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Applied Spectra is always on the lookout for talented, creative thinkers, with expertise in laser ablation, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, optical engineering or other technical fields. Qualified candidates, please send your resume to: job@appliedspectra.com.

ASI Career Opportunity

To Apply:

Qualified candidates, please send resume and salary requirements to: Applied Spectra, Inc. Attn: Human Resources 46665 Fremont Blvd Fremont, CA 94538 Or email to job@appliedspectra.com

We Offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • 401K plans
  • Paid time off, vacation and holidays
  • Medical, vision and dental insurance
  • A friendly, cooperative atmosphere
  • Opportunity to participate in the early stages of a growing company

APPLICATION SCIENTIST 

Applied Spectra, Inc., a leading manufacturer of laser ablation based analytical instruments located in Fremont, California, USA, is seeking an application scientist to join our world-class customer application team.  The candidate will support sales with sample work and live customer demonstrations.  The candidate will also participate in marketing and pre-sales activities that include attendance of scientific conferences and conducting technical presentations, production of marketing collateral, and leading technical workshops at our headquarters or off-site locations.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to develop LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy) and LA (Laser Ablation)-ICP-MS methods for both R&D and commercial industries and contribute to solving analytical problems in the energy, environmental, geoscience, semiconductor, forensic, and life science industries.

Previous experience in analytical instruments involving laser spectroscopy and mass spectrometry is highly desirable.  Relevant industry experience is preferred but not required.

This is a full-time position.

Responsibilities:

  • Use in-house LIBS and LA instruments to perform customer sample demos
  • Summarize sample demo results and prepare reports for the sales team
  • Support existing customers with LIBS and LA-ICP-MS method development
  • Maintain demo facility operation and manage instrument availability for planned marketing and pre-sales activities
  • Interact with hardware and software engineering teams to improve system user experience and to enhance hardware/software features
  • Work with Applied Spectra US and global sales team to understand and define customer sample demo requirements
  • Support marketing with generation of marketing collateral, which includes application notes, product brochures, trade show posters, etc.
  • Represent Applied Spectra at technical conferences, trade shows, and exhibitions

Minimum Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • MS/PhD in analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, physics, material science, chemical engineering or geoscience
  • 2 years+ relevant work experience with demonstrated expertise in analytical chemistry and analytical instrumentation
  • Basic knowledge in atomic spectroscopy (AAS, ICP-OES, ICP-MS, XRF, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) or LA-ICP-MS (Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometry) is a plus.
  • Familiarity with other laser spectroscopy technique such as Raman, micro-Raman, NIR, SERS, FTIR, and UV-VIS is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Quadrupole ICP-MS, TOF ICP-MS, magnetic sector ICP-MS, MC-ICP-MS is a strong plus.
  • Good understanding of the principles of spectroscopic instrumentation, sampling, methodology, and test schemes
  • Some travel (typically <25%) may be required for customer support activities.
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work with different business groups – Sales, Marketing, R&D, and Executive Management

ASSEMBLY TECHNICIAN

Applied Spectra, Inc., a leading manufacturer of laser ablation based analytical instruments located in Fremont, California, USA is seeking a skilled, experienced Electro/Mechanical Assembler.

Previous experience in analytical instruments manufacturing preferred but not required.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Mechanical assembly work
  • Precise measuring and cutting metal, drilling and tapping holes
  • Electrical assembly, including stripping wires, crimping connectors, soldering, and organizing cable harnesses
  • Cut Aluminum frames to specifications
  • Receiving inventory, entering to inventory control system, performing QA on some specialty inventory items
  • Maintaining accurate inventory data
  • Keep shipping, receiving and assembly areas clean and well-organized
  • Reading and following assembly and test procedures
  • Adherence to general safety rules and manufacturing best practices
  • Utilizing hand tools and test equipment
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player

Requirements:

  • AA or equivalent experience
  • 1-2 years Electro-mechanical assembly experience working in electronics industry
  • Experience with prototyping a plus
  • Ability to use power tools (chop saw, drill press)
  • Ability to solder, stripping wires and making connectors, etc.
  • Skilled in documenting activities, maintaining records and using common PC programs
  • Proficiency in English (verbal and written communication)
  • Excellent work and personal references
  • Proof of legal work status in the US

