Process Operator

Job Description

Headwall Photonics is a leader in the design and high volume manufacture of spectrographs, and spectral imaging systems utilizing diffraction gratings.

We are currently seeking a highly motivated Process Operator who could enhance our team and contribute to product manufacturing and support engineering in new product development projects.  A successful candidate will assist in various grating manufacturing processes while also supporting the Headwall manufacturing team by implementing and reporting improvements in production processes. 

We are seeking a motivated employee with an eagerness to learn and apply new skills and techniques. This is a full-time, first shift, 5-day workweek job opportunity, located at Headwall's Fitchburg, Massachusetts facility.


  • Perform production processes in accordance with documented specifications and production schedules

  • Perform visual inspections (quality checks) throughout all steps of production process

  • Work closely with Headwall engineers to document and maintain grating production work instructions and travelers.

  • Comply with environmental health and safety procedures and requirements

  • Other tasks as assigned

Required Skills:

The successful candidate will have experience working in an ISO 9001 manufacturing environment with a demonstrated ability to complete precision alignment tasks, maintain production records, and to follow written work instructions.

  • Experience working in a clean room lab environment.

  • Ability to wear all clean room protective clothing for normal 8 hour per day shift (excluding breaks)

  • Demonstrated ability to follow detailed instructions and procedures to complete tasks and required documentation

  • Written and verbal communications proficiency.

  • Self-starter with track record of manufacturing flexible product configurations

  • 5+ years of professional experience in a similar industry.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Familiarity with lithography process

  • Knowledge of chemical handling and proper safety precautions

  • Familiarity with Statistical Process Control tools



Qualified candidates: Please contact us at

U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time.

Agency Statement: No agencies please 


Headwall Photonics, located in Bolton, Massachusetts, is a leader in the sale of integrated spectral imaging solutions and single/multi-point spectrometers utilizing high performance diffractive optics. Headwall offers its worldwide base of OEM and end-user customers a range of integrated spectroscopy solutions that are designed and manufactured for application-specific performance in the Remote Sensing, Advanced Machine Vision and Government/Defense Markets.