We are a world leader in high precision optical manufacturing, delivering custom optics to a wide range of innovators around the globe. Meeting these goals demands the right people. Teamwork, adaptability, and an enthusiastic approach to problem-solving are central to the Optimax culture. But what unites all our employees best is a hunger to continuously learn. We strive to find driven individuals who are committed to lifelong learning; who will continue to add value in their work throughout long and successful careers.
Our unique corporate culture of teamwork, innovation and agility provides a dynamic work environment.
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No matter your background, with the right attitude, you will create value.
What is an Optical Manufacturing Technician?
Optimax is looking for hands-on technically oriented individuals to be opticians. The position requires excellent math skills and the ability to read and comprehend specifications from blueprints and drawings and follow detailed technical processes to precision machine lenses. This process includes grinding and polishing, measuring, and testing.
What you’ll be doing
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Creating the Future
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Optimax POM Apprenticeship Program
The Optimax Precision Optics Manufacturing (POM) Apprenticeship program was created to prepare technicians for a rewarding, long-term career in precision optics manufacturing. As part of upskilling the workforce in developing optics fabrication technicians, this apprenticeship program will help the industry and Optimax continue to manage and sustain workforce growth.
The program consists of a three-year on-the-job training (OJT) rotations throughout all the departments at Optimax to prepare employees with the skills that will help them become productive and technically savvy precision optics manufacturing technicians.
We strongly believe that by investing in interns we are building the workforce of tomorrow, and we strive to give our interns every opportunity possible to learn about optics, manufacturing, and what it’s like to work hard, make money and have fun at the same time.
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Our customers operate at the frontiers of their field, continually breaking new ground with critical innovations. That is why we are committed to fostering a culture of lifelong learning. The challenges our customers face are ever-changing. So we must be prepared to keep our eyes open to new solutions, and to never rest on our laurels; always expanding our knowledge to ensure we can provide value-added solutions for years to come.
We welcome employees with the right aptitude and the right attitude and are actively looking for individuals who are open to an evolving career, in a fun yet challenging workplace where you can strike your own path.
Developing Skills for the Workforce of Tomorrow
Our desire for lifelong learners to join our team is underpinned by our commitment to helping individuals continually develop their skills. That mission goes beyond the Optimax team. Alejandro (Ale) Mendoza, our Director of Human Resources, is a member of the national Manufacturing Panel to the Biden administration, advising on the Made in All America initiative. We believe in creating a dynamic working environment that is conducive to continued learning, and through diligent work at all levels of the company, we aim to carry that mission out from the workshop, through to the national scale.