FIELD SERVICE TECHNICIAN

Applied Spectra, Inc, is a rapidly growing company focused on developing next generation analytical laser instruments and solutions. The company is expanding its product development efforts in laser spectroscopy-based technologies to meet emerging needs in the energy, environmental, geoscience, semiconductor, forensic and life science industries. We are seeking an energetic, capable Field Installer to join our fast growing team. Previous experience installing analytical instruments preferred but not required.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Install systems at customer’s site
  • Perform regular maintenance for installed systems through field service visits
  • Provide basic training for customers
  • Use superior communication skills to track and manage field issues with internal and external parties through to resolution
  • Provide clear and effective remote technical support via phone and/or electronic -based (email/web-based)
  • Assist across departments when needed, mainly in manufacturing and/or Applications

Minimum Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Travel domestically and internationally (up to 17 weeks/year)
  • Strong technical understanding of lab instrumentation
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and experience configuring computer components including PCs
  • Strong understanding and hands-on experience with mechanical systems and parts assembly
  • Laser system related experience highly preferred
  • Results-driven with a strong sense of responsibility and independence
  • Excellent English communication
  • Fluency in other languages desirable, but not required
  • Excellent customer service skills, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
  • Effective, professional and clear communication skills, both oral and written

Education/Experience:

  • Education: Associates degree in an Engineering field
  • 2 – 5 years of experience

REGIONAL SALES MANAGER

Applied Spectra, Inc., a leading manufacturer of laser ablation based analytical instruments located in Fremont, California, USA, is seeking a highly motivated and results-driven regional sales manager for US or international territories. The candidate will develop strong client relationships and effective sales strategies to grow sales in the assigned territories. The candidate may also work with a group of international product distributors in expanding sales channels for LIBS, LA, and Tandem LA–LIBS products. Successful candidates will have a strong technical background in atomic spectroscopy, are passionate about the promotion and education of the merits of Applied Spectra technology and products, and must be goal-driven in delivering regional sales results.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop a sales plan and strategies for sales territories.
  • Using sales CRM database, update and maintain the list of sales prospects.
  • Train product distributors on new products, price lists, and sales strategies for markets and competition.
  • Assist product distributors in formulating regional marketing activities to strengthen sales pipeline.
  • Provide accurate quarterly sales forecast to VP of Sales.
  • Assist and support product distributors on individual sales cases with technical presentations and joint sales visits.
  • Provide sales leadership for Applied Spectra product distributors and track their quarterly sales progress.
  • Travel to attend trade shows and conduct sales visits.
  • Collaborate with product management and marketing teams to define product specifications necessary to penetrate target accounts.

Education/Experience

  • At least 5 years of technical sales experience in analytical instrumentation. Experience in laser analytical spectroscopy is a major plus
  • BS degree or advanced degree in Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or any other fields of study related to the physical sciences or engineering
  • Familiarity with atomic spectroscopy techniques such as ICP-OES, ICP-MS, AA, XRF, SIMS, GD-MS/OES, XPS, and other elemental analysis
  • Understanding of analytical instruments and photonics components such as lasers and associated optics
  • Prior experience in managing product distributors
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Fluency in the following foreign languages is a plus: Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, and/or German
  • Willingness to travel greater than 40% of the time for domestic and international customer visits

SENIOR SOFTWARE SYSTEM ENGINEER

Applied Spectra, Inc, is a rapidly growing company focused on developing next generation analytical laser instruments and solutions. The company is expanding its product development efforts in laser spectroscopy-based technologies to meet emerging needs in the energy, environmental, geoscience, semiconductor, forensic and life science industries. We are looking for engineers in the area of system software development to contribute to the company’s fast growth. The candidates must be willing to meet various challenges ranging from prototyping systems, data acquisition and analysis and customer support

This is a full-time position.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and program the analytical instrument operating software architecture.
    • The scope will include:
      • Integration of different system components to establish proper communications among various system hardware components
      • GUI interface development
      • High speed data acquisition
      • Data processing and analysis (i.e. statistical analysis) of the acquired data
      • Standard report generation for the end user
      • Database interfacing
  • Work with engineers, scientists, and program managers to review and implement new or updated software requirements
  • Participate in the development and execution of the company roadmap for software tools.
  • Support for field software issues
  • Help implement a continuous improvement program (CIP) of the operating software, which includes adding additional functional capabilities based on the existing hardware platform and synthesizing various data to improve quantitative and qualitative analysis results

Minimum Job Requirements/Qualifications:

