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Senior Optical Technician

Main locations: 

Quebec, Quebec, CA

Job Type:  Full-time
Workplace type:  Hybrid
Offer number:  3793

EXFO develops smarter test, monitoring and analytics solutions for the global communications industry. We are trusted advisers to fixed and mobile network operators, hyperscalers and leaders in the manufacturing, development and research sector. Building on our 35 years of innovation, EXFO’s unique blend of equipment, software and services enable faster, more confident transformations related to 5G, cloud-native and fiber optic networks. With nearly 1,900 employees in more than 25 countries, EXFO is no. 1 worldwide in fiber optic test solutions and has deployed over 250 assurance systems worldwide. We’re always looking for top talent to help us lead the way in a thriving industry with boundless opportunities.

Under the responsibility of the Optical R&D Group Leader, the optical technician works on projects on the opto-mechanical and opto-electronic aspects of our automated measurement solutions on chips and optical wafers. He is, among other things, responsible for setting up and qualifying customer solutions. Depending on experience and projects, he also participates in product design in collaboration with other team members. He collaborates with the Manufacturing Engineering team to transfer the product to production and provides technical support for the production team and the installation team.


Your role


More specifically, the Optical Technician must:

  • Participate in the design of optical subsystems
  • Identify and qualify new optical parts and search for second sources
  • Establish assembly procedures
  • Plan and execute optical product qualification
  • Provide support to production engineering
  • Write the appropriate documentation
  • Provide first-level technical support for production and installation teams


If necessary, the incumbent of this position performs any other job-related task.


What we are looking for


Technical skills


  • Excellent knowledge in integrated optics and semiconductor.
  • Good knowledge of optics (conventional and fiber optics) and optoelectronics (laser, detector).
  • Mastery of measurement tools commonly used in optical and electro-optical tests and measurements.
  • Good manual dexterity.
  • Knowledge of industry norms and standards is an asset.
  • Be comfortable with the Windows environment and the Office suite.
  • Be comfortable with a software solution in development, frequent interactions with the development team.


Skills required


  • Action and result oriented
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work in a context of changing priorities
  • Good team spirit
  • Good sense of initiative and autonomous
  • Ability to document and synthesize results
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a team




Education: DEC in physics, electronics or otther relevant program

Relevant experience: a minimum of 5 years of experience relevant to the job.

Language requirement: French and English (spoken – basic and written)


Any combination of relevant education/experience will be considered.



What we offer


  • Schedule flexibility
  • Multisite and multidisciplinary teams
  • Dynamic and collaborative work environment
  • Modern workspace
  • AGILE working methodology
  • Variety of social and sports activities
  • Community involvement
  • Free parking
  • Charging stations for electric cars
  • Accessibility by public transport
  • Bike paths nearby
  • Competitive holidays and holidays
  • Annual bonus program
  • RRSP program and group insurance

EXFO is an equal opportunity employer.

For positions located in Quebec, the language requirement is French. However, in the context where the incumbent evolves in an international work environment and where the activities take place mainly outside Quebec, we favor bilingualism as a linguistic requirement.

Thanks for your interest in EXFO

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