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IDEX Optics Fabrication Technician in Boulder, Colorado

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Position Summary:

We are currently looking for a hands-on Fabrication Technician in our Aerospace and Defense Value Stream. The right candidate will have exposure to grinding and polishing of optical components, fabricating parts to customer specifications.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Blocking of glass/silicon/ceramic/crystal materials

  • Grinding, lapping and polishing of materials on automated and manual equipment, including spindles and CPs

  • Performs precision optics metrology (interferometry, optical part characterization)

  • Ability to read, follow and understand procedures

  • Work closely with engineering to develop processes and process documentation

  • Measure and document process parameters such as slurry pH and concentration

  • Basic cleaning and visual inspection of optical components.

  • Proper handling of critical and fragile optical components.

  • Maintain clean workcenter and documentation

  • Basic maintenance and cleaning of fabrication areas

  • Any other duties as assigned by the Fabrication Manager or his/her designate

  • Follows all safety training and guidelines

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Bend as is necessary for sitting, using computers, using the telephone, and computer mouse

  • Demonstrate eye-hand coordination

  • Operate testing and measuring equipment

  • Apply force to adjust and operate testing equipment, turn knobs and cranks

  • Manipulate fragile parts into and out of equipment

  • Grasp objects in order to turn, wipe, adjust instrumentation and safely use sharp instruments

  • Twist and turn wrists and forearms to perform inspection of optics and to operate microscopes and computer

  • Bend at the neck to perform inspection and testing of optics and related equipment

Credentials and Experience:

  • GED or High School Diploma desired

  • 2+ years relevant experience in fabrication is desired but not required

  • Strong teamwork abilities and written and oral communication skills

  • Basic understanding of computer hardware and interfaces

Compensation Information:

Pay Range: $19 - 25 per hour

Bonus: This position is eligible for company discretionary bonus

Our comprehensive U.S. benefit offerings include: Health benefits, 401(k) retirement savings program with company match, etc. and at least 80 hours of vacation, as well as holiday, personal and sick time.

More information on our benefits and rewards can be found on our career page:

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Business Unit: Advanced Thin Films

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