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Optics Technician

The Optics Technician will work in a high-tech environment and be responsible for assembly, alignment, and testing of high-quality optical and laser systems.


  • Assemble, align, test, repair, and rework optical components and systems
  • Set up and calibrate lab equipment and test fixtures
  • Follow all established manufacturing and testing procedures, including documentation
  • Identify weaknesses in areas of responsibility and provide suggestions for improvement
  • Become proficient in a wide range of test equipment and instruments
  • Record data and write test reports in an approved format
  • Become familiar with customer requirements, test setups and fixtures
  • Maintain laboratory files, drawings, and data in accordance with ISO requirements
  • Interface with all other groups within the company as necessary to support lab activities
  • Learns current and future procedures as required and be responsive to training


  • No specific education required
  • Associate Degree in a technical field and 2-3 years as an optics technician preferred
  • Clean room experience preferred
  • Experience handling strong magnets preferred
  • Experience handling lenses, mirrors, laser diodes, and other optical components preferred
  • Experience with micrometers, calipers, and other optical tools and systems preferred
  • Ability to read basic engineering drawings preferred
  • A demonstrated attitude of cooperation and a desire to continue learning Optical Technology
  • Must have effective written and verbal communications skills
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Must be familiar with typical word processing, spreadsheet, email, and presentation software
  • Unrestricted right to work in United States required
  • Physical Requirements – must be able to perform essential functions with or without accommodation:
    • Walking, sitting, standing
    • Use hands to hold and manipulate small objects as well as operate a computer
    • Talking/hearing to communicate
    • Ability to see and manipulate small items and work with delicate parts required 


  • Hourly rate commensurate with experience
  • Competitive benefits package available

TOPTICA Photonics, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer

About TOPTICA Photonics, Inc.

With "A Passion for Precision" TOPTICA's 230 employees take pride in developing customized systems. In close collaboration with several universities and institutes, the latest scientific discoveries are frequently incorporated into commercial products. With a global distribution network, TOPTICA provides exceptional service worldwide.

Over the past decade TOPTICA has grown the capabilities of its worldwide locations to include product design and manufacturing, applications and technical support, and customer service in addition to their traditional sales roles. In continuation of this effort our US office in Farmington, NY is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Field Service Engineer.

TOPTICA Contact:

Mark Leonardo
(585) 657-6663 x1311