Machinist – Diamond Turning — $1500 SIGN ON BONUS!


Saxonburg, PA


Production of precision optical components using a single axis diamond turning flycut machine. Materials to be machined may include but are not limited to Cu, CuCr, Al, Ni, Au, ZnSe, ZnS, Ge, and Si etc. The operator will be responsible for controlling and verifying all critical component dimensions, finish quality, and optical figure for all parts machined.

Education & Experience:

  • High School Graduate or equivalent. 
  • Competent shop math and algebra skills.  
  • Any of the following experience is a plus but not required:
    • Machine shop 
    • Machine operation
    • Inspection
    • QA 


  • Good mechanical problem solving
  • Well developed communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle diverse detailed tasks.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and adjust to daily work requirements
  • Knowledgeable in reading drawing and understanding electronic schematic drawings.
  • Must be both team-oriented and self-motivated.

Working Conditions:

Laboratory conditions involving the use of assorted equipment (e.g., diamond turning machines, ultrasonic cleaners, annealing ovens, hand tools, leak detector), as well as acids and caustic solutions for the cleaning of copper and aluminum. 

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs.

Safety Requirements

All employees are required to follow the site EHS procedures and Coherent Corp. EHS standards.

Quality and Environmental Responsibilities

Depending on location, this position may be responsible for the execution and maintenance of the ISO 9000, 9001, 14001 and/or other applicable standards that may apply to the relevant roles and responsibilities within the Quality Management System and Environmental Management System.

Culture Commitment

Ensure adherence to company’s values (ICARE) in all aspects of your position at Coherent Corp.:

Integrity – Create an Environment of Trust

Collaboration – Innovate Through the Sharing of Ideas

Accountability – Own the Process and the Outcome

Respect – Recognize the Value in Everyone

Enthusiasm – Find a Sense of Purpose in Work

Coherent Corp. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.