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Assembly Technician II

locationRochester, NY, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Purpose of the Position

This position works among a team of individuals manufacturing opto-mechanical assemblies for our customers with the occasional assistance of experienced team members. The role entails such functions as kitting, assembling, and in process measurements.

This position pays $17.00 - $26.00 Hourly

Essential Job Functions include the following, but are not limited to:

Able to work in a production area with medium degree of difficulty processes.

  • Prepare for batch by kitting necessary components and preparing such materials as epoxies.
  • Intermediate assembly of products using mechanical fasteners and various epoxies.
  • Visual, optical, and mechanical measurement of parts using metrology devices such as hand tools, microscopes, and interferometers.
  • Perform alignment of components using equipment such as alignment jigs, visual indicators, and optical alignment stations.
  • Package products to be ready for the next process step or final customer.
  • Assist with training less experienced team members.
  • Highlight issues and participate in troubleshooting efforts.
  • Cross trains to be able to work in multiple production areas.
  • Handle and clean precision optics and mechanical components.
  • Sort and count parts and materials.
  • Examine parts and materials for defects.
  • Must be able to understand written work instructions and technical drawings for a wide range of products to properly manufacture the final product to the highest of quality standards with a goal of zero scrap or rework.
  • Maintain proper records in our Manufacturing Database.
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement efforts.
  • Comply with the company safety program and maintain a clean and organized work area.

In addition to the essential functions and duties listed above, all positions are also responsible for:

  • Meeting company standards pertaining to quantity and quality of work performed on an ongoing basis, performing all work-related tasks in a manner that is in compliance with all Company policies and procedures.
  • Adhering to Company policies, procedures, and directives regarding standards of workplace behavior in completing job duties and assignments.

The Company retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

Physical Activities:

Work may be active, could stand or sit for long durations and/or perform repetitious work at times. The employee must frequently lift or move objects up to 20 pounds. . Must be able to wear appropriate clothing and personal protective equipment such as but not limited to masks, glasses, gloves, and specialty garments.



Minimum of 4 years of manufacturing experience and related technical education.


High School Diploma or equivalent.

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and comply with high quality standards.

  • Good work ethic.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong ability to shift from one task to another to address changing production priorities.
  • Basic mathematic knowledge.
  • Proficient in basic computer skills such as Microsoft Office.

Athough the location of the position is in Rochester, NY, from time to time it may be required to undertake duties at other Thorlabs locations.

Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identify or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.


Thorlabs offers a complete benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance, company paid life insurance, a generous PTO package, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement just to name a few.

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