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 has an opening for a Document Control Coordinator in our Northvale, NJ facility. The right candidate will join an exceptional group of scientists, engineers and technical craftspeople in our collaborative pursuit of the Inrad Optic mission.

We are looking for a qualified individual with the ability develop, write, edit, and maintain both technical documentation and standard operating procedures to ensure efficient, effective, and timely production of Inrad Optics products and services. In our build-to-print environment, you will coordinate the assimilation of new orders as well as their associated drawings, specifications and requirements into our production flow. With your breadth of knowledge, you will be able to provide information vital to quoting of new opportunities, as well as keeping larger project-based work on track.

Key responsibilities

  • Produces and maintains product documentation, including but not limited to design specifications, drawings, workflow routers, specifications, user manuals/guides, training materials, proposals, and reports.
  • Print and distribute documents as needed
  • Scan and upload documents according to company procedure
  • Perform a review of new purchase orders to ensure all information is complete and provided documentation is correct
  • Collect, modify and register all technical documents (i.e. drawings and related specifications) in the Company’s information system
  • Create new Part IDs in the ERP system and connect the associated documentation
  • Review and update documents for production, maintenance and quality control through the use of Engineering Change Notices (ECNs)
  • Keep other personnel updated on new document versions and how to obtain access
  • Create templates for use by other personnel
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive documents
  • Establish and maintain record retention timelines
  • Ensure timely completion of associated documentation for all products
  • Develop, document and deliver training to employees on new or changed manufacturing processes, methods, procedures, and workflow routers.

Key requirements

  • Minimum 1 year of previous experience with Technical Writing, Document Control, Quality Systems and Engineering Change Notices preferred.
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or related field preferred but not required
  • Knowledge of ISO9001:2015 Quality Management System requirements
  • Highly proficient in MS Word, Adobe Acrobat, MS PowerPoint or similar document writing/modification software
  • Knowledge of industry/military standards such as ANSI, ASTM, AMS, MIL, RoHS and REACH
  • Knowledge of Infor VISUAL ERP system a plus
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Well-developed critical thinking 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 currently seeking enthusiastic individuals to add to our manufacturing team. No prior experience is required; we train all new hires! We are looking for someone with the ability to test and measure the qualities of various custom optics to ensure compliance with manufacturing and customer requirements. 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.

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Key responsibilities

  • Review incoming materials against POs and customer requirements, and perform mechanical and optical inspections
  • Responsible for in-process and final inspection of parts and preparation of proper documents per customer requirements
  • Operation of inspection equipment and interpretation of generated data
  • Cooperate with other departments to resolve quality concerns as needed
  • Organize and maintain all required QA documents, both electronical and paper files
  • Perform the internal and/or coordinate the external testing required by customer requirements
  • Prepare in-process and finished optics for shipment in accordance with internal procedures and maintain supply of packaging materials

Key requirements

  • High school graduate or equivalent with technical trade skills
  • B.S. in optical sciences or technical field preferred.
  • Knowledge of basic handling of optics preferred
  • Basic understanding of algebra and trigonometry
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Strong active listening skills
  • Ability to prioritize own and others work based on changing conditions
  • Good visual acuity and hand-eye coordination
  • Comfortable using microscopes and hand loupes for many hours at a time
  • Ability to lift 25lbs
  • 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..

Description

Inrad Optics is currently seeking enthusiastic individuals to add to our manufacturing team. We are looking for someone with the ability to clean, test, and measure the qualities of various custom optics to ensure compliance with manufacturing and customer requirements. This job requires excellent visual acuity and manual dexterity. The ability to follow work instructions and make decisions at various stages of assembly are keys to success for this position. 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

  • Clean and inspect optical components with clear apertures and mounts using MIL specifications
  • Clean and inspect optics post-alignment/assembly
  • Perform visual inspections of optics for defects related to fabrication
  • Perform optical tests, including interferometric tests, to determine compliance to specifications
  • Operation of inspection equipment and interpretation of generated data
  • Cooperate with other departments to resolve quality concerns as needed
  • Organize and maintain all required documents, both electronical and paper files
  • Perform the internal and/or coordinate the external testing required by customer requirements

Key requirements

  • High school graduate or equivalent with technical trade skills
  • B.S. in optical sciences or technical field preferred.
  • Knowledge of basic handling of optics preferred
  • Basic understanding of algebra
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Strong active listening skills
  • Good visual acuity and hand-eye coordination
  • Comfortable using microscopes and hand loupes for many hours at a time
  • Ability to lift 25lbs
  • Must be fully vaccinated
  • Must be either a US citizen or a permanent resident as we are an ITAR compliant organization

Benefits

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

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Description

Inrad Optics is seeking talented Physics Engineers to add to our growing engineering team. 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 responsible for measuring the accuracy of crystals used in the construction of X-Ray monochromators and communicating this information to manufacturing, among other x-ray related tasks. 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

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