Optical Manufacturing Technician

L3Harris | Rochester, NY

Posted Date 1/20/2022

Job Title: Optical Manufacturing Technician

Job Code: SAS20222001-75554

Job Location: Rochester, NY


The Optics department of L3Harris in Rochester, NY is looking for an Optical Manufacturing Technician in the Optical Manufacturing area. This group is responsible for the manufacturing of optical components of exceptional quality for ground and space-based astronomical, high energy laser, and earth imaging applications. Individuals must communicate with and understand directions from the design and project engineering communities during design & manufacturing phases of projects. These individuals will need to be able to operate manual and computer-controlled optical manufacturing equipment and inspect the optics for surface quality and defects. Individuals should be familiar with various precision manufacturing techniques used to fabricate, integrate and validate optics. Additional activities may include performing processing experiments, handling and transporting of optical components. Members work to engineering drawings, manufacturing instructions, procedures, process specifications, schematics, sketches or verbal instructions.

Essential Functions:

  • Operate optical fabrication equipment including, but not limited to: optical polishing spindles, small tool grind and polish machine, MRF machines and ion figuring machines
  • Handle optics up to 35 pounds by hand onto machines, inspections stands and test sets
  • Participation in the developing, reviewing, and approving of Manufacturing Instructions
  • Operate optical fabrication equipment, on the job training will be provided
  • Using measurement devices such as micrometers, Vernier calipers, etc.
  • Maintaining accurate notes and properly filling out process documentation and log sheets as records of work performed
  • Participate in moves of large optics as part of a move crew


  • High School Diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 4 years of prior relevant experience or 2 years post-Secondary/Associates Degree with a minimum of 0-2 years of prior related experience
  • Experience using Microsoft Office software applications

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Associates degree in optical technology or equivalent
  • Coursework in basic optics and optical systems
  • Experience in optic fabrication
  • Experience in the Aerospace or Defense industry
  • Understanding and application of Geometric Dimension and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • General understanding of manufacturing and assembly techniques used to fabricate optics
  • Able to write task procedures & processes under Engineering or Technician guidance

Employment Type
Full Time

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