detail-oriented person with superior communications skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong computer desktop tool proficiency & other manufacturing software (MS-Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Routinely working in cross functional teams and influencing peers on project tasks.
  • Proven experience effectively prioritizing workload to meet deadlines & work objectives.
  • Effective quantitative ability, exceptional organizational (records) talent and analytical skills.
Experience Required
  • 5-7 years: industry related experience within the optics industry and/or analytical instruments

Other:

Headwall Photonics, Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer. We solicit and hire applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected category. We conduct background checks in accordance with company policies and federal and state guidelines.

Job Location: Bolton, Massachusetts
US Citizenship required

The addressable market for hyperspectral imaging has been estimated to be anywhere from $6 billion to $25 billion in the next few years. Come work with the best…

Headwall Photonics is a global leader in the design and manufacture of spectral imaging systems and high-performance spectral solutions to some of the world’s leading companies that address critical business opportunities.

Job Description:

The selected candidate for this position will join the software development team which is advancing the field of hyperspectral imaging by providing easy-to-use data collection, image processing, sensor fusion, and machine learning tools to our customers. The successful candidate will have significant opportunities for career growth in the development of scientific and mathematical software applications and algorithms. This includes video processing, image manipulation, machine vision, and data visualization.

This role will have responsibilities in new product development and sustaining of existing products. The candidate will be responsible for the specification, design, development, and documentation of code. Our codebase is written in C++ and an eligible candidate should be proficient in this language. Knowledge of the QT framework is a plus but can also be learned on the job. Knowledge of other machine vision toolkits and libraries (such as OpenCV) is also a plus.

Additionally, the candidate may be called upon to use their capabilities to support automated build process and testing.

Required Skills & Education:

Required education: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, equivalent technical field, or practical experience. At least 3+ years of experience.

  • Proven experience in the design and development of software solutions to complex problems
  • Object Oriented Programming in C++
  • Knowledge of user interface design and implementation
  • Experience with multi-threaded / multi-process applications in Windows and/or Linux OS
  • Knowledge of linear algebra and numerical methods

Other Valuable Skills / Experience:

  • Knowledge of QT and QWT frameworks
  • Experience working with imaging, cameras, or similar real-time sensors
  • Experience working with hardware calibration, test, and automation
  • Knowledge of SQL databases
  • Experience with machine learning or image processing libraries (such as OpenCV)
  • Experience with image or spectroscopic algorithms
  • Experience with git version control system and Atlassian tools
  • Experience with automated build and test

Other:

Headwall Photonics, Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer. We solicit and hire applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected category. We conduct background checks in accordance with company policies and federal and state guidelines.

U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time.

Qualified candidates should contact us at jobs@headwallphotonics.com, subject line “Software Engineer”.

Agency Statement: no agencies please.

Headwall continually seeks highly motivated, successful Regional Sales Managers based on the Company's geographically-aligned territories.

These are high profile, key contributors to the achievement of company revenue goals across a broad set of industries and a diverse customer base. Specific account responsibilities include academic, bio-pharma and industry accounts in the assigned geographical region.

As a member of the sales team, you will be responsible for driving revenue across key markets and application areas for Headwall’s hyperspectraland spectral imaging solutions. Sales activities will focus on outbound face-to-face interaction with key prospects to qualify, cultivate and close new business.  Limited channel management where appropriate. 

Requirements:

  • Demonstrable and quantifiable track record of successful sales achievement

  • Ability to develop successful sales strategies to penetrate accounts

  • Exceptional sales qualification skills

  • Competitive, self-starter who enjoys working in a fast paced, technology growth environment

  • In-depth technical knowledge of spectroscopy (spectral sensors and analytical instruments) and/or imaging technologies

  • Outstanding telephone and interpersonal communication skills

  • Team player with a flexible and open communication style

  • Sales CRM experience necessary – Funnel management 100% in online tools

  • Expected travel 50%

 Education and Background:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced technical degree

  • Minimum of 5 years scientific sales experience

  • Location preference is within assigned territory and close proximity to major airport; focus on the US Northeast and Southeast

Other:

Headwall Photonics, Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer. We solicit and hire applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected category. We conduct background checks in accordance with company policies and federal and state guidelines.

Qualified candidates should contact us at jobs@headwallphotonics.com, subject line “Regional Sales Manager”.