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


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

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