Inrad Optics has an opening for an Optical Manufacturing Engineer in our Northvale, NJ facility. The right candidate will join an exceptional group of scientists, engineers and technical craftspeople in our collaborative pursuit of the Inrad Optics mission.
We are looking for an engineer with the ability to develop, troubleshoot, document, and prove out new or existing manufacturing methods and processes to ensure efficient, effective, and timely production of Inrad Optics products and services. You will also assist Manufacturing and Quality Assurance to solve unusual process/operating problems. With your breadth of knowledge, you will be able to provide information vital to quoting of new opportunities, as well as keeping larger project-based work on track.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Research, evaluate, recommend, and implement changes to methods, processes, equipment, materials, and tooling. Coordinates changes with manufacturing, QA, engineering and other departments.
Develop, document and deliver training to employees on new or changed manufacturing processes, methods, procedures, and Engineering Masters.
Troubleshoot manufacturing processes, machinery, tools and fixtures. Develop, communicate, and implement cost-effective process improvements.
Create fixtures and tools to improve throughput, efficiency and yields. Generate prints, work orders and other related documentation.
Generate Work Instructions and Manufacturing Standard Procedures and coordinate approval process for WI and MSP’s.
Provides hands-on technical support to all manufacturing departments.
Review work orders against current manufacturing practices and correct as required.
Provide cost analysis of new/old parts for quote or process correction purposes.
Provide optical calculations and problem resolutions to manufacturing or customer as required.
Provide assistance to QC inspectors in optical measurement set-ups such as those used in interferometry, autocollimator, goniometer, profilometer and so forth.
Create, monitor, maintain and execute projects within the scope of producing novel optical components and/or assemblies
US ITAR facility, US citizenship or permanent resident status only
3+ years optical manufacturing experience in a fast paced, hands on manufacturing or laboratory environment
Familiarity with optical inspection techniques and equipment
Familiarity with optical assembly techniques and considerations
Knowledge of optical materials and applications across the wavelength spectrum
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), MS Project and ERP systems. Experience with Zemax and/or Solid Works a plus
Strong hands-on process development and troubleshooting skills
Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment
Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills required
Additional Salary Information: In addition to a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, generous paid time off, and Company matched 401K contributions, Inrad Optics offers the unique opportunity to share and build upon your knowledge and talents!
About Inrad Optics
Inrad Optics is a manufacturer of exceptional quality crystalline materials and devices, fabricated high precision glass, and metal optical components. Originally founded in 1973, Inrad Optics is a globally recognized brand of optical solutions. Vertically integrated, manufacturing expertise includes solution and high temperature crystal growth, extensive optical fabrication capabilities, including precision diamond turning and the handling of large substrates, optical coatings and extensive in-process metrology.