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


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

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