Are you looking for a challenging, exciting, and rewarding opportunity?

At Inrad Optics we improve the world’s safety, security, and scientific understanding by transforming challenging requirements into optical realities.  In pursuit of this mission, Inrad Optics has built an exceptional reputation for growing and fabricating exceptional crystalline materials and using advanced manufacturing competencies to produce tight tolerance optical components and assemblies.  Inrad Optics is proud to service a global customer base of technology firms, research universities, and governments from our Northvale, New Jersey facility.

In addition to a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, generous paid time off, and Company matched 401K contributions, Inrad offers the unique opportunity to share and build upon your knowledge and talents!

We are always looking for talented individuals to join our team.  If you don’t see the opportunity you are looking for, send your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know you are interested.

Unique Careers in Optical Manufacturing


Description

Inrad Optics is seeking organized and detail-oriented individuals to add to our growing manufacturing team. No prior experience is required; we train all new hires! The main purpose of this position is to set-up, operate, and maintain Crystal & Custom Optical fabrication machines to perform precision beveling, grinding, contacting, and CNC operations. If you are focused and enjoy creating things, then you may be an excellent candidate for one of our career-building positions manufacturing custom precision optics for medical, defense and space applications.

Key responsibilities

  • Read, understand and follow customer blueprints, internal blueprints and job travelers.
  • Block and de-block parts onto blocking plates with various media (wax, paraffin, pitch buttons).
  • Inspect mechanical dimensions and angles using various inspection equipment (x-ray goniometer, micrometers, calipers and indicators.
  • Block, string cut core, and turn diameter and mill in-house grown crystal to blue print specifications
  • Operate Blanchards, OD saws and ID saws, Bridgeports and lathes
  • Maintain and clean Bridgeports, lathes, string saws and other machinery which includes scheduled maintenance per operations manuals.
  • Fill out required W/O time sheets and other procedural documents.
  • Clean and maintain own work area, work station or any other station used on a daily basis.

Key requirements

  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail, thorough in completing work tasks
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be fully vaccinated
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident as we are a United States controlled information facility

Benefits

  • Monday-Friday Schedule
  • Flexible PTO
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k matching

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Description

Inrad is seeking a hands-on individual to add to our team in Northvale, NJ. We are looking for a person with the ability to keep equipment vital to the production of our optical components and assemblies running and in peak condition. A successful candidate will be able to troubleshoot issues with equipment and facilitate a prompt and reliable return to running status with proper communication as it proceeds. If you are focused, with a keen attention to detail, then you may be an excellent candidate for one of our career-building positions manufacturing precision optics for medical, defense and space applications.

Key responsibilities

  • Troubleshoot and repair mechanical processing equipment such as diamond turning lathes, modified surface grinders, vertical mills, and spindle machines to name a few
  • Troubleshoot and repair of pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical sub-systems within processing equipment
  • Observe equipment after repair or follow up with production personnel to verify smooth operation
  • Troubleshooting of ancillary equipment such as air compressors, dryers, evaporators and coordinate external service contract personnel
  • Make recommendations to equipment, tooling or sub-systems that improve efficiency, uptime or longevity of equipment
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance tasks such as fluid changes, belt replacement, greasing ways and so forth
  • Assist Engineering in the design and fabrication of new equipment
  • Issue purchase requisitions to Purchasing function for necessary machine parts
  • Keep Preventative Maintenance logs up to date and recommend improvements
  • Communicate and cooperate with associates, managers and other departments to resolve issues, improve equipment and reduce downtime

Key requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent, 2 year Technical/Associates Degree preferred
  • Excellent mechanical aptitude and familiarity with basic mechanical equipment sub-systems and operation such as gears, spindles, pulleys
  • Hands-on background in pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical sub-systems such as actuators, pistons, solenoids, etc.
  • Expert in the use of various hand tools
  • Effective interpersonal skills to relay information and plan activities
  • Ability to read and follow electrical schematics to diagnose failures.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment with the ability to work alone or with others
  • Strong time management and task prioritization skills
  • Ability to lift at least 35 pounds
  • Ability to crouch, kneel and squat for long periods of time
  • Must be fully vaccinated
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident as we are a United States controlled information facility

