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Careers at Omega Optical

Current Open Positions:

While we may not have a specific opening at this time, Omega is always interested in speaking to people who have a strong background in optics, optical thin film engineering and technical repair abilities. Please contact Jennifer LoCascio, Director of Human Resources, at

Job Descriptions


Processor - Full Time

The successful candidate will:

  • Demonstrate mastery of bench assembly and machine operations required for the assembly, processing and inspection of thin film filters.
  • Produce work pieces to specifications on a production basis with minimal supervision, while also actively contributing as a member of the processing department to assure department commitments are met.
  • Participate in cross training to continually develop and broaden skills, in order to effectively contribute in production areas outside of processing when needed.
  • Issue materials to appropriate work centers as designated by the MCS, accurately completing all required paperwork and reports.
  • Examine supplied thin film component pieces for observable defects, scratches and conformance with the MCS.
  • Confirm measurement of pieces to meet stated specifications of thickness and diameter. Complete and submit a reject report for those pieces that are in question.
  • Complete required processing in accordance with establishes procedures. Laminate, seal and paint filter components. Assemble and seal coated and uncoated filter components into rings, using a Presfit machine when required.
  • Perform final inspection of work, including pinhole checks. Apply filter numbers to the finished product including the use of a laser and scribing machine.

Excellence in this position includes the following:

  • Good hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity
  • Attention to detail a must!
  • Computer skills necessary

Training provided. This is an hourly position, with benefits available after 90 days of full time employment.

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:

Posted: June 12, 2015


Maintenance Mechanic with Electrical Background - Full Time

Responsible for equipment maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and upgrade of all process equipment used to manufacturer thin film coated optical filters. Work closely with electrical maintenance staff installing and repairing electrical systems and apparatus and electrical and electronic components.

  • Duties will require accurate diagnosis and repair of mechanical problems relating to components such as variable speed drives, bearings, shafts and couplings, sprockets, and pulleys.
  • Diagnosis and repair of electro-mechanical devices such as stepper motors, electric motors, and solenoid operated valves.
  • Repair of pneumatic devices such as air cylinders, pneumatic valves, and electro pneumatic valves.
  • Install power supply wiring and conduit for newly installed machines and equipment such as robots, conveyers, and programmable controllers. Connects power supply wires to machines and equipment, and connects cables and wires between machines and equipment.
  • Diagnoses malfunctioning apparatus such as transformers, motors, and lighting fixtures and replaces damaged or broken wires and cables.
  • Replaces faulty electrical components of machine such as relays, switches, and motors, and positions sensing devises. Diagnosis and repairs or replaces faulty electronic components such as printed circuit boards.
  • Replace electric motor bearings and rewires motors.
  • Measures, marks, and scribes dimensions and reference points on material or work piece as guides for subsequent machining.
  • Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as mills, lathes, jig borers, grinders, and shapers.
  • Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow, and depth and angle of cut.
  • Verifies conformance of finished work piece to specifications. Fits and assembles parts into complete assembly. Verifies dimensions and alignment of assembly.
  • Operates welding equipment to cut or weld parts.
  • Repairing plumbing problems as well as installing new plumbing.
  • Repairing and rebuilding Hoffmans.
  • Assist with other maintenance projects when required.
  • Handle multiple tasks and possesses attention to detail.

Excellence in this position includes the following:

  • Qualified machinist
  • Qualified carpenter
  • Excellent plumbing skills
  • Knowledge of heating and air conditioning systems
  • Knowledge of Hoffman polishers and grinders
  • Knowledge of mechanical pumps
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Be flexible and a team player

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:

Posted: January 8, 2015


OEM Sales Account Manager - Full Time

The Sales Account Manager will be responsible for providing the technical and sales expertise necessary to translate customer needs into orders, generating bookings, developing and maintaining customer accounts, achieving individual sales goals, researching markets, making onsite customer visits and attending trade shows.

  • Responds to customers' requests for quotations. Aggressively assists the customer in accurately identifying requirements, matching Omega's abilities and selling the best solution.
  • Checks inventories to determine if orders can be filled with existing parts.
  • Tracks and follows up on all requests for quotes. Ensures that requests for quotes include complete and comprehensive information on customer requirements before submission to engineering, including the completion of quote checklists. Works with engineers to translate customers' requirements into orders.
  • Project manages orders, where necessary.
  • Actively seeks to identify additional products that Omega can supply with every customer contact.
  • Actively seeks to generate orders by developing and implementing sales plans, assertively approaching accounts via telephone and email, and networking to develop sales leads through Linkedin, Jigsaw, Twitter, blogs, forums and other media.
  • Researches and evaluates existing and new markets to identify potential accounts, and approaches those accounts with the purpose of generating bookings by matching customers’ requirements with Omega’s capabilities.
  • Supplies to the Director of Sales and Business Development regular reports on individual sales activity, including metrics, forecasts and reports on outreach and key accounts.
  • Completes other reports as requested.
  • Tracks information in Omega Live and Goldmine.
  • Visits Omega accounts and potential customers in an effort to generate qualified leads and stimulate requests for quotes.
  • Represents Omega at trade shows.
  • Reads trade media to keep abreast of industry trends, news and competition.
  • Actively seeks to secure business using alternative methods as defined by the Director of Sales and Business Development with a demonstrated ability to be creative in developing programs that respond to customer requirements.
  • Reports to Omega on customer needs for products, which Omega does not currently manufacture and assists in product development.
  • Completes special projects, as requested.
  • Participates in the effective operation of the sales team, ensuring efficient workflow through teamwork and continuous process improvement.
  • Provides quality service to internal and external customers by following organization standards and working closely with all other employees.

