Laboratory Engineer I

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 Laboratory Engineer to help prepare and support the laser equipment. A successful candidate will be challenged by the wide range of technologies used to conduct these experiments.


  • Support the operation of equipment and instrumentation for laser physics experiments

  • Troubleshoot optical, mechanical and electrical issues and identify potential solutions

  • Perform preventative maintenance

  • Participate in the design and installation of new equipment

  • Shift flexibility is required (Morning and Evening shifts)

  • Work in an environment with a visible and audible laser amplifier operating at a constant 5Hz rep rate.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics field and 1 year 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


  • Experience with optical systems

  • Experience with electrical, controls, and vacuum systems

  • Proficiency reading and interpreting mechanical and electrical schematics

  • Experience with programming language such as C++, Matlab, or Python.

  • Technical writing 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: $54,808 - $76,752 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.

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