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Optician III

Company: Ametek, Inc.
Location: Richmond
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

Ametek, Inc.

Job description: Job Title: Optician III

ZYGO Corporation is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced optical metrology systems and ultra-precise optical components and assemblies. Our mission is to enable customer success by delivering innovative precision metrology and optical solutions. ZYGO's metrology products measure absolute position, displacement, surface shape and texture and film thickness. Applications for our metrology products are diverse and include semiconductor manufacturing, precision machining and optical manufacturing. Our optics business leverages ZYGO's expertise in optical design and assembly and high-volume manufacturing of precision optical components and systems for aerospace, defense, medical and industrial applications.


Perform all optical fabrication processes including, but not limited to, coring, curve generating, plano generating, beveling, blocking, grinding, polishing, test plating, optical testing using an interferometer, cleaning, assembly and more
Performs complete set-ups without assistance and operates optical fabrication equipment on assignments of a high degree of difficulty
Particular skill and emphasis in the lapping & polishing of spheres is key
Interpret advanced metrology results (micro-roughness, high order figure error, specific Zernikes, and Power Spectral Density), in order to make proper adjustments in process to achieve ever greater results
Experience with CNC equipment (Optotech, Satisloh, Schneider, etc.) is a plus
Must have the ability to improvise if ideal conditions do not exist
Gives assistance and instruction to lower level opticians under the guidance of the area supervisor
Maintains work area and equipment in a neat and orderly condition
Follows prescribed safety regulations
Understands and follows ISO procedures
Reads and interprets technical drawings and process instructions
Understands the preparation of and assists in the creation of process instructions as assigned
Perform maintenance and preventatives maintenance on equipment and tooling


HS Diploma plus 7 to 12 or more years related work experience
Working knowledge of shop math
Ability to read and interpret drawings
Mechanical ability
Able to use hand measurement tools (calipers, micrometers, etc.)
Experience in manufacturing environment
Experience with troubleshooting of processes
Team player with good communication skills
Careful, well organized and detail oriented
Strong computer skills including MS Work and Excel


Experience in manufacturing industry


Competitive benefits
Due to the nature of Zygo's programs and products, applicants must be either U.S. Persons or capable of being licensed to access such programs and products consistent with U.S. trade regulations.

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