Senior Manufacturing Optical Technician

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Position Type: Full-time

FLSA Status: Hourly

Department: Manufacturing

Employment Type: Permanent


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Job Summary:

Under direction of your manager, the Sr Manufacturing Technician will be responsible for the manufacture, quality and testing of system critical mechanical subassemblies with a primary focus on electro-mechanical optical modules along with a variety of other activities necessary to support manufacturing.

JOB DUTIES AND Responsibilities:

  • Assemble, test and troubleshoot complex electro-mechanical and optical modules
  • Utilize a variety of different test and measurement equipment to inspect and/or troubleshoot optical components and assemblies
  • Ability to read and interpret technical documents such as drawings, operating and maintenance instructions and work instructions/procedures
  • Strong problem-solving skills; ability to use logic and reasoning to assess issues and effectively work towards resolution
  • Work closely with R&D on future optical designs by building prototypes and executing test plans
  • Create technical work instructions and other manufacturing related documentation
  • Process and resolve corrective actions and non-conformances
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment
  • Comply with all EHS regulations and policies at all times.
  • Focus on continuous improvement utilizing lean manufacturing and other problem-solving techniques
  • Understands there will be other duties and responsibilities, as assigned

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 5+ years working with optics and/or optical assemblies
  • 5+ years working with other complex electromechanical assemblies
  • Experience working in cleanrooms, laminar flow hood and clean manufacturing environments
  • Highly detail oriented with a strong focus on quality
  • Excellent trouble-shooting skills utilizing various analytical equipment and measurement technologies, including electronics
  • Experience using MS Office, Excel and comfort learning new SW programs
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with limited direction; self-starter
  • Collaborative and team oriented

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing, Engineering or Technology related fields or equivalent experience, preferred


  • Able to lift 25 lbs.
  • Able to perform tasks requiring bending, stooping, standing, and twisting in performance of tasks.
  • Dexterity to work with small components requiring small, precise alignment


This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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