The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc
 Cambridge, MA

  • Tech A (ELEC/MECH)

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    Posted Date

    5 months ago(5/8/2019 12:52 PM)

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  • Overview

    Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit

    Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now

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    Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.   We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.   

    Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact


    As an optical fiber technician the applicant will be expected to spend much of their time working with Vytran splicing equipment.  This would include execution of splices, re-coat, and testing for both standard Single Mode (SM) fiber and Polarization Maintaining (PM) fiber.  The applicant will also be expected to develop splice programs on the Vytran for both SM and PM fiber, tailored to meeting program specific performance needs.  As part of most programs, the applicant will be responsible for careful stowing of optical components and fibers.  The applicant will be required to perform measurements to ensure optical circuit performance, both as built and under final packaged conditions.  The applicant should have a good understanding of optical test equipment such as; optical power meters, polarization meters, and optical spectrum analyzers, all of which will be used to characterize optical components and built up optical circuits.


    Either two years of applicable technical education and two years of applicable experinece or four years of applicable experience meets the minimum requirement.

    Security Requirement:     

    • Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a government security clearance. 

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