We are looking for an Optician for precision optical shop to join our team, with ample opportunity for growth within the company. PLX is a in a high-paced multi-tasking environment working mainly in the defense and space industry.


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Optician for Precision Optical Shop

PLX, Inc is a state-of-the-art optical technology company based in New York, providing vital solutions to fit the demands of a new generation of optical requirements by specializing in the development and manufacture of high accuracy complex optical structures that withstand non-optimal conditions. With a 65-year heritage at the forefront of innovation, PLX continues to transform optics by integrating innovative optical systems into the assemblies of critical defense, space, and aerospace platforms. PLX is the leader in development and fabrication of monolithic and invariant optics, and the pioneers of hollow retroreflectors, such as the Lateral Transfer Hollow Retroflectors and Periscopes (LTHR/LTHP). One of the core technologies is the patented system integration of optical structure technologies, the Monolithic Optical Structure Technology™ (M.O.S.T.), which has thermally & environmentally stable sub-arcsecond performance in a compact form factor.

We are looking for an Optician to lead an Optical Shop to join our team, with ample opportunity for growth within the company. The successful Optician performs complex optical processes to the highest levels of accuracy, including but not limited to coring, sawing, curve generating, Plano generating, blocking, grinding, polishing, MRF operation, testing, cleaning, assembly, plus other related and similar duties. Performs a wide variety of complex set ups and operates optical fabrications equipment on assignments of the highest degree of difficulty requiring unique and non-routine methods. Individual should have the ability to recommend a solution when conditions are less than ideal, while providing guidance and training to less experienced Opticians.

Required Skills:

  • Must be proficient in reading and comprehending blueprints
  • Must have 5 years hands-on experience in high accuracy flat optics
  • Knowledge of Blanchard grinders, surface grinders, and lapping machines is a plus
  • Manufacturing software experience
  • Bilingual-English /Spanish is a plus

Job Type: Full-time

Full benefits: 

  • Medical, 
  • 401K, 
  • Performance bonuses 

PLX is an equal opportunity employer that emphasizes the importance of collaboration, respect, and diversity in the workplace


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