Sr. Optical Assembler

Date: Jan 29, 2023

Location: Santa Barbara, CA, US, 93111

Company: Arthrex

 RequisitionID:          52644
Title: Sr. Optical Assembler
Division: Arthrex California Inc (US03)
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Salary Range:
Salary Minimum: $24.00
Salary Maximum $31.00









Arthrex, Inc. is a global medical device company and a leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics. Arthrex is actively searching for a Sr. Optical Assembler to perform production assembly work of video cameras, requiring electrical, mechanical, and optical assembly. Uses close attention to detail to follow manufacturing assembly procedures of high complexity. Join our talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™.


If hired for this position, you will be eligible for a $1,500.00 sign-on bonus (minus appropriate tax withholdings). You will be paid the first $750.00 after completing your first 90 days and the second $750.00 after completing your first 180 days, if you are an employee in good standing.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Candidate must be proficient in all requirements of Technician II. Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Manufacture medical video camera products to specified work orders. Follows engineering drawings, manufacturing assembly instructions and standard operating procedures. Inspects own work as well as the work of others. Operate a variety of hand tools and light manufacturing equipment, and work under a microscope over 50% of the time.
  • Perform tasks such as but not limited to optics cleaning, mounting, and assembling intricate optical, electrical, and mechanical components using mechanical fasteners and adhesives. Assembles sub-assemblies and final product to specifications with the use of specialized measuring equipment, hand tools and microscopes, making decisions in proper fitment.
  • Ability to inspect optical parts to specified pass/fail standards.
  • Follow released assembly instructions and engineering drawings while adhering Good Documentation Practices. Follow strict quality requirements for material traceability and proper handling in a medical device manufacturing environment.
  • Perform and documents work completed via a product traveler. Ensures correct specifications and functional criteria are per the manufacturing instructions and good documentation practice has been accomplished prior to completion of work.
  • Work as part of a team or may lead a team which contributes to the positive outcome, producing high yielding medical devices. Uses computer skills to improve process yields.
  • Consistently works on complex assignments requiring upmost attention to detail. Highly cross trained to perform multiple different assembly operations as documented by training records capable of performing multiple workstations as required by production needs.
  • Strictly adheres to company policy for time and attendance for hourly workers.



Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • 5 + years’ experience in an electro-mechanical manufacturing environment required, or proven proficiency as a Technician II



Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:

Exceptional dexterity and hand / eye coordination required to assemble product. Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and optical assembly is beneficial.



Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

Various light duty machines and hand tools, working under a microscope as well as computer / data entry.



About Arthrex


Arthrex Inc., a privately held company headquartered in Naples, Florida, is a global leader in orthopedic surgical device design, research, manufacturing and medical education committed to one mission: Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™. Arthrex has pioneered the field of arthroscopy and sports medicine and innovates more than 1,000 new products and procedures every year to advance minimally invasive orthopedics worldwide.


Our core value is Making People Better. As a leading health care technology innovator, we are committed to making people’s lives better. The contributions we make to science and medicine have the potential to get a star athlete back in the game or improve the quality of someone’s life. It’s truly meaningful work.


Making People Better also signifies our corporate social responsibility and commitment to employees and communities. We make employees’ lives better through job security, educational and professional growth opportunities, unique benefits and amenities, and modern facilities that promote a vibrant and dynamic atmosphere of collaboration, mutual respect and camaraderie. We also make important economic and philanthropic contributions to the communities we serve.


As a certified Great Place to Work® and one of the country’s Best Workplaces for Manufacturing and Production, Arthrex is proud of its award-winning, family business culture. With more than 6,000 employees around the world, we are growing and looking for candidates who champion our Arthrex Proud values of Innovation, Integrity, Dedication, Teamwork and Competitive Spirit.


We invite you to explore our numerous exceptional benefits at or visit us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.







Arthrex 2023 Benefits

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Company-Provided Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Supplemental Insurance Plans (Accident, Cancer, Hospital, Critical Illness)
  • Matching 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Annual Bonus
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Free Onsite Lunch
  • Gym Reimbursement Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Trip of a Lifetime
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Volunteer PTO
  • Employee Assistance Provider (EAP)



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Santa Barbara
Nearest Secondary Market: Santa Maria

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