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Manufacturing Supervisor, Precision Optics

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Upstate, NY
Job Type
Direct Hire
Associate of Science
Oct 13, 2017
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Job Summary and Responsibilities:
  • Supervise optics manufacturing personnel in one or more of the following activities
  • Fabrication of precision optics
  • Inspection of precision optics
  • Assembly and test of optical, opto-mechanical, and opto-electro-mechanical assemblies.
  • Contribute to optics manufacturing production by performing one or more of the tasks listed above about 50% of the time
  • Assign personnel to work centers and jobs according to their skills and job priority.
  • Ensure correct time reporting
  • Review vacation and PST requests and approve consistent with production demands and company policy.
  • Manage reporting and trouble-shooting of non-conforming material.
  • Monitor performance of tools, fixtures, and test equipment and report all requirements for maintenance or resupply to Manager, Optics Manufacturing.
  • Conduct regular, formal performance reviews with direct reports.
  • Assist Manager in performance of his/her duties and act as Manager when Manager is away from the workplace.
  • Perform optics manufacturing production tasks in manner described in appropriate fabricator or technician job description for approximately 20 hours each week, or as directed by Manager.
Skills and Requirements:
  • Associates degree in Optical Technology, Photonics, Electro-Optics, or similar discipline, or
  • Associates degree in a technology specialty such as machine tools or electronics, or
  • A certificate in one of the above plus 1 year of experience in optical inspection or assembly, or
  • High school diploma or equivalent plus 2 years experience in optical inspection or assembly.
  • Required experience is a minimum of one year as team leader or supervisor in a work environment.
  • Handle and clean coated optics without damaging or contaminating optical surface.
  • Basic math (addition/subtraction/division/multiplication/fractions/decimals/percentages)
  • Understand and convert between English and metric units of measure.
  • Use basic hand tools: wrenches, spanner wrenches, torque wrenches, screwdrivers.
  • Use basic metrology instruments: calipers, micrometers, scales, dial indicators, gage blocks.
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