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Optimax Systems, Inc 2023 Summer Internship in Ontario, New York

2023 Summer Internship

Starting May 2023, up to 40 hrs/week

A unique corporate culture combined with a dynamic work environment

Optimax has lenses throughout the Universe! We build the optics behind the latest breakthrough technologies in aerospace, defense, and consumer electronics, leveraging our optics manufacturing technology for programs that benefit mankind and projects that defend our freedom. Our unique corporate culture of teamwork, innovation, and agility provides a dynamic work environment. We are looking for individuals committed to lifelong learning and creating value through hard work.

Job Summary and Essential Job Duties:

Interns typically support one or more teams, witnessing before participating in actual operations, with assignments shaped to immerse them in the work and the experience. Interns have opportunities for additional network building activities/events within the Optimax community and with fellow interns.

Activities can include methodology improvement projects, design for manufacture studies, trend identification, processing cause and corrective actions for non-conformances, measurement system development, iterating production work instructions, creating or improving tool designs, robotics test and build, mechanical builds, component or integrated systems tests, laser polishing experiments, data analysis, software improvement projects, supplier management, and more.

Education Requirements :

  • Currently enrolled in optics, engineering, materials science, mathematics, physics, precision machining academic program

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Accuracy, thoroughness and timeliness

  • Enthusiasm for learning new things with a positive attitude

  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently

  • Analytical troubleshooting – determine root cause and select a best fix

  • Ability to build proper problem statements

  • Initiative to seek out new skills and techniques

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills - able to adjust communication to audience

  • Ability to work with multiple functions to coordinate the flow of information


  • At least 18 years of age by start date of internship assignment

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States; F-1 Visas are not currently sponsored by Optimax.

    Work Requirements:

    Physical Demands:

  • While performing job duties, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear

  • Job may involve prolong periods of sitting/standing

  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distant vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus

    Work Environment:

  • This position works in a manufacturing environment. The noise level can vary from quiet to loud frequencies.

  • May involve the use of oils and solvents.

  • Generally works in a clean environment and works to maintain the environment as such.

  • May require area specific safety training.

  • The employee is may be exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes.

  • May be assigned to various production areas as needs require.

    ( EEO) Optimax Systems, Inc. must comply with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) issued by the United States Department of State, Department of Defense Trade Controls. Because of the ITAR, Optimax must limit employment opportunities to US citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States. Optimax is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. Optimax will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.

    If you require an accommodation in order to apply for this position,

    please call 585-265-1020 and ask for a member of Human Resources