Assembly Operator

LightPath Technologies is a recognized leader in optics and photonics solutions, serving blue chip customers in the industrial, defense, telecommunications, testing and measurement, and medical industries, for over 30 years. LightPath designs, manufactures, and distributes optical and infrared components including molded glass aspheric lenses and assemblies, infrared lenses and thermal imaging assemblies, fused fiber collimators, and proprietary Black Diamond™ (“BD6”) chalcogenide-based glass lenses. With multiple offices around the globe, this position is located in our Orlando office.

The Assembly Operator will be responsible for various production aspects including the end-to-end fabrication and testing of fiber optic collimators, and the assembly and test of high end visible wavelength and infrared optical assemblies. This position will have the responsibility to provide a stable workflow, process control, quality control, equipment set-up, incoming material inspection and inventory control. Following standard work procedures and practicing safe work habits to ensure a quality product is produced in a manner that is both efficient and safe.

We offer a friendly and fun environment, with the opportunity to grow within the company, in addition to great pay and benefits. LightPath Technologies is conveniently located right off the 408 expressway in the vicinity of the University of Central Florida in Central Florida Research Park.

If this sounds like fun to you, you are seeking to be part of a diverse family that values integrity, respect, and appreciation, enjoy working in a collaborative, and solution-oriented environment, apply now!

Job Functions/Requirements/Responsibilities:

Primary job functions are listed below but may change without notice.

  • Fabrication, test, and termination of fiber optics designs as they are introduced into production process.
  • Basic understanding of all fiber optic test equipment such as fusion splicer, optical power meter, optical beam analyzers.
  • Ability to comprehend and operate appropriate manufacturing equipment (LFS) to fulfill job requirements.
  • Understanding of fiber management, laser operation and optical components handling.
  • Assemble Infrared or Visible assemblies.
  • Test Infrared assemblies on Optikos LensCheck™ LWIR Lens Measurement System.
  • Assist with inventory transactions, and related procedures.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities & Skills Required:

  • Collect data and analyze data skillfully.
  • Quick learner that is able to handle a fast paced production environment.
  • Identify and resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Work well with others as a team and in a group setting to solve problems.
  • Ability to assess personal strengths and weaknesses to pursue training and development opportunities to improve self.
  • Possess a high attention to detail.
  • Strive to continually build personal knowledge and share expertise with others.
  • Ability to read, write, and effectively communicate simple information to others.
  • Demonstrate good time management skills including adherence to start time of work schedule.
  • Proficient at the following computer applications: Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and the internet.
  • Possess a high degree of dexterity especially when using a microscope, micrometers, and calipers.
  • Ability to read blueprints and interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Frequently required to sit; use hands or fingers to handle, feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.
  • Regularly required to stand.
  • Occasionally required to walk, stoop, or kneel.
  • Occasionally required to lift and /or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Able to patiently work using a microscope for extend periods of time.
  • Occasional exposure to the following: work near moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and risk of radiation.
  • Ability to work with a moderate amount of noise.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluently in English.

Minimum Previous Experience/Qualifications:

  • Be a “U.S. person” either a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, refugee, person granted asylum, or permanent resident due to company ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulation) projects
  • Fiber Optics Training and Certification or equivalent.
  • One (1) year of related experience in the fiber optic field.
  • Experience working in a CLASS 10K cleanroom.

Preferred Previous Experience/Qualifications:

  • AS or AA in a technical program.