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IDEX Optics Fabrication Technician in Boulder, Colorado

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses ( around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

We are currently looking for a hands-on Fabrication Technician in our Aerospace and Defense Value Stream. The right candidate will have exposure to grinding and polishing of optical components, fabricating parts to customer specifications.

  • Blocking of glass/silicon/ceramic/crystal materials

  • Grinding, lapping and polishing of materials on automated and manual equipment, including spindles and CPs

  • Performs precision optics metrology (interferometry, optical part characterization)

  • Ability to read, follow and understand procedures

  • Work closely with engineering to develop processes and process documentation

  • Measure and document process parameters such as slurry pH and concentration

  • Basic cleaning and visual inspection of optical components.

  • Proper handling of critical and fragile optical components.

  • Maintain clean workcenter and documentation

  • Basic maintenance and cleaning of fabrication areas

  • Any other duties as assigned by the Fabrication Manager or his/her designate

  • Follows all safety training and guidelines


  • GED or High School Diploma desired

  • 2+ years relevant experience in fabrication is desired but not required

  • Strong teamwork abilities and written and oral communication skills

  • Basic understanding of computer hardware and interfaces

Additional Requirement:

  • This position may 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.

Compensation Information:

  • Pay rate: $20-$25 per hour

  • Bonus: This position is eligible for company discretionary bonus

  • Our comprehensive U.S. benefit offerings include: Health benefits, 401(k) retirement savings program with company match, etc. and at least 80 hours of vacation, as well as holiday, personal and sick time.

  • More information on our benefits and rewards can be found on our career page:

IDEX is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is a company that has undoubtedly touched your life in some way. In fact, IDEX businesses make thousands of products that are mission-critical components in everyday activities. Chances are the car you’re driving has a BAND-IT® clamp holding your side airbag safely in place. If you were ever in a car accident, a Hurst Jaws of Life® rescue tool may have saved your life. If you or a family member is battling cancer, your doctor may have tested your DNA in a quest to find the best targeted medicine for you. It’s likely your DNA test was run on equipment that contains components made by our growing IDEX Health & Science team.