Systems Engineering Technician

Location Bedford, New Hampshire
Date Posted July 31, 2022
Category Engineering
Job Type Not Specified



Should the Government Contractor Vaccine Mandate imposed under Executive Order 14042 become effective (currently stayed), Optics 1 employees will need to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 unless a medical or religious accommodation is formally approved by Optics 1 prior to employment.


Optics 1 is a global leader in full-service design and production of electro-optic and navigation systems. Leveraging core competencies in defense technologies, Optics 1 provides unmatched, first-class mission solutions for military and law enforcement personnel.

We have a high-paced, high-energy environment focused on acknowledging individual and team successes, as well as overall growth. Optics 1 is a community that cares about the mission of our customers. Our team believes in supporting and enriching our community through engagement; whether that means giving back to our troops, veterans and their families, investing in next generation innovators through STEM education, or higher education initiatives, giving back is an important part of who we are as a team.

We are united by a unique culture and commitment to provide the highest quality products to those who serve.


Looking to join one of our interdisciplinary engineering teams that collaborates for success? The Systems Engineering Technician role works closely with members of the Systems Engineering and Transition Engineering group, who will supervise activities and provide on-the-job training. This role will frequently work with laser systems used in weapon mounted aiming, range finding, and target marking, as well as lenses/imaging systems. If you're eager to learn and grow, we're eager to have you join our team.


Provide technical support to engineers during the design and prototype phases of optical and laser systems
Assemble optical or laser modules
Collect data for discussion with the engineering team
Assist in troubleshooting and repair of systems or sub-systems as required


At least 5 years of experience in the field of military-based electro-optical or laser systems.
Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures related to cleanroom environment.
Experience collecting and interpreting laser characteristics including pulse width, wavelength, divergence, alignment, energy/power.
Ability to collect and interpret imaging system characteristics including MTF/SFR, NEDT, MRT, distortion, alignment
Creating build and alignment processes for development of new products.
Autonomously assemble and align optical test stations
Ability to comprehensively document assembly processes for use in the creation of Work Instructions.
Experience collecting and presenting data to an engineering team
This individual must demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Power Point.
Demonstrate a degree of creativity and latitude to accept responsibility for the timely delivery of high quality products.
Ability to work under general supervision.
U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident


Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the laser and electro-optical systems field.
Experience in the development and testing of laser and imaging systems
Ability to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish technical goals.
Experience working in an ITAR environment.
Associates Degree or trade school certification in a related technical discipline


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the role.

EOE/AA/M/F/Vets - US Protected Individual status required (US citizen, lawful permanent resident, asylee, refugee or temporary resident (as defined at 8 USC 1160(a).

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