employment opportunities

IRflex Corporation offers a challenging career path and exciting work environment where employees are encouraged to leverage their knowledge and experience in ways to benefit both the company and their own individual career development.

IRflex is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

IRflex participates in the United States Department of Homeland Security's E-Verify program.  Under this program, IRflex will provide to the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, information from each employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization in United States.

IRflex Corporation seeks highly motivated, intelligent individuals who are dedicated to excellence, enjoy working in their chosen profession, and who bring a positive attitude to the workplace.

If you like a fast-paced, high-performance work environment, then you are welcome to read on for current opportunities.

Due to the nature of our work in the government contract research area, US Citizenship or permanent resident status is a firm requirement.

Position: Process Engineer/Fiber Draw Tower

Immediate superior:  President and CTO (subject to change on notice of the company)

Main responsibilities:  The Process Engineer / Fiber draw tower will support manufacturing of optical fiber products, improve upon existing manufacturing processes, implement and support quality control operations, improve process yields, and reduce manufacturing costs.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Proceed with the requisition of equipment, consumables and spare parts to ensure adequate supply and an efficient inventory for fiber production.
  • Acquisition, installation and operation of production equipment required for the fiber draw.
  • Acquisition, installation and operation of production equipment for the rod/tube glass extruder.
  • Complete all reports and documents to ensure production control and production monitoring.
  • Perform fiber drawing to meet the required specifications of the fiber to produce.
  • Should be able to work in man-lifts above floor level.
  • Must be comfortable working with and around chemicals and molten glass.
  • Portion of work in class 10,000 clean rooms.
  • Ensure maintenance of all equipment and tools used in the fiber draw section.
  • Perform calibration of equipment and other apparatus used in the fiber draw section.
  • Establish working procedures related to the fiber draw section.
  • Coordinate and implement quality control objectives, activities, or procedures to resolve production problems, maximize product reliability, or minimize costs.
  • Conduct business intelligence technology required to maintain our technological edge in relation to production equipment, work procedures and work techniques.

The list of tasks and responsibilities listed above is summarized and not limitative. This is not a complete and detailed list of tasks and responsibilities that may be performed by the incumbent.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:

  • B.S. in mechanical or chemical engineering, ceramics, material science, physics, or other related experience combination.
  • 1-5 years with high-tech or high volume fiber manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Possess knowledge of process-development principles, practices, and procedures to understand the theoretical and technical problems/issues involved in fiber production: glass melting, chemistry and mechanical property of optical fiber.
  • Have the ability to manage multiple projects using both technical and business skills to achieve goals.
  • Have good computer knowledge (Word, Excel, PowerPoint...) with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Be very thorough, conscientious, and detail-oriented.
  • Confidence and willingness to voice opinions in a constructive manner.
  • Energetic, highly motivated, team-oriented.

Due to the nature of our work in the government contract research area, U.S. Citizenship or permanent resident status is a firm requirement.


Position: Scientific Glass Blower

Description: IRflex is seeking a scientific glass blower to setup and operate a glass working operation to fabricate, modify, and repair experimental and laboratory glassware made of quartz. Confers with engineering personnel to exchange information and suggest design modifications regarding proposed glass apparatus, such as distillation and high-vacuum systems. Cuts quartz glass tubing. Uses glass lathe. Heats glass tubing until pliable, using gas torch, and blows, bends, and shapes tubing to specified form, using blow hose, hand tools, and manual pressure. Joins and seals subassemblies to assemble finished glass scientific apparatus, using gas torch, hand tools, and vacuum pump. Anneals products, using annealing oven. Requisitions or recommends purchase of materials, tools, and equipment.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience: Minimum three years of experience in designing, fabricating and modifying scientific glassware.

Due to the nature of our work in the government contract research area, U.S. Citizenship or permanent resident status is a firm requirement.

How to Apply
Send your resume to:
IRflex Corporation
300 Ringgold Industrial Parkway
Danville, VA 24540

Email: hr@irflex.com

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