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(Precision MFG) Senior Optical Manufacturing Engineer Full-time

at i7 LLC in California (Published at 13-10-2019)

Job Context:
Seeking a highly talented team player with strong technical and communication skills to develop and deploy fabrication processes for custom extreme precision optical components. Under general supervision with a broad scope of responsibility, performs complex activities for the development and implementation of process techniques in optics manufacturing. Recommends and prepares changes, additions, and modifications that will facilitate manufacturing. Develops or modifies process formulations, definition of standard processing, and handling equipment requirements and specifications.


  • Strong Tenure
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident only
  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Physics, or Applied Engineering discipline.
  • 3+ years of optical manufacturing experience.
  • Must have a comprehensive knowledge of optical fabrication and glass manufacturing, machining, and polishing processes.
  • Experience with various optical materials such as ULE, Si, CaF2, Zerodur
  • Must be knowledgeable in physical and/or geometric optics, and have the ability to read and interpret standard optical component blueprints/specifications.
  • Must possess the ability to prepare process development plans, cost estimates, schedule estimates and write detailed technical reports.
  • Must have excellent communication skills for both constructing optical work instructions and interfacing with other functional departments.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Physical Requirements: Walking, standing, lifting (up to 50 lbs.), stooping, and keyboarding.

Basic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Define optics grinding and/or polishing concepts, develop prototype processes, testing procedures, analyze results and convert to actual process for implementation in optics production.
  • Identify, Plan and Implement Process Improvements using Statistical Process Controls ? Standardize/Document, Measure, Compare, Correct
  • Further refine existing processes by tracking and plotting data, documenting, standardizing
  • Responsible for writing detailed Optical Work Instructions (OWI?s) supporting the various processes.
  • Responsible for reviewing completed methods and providing comparisons to the initial process in the event of disparities.
  • Reviews product requirements with design staff to ensure compatibility of processing methods.
  • Compile and evaluate test data to determine appropriate limits.
  • May conceive and plan projects involving definition and selection of new approaches and concepts in processing and development.
  • May provide work leadership and training to professional staff and production staff.


Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $125,000.00 /year

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