Optical Coatings Engineer

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Optical Coatings Engineer

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Optical Coatings Engineer 


The successful candidate will work with engineering, thin film technicians and the thin film department manager to develop, design, test, manufacture and optimize optical thin film designs.



  • Develop and optimize optical thin film deposition processes to meet customer requirements.
  • Identify evaporation or sputtering conditions, calibrate thickness controllers, develop / identify appropriate optical monitoring strategies. 
  • Develop new optical coatings. 
  • Implement process control methodologies, technique and track process performance.
  • Drive the introduction of new coating designs into production from process development to full production and profitability.
  • Provide technical support to optical coating technicians.
  • Manage the development and maintenance of manufacturing documentation.

Interface with customers and program management

The candidate should have the following attributes:

  • Extensive experience in Thin Film coating design using PVD, IAD, E-Beam, PECVD and Sputtering optical chamber systems.
  • Proficiency in optical thin film deposition, optical monitoring, high vacuum technology, optical measurements, process controls and management. 
  • Extensive experience in Thin Film coating design using Film Star, TF Calc.
  • Familiarity with most optical coating materials and their domain of application.
  • Familiar with optical testing such as spectrophotometry, stress measurements, environmental testing and laser damage.
  • Experience maintaining and troubleshooting coating equipment
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and manage changing priorities
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and ability to summarize and document work
  • Efficient, and highly organized with great attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work within a team structure as well as the ability to work independently
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • B.S. in engineering or science discipline; PhD or M.S. preferred
  • 5+ years of optical thin film coating experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent computer skills – Email, MS Word, MS Excel, ERP system
  • Experience reading and interpreting technical drawings and engineering specs
  • U.S. Person Required
  • Must be able to obtain a security clearance.  Active clearance is a plus.



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