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In parallel with its vocational education program, the Florida Photonics Cluster (FPC) also partners with a network of employers, other clusters, professional societies, resource agencies and search firms to help identify and place skilled photonics expertise where it is needed.  

Members have access to a dynamic pool of qualified candidates, both recent graduates from institutions with concentrated programs in photonics and associated technologies at all levels as well as seasoned professionals seeking a change. They can also post vacancies which will appear on this site as well in our directories.

Job seekers can also look to the FPC as a resource in helping facilitate a move to the next stage in their career or as a means of entering the field of photonics from another field or industry.
Please contact us if you wish to post an opening or are seeking a position.  Positions are posted for 60 days unless a request for continuation is received by the FPC.

  Open Positions  

Current open positions and persons seeking employment are listed below.  Please contact the person or company as shown in each listing.  Please also acknowledge that you found the contact via the Florida Photonics Cluster website.


LaserStar Technologies

Laser/Optical Engineer

(Posted on 10/23/2017)

The Laser/Optical Engineer will design and develop new laser systems, optical paths and assemblies. The individual will work with and support Customers, Sales, Application Engineering, Engineering and Manufacturing departments.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Develop, Design, Prototype and Test various types of optical systems and laser systems
    (i.e. flash lamp, diode pumped, direct diode, and fiber)
  • Understand and support the application of the company’s laser systems
  • Analyze laser systems, optical systems and components to improve performance and reliability
  • Select and qualify laser and optical components and suppliers and provide supplier support
  • Write technical reports and technical specifications
  • Participate with other engineering team members on the develop of products to ensure efficient production methods, manufacturability, serviceability, reliability and uniformity across product lines


  • Strong hands on experience in optical and laser design
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience with mechanical and optical layout tools required
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Be a team player able to work with and support other departments and interact positively with customer and suppliers

To perform this job successfully, the candidate should have education and/or industrial experience in the design, development and manufacturing of laser systems and optics.

BS in Physics, Optics or Laser Engineering.

Valid Drivers License and clean MVR record & BCI record is required.

Must be able to lift and move equipment (lift up to 50 lbs). The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

This position is available at the following LaserStar locations: Corporate Headquarters, Riverside, RI.

Interested candidates should send resume with salary requirements to:

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