Technical Fellow

Katherine Schultz

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  • San Diego
  • San Diego
  • This position has been filled


This position employs an individual for the purpose of developing next generation laser micro manufacturing technology, executing on key customer Lightspeed ADL projects, providing technical support to internal customers, and mentoring the internal technical team.


  • Perform complex equipment set up and process development
  • Provide technical skill training and mentoring to application development engineers, application development technicians, and laser operators
  • Lead Advanced Technology Group projects including the successful transition to the Lightspeed ADL
  • Support manufacturing by solving complex production issues
  • Generate and update setup sheets, work instructions, and CAPAs as required
  • Participate in sales support activities including sales presentations, customer visits, and technical seminars
  • Conduct background literature searches on relevant technical topics of interest and provide summaries
  • Develop new laser micro manufacturing and support technologies
  • Generate intellectual property and patents
  • Monitor other engineers in the Lightspeed ADL for technical effectiveness and offer assistance when necessary
  • Execute Lightspeed ADL projects for key customers as assigned
  • Participate in internal technical exchange meetings
  • Participate in the annual Innovation Summit
  • Attend technical conferences as assigned


  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience plus 10 + years of experience with laser micro manufacturing technology
  • Experience with industrial laser such as excimer, CO2, ultrafast and beam deliveries
  • Basic understanding of laser-material interaction for a specific application (i.e. laser welding, excimer laser- polymer, etc.) and how to apply that understanding
  • Ability to generate machine motion control programs (i.e. G-Code)
  • Ability to create and troubleshoot programs for inspection devices and other auxiliary equipment
  • Ability to generate drawings and models (2D & 3D CAD) using GD&T
  • Ability to present and convey complex engineering ideas to internal and external customers
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings using a GD&T system
  • Ability to create job related documentation for quality purposes
  • Proficient with the use of optical inspection equipment. This may be defined as a magnifier, microscope, and/or equipment used for measuring capacity
  • Proficient with using multiple axis motion controllers
  • Ability to quickly and positively adapt to changing priorities and processes
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment within primary job functions
  • Ability to work unsupervised and be self-motivated
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong leadership skills


  • Master’s degree in an engineering or science discipline
  • Familiarity with ISO Quality Systems particularly in medical device manufacturing


  • Ability to work long hours in support of customer requirements
  • Standing and walking for short periods of time
  • Ability to use a microscope, including manipulating small object under a microscope
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