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Optician IV at Ametek, Inc. in Richmond, California

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Title: Master Optician/Optician IV

Location: Richmond, CA

Business Unit: Zygo

Posting Date: September 27, 2023

Come join a company where what you do makes a difference. For over 50 years, Zygo Corporation, located in Middlefield, CT has been a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced optical metrology systems and ultra-precise optical components and assemblies. We are a worldwide supplier of optical metrology instruments, high precision optical components, and complex electro-optical system design and manufacturing services. Recognized as a valued partner by its customers for innovative technology, application expertise, product reliability, and responsiveness, ZYGO has been driven by a passion for innovation, as evidenced by approximately 750 patents awarded since its foundation.

We are dedicated to helping you grow your career by using all your talents, insights and experiences in a welcoming team environment. Bring your passion, commitment and curiosity and come grow with us as together we work to make our world a better place.

We are looking for Master Optician/Optician IV with experience working on a range of materials including Zerodur, fused silica, calcium fluoride, optical glasses, silicon, among others needed. Ability to produce surfaces better than 20th wave required. Working from written instructions and drawings, set up and execute jobs requiring precision and attention to detail. Collaborate with supervisor and planning group to meet on-time delivery schedules. Assist in continually improving procedures and methods with a mind toward efficiency.


  • Perform all optical fabrication processes including, but not limited to, coring, curve generating, plano generating, beveling, blocking, grinding, polishing, test plating, optical testing using an interferometer, cleaning, assembly and the like
  • Performs complete set-ups without assistance and operates optical fabrication equipment on assignments of a high degree of difficulty
  • Particular skill and emphasis in the lapping & polishing of spheres is key
  • Experience with CNC equipment (Optotech, Satisloh, Schneider, etc.) is a plus
  • Performs a wide variety of complex set ups and operates optical fabrication equipment on assignment of the highest degree of difficulty requiring unique and non-routine methods
  • Provides guidance and training to less experienced Opticians
  • Maintains work area and equipment in a neat and orderly condition
  • Follows prescribed safety regulations and assists in modifying and creating them as required
  • Understands and follows ISO procedures
  • Reads and interprets technical drawings and process instructions
  • Assists in creating procedures, process routines and methods as required
  • Perform maintenance and preventatives maintenance on equipment and tooling


  • HS Diploma plus 12 years or more experience in a precision optical fabrication facility
  • Working knowledge of shop math
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings
  • Mechanical ability
  • Able to use hand measurement tools (calipers, micrometers, etc.)
  • Experience in manufacturing environment
  • Experience with troubleshooting of processes
  • Team player with good communication skills
  • Careful, well organized and detail oriented
  • Strong computer skills including MS Work and Excel
  • This position requires use of information or access to applications which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and US Export Administration Regulations (EAR).


  • Previous experience in manufacturing company


  • Competitive benefits
  • 401(k)


Salary Minimum: $100,000

Salary Maximum: $110,000

Incentive: No

Disclaimer: Where a specific pay range is noted, it is a good faith estimate at the time of this posting. The actual salary offered will be based on experience, skills, qualifications, market / business considerations, and geographic location.

AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers' most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK is a leading global provider of industrial technology solutions serving a diverse set of attractive niche markets with annual sales of over $6.0 billion. Traded publicly (NYSE:AME), we are a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1 (866) 263-8359.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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