Senior Optician | Aerotek

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Position Location: 
Tucson, AZ
Job Description: 

Summary: With little direction, performs work of maximum degree of difficulty in supervising and participating in the fabrication and testing of precision optical components.

Description of Duties:

  • Performs significant role in the development, coordination, execution and control of shop methods, systems, procedures, security and inventory of optics. 
  • Consults with Principle Investigators, Program Managers, and scientific personnel on the fabrication of optical components and furnishes time and cost estimates as required. 
  • Translates the designs of optical components into finished items which meet optical design specifications. 
  • Organizes and directs the activities of supporting personnel, and provides them with job schedules and instructions. 
  • Trains optical shop employees in optical fabrication and test procedures including safety precautions. 
  • Conducts precision optical tests on optical components, and uses software analysis programs to interpret data for both qualitative and quantitative analysis. 
  • Obtains and maintains comprehensive records on test data in order to apply test results to optical fabrication process to obtain final design figures and to provide data for final reporting. 
  • Makes shop sketches or drawings of tooling and test systems to permit their fabrication. 
  • Specifies and assembles sophisticated tooling and test apparatus for the fabrication and test of optical components appropriate to projects. 
  • Prescribes procedures for the maintenance and overhaul of machine tools and supervises the overhaul, repair or modification to optical shop tooling.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ten years of experience in polishing and testing lenses, mirrors, flats and aspheres. 
  • High school education with course work in algebra and trigonometry, supplemented by some college, trade or technical school training in related field or equivalent.

Additional Minimums:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of optical principles, practices and techniques, along with some knowledge of the principles, practices and theories of management. 
  • Comprehensive skill in applying optical grinding, polishing and figuring techniques to optical components. 
  • Use and knowledge of specialized optical testing procedures, software and instrumentation. 
  • Comprehensive skill in operating precision optical instruments. 
  • Experienced leader with directing work teams.

Please contact Sean Sullivan with interest.