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Rotational Leadership Program

Why Optimax?

Optimax is a world leader in small volume, high quality optical components. Our unique corporate culture of teamwork and innovation provides a dynamic work environment. We are looking for individuals that are committed to lifelong learning and creating value.

About the Program

The Engineering and Manufacturing Leadership Rotation Program lets new employees of Optimax try out entry-level
engineering roles that rotate through different areas of the company in three-month intervals. Rotations are highly technical and include hands-on projects in the fields of:

  • Application engineering
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Optical engineering
  • Thin film coating engineering
  • Operations
  • Program management

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Skills and Education

We believe in attitude over aptitude, and that with the right attitude and basic skills you can develop and create value. Do your skills and education match what we are looking for?

Reference the chart below to see where you would best fit.

 

Don’t Take Our Word..

Hear from some of our current Optimax Engineering and Manufacturing Leadership Rotation Program particpants:

Steve Powers – Manufacturing Engineer

Bachelor of Science in Optical Engineering (2014) University of Rochester 

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Steve Powers

How did you start working at Optimax?

Completely by coincidence – in high school I was supposed to participate in a job shadow to learn about equipment, but I was sent to  Optimax and never left.

What is one of the most valuable things you’ve learned
from being at Optimax?

Working here has given me hands-on experience – from implementing applications to working as part of a team with people of   different mindsets and skill sets. It’s helped me build a solid foundation for my career.

How would you describe the rotational aspect of the program?

Making optics always has been and always will be an art form. Rotating to the different areas of the shop allows you to see all of the various ways of doing things.

Would you recommend the rotational program to other engineers?

Yes. This program helps you discover which engineering role is the best fit for you within Optimax. The hands-on experience gained from this program prepares you to take on the real-life challenges of any job.

Michael Gregory – Manufacturing Engineer, Leadership Rotation Program

Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics (2014) Rochester Institute of Technology

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Michael Gregory

How did you start working at Optimax?

I actually learned about Optimax through friends. I started as an engineering intern and was brought on
full time once I graduated.

What is one of the most valuable things you have learned from being at Optimax?

How to interact and work with people – building those meaningful relationships with other team members is what increases my chances of success. Fortunately, the culture here at Optimax makes building genuine relationships effortless.

How would you describe the rotational aspect of the program?

The rotational aspect of the program is most appealing because you gain exposure and training in all aspects of the company. This extensive and diverse experience opens many future opportunities, and the training I
receive keeps me engaged and interested.

Would you recommend the rotational program to other engineers?

Absolutely. The variety of hands-on work gives you a head start, and the position will offer you the robust foundation needed to be successful in this company.

Want to join the program?

Check out the full job description on our Careers page and fill out an application.

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