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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.

Indicates open positions currently seeking applications

Closed, but always accepting applications

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Coating Technician
  • Production Control Coordinator
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Optics Technician

Job Opening Summary

Position: Human Resources Manager
Department: Human Resources
Reports to: President

General Responsibilities Outline

  • Responsible for managing and facilitating the recruitment process, including but not limited to: posting positions, screening candidates, conducting interviews, setting up interviews, pre-employment testing and drug screenings, and making job offers.
  • Manages the onboarding process for new hires by ensuring they are set up in their respective departments, conducting orientation, and doing monthly follow-ups.
  • In conjunction with Office Manager, administers company benefits in accordance with guidelines. Maintains knowledge of benefits to assist employees with questions or concerns.
  • Assists department leaders with employee management, including but not limited to: training coordination, coaching and disciplinary actions.
  • Administers performance evaluation program.
  • Manages employee exit administration in coordination with Office Manager, which may include responding to the MS Dept of Employment Security regarding unemployment claims.
  • Creates, organizes, and maintains confidential files on applicants and current and former employees.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of all state and federal laws related to human resource matters and ensures compliance thereof through employee handbook policy administration.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in HR or related field.
  • At least five years of human resource management experience
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Methodical, detail-oriented and organized
  • Self-motivated and driven with a strong work ethic
  • Effective written and oral communicator
  • Team-player and adaptable to changing priorities

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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Job Opening Summary

Position: Coating Technician
Department: Coat
Reports to: Coat Department Work Leader

General Responsibilities Outline

  • Learn and apply requirements for working in a Class 1000 clean room.
  • Apply thin film coatings to manufactured optical components using a vacuum deposition process.
  • Effectively operate coating chambers and do general preventative maintenance, as needed.
  • Learn to effectively use scientific equipment to verify the coating parameters are met.
  • Accurately keep records of coating runs that take place and document any changes to processes.
  • Effectively troubleshoot coating issues that arise.
  • Ability to focus for long periods of time on one task, without it affecting reasoning and judgment.

Qualifications

  • Associate Degree in a science (Chemistry or Physics preferred) or math field, or two years community college, technical/trade school, Vacuum Technology, Electronics, or Military technical schooling with relevant electrical and mechanical background – OR – relevant work experience equivalent to the education/training requested
  • Hands-on work experience and/or hobbies
  • Methodical and detail-oriented
  • Analytical thinker
  • Organized
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Effective written and oral communicator
  • Self-motivated and driven
  • Strong work ethic
  • Mathematics knowledge and background
  • Mechanical ability
  • Production-minded

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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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: 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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