At Access Optics [AO] we strive to create a workplace culture that encourages and facilitates inclusion, participation, respect, and rewards high performers.
We approach each day with a passion for uncovering innovative solutions–solving the unsolvable–and understanding that doing so results in meaningful impact for ourselves and our customers.
If you want your career to have meaning and make an impact, come to Access Optics
Who We Are
For nearly 20 years, Access Optics has developed innovative medical device and micro precision optics solutions to support customer discoveries, operations, and performance.
Our innovations enable significant advancements within the medical device, robotic surgery, life sciences and analytical instrumentation industries. Access Optics is a family-owned, privately held Limited Liability Corporation.
With our connected platform of medical device assemblies, robotic surgical devices, micro optical imagers, and micro-scale cameras, Access Optics’ technology breakthroughs and micro imaging solutions provide an enduring platform for customer success.
At AO, hiring and retaining talented employees is a top priority. Every employee plays an important role in the success of Access Optics. Our comprehensive employee benefits package is one way that AO attracts the best in the industry.
- Private Medical Insurance
- Disability Programs
- Life Insurance
- Accident Insurance
- PTO Paid Time Off
Other Employee Benefits
- Competitive holidays and Christmas Shutdown
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Scholarship Program
NOTE: The foregoing is a general description of AO’s employee benefits, which benefits are subject to change or termination at any time. To the extent any statements above are inconsistent with the controlling plan or program documents, the terms of the applicable plan or program document control.
Equal Opportunity Employment at AO
AO is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.These regulations prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age or sex, discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who is unable to use our online tool to search for or to apply for jobs, you may request a reasonable accommodation by emailing AO Human Resources Department at email@example.com.
Cooperative Opportunities and Internships
AO offers paid cooperative and internship programs for college/university students which provide valuable, practical experience. Acceptance is based on academic achievement, proven leadership potential, demonstrated commitment to success, and aptitude and attitude. Cooperative and internship opportunities most frequently exist within our medical device assembly, micro optics fabrication, thin film coating, and micro imager technology groups.
Cooperative education — These paid positions are typically offered in three, six, and eight month terms throughout the year. To be eligible, students must:
- Be enrolled in a formal cooperative program at an accredited college or university. Students receive credit and grades for their cooperative assignments.
- A record of strong academic achievement, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Unrestricted authorization to work in the country where the internship/cooperative opportunity will take place.
- Commitment to the duration of the assignment.
“I liked working at AO because I was given as much responsibility as other full-time employees. I got to actually contribute to the projects I was involved with. Everyone at AO made me feel like part of a team and the environment was relaxed and fun to work in.
I was able to learn so much in the time that I was working at AO. I felt that it was more of a learning opportunity than just a job. I know the work in medical device assemblies I was doing was contributing to better patient outcomes. This was important and satisfying to me.” – Nick R.
Internships — Most internships are offered full-time during school breaks and part-time during the school year.
As an intern, you will work on a variety of projects that will draw from the knowledge gained from your academic experiences. You will generally work full-time (about 40 hours per week). However, opportunities may exist to work part-time during the academic year.
Applying for the opportunity
We accept resumes for internships year-round. When applying, candidates should put Internship in the subject line of their email. Candidates are encouraged to highlight specific projects they have worked on. Candidates should also include a letter of recommendation from their academic adviser or professor.
The AO interview process typically starts with a phone interview of about 30-45 minutes, to better understand qualifications posted on your resume and is usually conducted by the hiring manager.
Following a successful phone interview, AO will ask a select few candidates to spend a portion of their day on-site to meet with individuals within the hiring business unit. These interviews will consist of behavioral as well as situation-based questions. Some positions may require candidates to make a formal presentation (on a specific job related topic) to one or more AO colleagues during the interview process.
Candidates who are asked to visit AO for an on-site interview may be asked for three to five professional references.
- Prepare Prior to Arrival – Know duties and responsibilities of the prospective position.
- Be Ready to Explain Skill Applicability – Demonstrate how your specific skill sets are directly applicable to the position requirements.
- Develop & Ask Thoughtful Questions – Ask thoughtful questions about the prospective role, our company, our industry, and/or our customers.
Decision Making & Notification Process
The interview team jointly reviews all applicants and makes a decision to move a candidate through the hiring process. All candidates will be notified whether they have been selected to proceed or not.
Offers of employment are typically presented to candidate in two stages:
- A verbal offer of employment will be made to the candidate. The discussion will include the framework of the offer, including compensation and benefits.
- One the verbal offer has been accepted, the candidate will receive a written formal offer. Employment offers may be contingent upon successful completion of pre-employment testing, inclusive of background checks. Background checks can include but are not limited to criminal, academic, health, and drug testing.
Work Environment & Corporate Improvement
Over the past few years, AO has worked tirelessly to provide the most innovative, high-quality products to our customers. In line with this progressive improvement, AO has also worked to improve local offerings and facilities for our employees.
Over the past two years alone AO has rolled out: state of the art corporate facility with high tech manufacturing, events honoring employees who go Above & Beyond each month and Raise the Bar in Quality and Output, Annual Employee of the Year winner and family of four trip to Disney World, 4th of July shutdown and a two week Christmas shutdown so our employees can have solid, relaxing time with their families.