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Fortive Corporation Fiber Optic Technician in Boxborough, Massachusetts

Gems Setra is looking to add a critical new employee who possesses a positive demeanor, is detailed and process-oriented, and demonstrates strong collaboration skills to join their team as a Fiber Technician. This person will primarily be responsible for drawing the fiber optic strands used in fiber optic cable assemblies. This includes intimate knowledge of the process and the equipment used to produce optical fiber. The ideal candidate also be responsible assembling variations of Fiber optic cable assemblies and working with engineering to produce custom fiber optic assemblies.

Essential Functions:

  • Setting up and performing glass and quarts draw tower operations to fulfill the requirements of the customer.

  • Operating, light preventative maintenance, and light repair of Fiber drawing equipment.

  • Cutting, epoxying, combing, and polishing of fiber assemblies using grinders and polishers

  • Mechanical assembly of standard and custom fiber cable assemblies.

  • Driving order report to meet customer demands on time.

  • Kitting assembly parts using a Bill of Material for Fiber cable assemblies.

  • Working with engineering to produce custom cable assemblies.

  • Performing various computer functions in MS office and ERP System (JD Edwards).

  • All other duties as assigned

    Critical Success Factors:

  • Exceptional creativity and ability to try new ideas on the spot.

  • Organization and problem-solving skills.

  • Outstanding teamwork and collaboration skills.

  • Proven bias towards action.

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Strong reporting skills; ability to present information in a variety of formats

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly to all functions within the organization.

  • Safety oriented attitude

  • Strong proponent of continuous improvement and organizational change.

  • Provide training to team members on new and updated processes to ensure accurate implementation and adherence.

Education & Experience Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required

  • 2+ years experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Exhibits high quality assembly techniques

  • Capable of performing controlled experiments and recognition of critical variables

  • Able to write and communicate clear process instructions

  • Have the ability to learn mechanical inspection using hand tools, calipers, Micrometers, etc.

  • Be skilled in learning how to read a mechanical blueprint.

  • Experience with Microsoft office programs

    Desired Skills:

  • Experience in machining and/or precision mechanical assembly.

  • Experience with fiber optics

  • Experience reading mechanical drawings

    Physical demands / environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that associates encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand/or sit, squat, turn/twist, climb ladders, reach, use hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, and computer keyboards.

The employee must occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 30 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures and workspace restrictions.

The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud.

Employees will be required to wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which may include eye, hearing and respiratory protection, protective smock, steel toe shoes, gloves, hard hats, or face shields. Contact lenses may not be allowed in some areas.

The associate must also be willing and able to travel by all forms of transportation.

The duties listed in job descriptions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

The purpose of this description is to assist in ADA compliance and is not intended for other purposes.

Fortive Corporation Overview

Fortive’s essential technology makes the world stronger, safer, and smarter. We accelerate transformation across a broad range of applications including environmental, health and safety compliance, industrial condition monitoring, next-generation product design, and healthcare safety solutions.

We are a global industrial technology innovator with a startup spirit. Our forward-looking companies lead the way in software-powered workflow solutions, data-driven intelligence, AI-powered automation, and other disruptive technologies. We’re a force for progress, working alongside our customers and partners to solve challenges on a global scale, from workplace safety in the most demanding conditions to groundbreaking sustainability solutions.

We are a diverse team 18,000 strong, united by a dynamic, inclusive culture and energized by limitless learning and growth. We use the proven Fortive Business System (FBS) to accelerate our positive impact.

At Fortive, we believe in you. We believe in your potential—your ability to learn, grow, and make a difference.

At Fortive, we believe in us. We believe in the power of people working together to solve problems no one could solve alone.

At Fortive, we believe in growth. We’re honest about what’s working and what isn’t, and we never stop improving and innovating.

Fortive: For you, for us, for growth.

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Gems Setra is an Operating Company within the Precision Technologies platform of Fortive Corporation that designs and manufactures a broad line of premium sensing products including humidity, current, vacuum, energy and pressure sensing instruments. Our products are used in a wide variety of applications within the global HVAC/R, Healthcare, Industrial, and Semiconductor markets.

Applicants to and employees of this company are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Please refer to our Careers page at to learn more.

We Are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Fortive Corporation and all Fortive Companies are proud to be equal opportunity employers. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. Fortive and all Fortive Companies are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should ask to speak with a Human Resources representative to request an accommodation.