Responsible to contribute to the production of precision infrared and visible optical components for use in high-end military and commercial applications.
Perform rough and final grinding and polishing operations to produce precision flat, spherical optics in sub micron range in materials such as common optical glass types, Si, Ge, ZnS, ZnSe, BaF2, CaF2, in a production environment.
Fabricate tooling and pitch laps as required to manufacture precision components.
Maintain documentation on projects in process, including process serialization and test reports.
Perform visual inspection of optics for fabrication defects.
Perform optical tests including interferometry and profilometer measurements to ensure compliant components.
Promote continuous product improvement by conceptualizing and implementing new procedures, processes or fixtures.
Follow ISO procedures and methods.
Support/Embrace the Company Core Values and Growth Strategy.
Responsible to support and facilitate the effectiveness of the Quality Management System.
Maintain adherence to Company policies, safety/ergonomic standards and good housekeeping practices.
Coach and train technicians and project team members.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as required.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Technical degree related to optical/mechanical field preferred.
Five (5) + years of experience in precision optical manufacturing.
Experience in the set-up and operation of conventional optical, grinding, polishing and centering machines.
Understanding of blueprints, specifications, manufacturing processes and procedures.
Organized, with strong technical and computer skills.
Advanced knowledge of metrology methods and equipment.
Must exhibit good communication, interpersonal skills, and an ability to manage his/her own priorities and workloads while working in a team environment
About Hardin Optical Company
Hardin Optical is your source for high precision optics: from rapid prototype development and custom fabrication to mass production.Established in 1976, Hardin Optical is located in the beautiful coastal community of Bandon, Oregon. For over three decades we have manufactured high quality optical components and systems. A strong emphasis on research and statistical process control keeps us at the industry forefront and sustains our technical versatility.Our facility incorporates all the latest optical tools and equipment necessary for producing high precision optical products. In addition, our complete machine shop provides custom fabrication and in-house tool development for complete project support and maintenance.Hardin Optical Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V