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Careers at Omega Optical

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Job Descriptions


 

Technical Sales Engineer

This role will serve to understand market requirements for Optical Thin Films area and products through market and customer requirements analysis and formulate product strategy. Will serve as the primary technical interface between customer, marketing, development R&D teams and production. Will develop internal road maps and promote products and solutions. With a comprehensive understanding of customer needs and competitive position, will own the products and processes for their success.Perform market share analysis. Essentially the position spans vast and diverse functions of product marketing and technology focused on profitability and market share gains.
Full time permanent position dedicated to technical sales in Industrial and Commercial markets i.e. machine vision, defense applications, lidar, robotics, motion sensing, astronomy, color imaging, flow cytometry, photolithography, and raman spectroscopy.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Develop internal roadmaps based on customer roadmap and needs.
  • Identifies customer requirements and matches their needs to current products/applications; uses the customer’s information to define and develop future products
  • Translates customer objectives & roadmap needs into technical quotation.
  • Seamlessly integrate with production teams and R&D team to align customer needs to (i) develop new processes (ii) demonstrate previously demonstrated processes and promote to customer.
  • Work closely with Design Engineering teams to design the required product to deliver the best in class filter that meets the immediate customer needs and provides for future pathways
  • Stay aligned with customer on existing process/products to understand gaps so as to direct design and production teams towards success
  • Stay abreast with Thin Films domain through conference proceedings, patent filings, public domain knowledge
  • Periodically monitor the IP filings to better understand the competitive landscape and provide the necessary alert to Marketing and Process R&D teams
  • Regularly analyze Thin Films market to steer product portfolio
  • Works closely with Marketing to develop comprehensive product portfolio covering Omega Optical related products i.e. new product modifications, engineering service offerings, etc.
  • Collaborates and educates sales team on the competitive strengths of our products and reports on competitive risks
  • Provides expertise to perform as the technical interface between the customer, sales, and engineering teams

Qualifications

  • Experience working with engineering and manufacturing personnel on development and analysis of cost standards
  • Design and accurately prepare management reports
  • Conduct and document financial analysis projects.
  • Review costs and recommend areas for improvement.
  • Prepare necessary reports specifying and comparing factors affecting price and profitability.
  • Provide financial data to management team as needed.
  • Maintain confidentiality of company-related/financial information

Requirements

  • BS in Engineering Discipline with 4 or more years of optical interference experience or equivalent or MS degree with 2 or more years’ experience
  • Prior optical interference experience with comprehensive understanding and experience in Thin Films domain is preferred
  • Results oriented professional with strong business savvy and communication skills to interact with customers as well as R&D, Manufacturing, Finance, and Sales
  • Ability to interpret and translate customer needs
  • Demonstrated success in project/program management
  • Travel, domestic & International
  • Self-motivated and driven individual who operates with minimal guidance
  • Willingness to absorb the challenge and perform at a high caliber
  • Focused on technology, in particular, Thin Films to scan, grasp and summarize from variety of sources to formulate internal strategy
  • Collaborative in nature to develop cross functional alignment between various functional teams
  • Strong analytical skills – able to extract real insight from multiple sources
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Able to function and influence people in a technical organization to effect the solution
  • Enthusiastic to absorb the challenge and stay closely engaged

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Brattleboro, VT

If you believe your education and experience are in line with the position description and qualifications referred to above, please email resume and cover letter to: jlocascio@omegafilters.com, or contact Jennifer LoCascio at 802-251-7367.

Posted: May 16, 2018


 

Vacuum Technician- Thin Film Optical Coatings

The Vacuum Technician plays a "hands on" role supporting a vacuum thin film deposition manufacturing company. The Vacuum Technician serves as a key resource for the manufacturing operation focusing on preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and problem solving for electro/mechanical equipment issues and all other manufacturing related items.
The Vacuum Technician will work independently and in teams including production staff, engineers, and management to ensure efficient and quality-driven production operations. Communication and flexibility are key aspects of this full-time position.
Responsible for assisting with equipment maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and upgrade of all process equipment used to manufacturer thin film coated optical filters. Reports to Maintenance Manager. Trouble shooting control wiring experience is a plus.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Maintain all machine operation. Focus on safe, efficient, reliable maintenance and operation of equipment to ensure the production of quality products.
  • Assist with planning and execution of the preventative maintenance programs. Improve the reliability of the equipment. Document all repairs and upgrades.
  • Assist with diagnosis and repair of electro-mechanical devices such as stepper motors, electric motors, and solenoid operated valves.  Assist with repairing vacuum pumps.
  • Assist with repair of pneumatic devices such as pneumatic valves, and electro pneumatic valves.
  • Assist with replacing faulty electrical components of machine such as relays, switches, and motors, and positions sensing devises. Diagnoses and repairs or replaces faulty electronic components such as printed circuit boards.
  • Assist with replacing electric motor bearings and rewires motors.
  • Assist with repairing plumbing problems as well as installing new plumbing.
  • Assist with repairing and rebuilding Hoffmans and other related manufacturing machines.  Duties will require assisting with accurate diagnosis and repair of mechanical problems relating to components such as variable speed drives, bearings, shafts and couplings, sprockets, and pulleys.
  • Assist with diagnosis and repair of electro-mechanical devices such as stepper motors, electric motors, and solenoid operated valves.
  • Assist with other maintenance projects when required.

