Photonics Technicians


Build, install, test, or maintain optical or fiber optic equipment, such as lasers, lenses, or mirrors, using spectrometers, interferometers, or related equipment.
Also called: Coating Manager, Engineering Technician (Engineering Tech), Laser Technician, Photonics Technician

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • computers and electronics
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by writing
  • listen and understand what people say
    Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • hold or move items with your hands
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Initiative

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • Statistical analysis software
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Image processing software

Education:

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