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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 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.

TOPICS
Topics

Each apprenticeship will be structured around the qualifications and needs of the apprentice but will include time spent in every department at Optimax, with a focus on the following topics:

  • Grinding
  • Polishing
  • Generating
  • Materials
  • R&D
  • Sales
  • Coating
  • Quality
  • Assembly
  • Finishing
GOALS
Goals

The overall goal of this apprenticeship program is being able to obtain the skills and qualifications needed to be a highly effective optical technician:

  • Materials
  • Optical fabrication process
  • Bulk materials
  • Manufacturing and testing
  • Optical Metrology
  • Assembly
  • Coatings
QUALIFICATIONS
Qualifications
  • Must be a current Optimax employee
  • Application – apply and complete an interview process
  • Education – must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Complete ACT WorkKeys test (a min. score of 5 is required for math applications and a min. score of 4 is required on the reading for information and locating information tests)
  • Complete a spatial/visual aptitude test
EDUCATION
Education

In addition to the rotation, each apprentice must take two classes from a community college each year that relate to optics manufacturing. Tuition costs are reimbursed by Optimax.

POM Apprenticeship Program

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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 optical 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. Learn more about our program here https://www.optimaxsi.com/optimax-c...
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Jeff tells his story about why he joined Optimax's POM Apprenticeship program, including the diverse projects that he will have the ability to work on after training in every department of the company. Learn more about Optimax's Precision Optics Manufacturing Apprenticeship program. https://www.optimaxsi.com/optimax-c... Optimax builds the optics behind the latest breakthrough technologies in aerospace, defense, and consumer electronics. Optimax reliability has allowed us to become America's largest optics prototype manufacturer. Our unique corporate culture of teamwork, innovation, and agility provides a dynamic work environment. We are looking for individuals that are committed to lifelong learning and creating value through their hard work. https://www.optimaxsi.com/optimax-c... Connect with Optimax Online! Visit Optimaxsi.com: https://www.optimaxsi.com/ Find Optimax on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OptimaxSys... Find Optimax on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/op... #careers #manufacturing #optics #apprenticeships
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Learn more about Optimax's apprenticeship program from our very first apprentice graduate, Travis. Aspiring opticians are given the opportunity to continue their education while engaging in a hands-on rotational program on the shop floor during their Precision Optics Manufacturing (POM) Apprenticeship. Read more about the opportunities and careers we offer here https://www.optimaxsi.com/optimax-c...
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