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At RIO we believe there's much more to a career than just a salary. That's why we've created a work environment that values the individual. As a leader in a fast-paced industry, we challenge our employees to set goals, accept responsibility and solve problems. Ours is an environment where every employee is a partner in our eventual success and will be rewarded accordingly, including a very competitive benefit package.

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In addition we have the following openings in our Santa Clara, California location.

Technician - Click here to apply

OptaSense is a world leader in Distributed Acoustic Sensing and proud to provide vital information to help protect and secure the world's critical assets.

Drawing on decades of experience in the signal processing world, OptaSense is able to turn standard single mode telecoms fibre into a listening device up to 50km in length. OptaSense is rapidly expanding, with growth built on providing cutting edge solutions and excellent service to clients with security and monitoring requirements in tough environments. The OptaSense system has been deployed successfully worldwide and we now have operations in over 35 countries, in industries such as Oil and Gas, Transport and Security.

Join a challenging, dynamic and fast growing business with an exciting portfolio of international clients working on some of the most critical and exciting projects around the planet.

This position is located in our Santa Clara, CA facility RIO, a business of OptaSense. RIO develops and manufactures optical sources and subsystems based on its proprietary planar external cavity laser technology (PLANEX™), which delivers unique price-performance advantages in energy, security, infrastructure, metrology, and other markets.

Job description/Person specification

This position employs an individual skilled and experienced in opto mechanical assembly and related quality assurance measures like visual inspection. This person will be responsible for the assembly and testing of RIO's Butterfly Lasers. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter that can work independently with minimum direction.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Perform epoxy based assembly processes, following RIO's work instructions.
  • Develop, evaluate and improve current manufacturing methods by utilizing knowledge of product design, materials, assembly
  • Perform component and sub-assembly inspection according to RIO's quality documentation
  • Assist with material management including kitting as needed.
  • Assist in the shipping and receiving of product as needed
  • Use machine and hand tools to perform a variety of optical alignment and test operations
  • Provide assistance to the Engineering organization to support yield improvement projects
  • Contribute to cost and cycle time reduction activities by suggesting innovative approaches to optical assembly, and alignment
  • Perform testing of RIO lasers

Essential Qualifications

  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in a mechanical assembly role for opto electronic products.
  • Ability to perform epoxy die attach work under a microscope is a must.
  • Must be highly motivated individual willing to take initiative
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be willing to learn new tasks or jobs
  • Excellent manual dexterity
  • Computer skills for MS Office software required
  • Opto-electronic testing experience




As the culture at RIO is dedicated to respecting our employees and using their unique talents to their full potential and because our customers push the boundaries for us to deliver new technologies, all interested candidates must be team players and self-starters who understand and can react to customer needs.