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Systems Test Engineer (23-498)

IPG Photonics is revolutionizing the laser industry as the pioneering developer and leading producer of fiber lasers and amplifiers. Headquartered in Marlborough, MA, IPG has over 6,500 employees in more than 30 locations around the world. We aspire to work together with our employees and customers to apply light in ways that improve life.  


Our mission is to develop innovative laser solutions to make the world a better place. To accomplish this mission, we are committed to attracting and retaining the best talent and an engaged, diverse, and thriving workforce that drives a sustainable future for our company and society.


Working at IPG Photonics you can expect challenging projects, a motivating and friendly environment, and competitive benefits.


The IPG Systems Test Engineer will test, install and run laser-based systems according to engineering instructions and technical manuals. The Systems Test Engineer will be responsible for the troubleshooting and testing of laser workstations including their electrical, mechanical, motion, optical, software and laser sub systems. He will setup and operate laser workstations to meet both machine as well as laser process specifications. Works closely with Production, Applications, Engineering, Sales and Customers through final system acceptance and training with end customers.



  • Test and troubleshoot full range of machine technical sub systems including electrical, mechanical, motion, optical, software and laser systems
  • Identify and solve machine hardware and software issues. Work with Production, Applications and Engineering teams on continuous improvement of the laser workstations including hardware, software and laser process optimization
  • Setup, characterize and optimize laser workstations and laser process applications such as cutting, drilling and welding according to specifications
  • Write reports detailing system test data, as well as laser processes parameters and sample results
  • Perform Final Acceptance and Testing of laser workstations with end customers


  • AS or BS Engineering degree preferred
  • Previous laser systems and industrial laser applications experience is preferred
  • Strong software background preferred
  • Previous CAD/CAM, CNC or robotic systems experience is preferred
  • Ability to read and follow written instructions and schematics
  • Data entry skills needed
  • Strong communication skills required for interaction within various groups
  • Work independently or as a team
  • Set up experiments and able to record data or measurements
  • Document all work with care and precision

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22C.F.R. §120.15 are required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, asylee.   License exception Technology and software under restriction (TSR) defined in 15 CFR 740.6 may permit person from Country Group B.


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