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IDEX Applications Engineer in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Title: Applications Engineer

Business Unit: CVI


200 Dorado Place SE

Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87123

United States

Function: Sales


As an Applications Engineer at CVI Laser Optics, you will be part of a team challenged to maintain and grow business with customers that heavily utilize optical components and systems. Customers range

from a variety of markets including, but not exclusive to, semiconductor, defense, laser machining, and biomedical.

Apply for the opportunity to work for a company that, over the past 45 years, has built a reputation as one of the premier optical component manufacturers in the world. CVI Laser Optics is a vertically integrated factory with onsite facilities for machine work, optical component fabrication, optical coatings, and advanced optical sub-assemblies. In addition, a large inventory is maintained to help support its customer base in delivering high quality parts in limited time.

You will be challenged technically as you learn about CVI Laser Optics’ manufacturing capabilities and processes and work hand in hand with engineers and technicians to enable you to collaborate with our

customers’ engineers in creating manufacturable designs/prototypes. Commercially, you will work alongside an outside sales manager to analyze competitive situations and right price optical components and systems based on perceived value and market knowledge.


Serve as the primary technical liaison for assigned customers, and provide technical support and feedback and mechanical and/or optical models, drawings, and/or designs as required.

Develop accurate information concerning prospect and customer needs, and effectively communicate said information to company decision makers and team members.

Review quote requests with customers to insure specifications and tolerances are complete; be able to communicate said specifications to operations to determine manufacturability.

Prepare and manage quote packages including sales drawings, cost worksheets and acceptance test documentation.

Prepare and manage engineering and quality documentation for purchase orders to ensure

customer contract requirements are met within manufacturing.

Communicate company and product values to prospective customers via formal and informal presentations, meetings and communications.

Represent the company at trade shows, technical meetings, exhibitions and workshops.

Develop and present technical papers at said events as required.

Assist in trade compliance program by providing jurisdiction and classification and other relevant information of items imported and exported by company.

Other duties and responsibilities as required based on company’s needs.

Travel estimated to be 20% of the year.


B.S. in optical sciences/engineering or B.S. in engineering or physics with concentration/minor in optical sciences

Practical experience with high energy lasers, optical components, and/or opto-mechanical system assemblies.

Experience with any of the following design interfaces: SolidWorks, Zemax OpticStudio®, CODE V, and/or any other modeling or optical design software

This job position requires compliance with ITAR Regulations. Therefore, all employees working in this capacity must meet citizenship status. Per the CVI Laser, LLC Export Controls Policy and Procedure, the employee must be a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Permanent Resident.


Minimum 2 years of sales, manufacturing, and/or design experience within optics/photonics industry

Strong background and knowledge with the following design interfaces: SolidWorks and Zemax OpticStudio®


IDEX is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

REQ ID: 2142