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Optical Engineer - Keene, NH

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Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: Keene, NH, US, 03431

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 52871


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 cutting-edge 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 segments are a primary area of focus.


Scope of Role:

  • As an Optical Engineer focused on System Integration, you will work to develop cost effective ways for aligning and testing 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. Verify and validate opto-mechanical designs for compliance.


Education & Experience:

  • We are seeking a MS in Optics, Physics, related disciple, or 3+ years of direct work experience with a BS.
  • Experience utilizing optical metrology instruments to verify and measure highly complex optical components and assemblies, including autocollimators, interferometers, and spectrometers.
  • Experience analyzing optical data and interpreting data for conformance to optical design intentions.
  • Communicating with optical designers and engineering teams.
  • Familiarity with measurement uncertainty budgets
  • 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:

  • Knowledge of hyperspectral and multispectral imaging systems and relevant metrology
  • Good understanding of System’s reliability, GD&T, PFMEA, and DFMA.



  • 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, vacation, pension, and family medical leave.


Are you ready to start an exciting career with Corning, Inc.? Apply today!


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


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