We are hiring!

These are our active openings.  Don't see a good fit for you?  Just send us a general application.   We have jobs we know we need to fill that haven't been posted yet.  So there is no harm in letting us know about you and what you have to offer. 
Please be aware that LightMachinery does not request or require any sort of payments as part of our hiring process, and job offers are not extended without a formal interview process.    



  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in mechanical engineering or related field
  • Strong English language skills (spoken and written)
  • Strong Solidworks CAD skillset
  • An excellent sense of humour and collaborative character (we have to work with you, so this is critical)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of our manufacturing processes
  • Design components and products
  • Recreate designs in Solidworks using hardcopy drawings as reference
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the company’s quality system and procedures
  • Assist other members of the product development team
  • Support our machining staff with CAD to CAM conversions

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Coating Technician

LightMachinery operates a number of advanced thin-film coating chambers.  The coating process is a critical step in the production of tightly toleranced optical components.    Coating technicians at LightMachinery must clean optics using a very specific technique (we'll teach you), load the components carefully in the machines, and execute the coating program.  With time, you will learn to design coatings and to maintain and troubleshoot the equipment.  Eventually - you can expect to deal directly with customers to help them specify their requirements.

Minimum Requirements 

  • University science degree or a college diploma with sufficient math skills 
  • Strong English language skills (written and spoken)
  • An excellent attitude and sense of humour.  We have to work with you - so this is very important.
  • Sufficient dexterity to handle small and delicate glass components
  • Ability and willingness to work night shifts

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This is a full-time permanent position at our Nepean (Ottawa) facility. 
LightMachinery designs and builds precision optical components for everything from basic laboratory research to space-based instruments.  Since we make custom optics, the work is always varied - you are unlikely to get bored.  The work is somewhat similar to machining, except that we work with glass instead of metal.   

Minimum Requirements 

  • High school diploma with solid skills in mathematics
  • A machinist training course is often an excellent introduction to the measurement skills required for this position
  • Excellent English language skills (spoken and written)
  • An excellent attitude and sense of humour (we have to work with you, so this is very important)

Here are some links to some other sites that might be of interest to optics and laser job seekers.

LightMachinery welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.   Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

To Apply:
Send your resume and cover letter to careers@lightmachinery.com.
Please do not call or come in person.