Friday, July 14, 2017

Undergraduate Awards Survey

Have you received an award or scholarship - tell us about it!  We will share this information in our Annual Report and on our website.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Internship at Optigrate

IT Intern (Student position)

The intern will assist with IT service solutions, database and desktop support to employees of the
company. This includes PC support and maintenance, server support and maintenance, LAN support,
Internet support, and software support.


  • Maintain a high level of security on all company computers.
  • Troubleshooting Windows Operating Systems
  • Assist staff with equipment concerns
  • Handling PC hardware issues and printer issues
  • Setting up and maintaining user desktop environments
  • Provide support for general Internet and email needs
  • Diagnose and fix network problems
  • Setting up peripherals, maintaining inventories and organizing IT parts and equipment


  • Actively enrolled Sophomore or Junior level student with at least 1.5 years of completed college
  • education
  • Minimum cumulative 3.00 GPA in Computer Science or Information Technology
  • Self‐starter with the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Excellent PC troubleshooting skills
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Products, including proficient knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Basic SQL skills and familiarity with Microsoft Access
  • 1‐2 year experience performing IT support functions is preferred
  • Attention to detail, systems processes and organizational skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Must be available to work 20 hours per week for at least 9‐12 months

Dr. Igor Ciapurin
Director, Operations
OptiGrate Corp. (an IPG Photonics Company)
562 South Econ Circle
Oviedo, FL 32765
Main phone: (407) 542-7704, ext. 223
Fax: (407) 542-7804
Cell phone: (407) 733-7793

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Part Time Job

Scanner Max is currently looking to fulfill two full time (minimum 30 hours a week) positions in their assembly line. The positions involve the mechanical assembly of small galvanometers used in optical scanning systems. Basic knowledge of electric motors, series/parallel circuits and soldering are a plus and ideal candidates are sophomore students. Start pay is $10.00/hr plus benefits and we offer flexibility of schedule for school.

Email to address below and include resume. Also, as a hint, personal hobbies/projects can take the place or complement work experience if applicable to the position.

Erik Dominguez
Production Manager
ScannerMAX, Inc.
9501 Satellite Boulevard, Suite 109
Orlando, FL 32837 - USA
Phone: +1-407-299-2088
Fax:   +1-407-299-6066

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Jobs at Northop Grumman

See the list below and more details about the jobs here.

Requisition Number:  16004493

·         Responsible for all Fabrication initiatives, including: production, engineering, process control, process development, tooling design, cost reduction, and quality improvement 
·         Manage all department manufacturing operations within two fabrication departments
·         Manage the supervisors and the engineering staff that support the two fabrication departments
·         Establish and execute manufacturing plans
·         Develop capital and departmental budgets and control department spending
·         Develop new fabrication/polishing processes for crystals and optics and to improve/modify/perfect existing processes
·         Establish and execute training programs for all department personnel
·         Ensure all SYNOPTICS’ policies and procedures are implemented and maintained
·         Perform other responsibilities as assigned/required

·         Bachelor’s Degree in a business or scientific discipline required; MBA preferred
·         Minimum 3 years of experience working in a relevant manufacturing environment in a supervisory/leadership capacity
·         Must be familiar with and show success in Lean Manufacturing disciplines and process improvements
·         Must possess the ability to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals

Requisition Number:  17005260

  • Develop new metrology techniques
  • Develop fabrication processes for new products; Make improvements to processes for existing products
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the cutting, shaping, grinding, and polishing processes for current all new materials
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the current metrology techniques at SYNOPTICS as well as creating new measurement techniques (customer required or for in-house characterization)
  • Transitioning new metrology techniques to a manufacturing environment
  • Create written documentation for new processes and process improvements, for both fabrication and metrology
  • Participate in developing new business opportunities
·         Participate in team projects developing process improvement methods, solutions, and procedures to enhance quality, cost, and scheduling

  • Provide technical training for manufacturing employees, which will require shift flexibility on a limited basis
  • Work cooperatively with manufacturing personnel to develop, improve, and transition processes to manufacturing

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Physics or Optics is required; a related engineering degree will be considered
·         1-3 years of industry experience is preferred, which would include having knowledge of lasers, spectroscopy, optical fabrication and/or optical testing
·         Thorough understanding of the fabrication processes of cutting, shaping, grinding, and polishing
·         Ability to work in a team environment working closely with engineers, technicians, operators, and management across various disciplines
·         Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
·         Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is required
·         Knowledge of hardware/software interfacing (e.g. Labview) is a plus

