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Optical Manufacturing Technician C

Rochester, New York

Job ID 8285
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L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 50,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Job Description:

The Optics department of L3Harris in Rochester, NY is looking for a CNC technician for our CNC Optics cell. This group is responsible for the fabrication of mirrors and components of exceptional quality for ground and space-based astronomical, high energy laser, and earth imaging applications. Individuals must communicate with and understand directions from the design and project engineering communities during design & manufacturing phases of projects. These individuals will need to be able to operate conventional and computer-controlled optical shop equipment as applicable and are familiar with various precision measuring techniques used to fabricate, integrate and validate optics. Additional activities include performing processing experiments, handling and transporting of mirrors and some design related tasks. Members work to engineering drawings, manufacturing instructions, procedures, process specifications, schematics, sketches or verbal instructions and must be capable of holding close tolerances during the fabrication and integration of complex optical configurations. 

Essential Functions:

  • Programming, operating and troubleshooting of computer-controlled fabrication machines (ex. 3- axis and Multi-axis CNC equipment).
  • Participation in the developing, reviewing, and approving of Manufacturing Instructions and CNC programs for fabrication.
  • Familiarity with Mastercam.
  • Using measurement devices such as micrometers, Vernier calipers, etc.
  • Maintaining accurate notes and properly filling out process documentation and log sheets as records of work performed in optical processing areas.
  • Operate hoists, lifts, turnover equipment, vacu-lifters for the purpose of loading and unloading medium to large (100mm to 3.4m diameter) optical materials (glass, ceramics, composites) and tools on and off processing equipment.


Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience with glass handling.
  • Experience with Siemens 840D controller and HAAS equipment.
  • Understanding and application of Geometric Dimension and Tolerancing (GD&T) a plus.
  • Experience in optics processing and handling.
  • Experience in the Aerospace or Defense industry. 
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and general understanding of manufacturing and assembly techniques.
  • Able to write task procedures & processes under Engineering or Technician guidance.
  • Direct experience with Siemens 840D controller or HAAS CNC equipment.

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

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