Senior Optics Technician

Company: General Dynamics
Location: Cullman, Alabama, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 26.MAY.2021


Responsibilities for this Position Senior Optics Technician Job ID: 27 USA-AL-Cullman Required Clearance: No clearance Posted Date: 3/9...


Responsibilities for this Position

Senior Optics Technician

Job ID: 27


Required Clearance: No clearance

Posted Date: 3/9/2021

Category: Manufacturing

Employment Type: Full Time

Hiring Company: General Dynamics Mission Systems

Basic Qualifications

Associate's degree is required or equivalent, plus a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience.


Applicants selected may be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

This is a 2nd Shift Position

Responsibilities for this Position

Developing mission-critical systems that help keep people safe is what we do. At General Dynamics Mission Systems, you'll be part of the team that helps heroes make a true impact. The work we do is important. The challenges we face are career-defining. The opportunity we can offer is one-of-a-kind.

We apply advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, AR/VR, Cloud Native and Quantum Physics to solve our customers' missions in cyber, RF, undersea, interstellar and everything in between.

Utilizing your arsenal of skills and talents, the Senior Optics Technician will perform research and engineering laboratory functions involving the layout, building, testing, troubleshooting, repairing and modification of optical, electronic or electro-optical devices, assemblies, subsystems, and systems. You'll test and inspect optical components using a variety of metrology, test, and inspection equipment and interpret complex engineering drawings, diagrams and schematics to understand the necessary interfaces. It's a challenge that will put your talent in the spotlight.

What you'll experience:

* Technologies that aren't just top-notch, they're often classified
* A team of bold thinkers committed to exploring what's next
* Opportunities to gain new knowledge - as it's discovered

What you bring to the table:

* Associate's degree or equivalent, plus a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience
* Clear understanding of application and interpretation of complex specifications, requirements, standards and practices
* Strong analysis and troubleshooting skills

What sets you apart:

* Creative thinking with the ability to multi-task
* Commitment to ongoing professional development
* Team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success

This is a 2nd Shift Position


* Studies routings, drawings, manuals, specifications or sample parts to determine sequence of operations and setup requirements
* Devises inspection methods to inspect and check components according to customer specifications and requirements or uses established standard methods
* Determines allowable variations. Establishes critical values for surface finishes, wavefront error and interference fits at ambient and operating temperatures
* Uses precision measuring equipment to determine wavefront error
* Inspects surfaces to establish values of roughness, scratch/dig and wavefront error. Makes determination as to disposition for appropriate corrective action
* Assembles components and verifies dimensional values. Disassemble and recheck as required
* Lapping and polishing of various types of metals and glass using an interferometer to determine figure of work piece
* Creates and maintains lap and polishing tooling as required for figuring of the optic
* Gold plating of optical elements to meet spectral requirements per customer specifications
* Maintains traceability of material by keeping lot items together or serialized
* Verifies, by initials or approved stamp, conformance of work piece to process specifications
* Maintains equipment and immediate work area in a clean and orderly condition
* Efficient at interpreting three-dimensional drawings (i.e. CAD models)
* Promote continuous product improvement by conceptualizing and implementing new procedures, processes or fixtures


* Consistently displays high performance attributes
* Influential with others and demonstrates superior communication and collaborative skills consistent with expectations for position
* Shows strong initiative in job assignment
* Strong knowledge of generally accepted technical theory
* Strong knowledge and proficiency in the use of fabrication, inspection and test tools and equipment
* Strong ability to fabricate complex hardware
* Strong ability to use computers and software applications to assist in job execution
* Strong understanding of practical applications of material properties
* Strong ability to generate documents, spreadsheet data analysis and block diagram creation utilizing computer aided tools
* Strong proficiency in application and interpretation of complex specifications, requirements, standards and practices
* Demonstrates leadership and initiative in actions

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran

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