Optical Assembly Technician

FISBA is a world leader in customized optical components and systems. The company designs and manufactures scalable products for defence, medical applications and biophotonics, as well as the laser, sensor, machine and industrial image processing industries. 350 highly qualified employees work at facilities in Switzerland, Germany, US and China.

Optical Assembly Technician

As an Optical Assembly Technician, you'll be responsible for all aspects of production related to optical assembly at FISBA North America in Tucson, AZ. Assembly work includes simple bonding of optical components to following complex procedures in assembly, alignment and testing of complex optical assemblies. Examples include lens to prism bonding, illumination systems and camera assemblies. These components and the assemblies they go into are used in a variety of industries including defense, medical imaging and industrial production. The individual in this position will have the ability to work independently and as part of a team, to meet and exceed production goals.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate a strong problem-solving background needed to perform diagnostic testing and solve optical problems and prevent recurrence.
  • Assist in the prototype, design, fabrication, assembly, layout and construction of optical devices.
  • Setup test equipment and perform preventative maintenance of lab equipment.
  • Work from mechanical and electrical schematics, blueprints, and manuals. Will also take direction from engineers and other staff members.
  • Become knowledgeable of fundamental procedures used during assembly of optical equipment. Includes use of epoxies and special adhesives during assembly, mounting techniques, inspection of subassemblies and proper methods of disassembly. May disassemble, modify, or rework or reassemble or test assemblies or subassemblies of optical prototypes.
  • Conduct complex engineering tests and detailed experimental testing, including thermal and vibration testing. Will collect and document data results.
  • Utilize lab, test, and diagnostic equipment (auto testers, real-time O-Scopes, pulse generator, digital multi-meter, power supplies and general bench fixtures).
  • Learn and develop a clear understanding of the manufacturing process to meet production schedules.
  • Maintain awareness and responsibility when handling sensitive ITAR related technical data, processes and hardware (training will be provided).
  • Assist engineers and production staff in varied complex assignments.


Document Control and Safety

  • Complete daily log sheets and labor records.
  • Complete and maintain incoming inspection records.
  • Follow all AS9100, ISO9001, and ITAR procedures and regulations.
  • Accurately document raw material, finished goods inventory and machine supplies.
  • Always maintain safety procedures; identify areas of risk and work with safety coordinator to implement solution.
  • Responsible for area safety, will practice safe work habits and assist in the maintenance of safety certifications and data

Education and Work Experience


  • High School graduate with strong aptitude for working with machines and an aptitude in engineering & science.
  • Vocational, two-year college (associates degree level) experience in a field of optics manufacturing, metrology or assembly is preferred, but not required.

Preferred Experience

  • Experience in a high-precision manufacturing environment involving optical fabrication and/or assembly background preferred.
  • Production experience with optics, lasers or related production preferred.
  • Knowledge of basic machine programming, machine maintenance, metrology and optical assembly preferred.
  • Possess a clear understanding of manufacturing best practices and methods to assist production teams with achieving on time delivery and quality goals.

Required Skills/Qualities

  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Works well independently and on a team
  • Seeks continuous growth and improvement of production processes
  • Outstanding attention to detail and passion for delivering work to the highest standard
  • Ability to multitask, must be well-organized and motivated
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Positive attitude, self-motivated, self-sufficient and confident

Please send your application letter and your resume directly to: 
Karen Kahn, karen.kahn@fisba.com

6296 E Grant Rd Suite 150
Tucson, AZ 85712, United States
Tel: +1 520 867 8100

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