Principal Technician

Eagleville, PA

Clear Align is looking for an experienced Principal Technician to join our rapidly-growing team.

Are you interested in being a key-player in a fast-growing company that directly contributes to National Security? Do you bring a strong attention to detail and a positive team spirit to work? Are you only satisfied if a job is well done?

Clear Align designs and manufactures cutting-edge imaging and surveillance systems used from drones to border surveillance. We work hard and have fun in a COVID safe work environment.

The candidate’s primary responsibility is to support Clear Align’s Production and Engineering needs as a Principal Technician.  This individual shall be to work autonomously or within a team-oriented environment. Duties include the production and test of precision optical subassemblies, IR/Visible lens assemblies and camera systems. Responsibilities include assisting Engineering with assembly and test of new imaging systems. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assemble and test optical systems in accordance with delivery schedules
  • Assemble and align multi-element lens systems and subassemblies with active and passive alignment techniques
  • Integrate opto-mechanical assemblies with electronics and motors
  • Perform optical and electrical testing in accordance with work instructions
  • Assist with inspection of incoming optical, mechanical and electronic components
  • Support lean manufacturing efforts

Position Requirements

  • Excellent visual acuity and manual dexterity
  • Ability to work and interact within a team structure as well as independently
  • Strong and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-starter with a positive attitude, dedicated to continual improvement
  • Efficient, and highly organized with great attention to detail and cleanliness
  • Strong problem solving, and decision-making skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and set priorities to meet deadlines
  • Punctual work history
  • Basic computer skills – Email, MS Word, MS Excel
  • Experience with adhesives, epoxies, and micro-soldering
  • Competency with metrology equipment including calipers, micrometers and drop gauges
  • Experience with interferometers, MTF testing, scratch/dig optical inspection a plus
  • Work in a cleanroom environment with cleanliness protocols
  • Experience with Quality Management Systems and ERP databases
  • Ability to read drawings, specifications, and work instructions to determine method and sequence of assembly
  • High School Education minimum; Technical degree preferred
  • Minimum 5yrs related experience

COVID-19 Considerations:

We have a strict COVID protocol exceeding CDC guidelines. We wear masks and maintain 6-10 ft distance. We do 100% temperature screening and 100% handwashing prior to entering our building. All meetings take place thru video. 40% of staff telecommute. We care deeply about safety

About Clear Align:

Clear Align houses a highly sophisticated facility and engineering team in an organizational structure that is nimble, customer-driven and non-bureaucratic. Members of our team bring deep domain expertise in their areas of study combined with excellent project management and communication skills enabling small product-focused teams to deliver value quickly and effectively.  

Clear Align is an equal-opportunity employer that encourages diversity.

US Citizen or Permanent Residency Required

To apply, please send your resume with cover letter to