Are you a team player?

Are you results oriented?

Would you like a career with great growth potential?

If so, ASD, a rapidly growing company with a bright future, may be the place for you! We are located in picturesque Boulder, Colorado, USA, at the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains.

ASD offers an extensive benefits package including:

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life
  • Disability
  • 401 K with matching

ASD Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Current Openings

Senior Scientist 

Manufacturing Technician 


Senior Scientist

ASD’s Senior Scientist will contribute heavily to ASD’s scientific, research, and technological operations as well as participating in scientific partnerships for research and discovery. This position contributes to technology and application development for NIR instrumentation, and, exploration and development of combinations of PANalytical technologies to enable the serving of new and existing markets, as well as internal support of NIR technology. The ideal candidate will have a background that enables them to design and carry out tests to validate any of the specifications listed on ASD’s product specifications sheets. In addition, they should be capable of finding solutions to technical and scientific challenges that arise during the development process. The senior scientist works with the CTO to establish ASD's research and scientific priorities and to assure that they are aligned with the overall mission and vision of the organization. The Senior Scientist reports directly to the CTO. 


  • Contribute to ASD’s strategic research and development roadmap and activities in support ASD’s mission 
  • Stay updated on technological advances and industry trends relevant to ASD 
  • Make technology-related recommendations on future projects, such as new research opportunities or technological ventures 
  • Review, approve and provide input on the technical aspects of all new product development 
  • Author technical presentations at relevant scientific symposia and conferences 
  • Support the engineering team in all areas, in particular for establishing performance test criteria and procedures 
  • Oversee evaluation of the technical performance of all ASD products relative to goals during development and prior to release 
  • Serve as an in-house technical resource for all ASD departments


  • Ph.D. degree in a relevant field 
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience 
  • Proven track record of technical and scientific achievement 
  • Strong results driven personality 
  • High level of enthusiasm, energy and confidence 
  • Excellent analytical, communication, organizational and presentation skills 
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility and integrity; be able and willing to work on a “hands on” basis using personal expertise to help in difficult situations

To apply, email your resume and a cover letter to    

Manufacturing Technician

ASD, Inc, a Panalytical Company is a privately held company in business since 1990. ASD, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells near-infrared (NIR) instruments and applications expertise for use in materials measurement and research, and has grown organically into one of the premier NIR instrumentation companies in the world. ASD is truly an international company, with 70% of sales outside the U.S., and its instruments in use in more than 60 countries, and on every continent. 
ASD, Inc. is looking for a Manufacturing Technician to join the Production Team reporting to the Director of Operations. This position will work closely with the engineering team and customer service departments.  This position may require customer contact to diagnose and troubleshoot customer instrument problems.

Purpose of Position:  Perform assembly, optical alignment, calibration and test for new instrument systems.  Troubleshoot, repair, calibrate and test return instrument systems.  Perform and improve quality tests and calibration methods to continuously improve quality as well as reduce costs.  Develop and follow manufacturing and administrative procedures to ensure the highest level of product quality and records accuracy.  Contribute to the execution of other manufacturing tasks.  This position is high impact and requires a high level of organization, significant flexibility and a fast pace.

Specific Performance Criteria:    

  • •    Troubleshoot circuit boards to the component level.  Document and communicate findings.  Develop process improvements based on findings.
  • •    Perform final assembly, optical alignment, calibration and test for new instrument systems.  Develop test protocols to ensure circuit boards and systems are functional and reliable.
  • •    Perform assembly and test of various sub-components as well as optical or electronic accessory products.
  • •    Troubleshoot, repair, align, re-calibrate and re-test repair instruments.  Report findings and actions taken in both verbal and written form.
  • •    Set up and monitor the burn in process for instrument systems and components.
  • •    Provide accurate and timely completion of all documentation (work orders, travelers, inventory control etc.).  Develop and document procedures.   
  • •    Cross train and perform various manufacturing and quality control functions including inventory, shipping and assembly.
  • •    Identify, propose and develop process improvements for existing and new products, to improve quality and cost.
  • •    Conduct and document experiments or data analysis, report findings in written form.

Supervisory Responsibilities:    None
Type of Position:    Non-Exempt.
Required Qualifications:    

  • •    High School diploma.
  • •    AAS degree in Electrical Engineering/Electronics.
  • •    Two to five years electronics technician experience.

Desirable Qualifications:    

  • •    Strong preference given to candidates with Lean experience.
  • •    Work experience in the photonics industry.
  • •    Hands on optical experience.

To apply, email your resume and a cover letter to


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