SEE YOUR CAREER THROUGH A NEW LENS WITH RPO!
RPO is a global leader in precision optics, optical components, and optical assemblies. We specialize in a full spectrum of products & services including – Design and Engineering, Systems Integration, Lens Assembly, Visible and Infrared Components, Glass and Plastic Molded Aspheres, and Thin Film Coating. As one of the fastest growing companies in Rochester, RPO offers exciting career paths and work on market-leading programs. See below one of many career opportunities to join to RPO team!
Compensation & Benefits:
RPO offers highly competitive, total compensation packages linked directly to employee’s professional experience. RPO’s benefits include: Tuition Reimbursement Program, Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, 10 paid holidays, generous paid vacation and sick time and a 401(k) plan after a 60-day waiting period. Additionally, we work a 9/80 work week that provides for every other Friday as a non-work day.
This A/C shift rotation* position is for a Precision Glass Molding (PGM) operator/inspector within the PGM department. PGM is a unique technology in the optics industry, which utilizes a high temperature glass compression molding process to produce precision glass lenses and components. In basic terms, the process is performed by heating a polished lens blank (called a preform) in the molding machine until it softens, and then pressing it between two precision tool inserts (dies) to form a lens. The person hired for this job will go through a training process which will start with the basics of the technology and work toward the more difficult tasks. After a period of training, the employee will be required to operate multiple glass molding machines demonstrating the ability to adequately maintain the proper machine load/un-load techniques while striving to keep the machines recycled in a timely manner. He/she will be required to load parts into holders or racks. Attention to detail is required and mold cavity identity must be maintained on all jobs as a way to insure quality and data integrity. The ability to inspect optics to a 40/20 quality specification, take dimensional measurements with micrometers, and maintain accurate records, will be required after an initial training period with qualified personnel.
* A/C rotation for the PGM team at RPO means 2 months working on A shift (7am - 4:30pm) and 1 month on C shift (9:30pm - 7am)
Once trained, he/she will be held accountable for part quality, machine operation, plasma etch, inspection and traying of lenses.
Must be conscientious as the tooling required to produce and test molded optics is fragile and costly.
In addition to those abilities required below, this position requires excellent mechanical aptitude, the ability to interact well with others, and a desire to learn a very unique manufacturing process. Flexibility to work a rotating shift schedule and occasional overtime is required.
Tasks to be learned:
1) Load/Unload Glass Molding Machines
2) Perform visual and mechanical lens inspection
3) Rack and plasma etch molded lenses
4) Tray completed lenses
5) Maintain job specific paperwork and data entry throughout the process.