Benefits

  • Monday-Friday Schedule
  • Flexible PTO
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k matching

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Description

Inrad Optics is seeking an experienced physicist to add to our growing team of scientists. We are looking for a person with the ability to operate sensitive and complex equipment in order to assure the best quality optics. This person will be solely responsible for measuring the accuracy of crystals used in the construction of X-Ray monochromators and communicating this information to manufacturing. If you are an application-minded individual with a broad understanding of modern physics, then you may be an excellent candidate for this career building position manufacturing precision optics for medical, defense and space applications.

Key responsibilities

  • Routine measurements of crystal orientation and quality, using x-rays and lasers.
  • Develop and perform complex mechanical and optical inspections of semi-finished and finished optical surfaces involving specialized set-ups to assure compliance with customer, industrial and military specifications
  • Author reports of inspection results
  • Organize and maintain all required QA documents both electronically and paper files
  • Review customer and internal documentation for accuracy
  • Communicate and cooperate with associates and other departments to resolve issues and improve quality
  • Initiate Non-Conforming Material Reports (NCMRs) and assist manufacturing and engineering personnel with corrective action and MRB activities
  • Follow, communicate, monitor and provide feedback for QA procedures

Key requirements

  • BS in physics, chemistry, or material science; a strong fundamental science background is a plus.
  • Hands-on laboratory experience and comfort with relevant instrumentation.
  • Ability to handle setbacks, good analytic skills, sense of urgency, and a positive attitude.
  • Abilities in optics, electronics, software programming, and construction of laboratory equipment are preferred.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail, thorough in completing work tasks and checking for accuracy along the way
  • Must be fully vaccinated
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident as we are a United States controlled information facility

Benefits

  • Monday-Friday Schedule
  • Flexible PTO
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k matching

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Description

Inrad Optics is looking for focused, detail-oriented, individuals to join our growing team of Coating Technicians. Inrad Optics manufactures precision optics for medical, defense and space applications. Many of our optics require coatings throughout the electromagnetic spectrum. Coating technicians play a vital role in the final step of our production process. No prior experience is required for the position. If you enjoy working with hand tools for woodworking, electronics, or jewelry, this opportunity might be a fit for you!

Key responsibilities

  • Operate optical coating equipment and test instruments
  • Perform coating production and measurement tasks
  • Perform preventative maintenance of vacuum coating chambers, including, bead blasting machine parts and tooling, cleaning and re-foiling the chamber, vapor degreaser
  • Data entry of work performed into maintenance software program
  • Assist in troubleshooting and repair of various production equipment
  • Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas
  • Determine if surface quality is fully compliant to a drawing or specification
  • Commitment to ISO procedures and policies

Key requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to handle and manipulate fine, delicate materials or parts
  • Keen attention to detail, thorough in completing work tasks and checking for accuracy along the way
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Basic math skills
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be fully vaccinated
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident as we are a United States controlled information facility

Benefits

  • Monday-Friday Schedule
  • Flexible PTO
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k matching

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Description

Inrad Optics is seeking self-motivated individuals to add to our growing team of Optical Technicians. No prior experience is required for the position. If you enjoy working with hand tools for woodworking, electronics, or jewelry, this opportunity might be a fit for you! If you are focused and enjoy creating things, then you may be an excellent candidate for one of our career building entry level positions manufacturing precision optics for medical, defense and space applications.

Key responsibilities

  • Cleaning, handling and packaging of optical components
  • Handling of various materials related to manufacture of precision optics
  • Operation of optical polishing, grinding, milling and generating machines
  • Use of various instruments and measurement gauges
  • Reading mechanical drawings of optical components
  • Many other optical processing and fabrication skills

Key requirements

  • Basic math skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail, thorough in completing work tasks
  • Problem solving skills
  • Hand-eye coordination and hand dexterity
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be fully vaccinated
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident as we are a United States controlled information facility

Benefits

  • Monday-Friday Schedule
  • Flexible PTO
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k matching

Please send your cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..