Northrop Grumman Optical Alignment Technician 4 in Devens, Massachusetts
US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes
RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: No relocation assistance available
CLEARANCE TYPE: None
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AOA Xinetics (AOX), a wholly owned Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Payload and Ground Systems Division Business Venture, is a leading supplier of complex electro-optic and photonic systems and subsystems that control and manipulate light waves for a variety of applications. We are seeking an Optical Alignment Technician for our facility in Devens, MA.
Reporting to the Production Manager of Precision Devices, the Optical Alignment Technician 4 will perform a variety of duties in the electronic, mechanical, electro-mechanical or optical areas as related to optical systems. Establishes test setups, conducts testing and reports data in prescribed formats. Performs inspection, cleaning, bonding, and troubleshooting of optical components. Assembles, aligns, troubleshoots, adjusts, tests, and maintains optical components, sub-assemblies, systems and associated support equipment. Performs electronic fault analysis, repair as related to optical sub-systems, systems, and drive electronics. Follows appropriate laser safety and laser cleanliness procedures/practices.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Perform various functions associated with alignment and testing of free space optical components and optical systems
Use a variety of metrology and inspection tools to test and inspect optical components for accuracy and quality
Required to read and understand blueprints and technical drawings
May build or modify equipment used to align and test precision optics
Sets up and tests complete units and subassemblies under operational conditions
Bonds a variety of dissimilar materials (composite, metal, or laminate) assemblies, parts, or structures into semi-finished or finished products
Follows appropriate safety and equipment maintenance procedures
Mixes and prepares epoxies for use
Operates ovens to complete bonding cycle. Controls conditions of heat, pressure, and timing by setting and operating various controls according to the specifications for the materials and the bonding agent being used
Work in accordance with established safety rules and good housekeeping practices
Briefly work on tasks outside of this job description as directed by the supervisors for training, emergency relief purposes
Perform other duties as assigned
High School Diploma or equivalent
Three years’ optical alignment and testing experience
Experience in reading and interpreting drawings and blue prints
Use of basic hand tools
Strong attention to detail and effective verbal/written communication skills
Proficient Microsoft Office skills
U.S. Citizenship is a requirement for employment
Ability to work independently to lay out own work
Basic knowledge of optic and electrical test equipment
Knowledge/experience with optical interferometry
Ability to follow bonding instructions and handle all types of epoxies
Active DoD clearance
Ability to lift up to 50lbs
Ability to stand, sit, walk and bend for long periods of time
Salary Range: $69,200.00 - $115,400.00
Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.
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