Job Title
Optical Thin Film Coating Manufacturing Engineer
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Job Description

Optical Thin Film Coating Manufacturing Engineer 80-110k+

Suburban Massachusetts opportunity, growing, entrepreneurial company.

At Rudzinsky Associate’s New England client, they’ve redefined light based technology with a bold new approach to optoelectronics based instrument and optical/optoelectronic component design. A leading supplier of optical instruments to the telecommunications industry, Rudzinsky Associate’s client is applying its expertise in micro-optics and precision manufacturing to pioneer completely new, miniaturized, high performance analytical instruments and assemblies. Our client is profitable, growing and stable, but entrepreneurial and a fun, progressive environment.


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.

100% Total



Bachelor degree in Engineering, Science, or Mathematics. A Master’s degree is a plus.


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.


Candidate should have strong work ethic, initiative, adaptability; he/she should be detail oriented and be able to work in a team.


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.


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.