daily coverage of the optics & photonics industry and the markets that it serves
NOTE: You will be creating an SPIE user account. After the account is created you will be redirected back to the Career Center to sign in.
Browsing Job 62 of 116
In order to Apply for this job you must be signed into your user account. New users can register by selecting Create an Account.
Save Job
In order to Save this job you must be signed into your user account. New users can register by selecting Create an Account.

Staff Optical Technician - CNC

Coherent, Richmond, CA, United States
Employer Description

At Coherent, Inc., we have harnessed the power of light to become the world's leading independent designer, manufacturer and supplier of high-powered precision electro-optical components and laser-based solutions for medical, scientific and commercial applications. And although that alone is impressive, what truly makes Coherent, Inc. unique is our work environment. It's a strong, stable work environment that values the individual and places a premium on teamwork. Couple that with tremendous growth potential and the only thing that'll will be growing faster than Coherent will be your career. With an incredible range of innovative medical, scientific and commercial lasers, Coherent, Inc. is home to the most talented professionals in the laser and optical industry. Come learn more about us. We're searching for others like ourselves to join the brightest team in the business.

Job Description

The Coherent Integrated Optical Systems business unit is a precision optics and optical assemblies design and manufacturing group, which specializes in high-precision aspheres for a variety of specialized applications including semiconductor and flat-panel display manufacturing, ground and space-based telescopes, defense systems and other exotic scientific and government-sponsored programs. The business encompasses the Tinsley Custom Optics product line, and is located in Richmond, CA.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Interprets and evaluates optical component drawings and determines best processes and methods needed to meet drawing specifications.
  • Programs tool paths for the CNC machining of glass and other optical materials.
  • Operates Haas and DMG-Mori 3 and 4-axis vertical and horizontal machining centers to shape optical materials to precise dimensions.
  • Utilizes conventional optical machining equipment to shape optical materials.
  • Coaches and trains junior CNC technicians in glass machining techniques, optical fabrication methods, and CNC programming using Mastercam.
  • Participates in process development efforts that expand capabilities, increase yield, and improve cycle time.


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.

Job Requirements

Education and Work Experience:

  • The ideal candidate will have 7-10 years of experience with precision CNC machining of glass.
  • Fluent in computer-aided machining software (Mastercam, SmartCam, or equivalent).
  • Understanding of GD&T tolerances and technical drawing interpretation.
  • Ability to train and coach junior CNC technicians in the programming and machining of complex glass geometries.
  • Experience with classical optical generating techniques, such as blancharding, spherical generating, edging, and cropping.
  • Experience working with aspheric optical surfaces, including an understanding of sag calculations, aspheric departure, wedge, and decenter.
26 November 2019
26 December 2019
High School
Optical Components, Lasers, Sensors
Copyright © 2019 SPIE EuropeDesigned by Kestrel Web Services