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Optical Fabricator 2 or 3 - A & B-Shift Available!

Company: Rochester Precision Optics
Location: West Henrietta
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:


Optical Fabricator 2 or 3



Reports to

Traditional Manager

RPO is a global leader in precision optics, optical components, and optical assemblies. We specialize in a full spectrum of products & services including - Design and Engineering, Systems Integration, Lens Assembly, Visible and Infrared Components, Glass and Plastic Molded Aspheres, and Thin Film Coating. As one of the fastest growing companies in Rochester, RPO offers exciting career paths and work on market-leading programs. See below one of many career opportunities to join to RPO team!
Job Summary:
The successful candidate will have a minimum of 7-10+ years of experience in Conventional & CNC Machining of Precision Optical Components; Produces machined parts by setting up, and operating a conventional optical equipment, as well as computer numerical control (CNC) machines - maintaining quality and safety standards; keeping records; maintaining equipment and supplies.
Summary of Essential Job Duties:

  • Develop, lead and run programs of CNC machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, orthographic drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).
  • Responsible in reviewing final machining and sizing of components as required supporting prototype, pre-production, production programs and rework to include documentations.
  • Individual is responsible for set-up and maintaining Nakamura-Tome Centering Machines.
  • Set-up and maintain process on CM-2/C-2/C-50 CNC Centering Machines. Center lenses to print specifications. Ability to work a A/B/C shift.
  • Maintains specifications by observing in process inspection methods adjusting and reprogramming controls' sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
  • Provide technical support for engineering services including process development and review, tooling design and labor estimates.
  • Provides training to production employees on key processes and procedures as applicable to their respective production area. Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work-related issues.
  • Ensures quality of the finished product by continually reinforcing a strong and open working relationship between the quality and production departments.
  • Must be able to operate mechanical test equipment - calipers, micrometers, comparator and sag gauges.
  • Understand Lean Manufacturing Fundamentals including 5S standards and housekeeping.
  • Responsible to ensure department yield levels are kept over 85%.
  • Work off shifts as required; including weekends.

    Conventional / CNC Fabricating Qualifications:

    • Sizing, grinding, polishing of optical materials using conventional and/or CNC methods.
    • Maintain a neat and orderly work area.
    • Maintain tooling and equipment used during fabrication.
    • Follow Environmental Health and Safety procedures.
    • Maintain production records using Epicor tracking system.
    • Follow work instructions

      Additional Job Duties:

      • Common polishing processes and capable of setting up and running conventional polishing equipment.
      • Polishing carious radii from plano to strong radius.
      • Set-up and measure lens radius and surface irregularity using an interferometer.
      • Inspect and identify lens surface defects per optical industry standards.
      • Understand and interpret lens drawings and specifications.
      • Team player on projects, process improvement methods, solutions, and procedures to enhance quality, cost, and scheduling.
      • Good computer skills are required for lens data recording.
      • Ability to create tooling (from wax polishers) and support tooling for polishing process.

        Minimum Requirements:

        • Apprenticeship or equivalent experience in related disciplines.
        • 7-10+ years' experience, plus experience in Conventional and CNC Machining - precision optical equipment preferred.
        • Competent shop math and algebra skills required.
        • Computer programing/CNC skills
        • Stand for extended periods of time.
        • Willingness to work overtime and weekends when required.

          Requirements and Competencies:
          Language Skills:

          • Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents. Ability to communicate effectively to team members and management.

            Mathematical Skills:

            • Ability to apply basic mathematical concepts.

              Educational Requirements:

              • Apprenticeship or equivalent experience in related disciplines.
              • 7-10+ years' experience, plus experience in Conventional and CNC Machining - precision optical equipment preferred.
              • High School degree or equivalent.

                Additional Requirements:

                • Pursuant to ITAR, EAR, and other export compliance laws and regulations, applicants for this position must be U.S. Persons as defined by U.S. law, i.e., U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents ("Green Card" holders), persons granted refugee status or asylum status in the United States, or temporary residents granted amnesty.

                  Work Requirements:

                  • May involve the use of oils and solvents.
                  • Subject to some soilage and irritation from cleaning solutions. (Lab Coats provided)
                  • Generally works in a clean environment and works to maintain the environment as such.
                  • Safety Glasses are required
                  • May require area specific safety training

                    • This position works in a manufacturing environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
                    • The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne paper particles.
                    • May work at different workstations as production needs require, or shifts from one station to another, during the production process.

                      Compensation & Benefits:
                      RPO offers highly competitive, total compensation packages linked directly to employee's professional experience. RPO's benefits include: Tuition Reimbursement Program, Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, 9 paid holidays, generous paid vacation and sick time and a 401(k) plan after a 60-day waiting period. Additionally, we work a 4/10 work week that provides for every Friday as a non-work day.

                      This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

                      Rochester Precision Optics is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our people.
                      In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States, and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.PI196346503

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