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Northrop Grumman Opto Mechanical Technician 3 in Devens, Massachusetts

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Opto Mechanical Technician 3 - Devens MA

Adaptive Optics Associates - Xinetics (AOA Xinetics), a wholly-owned Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems (NGSP) Business Venture, has an exciting opportunity for an Opto Mechanical Technician 3 to support AOX business activities in Devens MA.

AOA Xinetics (AOX) designs and manufactures mission critical optical and photonic solutions. We serve markets world-wide including defense (ISR, directed energy, laser communications), industrial (freight logistics, semiconductor) and scientific (astronomy). Since its inception, AOX has been 'working light' for the betterment of our customers, the protection of our nation and the advancement of humankind.


Reporting to the Precision Device Production Manager , the Opto Mechanical Technician 3 will be responsible for the execution and support of opto mechanical activities as they relate to the production of products and be able to handle all optical components required during assembly (e.g. bond, assemble and cleaning parts). Our ideal candidate will possess exceptional opto mechanical technical expertise and collaborative people skills, with the proven ability to work within a technically dynamic, high-growth, fast-paced work environment.


  • Perform various functions associated with optical components such as lapping, beveling, blocking, polishing, edging, cleaning and testing using appropriate machines and equipment

  • Use a variety of metrology and inspection tools to test and inspect optical components for accuracy and quality

  • Required to read and understand blueprints and technical drawings

  • May build or modify equipment used to test precision optics

  • Sets up and tests complete units and subassemblies under operational conditions

  • Bonds a variety of dissimilar materials (composite, metal, or laminate) assemblies, parts, or structures into semi-finished or finished products

  • Follows appropriate safety and equipment maintenance procedures

  • Mixes and prepares epoxies for use

  • Operates ovens to complete bonding cycle. Controls conditions of heat, pressure, and timing by setting and operating various controls according to the specifications for the materials and the bonding agent being used

  • Work on tasks outside of this job description as directed by the supervisors for training, emergency relief purposes; generally for short periods of time

  • Work in accordance with established safety rules and good housekeeping practices

  • Other duties as assigned

Job Category : Technical Support