Precision Optical Potting & Assembly Technician

We seek a highly motivated, skilled & innovative individual with a passion for optics and a desire to learn. The job responsibilities and skills for this position will vary and could range from fabricating optical, inspecting and/or testing optics. Individuals applying for this position must be team oriented and able to work collaboratively with others. They must have a drive for continuous improvement, and they must be flexible and willing to learn new things.

General Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform manufacturing tasks and activities, as trained, and in compliance with work instructions.
  • Complete production logistics by moving / transacting materials and information through the computer based production system.
  • Conventional polishing using pitch laps, working to tolerance 1/20 wave.
  • Knowledge of using test plates, interferometers and optical inspection
  • Monitor processes; includes recording and charting data.
  • Perform calculations, quality tests, measurements, and inspections.
  • Clean and prepare material and parts.
  • Interface with plant systems (e. g. document control system, manufacturing execution system, optical testing software, etc.).
  • Responsible for housekeeping and autonomous maintenance of work area and equipment.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional fine motor skills and attention to detail
  • Strong PC skills and ability to operate electronic equipment
  • Superior technical and diagnostic skills
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Actively engage in continuous improvement and cost reduction programs
  • Dedicated to the job. Willing to work off hours to ensure product is completed on schedule

Working Conditions:

  • Work environment is temperature controlled.
  • Safety glasses and safety shoes are required.
  • May have to lift or moves materials up to 5 pounds frequently.
  • Occasionally lifts or moves materials up to 15 pounds.
  • Rarely lifts or moves materials in excess of 15 pounds.
  • May require working in a cleanroom.


  • An AS degree (or equivalent experience) in optics or other technical field is preferred.

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