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OPTICS CAREERS

We are always looking for exceptional individuals who are smart, self-motivated and career-oriented.
If you are currently working in the optics industry, if you have experience in a similar high technology manufacturing industry, or simply interested in optics careers, please contact us.

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  • Thin Films Engineer
  • Production Control Coordinator
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Optics Technician

Job Opening Summary

Position: Optical Thin Films Coating Engineer
Department: Engineering
Reports to: VP Engineering

General Responsibilities Outline

  • Responsible for the full scope of producing coatings, including but not limited to optimal coating design, smooth machine operation, operator competence, and measurement of results.
  • Ability to read and understand customer specifications and drawings as it relates to coating, in addition to interpreting mil-specs.
  • Produce thorough and easy to understand work instructions.
  • Develop new processes to optimize and expand existing coating capabilities.
  • Determine effective cause and corrective procedures for failed coating runs.
  • Assist department supervisor and the Production Coordinator by lending expertise in engineering principles to ensure smooth operation of the department and to keep the commitment schedule maintained.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, physics, or materials science (Master’s preferred)
  • Effective problem solver
  • Methodical and detail-oriented
  • Organized
  • Effective writer and oral communicator
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Production-minded
  • Ability to work individually or as part of a team
  • Strong work ethic
  • Career-centric

Company Profile

Since 1977 PFG Precision Optics has manufactured and coated a wide range of ultra-high precision optics for defense, medical, semiconductor, scientific, and test & measurement fields. Our skilled team of engineers and technicians utilize the latest equipment and tooling to meet our customers’ ever-changing needs.

Company Benefits

PFG offers a competitive benefits package for our full-time employees, including: paid vacation, paid holidays, medical and dental insurance, life insurance and AD&D, short-term disability, simple IRA with company match, and fitness center reimbursements.

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Job Opening Summary

Position: Production Control Coordinator
Department: Production Control
Reports to: Production Manager

General Responsibilities Outline

  • With an in-depth understanding of the optics production process, apply the most efficient methods for scheduling on-time production
  • Maintain 95% on-time delivery
  • Work with all production departments to coordinate and manage job progress. Communicate status updates to the Production Manager and/or Sales Dept.
  • Constantly push to provide shorter delivery times
  • Coordinate with department leaders and engineers to ensure timely completion of job quotations and return of information to the Sales Dept. 
  • Work with department leaders and engineers to correct production problems and adjust the schedule accordingly to meet budgetary and time constraints
  • Manage in-house material inventory and work with the Sales Dept. to keep the proper amount of material on-hand for production needs
  • Monitor and ensure accuracy of inventory and associated reports
  • Coordinate with Shipping/Receiving Clerk to ensure efficient and timely flow of products being shipped out and inventory being taken in
  • Lead weekly production meeting and actively participate in departmental continuous improvement meetings
  • Cross-train to learn other tasks throughout the plant, as needed

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in emphasis in math or engineering, or alternatively, at least five years of production scheduling experience 
  • Methodical and detail-oriented 
  • Organized with ability to multi-task 
  • Effective written and oral communicator 
  • Self-motivated and driven 
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team 
  • Strong work ethic 
  • Ability to read and work from technical drawings and instructions 
  • Knowledge of basic machinery and mechanical drawings 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite  
  • Preferred: Experience in production environment 

Company Profile
Since 1977 PFG Precision Optics has manufactured and coated a wide range of ultra-high precision optics for defense, medical, semiconductor, scientific, and test & measurement fields. Our skilled team of engineers and technicians utilize the latest equipment and tooling to meet our customers’ ever-changing needs.

Company Benefits
PFG offers a competitive benefits package for our full-time employees, including: paid vacation, paid holidays, medical and dental insurance, life insurance and AD&D, short-term disability, simple IRA with company match, and fitness center reimbursements.

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Job Opening Summary

Position: Quality Assurance Manager
Department: Inspection
Reports to: Production Manager

General Responsibilities Outline

  • Coordinate, prioritize, and schedule jobs within the Inspection Dept. to best satisfy scheduled shipping dates and ensure that there is maximum throughput and minimum backlog of jobs to be inspected
  • Manage calibration system for test and measurement equipment
  • Oversee RMA internal and external actions
  • Responsible for test glass and material slab certification
  • Proactively assist production depts with preventive and corrective actions
  • Establish and constantly evaluate inspection procedures for improvement
  • Serve as company’s quality and ISO liaison, communicating with government inspectors and customers
  • Educate, train, and develop inspectors to maximize their proficiency and knowledge of inspection techniques, as well as the optical fabrication process
  • Educate, train, and develop internal auditors to conduct audits to check for nonconformities and suggestions for improvement
  • Schedule and facilitate quarterly internal audits and annual external audits to ensure the company’s adherence to ISO standards

