Job Id: 1238

Master Optician

Bozeman, MT

Lead the polishing of Silicon and Germanium flat and spherical curve optics within the team and control the work process from beginning to end. This is the top choice for defense, security and optical companies the world over. This opening requires expertise and skill in maintaining established standards of quality and accuracy in fabricating optical components for high-end military and commercial applications.


  • 10+ years of experience in precision IR (preferably with Silicon and Germanium) optical polishing including double side polishers, single side polishers (sticks/conventional polishing), and continuous polishers. CNC polishing experience is beneficial.
  • Proficiency with test equipment including and not limited to: interferometer, auto collimator, digital indicators, spherometers, optical profilometer, visual comparators, Scratch Dig machine
  • Demonstrate best practices of handling, fabricating, cleaning, inspecting and testing of optics.
  • Ability to read, interpret and understand part descriptions and technical specifications. Estimate polishing production times and related costs to provide information for sales quotations
  • Ability to layout, schedule, and prioritize work as well as provide assistance to other optical fabricators
  • Work with engineering to evaluate, develop and improve manufacturing methods utilizing knowledge of customer specifications, materials, fabrication processes, tooling, production equipment capabilities and quality control standards.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to quickly develop organizational relationships based on technical expertise
  • An innate desire for continuous improvement by recommending and implementing new procedures, processes or fixtures
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

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