No matter where your path begins, it could lead you to a career at Optimax. Hear optics manufacturing stories from leaders, technicians, and more on how their career journeys led them to optics manufacturing and Optimax. Discover your Future at Optimax as part of a unique corporate culture of teamwork, innovation, and agility in a dynamic work environment. We are looking for individuals that are committed to lifelong learning and creating value through their hard work.

Creating Your Future at Optimax: Our Stories

Creating Your Future at Optimax: Our Stories

24.02.2021
No matter where your path begins, it could lead you to a career at Optimax. Hear optics manufacturing stories from leaders, technicians, and more on how their career journeys led them to Optimaxsi.com Creating your Future at Optimax 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 Watch: Creating Your Future at Optimax: Our Stories
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Meet Jaeden, Optical Coating Team Leader | Manufacturing Career Videos

08.03.2021
Meet Jaeden, an optical coating team leader, with a degree in chemistry and a family in optics that led her to Optimax. Making optics that go into outer space and controlling an electron beam with a gaming control, sealed the deal for her and started her optics manufacturing career. Create Your Future at Optimax 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 Watch: Optics Manufacturing Career Stories
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Meet Leah, and learn about her journey from history to library science | Manufacturing Career Videos

08.03.2021
Meet Leah, and learn about her many different careers. There were many twists and turns in Leah’s journey from history to library science that led her to her career in optics manufacturing as a workforce development coordinator at Optimax. Create Your Future at Optimax 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 Watch: Optics Manufacturing Career Stories
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Culture

We are OptiStrong

31.08.2020
Optimax stands together to become OptiStrong through all of the challenges we face in our lives. #WeAreOptiStrong
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On The Job With Finger Lakes TV

20.10.2017
Finger Lakes TV has launched a new show, called “On the Job with Finger Lakes Television,” to help young people learn more about careers with employers in the Finger Lakes region. The first episode features two women who work at Optimax Systems in Ontario, Wayne County, Jaeden Powers and Genny Kingsley. They talk about the path to their current career and the type of work they do. “On the Job with Finger Lakes Television” is shown every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and every Friday at 8 p.m. on channel 12 or digital 5.12 on the Spectrum cable system in the Finger Lakes region. All Finger Lakes TV content is simultaneously webcast at fingerlakestv.org/live. The show is a collaboration with the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board and Finger Lakes Community College. Finger Lakes Television is an independent public access station based at FLCC’s main campus through an in-kind donation of space and administrative services. The station broadcasts live Canandaigua and Geneva city council meetings, providing hands-on camera opportunities for FLCC students. Finger Lakes TV also records and broadcasts community events such as lectures, concerts and parades as well as national public access programming from NASA and other sources. For more information about Finger Lakes TV, call (585) 785-1623.
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Career Spotlight

Optimax Optical Coating Engineer- Caitlin Marcellus

15.12.2020
Hear from Caitlin Marcellus' about her unique story of becoming an Optimax optical coating engineer, and learn more about all the opportunities to get into the field. Create Your Future at Optimax 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 #engineer
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Precision Optics Manufacturing Apprenticeship

Optimax Precision Optics Manufacturing Program

10.07.2020
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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Meet our Apprentice Jeff

10.07.2020
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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Meet our Apprentice Travis

10.07.2020
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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Workforce Development

On The Job With Finger Lakes TV

20.10.2017
Finger Lakes TV has launched a new show, called “On the Job with Finger Lakes Television,” to help young people learn more about careers with employers in the Finger Lakes region. The first episode features two women who work at Optimax Systems in Ontario, Wayne County, Jaeden Powers and Genny Kingsley. They talk about the path to their current career and the type of work they do. “On the Job with Finger Lakes Television” is shown every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and every Friday at 8 p.m. on channel 12 or digital 5.12 on the Spectrum cable system in the Finger Lakes region. All Finger Lakes TV content is simultaneously webcast at fingerlakestv.org/live. The show is a collaboration with the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board and Finger Lakes Community College. Finger Lakes Television is an independent public access station based at FLCC’s main campus through an in-kind donation of space and administrative services. The station broadcasts live Canandaigua and Geneva city council meetings, providing hands-on camera opportunities for FLCC students. Finger Lakes TV also records and broadcasts community events such as lectures, concerts and parades as well as national public access programming from NASA and other sources. For more information about Finger Lakes TV, call (585) 785-1623.
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RocGrowth Candids 2017-03-01 * Rick Plympton & Mike Mandina * Optimax Systems

03.02.2020
Our esteemed guests are Rick Plympton and Mike Mandina, CEO and President of Optimax Systems. This optics company is no traditional success story. The website states it well: “We leverage our optics manufacturing technology for programs that benefit mankind and projects that defend our freedom.” Rick and Mike have fostered a corporate culture that empowers and dignifies the 280 people who work there. It’s nothing short of cutting edge…and fun. Rick Plympton, CEO, Optimax Systems Mike Mandina, President, Optimax Systems
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Precision Manufacturing Skills Gap in NY | Mike Mandina, Optimax

15.11.2013
BLU employer Mike Mandina, president of Optimax in Ontario, NY, discusses the challenges of finding skilled workers to fill available positions in his precision optics manufacturing company and his work with partnerships that are creating a pipeline of trained workers to meet industry needs.
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Meet Our Interns

Matt: Maintenance Intern | Careers at Optimax

20.04.2022
Meet Matt, Optimax’s maintenance intern. Matt shares his experience working in our maintenance department and his takeaways from his internship at Optimax’s manufacturing facility. Are you interested in learning more about our internship program? Visit our career page today
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Loudon: Quality Intern | Careers at Optimax

20.04.2022
Meet Loudon, Optimax’s quality intern. Loudon shares his experience working in our quality department and his takeaways from his internship at Optimax’s manufacturing facility. Are you interested in learning more about our internship program? Visit our career page today
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Jonah: Quality Intern | Careers at Optimax

20.04.2022
Meet Jonah, Optimax’s quality intern. Jonah shares his experience working in our quality department and his takeaways from his internship at Optimax’s manufacturing facility. Are you interested in learning more about our internship program? Visit our career page today
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