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International technology group • specialty glasses and glass-ceramics • more than 130 years experience • 16,000 employees in around 34 countries • innovative ideas for the world of tomorrow


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Optical Fabrication Engineer


SCHOTT Advanced Optics, with its deep technological expertise, is a valuable partner for its customers in developing products and customized solutions for applications in optics, lithography, astronomy, automotive, consumer electronics, life sciences and industrial applications. With a product portfolio of more than 120 optical glasses, special materials and components, we master the value chain: from customized glass development to high-precision optical product finishing and metrology.


Your Tasks

SCHOTT is seeking an individual who will support existing optical element manufacturing, while also pursuing new business opportunities.  Additional knowledge requirements include an Engineering background, knowledge of Microsoft Office and excellent communication and presentation skills. They must also possess Lean knowledge and be proficient in measurement equipment and techniques, including autocollimators, interferometers and profilometers; have exceptional technical expertise and collaborative people skills. 


  • Design and sustain manufacturing processes for fabrication of optical elements such as prisms, mirrors and complex optical assemblies involving optical coatings and bonding and train others to successfully operate these manufacturing processes.  Examples of processes used in this fabrication include:  precision machining using CNCs, shaping, chemical etching of glass, lapping and polishing of glass elements.
  • Develop processes (i.e., materials, tools, fixtures, chemistry, process parameters, process controls) to achieve final requirements on optical parts-requirements which would include precise dimension controls, angles, flatness, roughness, radius controls, surface quality. etc.
  • Lead teams in RCCA investigations, as well as instilling innovative behaviors.  The ability to be strongly engaged in a collaborative team (engineers, supervision, operators, management) in a manufacturing environment, is essential
  • Perform technical planning, estimating, process design and process verification/validation.  Provide clear written documentation of process details and transition new processes to manufacturing personnel
  • Designs, develops and manufactures precision, advanced optical products
  • Work within interdisciplinary teams to develop novel and innovative solutions
  • Conduct research and development into cutting edge optical fabrication processes (i.e., polishing pad technology, slurry development, tool design, coolant chemistries, etching procedures, etc.)
  • Interface with customers and management, briefing analytical results and approaches
  • Develop test plans and perform testing of advanced optics
  • Document designs, analyses and test results and present to key stakeholders
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Your Profile
  • Bachelor's Degree of Science in related Engineering field or equivalent experience
  • 5-7 years of optical manufacturing experience required
Your Benefits

Motivated and committed employees are essential to the success of our company. At SCHOTT, you will find a cooperative and dynamic work environment which encourages you to share your innovative ideas, supports your development and celebrates achieving successes with your team.


You can expect interesting tasks and challenging projects, as well as motivated and friendly teams in fields that influence our future. Do you want to be successful with us? Then, please apply, today!


SCHOTT North America, Inc. and SCHOTT Gemtron Corporation are both Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.

SCHOTT’s inclusion philosophy promotes equal employment opportunity throughout the organization. Any form of unlawful employee harassment is prohibited.


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Optical Fabrication Engineer

Nearest Major Market: Scranton
Nearest Secondary Market: Wilkes Barre

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