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Project Manager

We have a permanent fulltime position available at our Nepean (Ottawa), Ontario facility.

LightMachinery supplies optical components to space agencies and prime contractors around the globe.  Our customers turn to us for difficult, even "impossible" optical projects.

We are looking for a well-rounded person with a Masters degree in Physics or Engineering Physics to manage these projects.  

This would include:

- regular interaction via email, phone, and in-person meetings with our customers
- writing proposals and reports
- designing optics and optical systems to address customer's needs.  
- managing the fabrication of the devices

 Before we can start building these components we need to understand how they work and how they will be used.  One of your tasks is to understand the customer’s application requirements and to translate these into manufacturable product specifications.

Here are the detailed minimum job requirements:

  • Masters degree in Physics or Eng. Phys

  • Experience with optical design software (Zemax, Code V, FilmStar or Film Wizard) would be an asset

  • Experience with CAD

  • Experience with MathCAD or similar

  • Excellent English language skills

  • Canadian or US Citizen

    • Eligible to be security screened for work with controlled goods.

    • Eligible to work in Canada

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Junior Optician


This is an entry-level permanent full-time position at our Nepean Ontario facility.  

In many ways, optical fabrication is like machining.  Working from engineering designs, you will learn to shape, grind, and polish raw glass and crystal to extremely tight tolerances.  You will use a variety of test equipment to gauge your progress and verify finished work.

You will work closely with our team of senior opticians, machinists, engineers, and scientists to ensure projects are completed to the customer’s specifications in a timely manner.

Since we make custom optics, the work tends to be quite varied, so you will have a chance to do a range of tasks on a day to day basis.  


  • Some experience with machining
  • Completion of a manufacturing technician program at the college level.
  • Solid applied math skills.
  • Strong English language skills (spoken and written)
  • Excellent attitude, sense of humour, and personality.  We have to work with you - so this is key.
  • A genuine interest in this kind of work.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.

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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.