Alpine Research Optics Careers

We are always looking for exceptional individuals who are smart, self-motivated and career-oriented. If you are currently working in the optics industry, or if you have experience in a similar high technology manufacturing industry, please contact us.

ARO Optics Jobs

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Thin Films Coating Technician
Experienced Fab Tech/Optical Polisher
Senior Sales Engineer

About Our Company

Established in 1991, Alpine Research Optics has a distinguished reputation for providing optics to the laser, semiconductor, and medical & scientific research markets, produced in its clean modern facility in Boulder, CO. We are very proud to have many of the world-renowned universities and national laboratories as permanent customers. Learn more online at

Job Opening Summary

Position: Thin Film Coating Technician
Department: Coating

Alpine Research Optics is looking for a Thin Films Coating Technician to join our team! If you are detail‐oriented, patient & methodical, and take pride in a job well‐done, we would love to talk with you about this exciting opportunity!

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General Responsibilities Outline

  • Learns and uses proper glass handling techniques
  • Knowledgeably and efficiently operates vacuum coating chambers according to process instructions to producethin film coating to the customer’s specification
  • Meets Department first pass yield goals and on‐time delivery goals
  • Performs routine and periodic maintenance on coating chambers
  • Operates spectrophotometer and related equipment necessary to verify performance of coating runs
  • Performs vacuum chamber troubleshooting


  • High school diploma or equivalent education or experience as deemed by ARO Management
  • Have a methodical and detail‐oriented approach to work by organizing and prioritizing
  • Able to interpret and apply a variety of rules, regulations, policies, and procedures related to work of the company
  • Communicate effectively (both oral and written), relay instructions and information clearly, provide feedback when appropriate to ensure instructions are understood clearly
  • Perform repetitive tasks requiring exacting and continuous mental and visual concentration in a consistent manner
  • Learn to use and interpret metrology equipment
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Ability to read and work from technical drawings and instructions
  • Knowledge of basic machinery and mechanical measuring devices

About Our Benefits

ARO offers a competitive benefits package for our full-time employees, including: medical and dental insurance, life insurance, short-term disability, simple IRA with company match, paid holidays, and paid vacation.
ARO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills, and experiences within our workforce.

Job Type

Day shift (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.), with a 30-minute lunch break.
Pay: $19 – $21 per hour (based on experience)
Work Remotely: No

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