Optical Technician Job Description

Optical Technician Job Description

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Optical technician provides optical testing support of optical component during the integration and testing phase at the subsystem and system levels.

Optical Technician Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective optical technician job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included optical technician job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Perform electro-optical testing of low-volume, high-complexity communication components
Read and comprehend procedures related to the job
Properly fill out test reports, data sheets, test charts , as required per process
Provide process/product feedback to management/engineering
Ability to use a wide variety of metrology equipment (oscilloscopes, calipers, micrometers, interferometers, wavefront sensors, LUPI, cameras ) required to align and test precision optical systems
Responsible for retrieving medical record documents to be scanned from appropriate patient care units
Responsible for prep, scan and indexing all inpatient and outpatient chart documents in the optical imaging system
Responsible for meeting department quality standards for indexing, 95% accuracy rate
Responsible for meeting department standard of 24 hour TAT
Responsible for maintaining productivity data sheet weekly

Optical Technician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Optical Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CCNP, CCNA

Education for Optical Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the optical technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Technical, Associates, Optics, Engineering, Education, Manufacturing, Technology, Science, Department of Education, Electronics

Skills for Optical Technician

Desired skills for optical technician include:

5S and lean concepts beneficial
Equipment commissioning and provisioning across multiple platforms
CNC optical components
Hands-on experience in optical component integration and characterization
Mechanical aptitude for working with delicate opto-mechanical hardware
Optical technology
Zygo Interferometry
Optics
Interferometers and optical inspection
Interferometers and other optical metrology systems

Desired experience for optical technician includes:

Experience working in a fast-paced environment, ability to meet department standards for productivity and quality
Good manual dexterity and hand/eye coordination, ability to recognize and distinguish colors
Ability to understand and follow procedures, ability to lift up to 30 pounds, walk or stand up to 100% of the time working Conditions
Individuals are typically required to stand for long periods of time
Must be flexible as position may start as part-time then go to full-time hours - 1st shift
Be able perform repetitive movements with upper and lower extremities

