Optics Manufacturing Technician
FlightSafety is the world leader in professional aviation training and simulation systems. This position is located at FlightSafety Simulation - Display Systems in Austin, Texas, a company specializing in the design, development, and construction of high fidelity flight simulators.
This position is a chance to practice systems engineering on cutting-edge simulator software and hardware, working on teams that span a variety of disciplines and specializations.
We are looking for intelligent, creative self-motivated engineers who are interested in practicing their skills and learning new ones as a part of a team. The flight simulator software that you will help take to the next level is used to train and certify over 75,000 pilots every year on 135+ aircraft.
Responsible for the operation and maintenance of massive optics fabrication equipment for production of optical components. Responsible for facility/equipment cleanliness, readiness and maintenance.
Monitor and operate massive grinding and polishing machines for the fabrication of large glass optics. Sets up tooling and configures grinding machines for operation. Assists in the maintenance and modification of grinding and polishing machinery.
Monitors, operates and programs glass sagging ovens. Works with large pieces of glass, wood and/or plastics including; cutting, drilling, sanding, cleaning and packaging. In house manufacture includes using a variety of hand and power tools to fabricate components from raw materials including glass, wood, metal, various plastics and fiberglass.
Dimension finished glass products to tight tolerances using hand held belt sanders. Uses solvents, paints, epoxies, acids and fiberglass resins. Applies finishing products to materials by spray or by hand. Regularly uses solvents to clean parts.
Cleans and maintains production tools and equipment. Prepares equipment and tools for use in manufacturing.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE and REQUIREMENTS
High school Diploma or GED required.
Prefer hands on mechanical and electronic troubleshooting skills; hands on welding, machining, electrical, carpentry or tele-communication trades or non-eyewear optics experience.
Microsoft Office, Word and Excel.
Exhibit and practice professional and courteous behavior while interacting with both internal and external customers.
Interact within a cooperative environment through beneficial behaviors, commitment to common goals, contribution to problem solving, communication of ideas and suggestions, an encouragement to other employees, and departments.
Accountable for the control and distribution of documents and/or equipment subject to export control restrictions and the security of FlightSafety materials, projects and business information regarding the methods and techniques used in the production and usage of FlightSafety products.
Accountable for the accuracy and completeness of assigned tasks.
Able to adhere to a work schedule including prompt and regular attendance.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veteran