Careers at Esco Optics

Esco Optics, based in Oak Ridge, NJ, is a manufacturer of optical components. We serve the needs of researchers, engineers, and a wide range of customers and markets. Our products range from one-of-a-kind research components to military applications to OEM parts used in products and systems all around the world. Esco Optics is a great place to build your career. We offer many benefits to our employees: competitive salaries, health and dental insurance, 401k, and credit union among others. We offer the chance to be part of a company that strives to offer the best products and support to our many customers. Due to continued growth, we are looking to fill the positions listed below to assist in meeting the needs of our customers.

Current Open Positions: 

  • Entry Level - Optical Trainee
    Learn the various departments of the shop and assist where needed in the manufacturing process. Help produce optical components to customer specifications. Manufacturing experience and/or familiarity with a shop environment preferred. First and Second Shift available.
  • CNC Lens Technician
    Looking for candidates with experience in CNC - spherical fabrication, conventional plano, continuous polishing methods, familiarity with block and handling techniques. IR & visible UV material knowledge a must. Proficiency in all forms of optical metrology. 
  • Lens Department Supervisor
    Responsibilities include managing the overall performance of the lens department, establishing work instructions and SOPs for production and work with scheduling to meet production goals. CNC fabrication of spherical conventional plano, continuous polishing methods, familiarity with block and handling techniques is a requirement. IR & visible UV material knowledge a must. Proficiency in all forms of optical metrology. 
  • Quality Control Manager
    Manage our in-house quality control department. Must have a minimum of 5 years of recent experience in related QC environment in manufacturing, optical fabrication is preferred. Implement ongoing quality improvement processes working with interdepartmental teams. 
  • Quality Control Technician
    This position requires the inspection of optical components, utilizing micrometers and calipers. Familiarity with optical metrology is preferred, and attention to detail is critical.
  • CNC Optical Fabrication Technician
    Experienced in the layout, programming, manufacture and testing of spherical, aspherical and cylindrical lenses, windows, mirrors, wedges. The candidate must be familiar with CNC programing.
  • Conventional Polishing Technician
    Candidate must have knowledge and experience lapping and polishing optical materials using CP, spindle polishing other optical fabrication techniques. Double sided polishing experience is a plus.
  • Inside Sales Operations
    Providing quotes to potential and existing customers based upon their specific needs. Reviewing customer's technical specifications and identifying products to meet or exceed their requirements. Customer service, follow up, minimal travel.
  • Maintenance Technician
    Duties to include troubleshooting / repairing CNC and conventional machines. Candidate must be familiar with general electrical, mechanical and plumbing maintenance.

Online Application  

Please use our online application or download and email your completed application to

Quality Optics from a Trusted Supplier

American Owned & Operated

Esco Optics is a leading manufacturer of custom and catalog optics, precision optical components, and ITAR optics in the United States.

Military & Defense Supplier

As the leader for military and defense optics in the United States, Esco Optics adheres to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

ITAR Registered & Compliant

ITAR registered and compliant, Esco manufactures ITAR optics for all of its customers with the strictest confidentiality.