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89 North is a subsidiary of Chroma Technology Corp.

89 North is small team dedicated to designing and developing custom product design and commercialization across a variety of markets, including R&D, optical system design, electro-mechanical and opto-mechanical equipment design, system design, integrated product development, project management and manufacturing.

At Chroma and 89 North, we are devoted to providing our employees with a position and work environment where they can flourish, as well as offering exceptional benefits.

Health Benefits

Benefits include employer provided, no-deductible health, dental, and vision insurance for our full-time employees. Spouses can be covered on the plan for under $500 a year, and families can be added for under $1,200 per year.


Employees can contribute to flexible spending accounts and take advantage of wellness opportunities, which include reimbursement of up to $32/month for gym memberships/fitness classes and on-site wellness activities.

Paid Time Off

Generous paid time off includes 80 hours of vacation time, 80 hours of sick/personal time, and 10 paid holidays in your first year. In addition, parental leave, bereavement leave, short- and long-term disability is available to qualified employees when needed.

Profit Sharing and Retirement

Profit sharing takes the form of employer contributions to 401(k) accounts, cash profit sharing, and stock profit sharing


Additional Benefits

Employees' personal and professional development is supported via regular access to training and conferences, as well as a formal education assistance benefit. A sense of community is fostered with regular employee social events, including on-site BBQs and off-site parties.

Each employee has a share of the responsibility for Chroma’s success, and each earns a fair share of the rewards.

Long before it was popular, Chroma Technology’s founders were committed to the concept of paying each other, and everyone working with them, a living wage. Over 25 years ago the initial pay range was established with the idea that every employee should, if they desired to, be able to afford to buy a house. This philosophy means that a large percentage of Chroma’s hourly workforce is compensated at a high rate in comparison to market for their position.

We strive to offer exempt employees base cash compensation that is reasonable in comparison to the market, and that, when coupled with our generous benefits package, attracts and retains quality long-term employee owners.