    • Must have system software development experience with
      • LabView and LabView Actor Framework
      • RealTime/Embedded programming techniques
    • Preferred experience in one or more of:
      • C/C++
      • Matlab
      • Analytical data analysis experience
    • Must be familiar with writing programming documentation
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills to coordinate product development project task items with design and manufacturing engineers
    • Detail oriented
    • Ability to meet deadlines and perform urgent work when necessary
    • Self-motivated and self-managing

Education/Experience:

      • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science
      • Knowledge of laser optics and analytical instrumentation a plus
      • Experience with instrumentation including laser spectroscopy and mass spectrometry helpful but not required
      • 5-10 years of experience in system software development

SOFTWARE SYSTEM ENGINEER II

Applied Spectra, Inc, is a rapidly growing company focused on developing next generation analytical laser instruments and solutions. The company is expanding its product development efforts in laser spectroscopy-based technologies to meet emerging needs in the energy, environmental, geoscience, semiconductor, forensic and life science industries. We are looking for engineers in the area of system software development to contribute to the company’s fast growth. The candidates must be willing to meet various challenges ranging from prototyping systems, data acquisition and analysis and customer support

This is a full-time position.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and program the analytical instrument operating software architecture.
    • The scope will include:
      • Integration of different system components to establish proper communications among various system hardware components
      • GUI interface development
      • High speed data acquisition
      • Data processing and analysis (i.e. statistical analysis) of the acquired data
      • Standard report generation for the end user
      • Database interfacing
  • Work with engineers, scientists, and program managers to review and implement new or updated software requirements
  • Participate in the development and execution of the company roadmap for software tools
  • Support for field software issues
  • Help implement a continuous improvement program (CIP) of the operating software, which includes adding additional functional capabilities based on the existing hardware platform and synthesizing various data to improve quantitative and qualitative analysis results

Minimum Job Requirements/Qualifications:

    • Must have system software development experience with
      • LabView and LabView Actor Framework
      • RealTime/Embedded programming techniques
    • Preferred experience in one or more of:
      • C/C++
      • Matlab
      • Analytical data analysis experience
    • Must be familiar with writing programming techniques
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills to coordinate product development project task items with design and manufacturing engineers
    • Detail oriented
    • Ability to meet deadlines and perform urgent work when necessary
    • Self-motivated and self-managing

Education/Experience:

      • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science
      • Knowledge of laser optics and analytical instrumentation a plus
      • Experience with instrumentation including laser spectroscopy and mass spectrometry helpful but not required
      • 3-5 years of experience in system software development

VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES & MARKETING

Applied Spectra, Inc (ASI) is seeking an experienced senior executive to provide leadership and coordination of company sales and marketing functions. Position includes developing and executing marketing and sales strategies, driving new revenue and ensuring customer satisfaction in our product and service business lines. The candidate needs to be well versed with all relevant details of atomic spectroscopy based products, distribution and pricing. Experience with laser ablation a plus. ASI offers competitive compensation, including base salary, commission structure and equity options.

Please note: This position is in-house. We are located in Fremont, CA.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Plan, direct, and set the strategic direction of the sales and marketing program to maximize profit and increase product and service visibility.
  • Direct and oversee the company marketing function to identify and develop new customers for products and services.
  • Direct the sales and marketing management staff in effective use of business plans and strategies.
  • Formulate effective strategy for distributor management and compensation to increase sales in international territories.
  • Analyze sales statistics to determine sales potential, monitor customer preferences and inventory requirement.
  • Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of sales, methods, costs, and results against goals.
  • Develop and manage sales and marketing budgets, and oversee the development and management of internal operating budgets.
  • Research and develop strategies and plans which identify marketing opportunities and new project development.
  • Participate in the development of new project proposals.
  • Manage major and critical developing client accounts, and coordinate the management of all other accounts.
  • Manage and supervise the preparation, issuance, and delivery of sales materials, exhibits, and promotion programs.
  • Represent the company at various meetings and trade shows to promote the company.
  • Promote positive relations with partners, vendors, and distributors.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Experience in marketing & sales of analytical instrumentation or related products.
  • Thorough knowledge of marketing & sales campaigns and product development efforts.
  • Ability to set strategic direction and motivate teams to produce quality results against goals.
  • Knowledge of structuring sales quota goals and revenue expectations.
  • Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and related management.
  • Experience of managing product distributors in Asia, North/South America, and Europe
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Business, Sales & Marketing, or related discipline, with ten years or more of experience in a senior-level sales and/or marketing position.
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