Optical Technician Examples

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Optical Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of optical technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for optical technician
  • Process orders throughout the hard lap process
  • Takes initiative to notice and follow up on discrepancies
  • Complies with all safety/regulatory requirements ensuring supplies/chemicals are stored and used per chemical safety program
  • Utilizes continuous improvement techniques to exceed minimum standards
  • Must be able to wear hair nets, jacket, gloves and masks at all time
  • Provision new equipment to include “greenfield” route builds, and network augments
  • Install equipment required to install and test new services, to include SONET SDH, Fiber Channel GBE, and others
  • Communicate with internal and external customers, assist other technicians with troubleshooting and technical questions regarding circuit operation and installation
  • Communicate with internal and external customers to solve complex network issues
  • Maintain and follow documented guidelines for upgrading, implementing, and removing facilities within a transport network
Qualifications for optical technician
  • Communication skills, oral and written with ability to communicate status and fill in build documentation
  • 3-5 years of experience working in an advanced manufacturing field is required
  • Requires ability to sustain lengthy periods of visual concentration and good hand/eye/foot coordination
  • Have an eye for attention to detail and symmetry
  • Have solid dexterity and mechanical skills
  • Patience to fully see the task through is a must
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Optical Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an optical technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for optical technician
  • Inspect medical clean room environment fiber optics, adhering specifically to customer, FDA and ISO 13485 standards
  • Partner with the other teams within the Network Control Center (NCC) to monitor the proper operation of Network equipment 24X7
  • Minimal travel requirements (less than 10%)
  • Provides incoming and outgoing inspection, and process support
  • Performs all work with adherence to safety procedures and GMP/ISO requirements
  • Communicates to appropriate optical tooling personnel the results of product testing in a timely manner to ensure high degree of product quality and integrity
  • Assures that all data, findings, deviations and problems concerning yields and audits and/or inspection results are promptly and accurately recorded and communicated to CNC machinists, lead personnel, and Optical Tooling management
  • Completes record of inspection results, acceptance, rejection and disposition per SOPs
  • Identifies non-conformances, submits non-conformance forms for rejected materials/product and makes appropriate requests for internal and supplier corrective action in conjunction with the management team
  • Assist engineering in product evaluation and testing as required
Qualifications for optical technician
  • Flexible to work overtime on weekdays and weekends when required
  • Must be a good team player as interaction with other team members and support teams is required
  • Honest, dependable and be able to follow directions either written or verbal
  • Ability to communicate with other associates in a clear, concise manner
  • Willingness to cross train in other departments
  • Shift options available
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Optical Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of optical technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for optical technician
  • Facilitating the non-conformance resolution process (VIBES)
  • Ensuring operational compliance to FDA/GMP and ISO 9001 regulations
  • Responsible for timely archiving of all inspections and completed job orders per policies and procedures
  • Execute the characterization and evaluation and summarize in a report
  • Develop hardware and/or embedded software for customer demo, evaluation kit, reference design and write / provide input for application notes, FAQ, in close cooperation with application engineers, and with timely reporting to internal customers
  • Have a basic understanding of application know-how in cooperation with application engineers and product managers
  • Dot the lens markings to check for lens alignment
  • Identify correct bevel styles needed
  • Inspect frame for scratches or defects and perform cosmetic inspection of the lens
  • Utilize screwdriver to remove screws from frame
Qualifications for optical technician
  • At least three years of optical surfacing laboratory experience preferred
  • Frequently lift and move up to 20 pounds to waist height unaccompanied
  • Regularly stand/walk or sit for duration of shift
  • 5-7 years previous related experience and/or training required
  • Basic understanding of the Microsoft Office programs including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Outlook
  • Previous optical experience preferred
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Optical Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of optical technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for optical technician
  • Required to wear the appropriate PPE while in the laboratory
  • This individual will be responsible for the set-up, programming/editing, and operation of ultra-precision Diamond Turning/Micromilling machines
  • Assists in the implementation of company strategic objectives
  • Support and test all process updates and changes used to improve display performance
  • Communicate effectively with each team that contributes both to developing and executing display optimization processes
  • Monitor and support time-sensitive experiments and project requests within the team
  • Compile and thoroughly test software for optimization processes prior to production release
  • Support calibration activities in all functional areas of optical testing
  • Provide assembly test support for production first article testing
  • Executes measurements of product specific test methods prior to final disposition of finished goods
Qualifications for optical technician
  • Must have ability to stand for long periods of time and lift or move up to 50 lbs
  • Requires the ability to work with small hand tools
  • Infinera
  • Reliable, honest, dependable and be able to follow directions either written or verbal
  • Must be able to regularly list 10 pounds
  • Must be able to excerpt up to 20 PSI with hands
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Optical Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of optical technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for optical technician
  • Populate data to FileMaker
  • Interprets engineering drawings, and specifications with an understanding of proper measurement tool usage
  • Conducts Inspection(s) and documents results in accordance with applicable standards
  • Optical inspection and characterization of surfaces and bulk material properties
  • Working knowledge and use of x-ray diffraction, optical absorption spectroscopy, autocollimators, interferometry and laser polarimetry equipment
  • Creation and use of standards and controls used with T&M equipment, and associated error analysis
  • Development of T&M procedures and work instructions
  • Analysis of T&M data including error analysis and production yield analysis to establish production goals and requirements
  • Assures that machinery, equipment and facilities are properly maintained, calibrated and documented for continued use in a production environment
  • Monitoring and maintaining organization of work flow in a production environment
Qualifications for optical technician
  • General office/computer experience
  • 2 year A.A.S
  • 2+ years of demonstrated experience handling fiber optic cables and assemblies in a technical or manufacturing environment
  • Well-organized, with excellent eye/hand coordination and attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task effectively within a fast paced team environment
  • Highly motivated, with the ability to prioritize work and meet critical deadlines

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