Optical Technician

We are seeking an Optical Technicianto assist the instrumentteam in the fabrication, assembly and alignment of optical systems for spaceapplications.

As an Optical Technician…

  • Your primary responsibility will be to work with the mechanical and optical engineering teams to determine the alignment needs of the optical system. Develop and document alignment plans and test procedures.
  • You will assemble and align optical test equipment utilizing interferometric alignment tools and other precision test methods.
  • You will analyze optical performance data and determine instrument compliance to system level requirements.
  • You will support design reviews and interface with engineering, science and customer teams.


You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...
  • Have an Associates degree in optical technology or related field
  • Strong working knowledge of optical alignment techniques and equipment
  • Understanding of optical mounting and assembly skills
  • Are able to obtain a Secret level security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.


Why work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. With a wide selection of challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. Our employees enjoy generous benefits and healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities atwww.jhuapl.edu/careers.

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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