Optical Assembly Technician

AP Professionals
June 17, 2024
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AP Professionals has partnered with a manufacturing company in search of an Optical Assembly Technician. This role involves assembling, measuring, and evaluating optical elements and assemblies, both optically and physically. The technician will be responsible for setting up and operating measurement equipment while meticulously recording the obtained data.


  • Assembling, aligning, and testing lenses, components, and systems.
  • Adhering to established manufacturing processes and procedures for component assembly and testing.
  • Identifying technical issues related to sub-assemblies and optical component production.
  • Measuring opto-mechanical lens parameters according to specified procedures and documenting data in an approved format.
  • Conducting tests, evaluations, repairs, and alignments of products and test equipment.
  • Recording data and preparing test reports in an approved format.
  • Rectifying or reworking existing assemblies that do not meet testing standards.
  • Setting up and calibrating laboratory equipment and test fixtures.
  • Familiarizing oneself with customer requirements, test setups, and fixtures.
  • Documenting information and transferring knowledge to facilitate future test setups.
  • Collaborating with both internal and external customers to achieve project objectives.
  • Maintaining laboratory files, drawings, and data in compliance with ISO requirements.
  • Communicating effectively with all other departments within the company to support lab activities.
  • Acquiring proficiency in current and upcoming procedures through training and being responsive to learning opportunities.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Evident spirit of cooperation and a keen interest in furthering knowledge in Optical Technology.
  • Proficiency in interpreting basic engineering drawings and familiarity with micrometers, calipers, optical comparators, and interferometer measurements are desirable.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, along with computer proficiency.
  • Must have the capability to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Unrestricted right to work in the United States is a mandatory requirement.
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