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 seeking self-motivated individuals to add to our growing team of Optical Technicians. If you have experience working with optics and enjoy making highly precise products then you may be an excellent candidate for one of our career building positions manufacturing custom optics for medical, defense, and space applications.

Key responsibilities

  • Operation of optical polishing, grinding, milling and generating machines
  • Use of various instruments and measurement gauges to verify various attributes of precision optics such as optical figure, radii, dimensions, etc.
  • Handling of various materials related to manufacture of precision optics
  • Reading mechanical drawings of optical components
  • Many other optical processing and fabrication skills
  • Cleaning, handling and packaging of optical components

Key requirements

  • Basic trigonometry skills
  • Prior experience of spindles, CNC equipment, manual machines, etc.
  • Prior experience with interferometers and other optical measurement devices
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints
  • 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

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Description

Inrad Optics is currently seeking enthusiastic individuals to add to our manufacturing team. 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 using advanced tools and techniques. 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.

This can be your chance to help end the chip shortage!

Key responsibilities

  • Operation of advanced inspection equipment and interpretation of generated data from an interferometer, goniometer, laser test set up, etc.
  • 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
  • Review incoming materials against POs and customer requirements, and perform mechanical and optical inspections
  • Review incoming materials against POs and customer requirements, and perform mechanical and optical inspections

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
  • Ability to visualize abstract concepts, such as invisible beam pathways
  • 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, hand loupes, positioning stages, and lasers.
  • Basic understanding and ability to navigate computer software such as Word and excel and operating systems such as windows.
  • 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. 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.

This can be your chance to help end the chip shortage!

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..

Inrad Optics is seeking talented Engineers to add to our growing team. We are looking for a person with the ability to operate sensitive and complex equipment in order to develop the best quality optics. This person will be responsible for creation of processes (including documentation) as well as technical support of these processes. In addition, this position entails both the improvement of existing as well as execution of new. If you are an application-minded individual with a broad understanding of mechanical or optical engineering, then you may be an excellent candidate for this career building position manufacturing precision optics for medical, defense and space applications.

Key responsibilities

  • Research, evaluate, recommend, and implement changes to methods, processes, equipment, materials, and tooling. Coordinate changes with manufacturing, QA, engineering and other departments.
  • Develop, document and deliver training to employees on new or changed manufacturing processes, methods, procedures, and Engineering Masters.
  • Troubleshoot, manufacturing processes, machinery, tools and fixtures. Develop, communicate, and implement cost-effective process improvements.
  • Create fixtures and tools to improve throughput, efficiency and yields. Generate prints, work orders and other related documentation.
  • Work with QA to remediate product returns and integrate preventative actions into the existing processes.
  • Generate Work Instructions and Manufacturing Standard Procedures. Maintain the Document Control Log and coordinate approval process for WI and MSP’s.
  • Provide hands-on technical support to all manufacturing departments.
  • Review work orders against current manufacturing practices and correct as required.
  • Provide optical calculations and problem resolutions to manufacturing or customer as required.
  • Provide assistance to QC inspectors in optical measurement set-ups such as those used in interferometry, autocollimator, goniometer, profilometer and so forth.
  • Create, monitor, maintain and execute projects within the scope of producing novel optical components and/or assemblies

Key requirements

  • BS degree in Engineering (Optical, Mechanical or Materials Science Preferred), Physics or related field or at least 10 years direct commensurate experience with optical component manufacturing
  • 3+ years optical manufacturing experience in a fast paced, hands-on manufacturing environment preferred
  • Familiarity with optical inspection techniques and equipment such as interferometers, profilometers, laser table set-ups and autocollimators
  • Familiarity with optical assembly techniques and considerations such as bonding with figure consideration, optical contacting and opto-mechanical assemblies
  • Knowledge of optical materials and applications across the wavelength spectrum
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), MS Project and ERP systems. Experience with Zemax and/or Solid Works a plus
  • Strong analytical (including data analysis and visualization) and problem-solving skills.
  • Fundamental understanding of geometric optics
  • Working knowledge of machining operations such as turning, drilling, milling, etc.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong project management, planning, and documentation skills.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong hands-on process development and troubleshooting skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • 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..