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Thread: Senior Optical Fabrication Engineer

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Default Senior Optical Fabrication Engineer

    This position is working for a great precision optics fab company. The location is in Auburn, CA. This is a lead position and requires minimum 6 years of precision optics experience. You will constantly communicate with a team of engineers.

    Permanent position

    Major Responsibilities:
    - Design fabrication processes for producing precision glass optical components (5 mm to 300 mm), including lenses, mirrors, prisms, beamsplitters and similar precision components.

    - Assume engineering responsibility for optics manufacturing and development projects, providing technical oversight for fab processes, tooling and fixture designs, metrology methods and risk assessment.
    - Provide technical support to manufacturing by identifying and resolving process issues, training and supporting production personnel, conducting process design reviews, and leading the research and application of new process technology.

    - Provide technical quote support by evaluating customer drawings, working with senior opticians to estimate costs, and reviewing with management.

    - B.S./M.S. in Engineering/Physics or equivalent, and minimum 7 years manufacturing experience with precision optics (5 mm to 300 mm).
    - Extensive hands-on fabrication experience including grinding, polishing, centering, dicing and measuring precision optics.

    - Proven product development & analytical skills, including ability to research and apply new methods in a production environment.

    - Experience with continuous grinders and polishers, and computer-controlled equipment.

    - Working knowledge of optical components and thin films, and their application in optical systems.

    - Must have excellent organizational skills and be attentive to detail.

    - Ability to work at a fast pace in a production environment with multiple projects and deadlines.

    - Must be self-motivated, team oriented and possess strong interpersonal and presentation skills.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006


    I am guessing you work for Coherent-Auburn.


    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    Hi Chad,
    It's actually a different company. They have been around for about 7 years now. If you are interested, I would be happy to speak with you in more detail.


    Technical Recruiter
    p. 408-764-0100 x234

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