Qualifications and Skills

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Five plus years of experience working with industrial/manufacturing equipment
  • Ability read and understand electric drawings.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Knowledge of vacuum pumps
  • Be flexible and a team player.
  • Must be willing to learn and follow instruction.
  • Must possess well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, and be self-motivated
  • Must possess advanced troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and skillful in repair and maintenance of plant infrastructure and automated manufacturing equipment.
  • Experience in Plumbing, Electric, and HVAC desired.
  • Basic computer knowledge including Microsoft products desired.
  • Experience with vacuum coating equipment is preferred.
    • Job Type: Full time

      Location: Brattleboro, VT

      Excellent attendance is required

      If you believe your education and experience are in line with the position description and qualifications referred to above, please email resume and cover letter to: jlocascio@omegafilters.com, or contact Jennifer LoCascio at 802-251-7367.

      Posted: May 16, 2018

      Polishing Manager- Full Time

      Supervises and supports the Grind & Polish staff members. Demonstrates mastery of all aspects of grinding, polishing, and chamfering of glass substrates to produce filters of proper size, shape, thickness, parallelism, and surface quality. Tasked with on boarding new processes that will allow the department to provide the highest quality fabrication and surface work that can be achieved anywhere coupled with 100% on-time delivery. The position reports to the Production Manager.

      Responsibilities and Duties

      • Demonstrates mastery of the skills required to grind, polish, and chamfer glass substrates with the highest possible quality. Achieves proficiency in operating all grinding and polishing machinery in the department.
      • Supervises the Grind & Polish staff to develop the most efficient ways to complete work orders with the highest level of productivity and quality. Plans, assigns, and directs work. Appraises staff performance. Rewards and disciplines employees. Builds a positive team spirit, high morale, and strong group commitment to daily production goals.
      • Requires departmental employees to stay on the job until the day’s work is completed. If that is not possible, develops a plan to complete the work as soon as possible to return the department to on-time completion.
      • Performs transmitted wavefront distortion measurements on the Broadband Achromatic Twyman-Green interferometer. Trains departmental staff in using this instrument.
      • Studies production schedules and MCSs and estimates machine time and labor hours required to complete each work order. Communicates department capacity with the Planning Department so that Planning may complete its daily scheduling. Develops, documents, and reports departmental metrics.
      • Performs a quality inspection of completed work orders and enters completion data in the company’s Manufacturing Resource Planning software (Omega Live) and Quality Assurance spreadsheet.
      • Performs evaluations and alerts the Production Manager and Planning Department of unexpected delays or product non-conformance that could negatively impact production commitments. Assists in determining root cause and corrective actions in providing resolution for product failures.
      • Develops Standard Operating Procedures for the department’s machinery and processes when needed.
      • Establishes a formal training and cross-training schedule. Trains department employees on all machines and on all inspection and documentation requirements.
      • Works with the Maintenance Department to perform preventative maintenance on all machinery. Maintains a schedule of required preventative maintenance and instrument calibration tasks.
      • Recommends changes of equipment and furniture placement, development of tool boards, and implementation of other improvements to the functionality of the department.
      • Develops a program to resurface obsolete or substandard filters to reuse valuable glass.

      Qualifications and Skills

      • Five to seven years minimum experience in optical shop grinding, polishing & configuring.
      • At least two years supervisor experience required.
      • Aptitude for problem solving and good communication skills necessary.
        • Job Type: Full time

          Location: Brattleboro, VT

          If you believe your education and experience are in line with the position description and qualifications referred to above, please email resume and cover letter to: jlocascio@omegafilters.com, or contact Jennifer LoCascio at 802-251-7367.

          Posted: May 21, 2018


           

          Who are we?

          Omega Optical is an equal opportunity employer located in Brattleboro, VT. Founded in 1969 by Robert Johnson D. Sc., President and Technical Director, Omega Optical is a leader in photonics, exploring new areas with fresh ideas, an eager team, and the latest technology to produce the best in optical Interference filters. Our products encompass many markets and applications including -- Medical Diagnostics: Point-of-Care Instrumentation, Hematology, Macular Degeneration, Real-Time Patient Monitoring, Industrial: Environmental Monitoring, Machine Vision Systems, Spectroscopy, Lasers, Color Correction, Source Leveling and more. Defense, Aerospace and Astronomy: Infra-Red Vision Systems, targeting systems, LIDAR, Conflict/Weapon Simulators, Outer Space Based Instrumentation, Ground-Based Telescope Systems, and more.

          We design and produce the most diverse offering of interference filters in the industry and with over 40 years of experience partnering with researchers and instrument designers to meet their requirements. Along with our experience, we bring a corporate commitment to cooperatively explore, understand and ultimately refine solutions. This support originates with our team of Scientists, Engineers, and Industry experts from various scientific fields.

          All associates and applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Omega Optical will not discriminate against employees or applicants in their employment or hiring practices because of a disability. We will make reasonable accommodations when necessary and when requested to do so, unless the accommodation(s) would impose an undue hardship.

          What do we offer?

          • Child Care Subsidy
          • Health Insurance
          • Dental Reimbursement
          • 401(k) Savings/Profit-Sharing Plan
          • Educational Assistance
          • Creative Work Environment