Lead Optical / Opto-Mechanical Integration and Test Engineer at II-VI AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE II-VI AEROSPACE & DEFENSE

Posted in General Business 13 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Tustin, California

Job Description:

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • The Integration & Test Engineer's (I&TE) function is to plan, design, communicate, and execute the sequence of manufacturing, integration, and test operations for high performance optical assemblies, and to determine the following: (1) integration & test build plan and manufacturing process flow, (2) required assembly, alignment, and test tooling, (3) layout of manufacturing and test area to be used, and (4) necessary equipment utilization and/or modification to machine, assemble, align, test, package, and transport component parts and/or final products and optical assemblies in support of the total manufacturing process. Investigate, identify, and resolve engineering problems involved in the manufacturing of II-VI Aerospace and Defense (II-VI A&D) products and provide a smooth transition into routine production.

Education & Experience

  • Minimum of 7 years of related experience in a professional role with Bachelor's degree; or equivalent experience. Minimum of 5 years of related experience with Master's Degree or higher
  • Bachelor's degree in optical, mechanical, electrical, or manufacturing engineering, optical-physics, or a related discipline. An understanding of optical and mechanical manufacturing and test processes and the ability to apply engineering theories and concepts are essential.

Key experience, knowledge, or specialization that will enhance effectiveness in this position includes:

  • Opto-mechanical assembly techniques
  • Optical alignment and optical alignment tools and methods
  • Crystalline, glass, and polymer materials for refractive systems in the IR, SWIR, NIR, Visible, and UV portions of the spectrum
  • Anti-Reflective (AR), High-Reflective (HR), and filter optical coatings
  • Metals, plating, conversion film, and coating materials for mechanical structures or reflective optical system substrates
  • Materials and mounting methods for opto-mechanical systems; preparation and use of primers, one and two part adhesives, and elastomers
  • Optical element cleaning, handling, and packaging
  • Clean room protocols and processes
  • Mentoring other engineers and technicians in alignment methods, error budgets, error analysis, and tools
  • Conducting trade studies and engineering analyses of optical alignment and tests for optical instruments
  • Knowledge of thermal, mechanical, vibration, and shock effects on optical systems
  • Optical metrology and/or alignment instruments and techniques (interferometers, spectrophotometers, autocollimators, theodolites, measuring/toolmaker microscope, lasers, etc.)
  • Mechanical metrology instruments and techniques and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
  • Knowledge of optical and mechanical materials and fabrication processes
  • Experience using CAD software; SOLIDWORKS experience preferred
  • Optical design and analysis; hands-on experience with Zemax, CODE V, OSLO, etc. is a plus
  • Computer programming
  • Vendor/supplier sub-contract management including optics, mechanics, tooling fabrication, and optical coatings
  • Analysis, advising, and reporting on the feasibility of new projects
  • Optical component or system inspection per typical standards, e.g. MIL-PRF-13830B or ISO 10110, including cosmetic or functional Scratch-Dig, particle or residue contamination, reflectance, transmittance, index of refraction, surface roughness, BRDF, etc.
  • Optical component or system test and metrology instruments, techniques, and performance testing, e.g. Modulation Transfer Function (MTF), Transmitted Wavefront Error, Surface Figure, focal length, encircled or ensquared energy, transmission, relative illumination, veiling glare, etc


  • Experience with problem analysis and resolution. Uses advanced knowledge to resolve a wide range of issues, and develops new methods to solve problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results independently or working with others
  • Ability to recommend and implement improvements
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with networked PC based computer system (MS Office, spreadsheets, access, graphics, Email, MRP systems, and accounting software)

Safety Requirements

All employees are required to follow the site EHS procedures and II-VI Corporate EHS standards.

Quality and Environmental Responsibilities

Depending on location, this position may be responsible for the execution and maintenance of the ISO 9000, 9001, 14001 and/or other applicable standards that may apply to the relevant roles and responsibilities within the Quality Management System and Environmental Management System.

Culture Commitment

Ensure adherence to company's values (ICARE) in all aspects of your position at II-VI:

I ntegrity - Create an Environment of Trust

C ollaboration - Innovate Through the Sharing of Ideas

A ccountability - Own the Process and the Outcome

R espect - Recognize the Value in Everyone

Enthusiasm - Find a Sense of Purpose in Work

Due to ITAR compliance, this position requires candidates to be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident Alien, or Protected Individual per 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

II-VI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.II-VI is a global leader in engineered materials and optoelectronic components and is a vertically integrated manufacturing company that develops innovative products for diversified applications in the industrial, optical communications, military, life sciences, semiconductor equipment, and consumer markets. II-VI provides a comprehensive career development platform within an environment that challenges employees to perform at their best, while rewarding excellence and hard-work through a competitive compensation program. It's an exciting opportunity to work for a company that offers stability, longevity and growth. Come Join Us!Job Summary: Leads and coordinates test engineering activities for development programs and the implementation of new manufacturing and test processes. Responsible for assembly/alignment and test plan development on assigned projects; determines methods and procedures on new assignments with limited guidance, develops and releases test plans and test documentation with assistance as required from design engineering and operations personnel.