Specialist - Fiber Production Specialist at MIT Lincoln Laboratory

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Date: Apr 27, 2021


Lexington, MA, US

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MIT Lincoln Laboratory

The Advanced Materials and Microsystems Group is a multidisciplinary group that combines chemistry, nanofabrication, micro-assembly, and simulations to develop new microsystem technologies for applications in larger systems. Examples of current or recent past work include the development and testing of chemical sensors for trace explosives and toxic chemical detection (both point and standoff), development of nanoplasmonic- and metamaterials-based devices with new functionalities in the visible and infrared, applications of microfluidics in biology, micro-optics, and heat management, and the development of devices and subsystems on both the microscale and nanoscale that combine chemistry with newly engineered materials.

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We are seeking a person to support a variety of programs as a fiber preform production and fiber draw specialist. Tasks will range from preform manufacturing process development to establishing best practices for drawing a range of fiber structures. The candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists pushing the boundaries of fiber and fabric functionality. This individual will be involved in supporting all aspects of product innovation, including multifunctional fiber preform design, material sourcing, fiber draw, and full system integration.

Specific responsibilities of the position include:

* Develop processes and draw fiber (polymer, silica) for new and existing fiber architectures

* Design and fabricate preforms for polymer fibers based on program needs

* Work with multiple project teams to ensure fiber and fabric devices are being produced that meet project goals

* Evaluate and characterize fiber and fabric

* Collect and report process control, fiber characterization and manufacturing data (output, yield etc.)

* Maintain inventory system for the fiber draw facility including supplies and fabricated fibers/fiber devices

* Maintain the fiber draw facility & day-to-day operations


BA/BS in mechanical engineering, materials science, textile technology or related degree, plus 2 years' experience in the textile field or a minimum of 6 years' hands-on experience with preform fabrication and fiber drawing.

The successful candidate will have experience fabricating multimaterial prefoms fibers, be able to work in a fast-paced multidisciplinary team environment, and possess strong communication skills including the ability present findings/results to internal and external organizations. Preferred skills include working under a microscope and handling small semiconductor die and/or wires. Experience with soldering and cross sectioning techniques for materials analysis is a big plus.

For Benefits Information, click http://hrweb.mit.edu/benefits

Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

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