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Shields Manufacturing Laser Optics Assembler I/II in Tualatin, Oregon

Open Opportunity:

Shields Manufacturing is experiencing exciting growth and has an immediate need for an experienced Laser Optics Assembler I/II. Under general supervision, this person assists with optical assembly, gluing optics to housing, lens cleaning, alignment, centering, testing, measuring, soldering, optical inspection, optical handling, and complex mechanical, electro-mechanical and plastic assemblies using advanced production techniques.

Essential Duties:

  • Using a variety of tools, assemble parts and sub-assemblies according to required specification.

  • Interpret and plan work orders, assembly instructions, mechanical drawings, and parts lists; gathering parts, sub-assemblies, tools, and materials.

  • Review and understand single and multi-level bill of materials.

  • Inspect incoming manufactured parts for quality and conformance to specifications.

  • Provide input to refine assembly techniques to improve quality and manufacturing repeatability.

  • Evaluate and verify that work complies with specifications using a variety of test methods equipment.

  • Follow established priorities to deliver on time.

  • Prepare and package units for shipment.

  • Maintains safe and clean working environment.

Secondary Duties:

  • Documents actions by completing production and quality records.

  • Perform quality inspections.


  • Minimum 2-5 years of experience in mechanical assembly in a high-tech production environment.

  • Familiarity with clean room protocol

  • Lens cleaning, Alignment, Centering, Optical Inspection, and Optical Handling experience

  • Optical assembly experience (gluing optics to housing for example)

  • Familiarity with test equipment- multimeter, oscilloscope, Interferometer, microscope

  • Familiarity with measuring equipment- calipers, micrometer, test indicator, dial indicator

  • Soldering skills

  • Familiarity with lasers

  • Familiarity with terms used in optics

  • Thorough understanding of technical drawings and geometric tolerances.

  • Trained in all aspects of gowning and clean room experience preferred.

  • Strong communication skills ? both verbal and written.

  • Computer skills and knowledge of Material Resource Planning.

  • Must be a self-starter & self-motivated.

  • Must be able to multi-task and work well in a team environment.

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

Physical Requirements:

A temperature-controlled production environment requiring sitting/standing for extended periods; occasional lifting up to 50 lbs. Personal protective equipment (safety glasses, ear protection) may be required. May operate moving equipment (forklift) as required to perform essential job functions.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Shields Manufacturing is an industry leader and Value-Add production facility specializing in CNC machining and complex mechanical/optical/laser assembly including clean-room environments. We provide excellent operational support through our Supply Chain capabilities and care about our clients at the highest levels. Our business not only provides manufacturing expertise for OEM's with low volume/high mix needs, we also provide higher volume opportunities with our expanding cell system capability. Culture is key to us, and have therefore adopted core values based on Teamwork, with an emphasis on Commitment, Respect and Appreciation, Equality, Accountability, Integrity and Trust.

We offer a highly competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurance, 401(k) with company match, a generous paid time off program and discretionary monthly profit sharing.

We are an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

We look forward to receiving your application!