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Optical Engineer - Keene, NH

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Date: Jul 21, 2021

Location: Keene, NH, US, 03431

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 44921


Corning, Inc. is a premier U.S. supplier of advanced optical solutions and components for the aerospace and defense industry!


Corning Advanced Optics is a global leader in providing ground breaking material and optical solutions that serve a variety of commercial sectors. We have a long history in producing Electro-Optical Infrared (EOIR) systems and have one of the world’s largest diamond turning manufacturing operations located in Keene, New Hampshire.


Corning’s unmatched expertise in specialty glass and optical physics results in a diverse set of products. From design through manufacturing, Corning leverages its experience in single point diamond turning, precision machining, and thin film coating technology to produce integrated advanced multi and hyperspectral sensor systems and opto-mechanical assemblies. The intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) market segment is a primary area of focus.


Job Summary:

As an Optical Engineer with Corning, we will work to develop cost effective ways for alignment and testing of both refractive and reflective optical systems for commercial and defense applications. You will develop the initial system test architecture followed by designing the support test equipment and methodology. You will verify and validate opto-mechanical designs for compliance.


Required Skills:

  • We require a MS in Optics, Physics, related disciple, or 7-10 years of direct work experience with a BS.
  • We are looking for an experienced optical engineer with a background in electro-optic related systems development and optical metrology. We would highly prefer someone with defense systems experience.
  • Experience utilizing optical metrology to verify and measure highly complex optical components and assemblies.
  • We need strong problem solving skills, to include creating non-standard approaches to metrology solutions for optical components and assemblies.
  • Experience analyzing optical data and interpreting data for conformance to optical design intentions.
  • Communicating with optical designers and engineering teams.
  • Proficient in alignment, testing, optimization and debugging electro-optics systems
  • Familiarity with measurement uncertainty budgets
  • Good understanding of System’s reliability, GD&T, PFMEA, and DFMA.
  • Good hands-on product development skills and lab experience (e.g., interferometer, profilometer, MTF metrology, autocollimators, alignment telescopes, etc)
  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical, optical, and electrical drawings
  • Competence with development tools in optical engineering (e.g., Code V, Zemax, Matlab, SolidWorks, etc.).


Desired Skills:

  • Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel.
  • Knowledge of hyperspectral and multispectral imaging systems and relevant metrology



  • We anticipate up to 10% travel for this role primarily domestic, to customer sites or other Corning facilities.


Required to sign a covenant not to compete.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


Corning offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, pension, and family medical leave.


Are you ready for an exciting career with Corning Inc? Apply today!


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We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Bellows Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: Keene