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Sr. Coating Design Engineer

Company: Rochester Precision Optics LLC
Location: West Henrietta
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

TitleSr. Coating Design EngineerDepartmentCoatingReports toDirector of OperationsSEE 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 methods* Assist manufacturing staff in the operation and utilization of metrology instruments for thin film characterization* Identifying and diagnosing issues on the production floor, as well as collecting and preparing supporting data, especially with regards to coating equipment and processes* Design optical coatings to meet customer and internal specifications* Develop new optical coatings for all global manufacturing sites* Stay up to date with coating technology capabilities and limitations* Propose investment in new coating technologies, by defining specification needed to enable new coating designs* Guide coating designers around the globe to raise the know-how in the organization* Collaborate with R&D and manufacturing to ensure successful implementation of coating designs* Train new coating designers on advanced coating topics* Develop IP around coating design and technology to strengthen EO s market position* Serve as the subject matter expert on projects when needed* Interface directly with select customers on relevant projects* Provide 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 products* Improves coating designs and processes for manufacturability, performance, and cost* Leads root cause analysis / corrective action activities for coating related processes* Serves as a subject matter expert for thin film coating processes* Supports/collaborates with Optical Design Engineers and Sales Department* Interacts with customers in development of new products and solve quality problems* Leads the transfer of optical coating processes and technology from development to production* Stays well-versed in coating equipment, pumps, evaporation sources, ion sources, crystal monitors, and PVD basics* Trains technicians on the execution of optical coating processes* Monitors and drives continuous improvement of manufacturing processes* Supports troubleshooting of existing optical coating equipment and processes* Performs 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 experience* Minimum 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 componentsAdditional 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.PI196346257

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

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