Shaping Department Technician – Optical Diffraction Gratings

Wasatch Photonics is seeking a motivated technician for our shaping department. The shaping department is responsible for cutting, grinding, and polishing precision optical gratings. The chosen candidate will work in a machine shop environment running equipment to processing glass components. The individual is responsible for maintaining high standards of process and product quality.

Location: Logan, UT

Diffraction gratings are optical components that separate light into their colors. They are used in many different devices and instruments that improve our lives: security screening machines in airports, OCT scanners at the ophthalmologist, lasers used for cutting, and instruments for diagnosing disease or performing scientific research, to name just a few. Our gratings can be found all over the world, in medical clinics and manufacturing facilities, and at the top of mountains in giant telescopes. We’ve even sent gratings to the space station, the Moon, and Mars!

The first diffraction gratings our company made were used by IBM in early barcode readers. We make them by creating a pattern in a thin layer of gelatin sandwiched between two pieces of glass. We’ve perfected this technology over the past 20 years, and have several patents that allow us to make the best gratings in the world for some applications. Our customers depend on our quality, reliability, and consistency – which is what makes this Quality Technician position so important.

Job Duties

  • Safely perform duties including cutting, grinding, and polishing of glass components
  • Work according to drawings and other work instructions
  • Use of inspection and measurement tools
  • Provide meaningful input for yield improvement within department
  • Ability to follow processes according to ISO 9001 QMS
  • Work 40 hours per week with occasional overtime

Qualifications / Education

  • High School Diploma (or Equivalent) or higher
  • Self-Motivated and able to work with little supervision
  • Detailed oriented and be comfortable with multi-tasking
  • Comfortable with basic math
  • Comfortable prioritizing multiple tasks across daily responsibilities and long-term projects
  • Must be team oriented; enjoys working with colleagues at all levels of the organization
  • Prior machine shop experience helpful

About Wasatch Photonics

Wasatch Photonics is a fast-growing company with several market-leading products with optics at its core. Key product areas from Wasatch Photonics include Raman spectroscopy, Optical Coherence Tomography, hyperspectral imaging, volume phase holographic gratings, and diffractive optics.

The company is an ideal place for energetic and innovative individuals looking to grow a developing company with exceptional products in a fast-paced startup driven environment. Wasatch Photonics provides a collaborative and cordial environment and sees the growth and development of its team members as integral for its success.

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