Mgr, Opto-Mechanical Spec

Rochester, NY


The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology. LLE was established in 1970 as a center for the investigation of the interaction of intense radiation with matter.

The Facility Operations Division is seeking a Section Leader to oversee the Omega Experimental Operations team and diagnostic operations. A successful candidate will be challenged by a wide range of technologies used to conduct experiments and leadership of a highly active work force. The experimental operations section is responsible for vacuum systems, mechanical assembly of diagnostics, and operation of custom process software to execute scientific campaigns.


  • Support the operation of equipment and instrumentation for the OMEGA Experimental Operations section

  • Oversee and work closely with a team of technicians. Management of personnel scheduling and weekly campaign execution tasks. Optimize scheduling of tasks

  • Represent Experimental Operations at campaign planning meetings

  • Coordinate project and task activities in the Experimental Operations areas. Provide input to all system upgrade projects during design phases

  • Coordinate preventive maintenance. Manage spare part inventory

  • Review and Revision of processes and procedures

  • Stand watch at least once a week as Experimental Operations Operation and/or Experimental Operations Technician. Shift flexibility is required (Morning and Evening shifts)

  • Facilitate expert equipment troubleshooting


Associate degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics field and 4+ years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to learn additional software operation

  • Ability to work in a cleanroom environment

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication

  • Strong interpersonal skills working in a team-based environment

  • Strong experience working with mechanical assembly and troubleshooting

  • Experience with optical, electrical, controls, and vacuum systems


  • Proficiency reading and interpreting mechanical and electrical schematics

  • Technical writing experience

  • Previous supervisory experience

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $77,216 - $115,824 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

Apply for Job

  • Careers

  • Sign In

  • New User

Location: Laser Lab & COI
Full/Part Time: Full-Time