Polish Technician

Website Lattice Materials

Lattice Materials, based in Bozeman, MT, is the world leading manufacturer of silicon and germanium infrared optical blanks, curves, laser mirror blanks, Czochralski crystal growth seeds, sputtering target material and custom machined silicon parts. We grow our own silicon and germanium material using the Czochralski process in the United States, and have done so for more than 30 years. Over the years, we have developed proprietary crystal growth processes which allow us to create material with tightly controlled resistivity and transmission specifications. With cutting edge capabilities, highly experienced and knowledgeable engineers as well as a constant improvement philosophy, Lattice Materials is the choice of top defense, security and optical companies the world over.  This opening requires expertise and skill in maintaining established standards of quality and accuracy in fabricating optical components for high-end military and commercial applications.

The Polish Technician will polish and measure Silicon and Germanium flat and spherical curve optics. This position offers an excellent opportunity for someone who possesses a sense of urgency, can deliver consistent achievement of quality standards, and has technical problem-solving skills.

To be considered for this position, candidates must possess:

  • 5+ years of experience in precision IR (preferably with Silicon and Germanium) optical polishing including double side polishers, and continuous polishers. Single side polishers (sticks/conventional polishing), and CNC polishing is beneficial.
  • Proficiency with test equipment including and not limited to: interferometer, auto collimator, digital indicators, spherometers, optical profilometer, visual comparators, Scratch Dig machine
  • Demonstrate best practices of handling, fabricating, cleaning, inspecting and testing of optics.
  • Ability to read, interpret and understand part descriptions and technical specifications. Estimate polishing production times and related costs to provide information for sales quotations and management decisions.
  • Work with engineering to evaluate, develop and improve manufacturing methods utilizing knowledge of customer specifications, materials, fabrication processes, tooling, production equipment capabilities and quality control standards.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to quickly develop organizational relationships based on technical expertise
  • An innate desire for continuous improvement by recommending and implementing new procedures, processes or fixtures
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Lattice Materials LLC offers a very competitive compensation package including medical insurance & other flexible benefits, performance incentive plan, 401(k), PTO and paid holidays.

To conform to U.S. Government regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Send resume to:  careers@latticematerials.com


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