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IDEX Assembly Technician in Boulder, Colorado

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Based in Boulder Colorado— Advanced Thin Films (ATF) develops and manufactures high-performance optical components generally for laser markets that are setting the standard for applications and analytical instrumentation. ATF is a growing company, with revenue from both the volume OEM sales of tailored products and from the sales of standard products to end-users. Our optical components are set apart by their state-of-the-art performance and reliability.

The Assembly Technician assembles various precision mechanical systems. Work includes but is not limited to: cleaning components, checking for adherence to specifications and drawings. Uses fixtures and tools to test and adjust assemblies.


  • Assembles multi-element optical and mechanical systems using fixturing, automated and manual techniques

  • Identifies the need for assembly jigs and suggests the form or solution to maximize efficiency

  • Uses measurement devices such as calipers, microscopes, interferometers or other gaging techniques to verify elements and assembly are in compliance with specifications

  • Meets the criteria for completion times of assemblies posted

  • Analyzes returned parts and suggests and/or implements corrective action

  • Provides feedback to supervisor and engineering for areas of improvement

  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor

  • Ability to work inside of clean room and other manufacturing areas as needed

  • Communicates effectively and documents actions according to process


  • Orders supplies

  • Maintains a clean and orderly work area

  • Follows all safety regulations

  • Recommends changes as needed

  • Assists in sales when required

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Mechanical Engineer


  • 1-year direct technical training with optics or 4 years work experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Physics classes in high school or post high school preferred with a strong knowledge of algebra, conversions and basic mathematical calculations


  • Read process documents and drawings

  • Practice and demonstrate a quality-oriented approach to work

  • Work well with time and production restrictions

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of algebra and trigonometry

  • Analyze and problem-solve

  • Manage time efficiently

  • Follow oral instructions

  • Communicate efficiently, relating instructions and information clearly, providing feedback when instructions are not clear

  • Ensure consistency in assembly procedure

  • Perform repetitive tasks requiring exacting and continuous mental and visual concentration in a consistent manner

  • Perform the assemblies quickly and accurately

  • Read and understand a variety of job-related instructions and documents

  • Maintain flexibility

  • Work well with others and with other departments

  • Follow written instructions

  • Prioritize and organize work

  • Document procedures


  • Visually determine and differentiate colors

  • Lift components for inspecting, cleaning, testing, assembling, contacting, and packaging

  • Bend as is necessary for lifting from waist, knees, and neck to inspect optics and maintain assembly area

  • Manipulate papers and fragile parts into and out of packaging materials, grasp, wipe, press, push, and pull safely use sharp instruments, and operate testing equipment

  • Twist and turn wrists and forearms continually to perform inspection procedures while grasping small objects

  • Safely use sharp instruments

  • Lift up to 20 lb.

  • Demonstrate upper body mobility to move supplies to/from shelves

  • Bend as is necessary for lifting from waist, knees, and neck to restock supplies and operates computer

  • Lift optics up to 30 lb. and occasionally up to 50 lb. (moving chemicals)


Exposure to solvents and adhesives from cleaning and assembly processes. Work to be performed in manufacturing space, including but not limited to clean room.


Sedentary Work: The ability to lift up to ten pounds (and very occasionally up to 20 to 50 pounds) or up to five pounds frequently. Although a sedentary job is defined as one that involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Walking and standing are required only occasionally.

This position will require lawful access to ITAR/EAR controlled information and employees in this role will need to meet those requirements. Requirements include US Citizenship, US Permanent Resident or ability to meet contract-specific licensure requirements

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

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