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Sr. Coating Design Engineer

Company: Rochester Precision Optics LLC
Location: West Henrietta
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

TitleSr. Coating Design Engineer DepartmentCoating Reports toDirector of Operations SEE YOUR CAREER THROUGH A NEW LENS WITH RPO!RPO is Growing again! We specialize in a full spectrum of products & services including - Design and Engineering, Systems Integration, Lens Assembly, Visible and Infrared Components, Glass and Plastic Molded Aspheres, and Thin Film Coating. As one of the fastest growing companies in Rochester, RPO offers exciting career paths and work on market-leading programs. See below one of many career opportunities to join to RPO team! Job Summary:This engineering position is responsible for supporting the vacuum thin film coating manufacturing of both catalog and specialty optical components and includes interacting with other engineers and manufacturing staff. Summary of Essential Job Duties: Customer/Communication:Support the manufacturing of PVD thin film coatings. Assist R&D programs by transferring coating design concepts to manufacturing. Provide technical support to Operations on proper substrate handling, cleaning techniques, coating materials, coating designs and continuous improvement of manufacturing methodsAssist manufacturing staff in the operation and utilization of metrology instruments for thin film characterizationIdentifying and diagnosing issues on the production floor, as well as collecting and preparing supporting data, especially with regards to coating equipment and processesDesign optical coatings to meet customer and internal specificationsDevelop new optical coatings for all global manufacturing sitesStay up to date with coating technology capabilities and limitationsPropose investment in new coating technologies, by defining specification needed to enable new coating designsGuide coating designers around the globe to raise the know-how in the organizationCollaborate with R&D and manufacturing to ensure successful implementation of coating designsTrain new coating designers on advanced coating topicsDevelop IP around coating design and technology to strengthen EO's market positionServe as the subject matter expert on projects when neededInterface directly with select customers on relevant projectsProvide management with technical tradeoffs and risks pertaining to project work as well as general engineering efforts such that management may make informed decisions. Creates & develops coating designs for new productsImproves coating designs and processes for manufacturability, performance, and costLeads root cause analysis / corrective action activities for coating related processesServes as a subject matter expert for thin film coating processesSupports/collaborates with Optical Design Engineers and Sales DepartmentInteracts with customers in development of new products and solve quality problemsLeads the transfer of optical coating processes and technology from development to productionStays well-versed in coating equipment, pumps, evaporation sources, ion sources, crystal monitors, and PVD basicsTrains technicians on the execution of optical coating processesMonitors and drives continuous improvement of manufacturing processesSupports troubleshooting of existing optical coating equipment and processesPerforms other duties as assigned. Other:Supports Coating Manager as required. Partner with applicable departments as required to ensure success. Language Skills:Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents. Ability to communicate effectively to team members and management.Excellent sales and negotiation skills. Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply mathematical concepts. Educational Requirements:Minimum BS or PhD in Physics, Electrical engineering or Optical Sciences or equivalent experienceMinimum of 5 years' experience in coating design (full time equivalent).Proven track record of market competitive thin film design for optical filters or for ultrafast laser components Additional Requirements: Pursuant to ITAR, EAR, and other export compliance laws and regulations, applicants for this position must be U.S. Persons as defined by U.S. law, i.e., U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents ("Green Card" holders), persons granted refugee status or asylum status in the United States, or temporary residents granted amnesty.Thorough understanding of the products. Attention to detail. Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with customers.Proficient with Microsoft. Must have optics experience. Environment & Physical Demands:Professional office environment/ in coding manufacturing area with routine use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copiers, filing cabinets and fax machine; noise level typical of a standard office environment Computer, and telephone use, as well as standing, filing, bending, reaching, and lifting and carrying up to 15 pounds Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Compensation & Benefits:RPO offers highly competitive, total compensation packages linked directly to employee's professional experience. RPO's benefits include Tuition Reimbursement Program, Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, 9 paid holidays, generous paid vacation, and sick time and a 401(k) plan after a 60-day waiting period. Additionally, we work a 4/10 work week that provides for every Friday as a non-workday. Disclaimer:This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Rochester Precision Optics is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our people.EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/VetIn compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States, and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. PI196346793

Keywords: Rochester Precision Optics LLC, Rochester , Sr. Coating Design Engineer, Engineering , West Henrietta, New York

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