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IDEX Applications Engineer (Greater Albuquerque Area) in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Title: Applications Engineer (Greater Albuquerque Area)

Business Unit: CVI


200 Dorado Place SE

Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87123

United States

Function: Sales



Applications Engineer


Albuquerque, NM


Sales Engineering Manager


CVI Laser Optics


This job position requires compliance with ITAR Regulations. Therefore, all employees working in this capacity must meet citizenship status. Per the CVI Laser, LLC Export Controls Policy and Procedure, the employee must be a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Permanent Resident.


-As an Applications Engineer at CVI Laser Optics, you will be part of a team challenged to maintain and grow business with customers that heavily utilize optical components and systems

-Customers range from a variety of markets including, but not exclusive to, semiconductor, defense, laser machining, and biomedical

-In addition, a large inventory is maintained to help support its customer base in delivering high quality parts in limited time

-This individual will be challenged technically as you learn about CVI Laser Optics’ manufacturing capabilities and processes and work hand in hand with engineers and technicians to enable you to collaborate with our customers’ engineers in creating manufacturable designs/prototypes

-Commercially, this person will work alongside an outside sales manager to analyze competitive situations and right price optical components and systems based on perceived value and market knowledge


-Assist in trade compliance program by providing jurisdiction and classification and other relevant information of items imported and exported by company

-Communicate company and product values to prospective customers via formal and informal presentations, meetings and communications

-Develop accurate information concerning prospect and customer needs, and effectively communicate said information to company decision makers and team members

-Other duties and responsibilities as required based on company’s needs

-Prepare and manage quote packages including sales drawings, cost worksheets and acceptance test documentation

-Put together engineering and quality documentation for purchase orders to ensure customer contract requirements are met within manufacturing

-Represent the company at trade shows, technical meetings, exhibitions and workshops. Develop and present technical papers at said events as required

-Review quote requests with customers to ensure specifications and tolerances are complete; be able to communicate said specifications to operations to determine manufacturability

-Serve as the primary technical liaison for assigned customers, and provide technical support and feedback and mechanical and/or optical models, drawings, and/or designs as required

-Travel estimated to be 20% of the year



-B.S. in optical sciences/engineering or B.S. in engineering or physics with concentration/minor in optical sciences

-Experience with any of the following design interfaces: SolidWorks, Zemax OpticStudio®, CODE V, and/or any other modeling or optical design software

-Practical experience with high energy lasers, optical components, and/or opto-mechanical system assemblies


-Minimum 2 years of sales, manufacturing, and/or design experience within optics/photonics industry

-Strong background and knowledge with the following design interfaces: SolidWorks and Zemax OpticStudio®


Over the past 45 years, CVI Laser Optics worked to build a reputation as one of the premier optical component manufacturers in the world. CVI Laser Optics is a vertically integrated factory with onsite facilities for machine work, optical component fabrication, optical coatings, and advanced optical sub-assemblies. CVI Laser Optics manufactures an unparalleled offering of performance laser optics available from stock or as fully customized solutions. Specializing in a variety of standard and custom lenses, mirrors, prisms, filters and other optical components, CVI Laser Optics also offers custom optics and coatings in OEM production quantities for specific, laser-based applications such as interferometry, machine vision, microscopy as well as laser beam delivery products (e.g. Prisms, Retroreflectors, Spherical Lenses, Cylindrical Lenses, Multielement Lenses, Mirrors, Beam splitters, Waveplates, Polarization Components, Femtosecond Components, Filters, as well as Etalons).


IDEX Corporation is a leading manufacturer of diversified products in industries ranging from health, science, safety, fire, and fluidics. Operating in 24 countries, IDEX is an innovative and rapidly growing company, focused on delivering excellence through diverse, winning teams. With a strong reputation for providing career growth opportunities, IDEX is a lean, non-bureaucratic and high performing environment. We’re a global provider of applied solutions serving a variety of markets. These include life science and medical technologies, process industry and infrastructure related applications, industrial/municipal fire, and rescue - to name just a few.

CVI Laser Optics (an IDEX business unit) is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity

IDEX is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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