The position is responsible for performing thin film coatings on optical components. The position operates, repairs, maintains the coating tools, shields, and chambers. Although the location of the position is in Newton, NJ, from time to time it may be required to undertake duties at other Thorlabs locations.
Essential Job Functionsinclude the following, but are not limited to:
Operate thin film vacuum coating chambers, automated and manual control for catalog production, as well as, research and development projects.
Chamber preparation, loading and unloading of substrates.
Cleans and prepares optical components for coating, when necessary.
Basic chamber maintenance, cleaning and filament changes
Perform basic troubleshooting of vacuum chambers
Operate Metrology tools for characterization of thin films, including, spectrophotometry, interferometry, photometry, absorption testing
Develop, design and optimize optical thin film designs and deposition processes/ to meet requirements, for ion beam sputtering, ion assist and electron beam coating processes
Work closely with technicians to resolve technical issues. Manage defect issues, implement root cause solutions to those issues, and continuously promote and implement process improvement, quality and cost performance
Maintain all production, process, quality and equipment records
Promote and maintain good housekeeping and safety practices
5+ years of experience of optical thin film coating experience in a manufacturing environment
Experience with thin film software and a good understanding of optical thin film design
Strong experience maintaining and troubleshooting coating equipment.
Good problem solving skills.
Strong leadership and communication skills.
Ability and desire to work in a team environment and to interact with production supervisor, technicians and design engineers.
Computer proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, & PowerPoint) and Sharepoint.
Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Materials Science, or one of the Engineering disciplines.
Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
Ability to design AR and HR coatings from UV to mid IR
Knowledgeable of good housekeeping and safety practices in a clean room environment
Strong problem solving/analysis skills.
Strong sense of confidentiality & ethical conduct.
Strong attention to detail.
Ability to function autonomously with little direction/works well independently of others
Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.
About Thorlabs, Inc.
Founded in 1989, Thorlabs has been serving the photonics industry for over 25 years. During that time, our worldwide presence has grown to include 15 offices in 9 countries with over 1500 employees. Each location provides a local presence within the community it serves. These local operations allow for customer dialogues that better inform our understanding of regional needs and how they fit within the worldwide picture. Today, our portfolio includes over 15,000 items, many of which are customer inspired.
Founded in Newton, NJ, the company still calls the town home today. Nestled in rural Sussex County, NJ, Thorlabs is within close proximity to New York City, the Delaware Water Gap, various lakes, state parks, and outdoor areas.
Thorlabs is privileged to play a role in the work of tens of thousands of researchers throughout the world through the products we provide. We are committed to building a company that achieves its competitive advantage from its fundamental understanding of the community of customers we serve.