Production Engineer

CACI - Florham Park, NJ

Full-timeEstimated: $72,000 - $91,000 a year

Job Description:

The CACI/LGS Innovations photonics team is expanding! We’re helping NASA create high-definition video communications for the Space Station, and to also explore asteroids 250 million miles away. Our photonic solutions can also help scientists discover biohazards; support intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions; and protect soldiers from explosive devices. Do you have a passion for innovation? Apply now and join the team!

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support new business development teams by identifying production approaches, providing resource planning and developing cost and schedule estimates for R&D prototyping and low-volume production programs and proposals
  • Support the transition from design to prototyping and low-volume manufacturing
  • Write detailed documentation and work instructions that describe and control the fabrication, assembly, and in-process testing of photonic modules and subsystems
  • Define requirements for design and procurement of custom fixtures required for photonic subsystem assemblies
  • Oversee the day-to-day efforts of a team of optical technicians and junior engineers in the production of high power photonic sources
  • Resolve schedule and technical roadblocks
  • Consult with optical, electrical and mechanical engineering lead engineers to resolve non-compliances and outlier data sets
  • Ensure compliance with Photonics Solutions quality system and support on-site customer audits

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Optical fiber splicing and photonic system fabrication knowledge
  • Proficient in the use of lightwave measurement equipment, including power detectors, optical spectrum analyzers, polarization-extinction ratio meters, polarimeters, and optical time domain reflectometers. Proficient in the analysis and interpretation of data collected with such instruments.
  • Familiarity with AS9100 and/or ISO-9001 quality systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient use of mechanical computer-aided design software (SolidWorks preferred)
  • Proficient use of lab automation software (LabView preferred)
  • Proficient use of 3D printers, machine shop tools, and laser cutters
  • Experience with PLM and ERP tools

Minimum Education and Training:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or related science field, and a minimum of 5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education, skills, and experience.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Relevant: 5 years (Preferred)


  • Florham Park, NJ (Required)

Security Clearance Required:

  • Top Secret (Preferred)

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
  • Retirement benefits or accounts