Position:  Electro Optical Assembler I
Location:  Bedford, NH
Job Id:  254
# of Openings:  4

Optics 1, Inc., a Safran Group Company, is a technology leader in the design, development, and production of Integrated Electro-optical Systems for commercial and government applications.  Leveraging our multi-disciplined engineering expertise in optics, electronics, software and mechanics, Optics 1 is able to design and deliver state-of-the-art electro-optical integrated systems. 
The Optical Electronic Assembler is responsible for assembling, aligning, testing and configuring optical, electronic, mechanical components. Work is performed in accordance with released procedures, drawings, schematics and wiring tables.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions including, but not limited to:
  • Perform a wide variety of optical, electronic or electro-mechanical assembly operations on assemblies or sub-assemblies
  • Quality control of assembly and alignment processes
  • Clean and assemble optical assemblies
  • Calibrate laser Collimator systems
  • Test assemblies and systems using testing software; download firmware
  • Record test and build data into databases as assemblies are tested
  • Assemble cables, plugs and wire harnesses
  • Assemble circuit card assemblies and subassemblies
  • Assemble major assemblies and subassemblies for various systems
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean, orderly and organized work area
  • Responsible for safe handling of all solvents and epoxies
  • Performs in process and final inspections of production products to assure conformance to quality standards, including serialization and packaging prior to shipment
  • 1 to 5 years of assembly experience
  • Understand the basic concepts of optics, electronics assembly, electrical assembly and mechanical assembly
  • Ability to perform well and maintain production flow under noisy and disruptive situations
  • Familiarity with the metric measuring system
  • Excellent dexterity and good eyesight. Requires assembly of small components and fine adjustments to close tolerances
  • Measurement using both linear and digital vernier scales of calipers
  • Working knowledge of color codes and capability to identify components
  • Proficient with ESD safety requirements
  • Experience with optics handling and cleaning
  • Ability to follow established inspection procedures
  • Must be able to read and understand mechanical and electronic drawings, diagrams and layouts
  • Work independently and be reliable
  • Read and interpret engineering specifications from text and drawings
  • Use of measuring tools and hand tools
  • Read mechanical drawings and blue prints
  • Use a variety of tools and precision measuring instruments
  • Able to fit, align, calibrate and adjust parts and mechanical units to meet specifications and requirements
  • Able to fit and bond parts and mechanical parts using adhesives to meet specifications and requirements
  • Able to self-check and inspect work in process.
  • Able to stand for 8 hours a day
  • US Citizenship or US Protected Individual Status
  • Experience working in a Lean Manufacturing environment
  • Experience with 5S  housekeeping practices
  • Good hand soldering skills
  • Familiar with standard shop practices used in defense-related industries
  • Experience performing complicated set-up and testing for incoming and in-process inspection of flat and spherical optics
  • Experience in the handling and mounting of IR components into lens assemblies and systems
  • Working knowledge of color code and capability to identify components
  • Experience with IPC 610 workmanship standards
  • Experience with ISO-9000 series of standards or other similar standards
  • Experience working in an ITAR environment
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Fluency in the English Language is required
  • Basic skills in  MS Office Suite of programs including MS Word, MS Outlook, MS Excel PowerPoint
  • Experience with an ERP system a plus.
  • Less than 15%
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.
Work Environment:
  • While performing the aforementioned job duties, the employee mainly works in a professional office setting that is relatively quiet and has temperature control systems.
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones and photocopiers.

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