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Preferred experience with quality assurance or relevant field
  • Preferred experience with ISO auditing
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (excel, word, outlook, etc.)
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with changing priorities and multiple deadlines
  • Methodical and detail-oriented
  • Organized
  • Analytical and effective problem solver
  • Effective written and oral communicator
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong work ethic

Company Profile
Since 1977 PFG Precision Optics has manufactured and coated a wide range of ultra-high precision optics for defense, medical, semiconductor, scientific, and test & measurement fields. Our skilled team of engineers and technicians utilize the latest equipment and tooling to meet our customers’ ever-changing needs.

Company Benefits
PFG offers a competitive benefits package for our full-time employees, including: paid vacation, paid holidays, medical and dental insurance, life insurance and AD&D, short-term disability, simple IRA with company match, and fitness center reimbursements.

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Job Opening Summary

Position: Manufacturing Engineer
Department: Engineering
Reports to: VP Engineering

General Responsibilities Outline

  • Assist in the development of new manufacturing processes and methods
  • Increase efficiency of existing optics fabrication processes, to include documentation and training
  • Investigate reasons for inefficiencies, determine a course of action, and present to Management
  • Review new equipment for installation and operation. Write procedural manuals as necessary and train technicians on proper use and care
  • Assist department supervisor by lending expertise in engineering principles to ensure smooth operation of the department
  • Train technicians on proper manufacturing processes

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering
  • Hands-on engineering experience on the production floor gained through work or internships (i.e. fabrication, troubleshooting, problem solving, machine operation and programming, working with and training technicians, etc.)
  • Strong mechanical and technical ability
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Smart, methodical, and analytical
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Effective writer and oral communicator
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Production-minded
  • Career-centric
  • Strong work ethic
  • Positive attitude

Company Profile
Since 1977 PFG Precision Optics has manufactured and coated a wide range of ultra-high precision optics for defense, medical, semiconductor, scientific, and test & measurement fields. Our skilled team of engineers and technicians utilize the latest equipment and tooling to meet our customers’ ever-changing needs.

Company Benefits
PFG offers a competitive benefits package for our full-time employees, including: paid vacation, paid holidays, medical and dental insurance, life insurance and AD&D, short-term disability, simple IRA with company match, and fitness center reimbursements.

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Job Opening Summary

Position: Optics Technician
Department: Flat Polishing/Shaping OR Spherical Polishing
Reports to: Department Supervisor

General Responsibilities Outline

  • Learn to read and understand drawings and technical specifications related to glass production
  • Operate mechanical and computer-numerically-controlled (CNC) machines to shape glass
  • Learn to effectively use inspection equipment to verify the accuracy of parts produced
  • Troubleshoot and solve problems that arise from the production process
  • Document new or revised processes and/or procedures
    Cross-train to learn other tasks throughout the department

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma, GED or relevant vocational training and/or related work experience
  • Mechanical ability
  • Mathematics knowledge
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Effective communicator
  • Self-motivated and driven
  • Strong work ethic
  • Preferred experience with: CNC machining; mechanics; automobile repair; maintenance; carpentry; or hands-on jobs/hobbies, such as sculpture

Company Profile
Since 1977 PFG Precision Optics has manufactured and coated ultra-high precision optics installed in various types of military and commercial equipment. Industries in which these optics are used include military, test & measurement, semiconductor, imaging, medical and telecommunications.

Company Benefits
PFG offers a competitive benefits package for our full-time employees, including: medical and dental insurance, life insurance and AD&D, short-term disability, simple IRA with company match, fitness center reimbursements, paid holidays and paid vacation.

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OPTICS CAREERS BENEFITS
Not only do you gain the benefit of learning a skilled craft, but our Company provides a variety of benefits for our employees and their families.
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Medical Benefits
Medical Insurance, Telemedicine, and Dental Insurance are all available through PFG. Family coverage is offered and available as well. Eligible after 90 days of employment.
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Additional Insurance Options
Short-Term Disability Insurance and Term Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance is paid 100% by PFG. Voluntary Life Insurance options are also available for additional employee life coverage, including spouse and children.
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Retirement
Simple IRA - Save for retirement by contributing to one or more of Vanguard’s Mutual Funds. The Company matches the employee contribution, up to 3% of the employee’s salary.
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Additional Benefits
We care about your time as well! Fitness Membership Reimbursement, 9 Paid Holidays, and Vacation/Personal Time Off are also made available.
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