OPTICAL ENGINEER
Nightforce Optics
Orofino, ID
Are you searching for an exciting career opportunity with a great company? A fast-paced, fun work environment with a full complement of benefits and some great employee perks? We are a benchmark for high quality, high performance products and our employees are hard working, dedicated individuals. If you fit that mold and meet the qualifications for our position, we'd love to have you join us!

***OPEN UNTIL FILLED***

PURPOSE: This position is responsible for new product development and design, while also providing quality control oversight of optical assembly process and components within a production environment. Must possess the ability to apply the following: Basic lens design, optical testing & metrology, optical test equipment development and design, inspection and quality control, new product process development, and existing product process improvement.

Qualifications/Skills/Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Optical Engineering, Physics or related field
2 or more years' experience in hands-on optical assembly production desired
Experience using optical laboratory Spectro radiometers, autocollimators, and interferometers
Experience designing optical test set-ups for specific applications
Solid understanding of opto-mechanical systems
Familiarity with basic electro-optical interfaces
Knowledge and understanding of ISO and MIL optical specifications
Prototype optical design, fabrication, and testing for basic systems
Self-motivated to resolve problems in creative ways, researching new technologies and standards
Must have excellent written and verbal skills for generation of procedural documents and reports
Must be comfortable using verbal communication skills for team-oriented projects and presentations

Preferred Qualifications:
Proficient working knowledge of lens centration/positioning methods for high shock environments
Prior experience working with variable magnification afocal systems
Proficient with interferometric measurement methods
Experience working with MTF measurements and visual resolution testing
Previous experience using Zemax optical design software
Previous experience using MATLAB image processing functions
Previous experience using Autodesk Inventor or SolidWorks mechanical design software
Experience with various optical cements and bonding agents in a production environment
Excellent communication skills for working with outside vendors, presentations, and reports
Lens design experience for visual systems a plus
Core Accountabilities

Develop new product concepts and designs for potential production
Research new and upcoming technologies for potential use in new product designs
Develop new model standard operational procedure documents for pre-production products
Identify production inefficiencies - Work with appropriate departments/vendors for solutions
Conduct research that tests and analyses the feasibility, design, operation and performance of test equipment, components, and systems
Design optical test equipment including design files, bill of materials, assembly/operating procedures, testing and inspection criteria, etc
Coordinate with other team members to ensure proper fit, form, and function using 3D models, drawings, etc
Manage procurement of equipment, assembly jigs and fixtures
Prepare information for quotes for new test product and product parts
Work directly with prototype shops ensuring timely delivery of prototypes to verify new designs
Serve as technical correspondent to Materials Group making sure product details are successfully communicated to vendors
Work with Quality Control Group to identify any optical manufacturing errors and have them corrected as quickly as possible
Ensure vendors comply with specifications and are approved prior to manufacturing per organizational guidelines
Work with vendors when a design or process request is made
Manage modifications to all design files and documentation
Task status is regularly and formally communicated to project teams
Provide feedback to design engineers on production problems and needs
Recommend design modification to eliminate quality issues
Detail process design improvements to relevant US standards
Plan & manage projects within acceptable time frames
Contribute to cost down projects
Contribute expertise to and learn from the R&D group
Other associated duties, as required
Note: All job offers are contingent on passing pre-employment requirements, including a drug screen and criminal background check. Due to the nature of our business, applicants must also be a "US Person" as defined by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations ITAR.

Our Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, disability or any other category protected by law.