Requisition Number:  17005419

·         Develop, test, and maintain client/server applications and other components using Microsoft C#.NET (Visual Studio 2012 or higher), and SQL Server 2008 (or higher) stored procedures, primarily to support manufacturing, accounting, and sales processes
·         Develop, test, and maintain complex TSQL stored procedures that contain product flow, scheduling, and other business control logic
·         Actively participate in cross-functional project teams, interfacing with manufacturing, office, technical, and managerial staff to gather and refine functional requirements and specifications; draw upon knowledge and experience to advise team members on the information technology aspects of projects; recommend alternative methods that will reduce complexity, promote standardization, and improve efficiency of applications and supported processes
·         Produce written documentation detailing project objectives and rationale, application specifications, procedural requirements, and descriptions of application functions
·         Create written user operating instructions and technical documentation
·         Respond to software issues reported by users, conduct research to determine corrective action, and develop and deploy patches and upgrades to existing systems
·         Design and produce reports for management and production personnel using SQL Server stored procedures and SQL Server Reporting Services
·         Create, test, and maintain database-enabled VBA macros to automate Excel spreadsheets that present production and accounting data for analysis
·         Analyze system capabilities to resolve questions regarding program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques, and controls; advise technical and managerial staff on technical feasability of various solutions

·         BS degree, preferably in computer science or an engineering discipline
·         5+ years of experience developing client/server applications using Microsoft C#.NET and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (or higher) stored procedures, and Microsoft Office Suite (VBA)
·         Strong TSQL coding skills are a must
·         Must have experience integrating new applications, and existing application enhancements, into an overall system framework to ensure scalability and extensibility
·         Must be able to work independently as well as on teams
·         Must be able to make decisions regarding technical approach to meet objectives of assignments
·         Must be able to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings

·         Experience interfacing to ERP and CRM systems is preferred
·         Experience developing solutions for use in manufacturing environments and familiarity with APICS body of knowledge is preferred
·         Familiarity with Visual Basic.NET is a plus
·         Experience supporting and enhancing Microsoft Access applications is a plus

Requisition Number: 17006707

·         Design, develop, and implement technical solutions relating to optical fabrication applications in the areas of precision polishing, grinding, and shaping
·         Research, design, and develop optical fabrication technology, processes, and related tooling
·         Perform a variety of research and testing for development of production processes
·         Formulate process instructions and procedures
·         Perform root cause analysis and implement changes to reduce waste and cycle time

·         Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related technical field is required
·         Proficiency in utilizing Microsoft Office Suite is required
·         Strong organizational and communications skills (both written and verbal) are required
·         Knowledge of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing concepts is preferred
·         Manufacturing internship experience preferred

Requisition Number:  17002628

·         Perform troubleshooting and repairs of fabrication machinery and equipment controls
·         Service and repair precision machinery including PLC or DCS controlled devices
·         Work independently or with fellow technicians to identify root cause events and areas for improvement
·         Support engineers with new designs, calibrations, and installations
·         Conduct routine or special inspections to determine maintenance activities to prevent breakdowns of facility equipment and discrete machinery
·         Use hand and power tools
·         Test, inspect, troubleshoot, and repair machines using prints, diagrams, specifications, and manufacturers drawings
·         Support other areas:  HVAC, plumbing, sheet metal, and welding

·         Candidate must be able to work the following schedule: Thursday through Sunday: 4:15pm - 2:45am (Four 10-hour days)
·         High school diploma plus a minimum of eight years of direct experience in a manufacturing environment is required; or a two-year technical degree with a minimum of three years of experience is preferred
·         Possess basic electrical skills including motor control, electrical distribution, and machinery installation
·         Possess basic mechanical skills repairing and maintaining manufacturing machinery and equipment
·         Ability to use a ladder, work in elevated work areas, and frequently lift up to 45 pounds
·         Experience in servicing and maintaining HVAC equipment is a plus

Texas Instruments Internship

Received this for a position for the summer:

We are looking for a summer intern to assist with laser phosphor conversion measurements, head up display characterization and additional high visibility projects as part of the DLP optics team. 

Specifically for the student;
- sophomore EE, Optics, Physics. Good lab hands-on skills Citizenship

Thank you for your input.


Steve Shaw
Optical-ME systems manager
Texas Instruments