Opto-Mechanical Engineer at PLX Inc.

November, 2023: PLX, Inc is a state-of-the-art optical technology company based in New York, providing vital solutions to fit the demands of a new generation of optical requirements by specializing in the development and manufacture of high accuracy complex optical structures that withstand non-optimal conditions. With a 65-year heritage at the forefront of innovation, PLX continues to transform optics by integrating innovative optical systems into the assemblies of critical defense, space, and aerospace platforms. PLX is the leader in development and fabrication of monolithic and invariant optics, and the pioneers of hollow retroreflectors, such as the Lateral Transfer Hollow Retroflectors and Periscopes (LTHR/LTHP). One of the core technologies is the patented system integration of optical structure technologies, the Monolithic Optical Structure Technology™ (M.O.S.T.), which has thermally & environmentally stable sub-arcsecond performance in a compact form factor.

We are looking for an Opto-Mechanical Engineer who is highly motivated and responsible for the design of mechanical and opto-mechanical assemblies. The individual will report to the Director of Engineering.


  • Conduct cutting-edge product development leading to the generation of new IP
  • Design and develop mechanical and opto-mechanical assemblies and sub-systems.
  • Design and build prototypes, create detailed drawings and instructions for production.
  • Responsible for technical documentation (Models, CAD drawings, Simulations, BOMs, etc.) relevant to theoptical and mechanical design
  • Work closely with management on products and customer requirements.
  • Prepare product technical requirements and specifications.
  • Interact with other engineering groups, as well as cross-functional teams such as Manufacturing,
  • Quality Control, and Supply Chain.
  • Work on projects independently, and with a multi-disciplined team of scientists, engineers, andtechnicians.
  • Provide technical support to manufacturing, sales, and marketing.


  • BS and/or MS in Opto-Mechanical Engineering with at least 2 years of related experience
  • Hands-on experience and understanding of Opto-mechanical best practices, as well as Electro-mechanical design experience systems would be desirable
  • Willing to share expertise and train others to further the organization.
  • Proficient at using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and SolidWorks.

Salary: From $90,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • 2-weeks’ vacation
  • 1-week sick time
  • 10 paid company holidays

Experience level: 5 years

Education: Bachelor’s (Required)


  • Mechanical engineering: 5 years (Required)
  • SolidWorks: 2 years (Required)
  • optics: 2 years (Preferred)

PLX is an equal opportunity employer that emphasizes the importance of collaboration, respect, and diversity in the workplace


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PLX Inc.
25 West Jefryn Blvd. ,
Deer Park NY 11729, USA