Optical Technician Job in Keene, New Hampshire

Optical Technician job opportunity at Corning’s manufacturing facility at Keene, New Hampshire, US.

Corning, Inc. is a premier U.S. supplier of advanced optical solutions and components for the aerospace and defense industry!

Corning Advanced Optics is a global leader in providing cutting-edge material and optical solutions that serve a variety of commercial sectors. We have a long history in producing Electro-Optical Infrared (EOIR) systems and have one of the world’s largest diamond turning manufacturing operations located in Keene, New Hampshire.

Corning’s unmatched expertise in specialty glass and optical physics results in a diverse set of products. From design through manufacturing, Corning leverages its experience in single point diamond turning, precision machining, and thin film coating technology to produce integrated advanced multi and hyperspectral sensor systems and optomechanical assemblies. The intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) market segment is a primary area of focus.

Scope of Position:

This role will collaborate with the end users in installation, repair, troubleshooting, or maintain complex electro-optical, electro-mechanical, or Free-Space Optical communication systems. In this role, you will be responsible for solving complex problems, understand the inter-relationship of software and circuits and optics, and exercise independent judgment to resolve issues that arise. In addition, supports the build of complex optical systems for aerospace and defense (A&D) sensor systems. Critical thinking skills and hands-on experience in optical and laser alignment as well as the ability to work under pressure are important for this position as analyzing data and maintaining detailed records are critical parts of the job. This position may also support the transition of engineering build to production.

You will work with the System Engineers to develop test plans, procedures, and setups and perform assembly, alignment, and testing on new design optical systems. We also expect individuals to be able to completely integrate refractive and reflective systems with limited engineering support.

Required education:

We require a minimum of an Associate of Science degree with a background in engineering and/or physics

Required skills:

5+ years’ experience in R&D development and product transitions.
Hands-on experience in optical metrology, lasers, and electronics.

Desired skills:

We prefer experience with Aerospace & Defense (A&D) Systems
Knowledgeable in interpreting mechanical, optical, and electrical drawings
Good customer communication skills.


We anticipate up to 5% travel for this role.

Required to sign a covenant not to compete.

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Bellows Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: Keene

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