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. Apprenticeship and education training available and supported. 1st & 2nd shift available.

      • Quality 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. 

      • CNC Technician
        Looking for candidates with experience in CNC Manufacturing.  Profile and shaping background on 3 and/or 5 axis machinery required.  Will teach MasterCam, and provide any necessary training.  1st & 2nd Shift available. 

      • Lens Processing Technician
        Production of curved optical components.  Spherical, Cylindrical, and Aspheric. Operator will be working on CNC and Conventional polishing machinery. Use of metrology equipment required.  1st & 2nd Shift available.

High School Students:  

  • Shaping Success: Optical Technicians, Your Future Looks Bright with Us.
    Learn more about how technicians have the opportunity to build the optical components that power the devices we all use every day. We are interested in High School candidates and can assist with training and apprenticeship program. Sussex Community College offers certificate programs in optics technology where students are eligible for paid employment through participating companies as an earn and learn program.

    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.