MFG Operator Technician

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Manufacturing Operator Technician



The ideal candidate will work well independently (with minimal supervision) and as part of a focused group of technicians within the Operations Team to operate complex automated electro-mechanical manufacturing systems.  This position will be involved in a variety of manufacturing operations and processes used in the production of the 2nd Generation superconducting wire.



Responsible for performing a variety of wire manufacturing operations which may include but are not limited to lamination, splicing, soldering, conducting test operations, reel-to-reel wire transfer, cold rolling of finished substrates, monitoring and performing necessary equipment setting adjustments.

Experience and knowledge operating systems that utilize PVD process with the comprehension of required parameters for producing quality material; experience and knowledge to troubleshoot and diagnose basic problems/malfunctions/inadequacies of production equipment; and direct experience and ability to operate both automated and manual set-up systems; strong ability to multi-task, meet critical deadlines, and re-prioritize when necessary.

Perform in-process and system level testing of instruments or routine preventative maintenance and minor repair of automated equipment; support production requirements as required; test and document results of completed product or production process(es).

Perform set-up operations/verifications to support production demands; perform critical machine alignments to ensure product specifications are met.

Adhere to and complete established documentation requirements; possess a contributory attitude conducive to participating in a Continuous Improvement environment; maintain a clean, neat, and organized work area.

Comply with all company policies and procedures including safety regulations, Personal Protective Equipment requirements, Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions, Quality System Regulations, and Good Manufacturing Practices.



The successful candidate will have experience in high-tech manufacturing environment; experience and knowledge of a variety of technologies (vacuum (sputtering), electronics, Pneumatics, optics, etc); thin film processing experience; metrology experience desirable with any of the following: thickness, defect inspection, resistivity, refractive index. 

Basic computer skills are required (MS Office desirable) for spread sheet data entry, statistical data analysis and techniques. Strong written and oral communication skills with ability to follow written and verbal communications, keeping detailed documentation of work. High school plus 3 to 5 years of hands-on electromechanical operations experience required, Associates Degree in technical field (electronics) preferred. 

The ideal candidate will have the ability to perform in a fast-paced team environment; ability to adapt to change; results-oriented; positive attitude; self-motivated and self-disciplined.





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