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7 months ago
Rockwell Collins
Location: Carlsbad
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Technician
Requisition ID: 7504

Want to work with some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet? Do you value relationships, commitment, innovation and integrity? Want to be a part of a company that has been named numerous times as America’s Best Employer in Aerospace and Defense by Forbes magazine?

Then Rockwell Collins is the place for you. Join our team and build a rewarding career while helping to deliver the most trusted source of aviation and high-integrity solutions in the world.

We are currently searching for a Senior Optics Technician to join our team in Carlsbad, CA (2110). A comprehensive relocation package may be available for qualified candidates. Employing some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet is not by chance. People from all over the globe choose Rockwell Collins as the place to build a rewarding career, while helping create and deliver communications, integration, and engineering solutions that our global customers demand so that our world keeps moving and stays connected. It’s an exciting time to become a part of our team. Join us and discover how high your career can soar at Rockwell Collins.

Job Summary

Works on difficult assignments and follows written or verbal instructions. Troubleshoots production issues. Works with management and engineering to improve processes and methods resulting in increased efficiency, accuracy and yields. Works on new product implementation and assists engineering in the development of new processes. Involved in the design, manufacture, assembly and modification of tooling. Applies engineering theory and practical knowledge, under direction of engineering staff, to design, build and test opto-mechanical, opto-electrical.

Job Responsibilities

* Proficiently operates and sets up conventional and/or CNC optics fabrication machinery. Highly skilled in advance optical techniques such as CNC programming, hand figuring aspheres and high precision lapping. Properly loads and unloads optics from machines and evaluates tool wear and performance. Makes corrections and adjustments on machines to achieve compliant optical surfaces. Cleans optics after completing operations and prepares them for the next operation.
* Highly skilled in the inspection of performed work using inspection equipment such as test plates, calipers, micrometers, spherometers, profilometers and interferometers.
* Assigns work priorities and adjusts allocation of production resources a the request of area production manager.
* Following/reading blueprints, wiring schematics, written work instructions and verbal instructions.
* Required to use hand tools and power tools to assemble and rework a variety of parts/assemblies and perform required assembly/rework operations to meet quality standards. May be required to perform equipment repairs/troubleshooting, tool program troubleshooting and PM tasks.
* Required to enter time in FIT timekeeping system, charging time to programs being worked and time/attendance.
* Regular and reliable attendance is required as well as flexibility to support production schedule requiring working overtime hours and alternate shift hours.
* Work in a safe manner, per Rockwell Collins Environmental Health and Safety policies.
* Responsible for various SAP transactions to record operations. May also be utilizing various computing systems in managing work area inventory, demand and output.
* Understands and demonstrates Lean principals/practices. Applies Lean electronic principals and tools to accomplish tasks. Mentors team members in Lean Electronic principals and achieve continuous improvement through area value streams. Partners with leadership/support staff in Lean events. Proactively engages in and supports value stream mapping events to improve quality, schedule and cost.
* Responsible for inventory and schedule of production output, service parts and engineering development products.
* Demonstrates personal accountability for success of assigned area(s) and show personal leadership in facilitating the team achieving their goals.
* Independently generates programming scripts or macros for data acquisition and analysis.
* Acts as facilitator and team leader. Mentors less experienced peers on a routine basis.
* Routinely and independently performs complex data analysis using a variety of software tools.
* In depth understanding of optical design principles. Makes design recommendations to engineering to improve products.
* May be required to perform additional duties/responsibilities.

Basic Qualifications

* Associates degree in appropriate discipline or in the absence of an associate's degree three years of related experience.
* US citizenship or permanent residency
* SAP knowledge preferred
* Optical and mechanical drawing understanding
* CNC/CNC optical fabrication experience preferred
* Experience with optical and mechanical inspections preferred

At Rockwell Collins, we believe a solid work-life balance creates a healthy lifestyle and inspires creativity and innovation. We value our people and invest in their development, growth and success at our company by providing development opportunities through Rockwell Collins University, networking, mentoring, and tuition reimbursement.

And that's just for starters.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:


Medical, dental, and vision insurance


Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees


Company-paid winter holiday shutdown for most locations


Generous 401(k) plan that matches 62.5 percent of the first 8 percent of eligible compensation you contribute (or 5 percent if you save 8 percent)


An Incentive Pay Plan based upon company performance


Tuition reimbursement


And more

Interested yet? Apply now and embark on your next worthwhile adventure!

Rockwell Collins is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.

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