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Opto-Mechanical Engineer - Irvine, CA

Maztech Industries — We are a technology company specializing in rapid development of Military and Commercial optical systems: Night Vision, Laser Warning and Identification, Ranging, and associated capabilities. We are looking for a passionate, hard-working, and talented Opto-Mechanical Engineer who will be a part of every aspect of the product’s development.


As a member of the team, you will be responsible for the development and launch of core product features. Our vertically integrated company, including operations and engineering staff, are experienced veterans in providing low-power, lightweight solutions for capturing imagery across the spectrum.  Our passion for supporting the user community and their mission demands excellence in everything we do, from the talent we recruit to the highly engineered systems we deliver. We value people, integrity, ideas, and performance.


This position offers a challenging opportunity to design cutting edge low SWAP-C vision systems. Working with a multi-disciplinary technical design team, you will drive the design, implementation, and testing of military and commercial-based systems. To be successful, you must accept ownership of the product’s design and development while satisfying the needs and concerns of all stakeholders. You will have significant influence on our overall strategy by helping define these product features, drive the system architecture, and spearhead the best practices that enable a quality product.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead design and development of military and commercial optical systems.

  • Design and modeling of parts and assemblies for traditional and additive manufacturing.

  • Perform first order analyses such as simple stress utilizing free body diagrams, torque calculations, and weight estimates.

  • Generate machining and assembly drawings, providing shop guidance where necessary.

  • Independently iterate and test design approaches for rapid prototyping and proof of concept.

  • Practical understanding of other disciplines such as optics, electronics, and software as necessary to inform system solutions.

  • Capable of collaborating on multiple projects at once.


The ideal candidate is clearly passionate about new opportunities and has a demonstrable track record of success in delivering new features and products. A commitment to teamwork, collaboration, and strong communication skills are absolute requirements.


Minimum qualifications:

  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering with 5 years of relevant design experience in a cognizant role in consumer, military, or handheld products using different materials and manufacturing techniques (e.g. CNC machining, lens grinding, injection molding, compression molding, insert molding, sheet metal forming and casting).

  • OR MS degree in Mechanical Engineering with 3 years of relevant design experience.

  • Working knowledge of GD&T, ASTM, and MIL standards.

  • Professional capability with Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools, mechanical simulation tools, and Microsoft Office.

  • Understanding of design considerations necessary for Printed Circuit Boards/Flexible Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) and electronics.


Preferred qualifications:

  • MS degree in Mechanical Engineering.

  • 7 years of experience in electro-mechanical design.

  • Experience in designing man-portable military products.

  • Experience in designing opto-mechanical system.

  • Experience in designing with Creo 5.0.


Job Type: Full-time



  • BS-ME or MS-ME



  • Irvine, CA


Salary Range:

  • $80,000 - $145,000

At Maztech, we do not just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.


Maztech Industries offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, vision, 401(k), vacation, PTO, etc.). There is no relocation allowance available for this position.

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