Bachelor's degree or equivalent preferred. Five years of technical sales experience and a strong understanding of customer and market dynamics are necessary. Science and Engineering background a plus!

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:

Posted: January 8, 2015


Set Up Technician First and Second Shift - Full Time

  • Inspects and cleans substrates, coating plates and/or cover plates for cleanliness, scratches and digs before applying coating. Completes rejection reports for materials that do not appear to meet MCS.
  • Work demonstrates an understanding of the basic concepts of the vacuum deposition process and thin film process and procedure.
  • Follows written SOP’s (standard operating procedures) to remove tooling from coating chamber, remove coating from tooling in glass beading cabinets (bead blasting) and final alcohol/nitrogen clean for storage and replacement in coating chamber.
  • Able to read, analyze and follow instructions on Manufacturing Control Sheet (MCS) and other work instructions. Follows design recap and produces materials that meet or exceed specifications reflected on MCS.
  • Performs initial spectroscopy measurements of product using spectrophotometer equipment to achieve maximum efficiency and accuracy. Completes rejection reports for materials, which do not appear to meet MCS.
  • Visually inspects finished coatings for adhesion and deteriorations. Consults designated engineering staff regarding yield issues and/or product failure.
  • Ensures that all work tasks are performed in accordance with standard operating procedures and written work instructions.
  • Ensures that work has been accurately recorded and/or scanned in the computer for data gathering.
  • Maintains sample components and work area in a clean and well-organized manner as described in the clean-room protocol.


Excellence in this position includes the following:

  • Basic understanding of the properties of light.
  • Basic understanding of interference filters and spectral analyses and detectors.
  • Writes clearly and informatively, able to read and interpret written information.
  • Ability to collect and analyze data when requested to do so.
  • Adhere to standard and pertinent work instructions.

Benefits available after 90 days of full time employment.

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:

Posted: October 10, 2014


Equipment Service Engineer

The responsibility of this position is to assure the Company has the most operational manufacturing equipment, to realize the Company vision of solving customers' application needs. The candidate is expected to compliment, repair and analyze Omega Optical Manufacturing systems. The applicant will master the science and art of optical thin-films as practiced at Omega Optical. It is anticipated that the person in this position possesses knowledge of Physical Vapor Deposition, plasma assisted reactive magnetron sputtering coating technology equipment, sputtering machines, spectroscopic instrumentation, as well as many support systems. This position will troubleshoot and repair all high-tech machines.

Initial Expectations:

  • Apply previous technical troubleshooting and repair knowledge and experiences to our niche of optical thin films and associated machinery.
  • Collect and analyze technical data as needed.
  • Analyze and repair all instrumentation and machinery in accordance with Omega Optical requirements and standards.
  • Report all quality control, technical problems, troubleshooting and repair details to Manager.
  • Provide support and guidance to machine operators when necessary.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interface with Omega machine operators and engineers in the coordination, planning, implementation, and challenge resolution of malfunctioning Omega technical equipment and machines.
  • Perform acceptance testing to demonstrate operational performance consistent with machine specifications.
  • Demonstrate system functionality when repair is complete.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on machines in coordination with Facilites Director.
  • Perform update of existing machines to resolve systemic product issues and ensure optimal system functionality.
  • Perform upgrades of existing machines to enhance system capabilities and provide additional features.
  • Occasionally interface with product providers to facilitate a seamless, single solution to machine malfunctions.
  • Document issues and resolution procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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:

Updated: September 2013


Facilities Engineer/Renewable Energy Expert

Employee will be responsible for optimizing the energy flows and systems of the Delta Campus and its related facilities/entities. The vision is to explore enhancing efficiencies of using fuels and other power sources, as well as to find multiple and shared uses of energy sources, including the integration of distributed systems used for both residential and commercial applications. Employee will design and manage renewable energy projects as well as propose multiple options for optimization of complex systems such as HRV's and ERV's, chillers, ice storage units, chilled water and hot water piping systems, industrial control systems, energy modeling/monitoring and diesel electric generation plant.

Knowledge of local codes for residences and commercial facilities a plus. Systems you may be working on, designing for, installing, and commissioning:

  • HRV's and ERV's
  • Chillers
  • Ice storage
  • Chilled water and hot water piping systems
  • PV and Wind systems
  • Geothermal systems
  • VFD controls and logic systems
  • Industrial control systems and energy modeling/monitoring
  • Diesel electric generation plant
  • Absorption Cycle systems

In addition to the above the employee will assist with organizing and managing a team of local contractors to seamlessly design, install, and commission renewable and efficient energy systems in commercial facilities and residences. Knowledge of energy modeling for commercial and residential buildings a plus. NABCEP certification a plus. CEM, HERS, BPI, LEED, or equivalent certification a plus.

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:

Updated: September 2013


Who are we?

Omega Optical is an equal opportunity employer. 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