|Optical Thin Film Coating Manufacturing Engineer|
Optical Thin Film Coating Manufacturing Engineer 80-100k
This position will be responsible for optical coatings used in the manufacture of medical components. Working under the technical guidance of design engineering, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting all aspects of the manufacturing coating operation. This includes process support as well as supporting the operation and maintenance of multiple coating machines. A basic
understanding of thin film design techniques for AR and HR coatings and other thin film coatings as applied to MEMS components is desired along with the knowledge of thin film optical characterization techniques..
35% ofTime, Essential Activity
Support the preparation and operation of thin film coating tools used for production and development coating runs. Log critical process parameters during production runs to document the process history and enable future analysis of the process data.
15% ofTime Essential Activity
Perform spectral measurements on the witness samples using a spectrophotometer. Perform spectral measurements on the actual wafer using a fiber probe.
15% ofTime Essential Activity
Support technicians tasked with regular machine maintenance goals. This includes cleaning of the coating chamber and accompanying hardware components.
35% ofTime Essential Activity
Review and analyze the designs of AR, HR, and other coatings for R&D and Manufacturing needs. Analyze the spectral results from the witness samples, and the fiber probe results from the actual wafers, and apply correction factors to film thicknesses in order to achieve desired coating performance. Analyze the coating stress results before and after annealing process in order to control the target radius of curvature of the MEMS component. Generate and maintain process monitor and control charts of key parameters to detect trends. Maintain process controls by utilizing Statistical Techniques.
Bachelor degree in Engineering, Science, or Mathematics. A Master’s degree is a plus.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
2-4 years’ experience working as a coating engineer is preferred.
Knowledge of optical thin films and deposition techniques is a plus.
Mathematical skill in statistical methods and statistical process control.
Demonstrated competence in computer programming.
Understanding basic optical thin film theory is preferred.
Experience with Balzers coating equipment is a plus.
Basic knowledge of process controls and statistical techniques.
ADDITIONAL DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidate should have strong work ethic, initiative, adaptability; he/she should be detail oriented and be able to work in a team.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to work in an optical thin film coating manufacturing environment.
Ability to pay attention to detail in observing machine operation during the process execution.
Learn the operation and maintenance of the key hardware components of the coating deposition system such as electron-beam source, ion-source, optical monitor, quartz-crystal monitor, stress control monitor, etc. Adhere to the coating recipes published as Excel or Word documents and converted to the machine recipes for automatic execution of the process.
PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING:
All related to optical thin films.
Lift coating tools up to 30 pounds in weight.
Ability to work with and operate computer controlled equipment with multiple fine-scale displays
Ability to work with small scale, delicate instruments and components requiring delicate fine motor skills
Ability to hear and speak to employees and outside business associates on the phone and in person
Coordinate the activities of technicians and maintenance personnel.