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Coating Technician 1 or 2

Company: Rochester Precision Optics LLC
Location: West Henrietta
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:


RPO is a global leader in precision optics, optical components, and optical assemblies. 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:

Clean & inspect optical components. This job requires excellent visual acuity and manual dexterity. The ability to follow and write work instructions and the ability pay attention to details and keep organized records of the coating process is key to success for this position. The Coating Technician will have a detailed understanding of the optical handling and cleaning processes including sonic cleaning, spectral measurement techniques and coating processes. An in-depth understanding of vacuum equipment is required. In addition to Coating Product a coating Tech will support coating operations. Support to include, but may not be limited to; equipment maintenance and preventive maintenance, testing, failure analysis, process development, tooling design, and scheduling.

Summary of Essential Job Duties:

Clean & inspect optical components for coating and adaptor selection

Coating Process

Coater prep , part loading

Crystal monitor setup

Monitor coating process

Unload and post process

Measure optical spectra, prepare samples for environmental testing, and provide required data to QA personnel.

Keep accurate and complete coating records

Daily coater cleanup and perform/ assist during routine large scale cleanup.

Help troubleshoot both process and equipment problems

Maintain equipment, tooling, adaptors and work area in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices, ISO and HSE protocols.

Continuous improvement of processes

Insure calibration conformance

Design tooling and process to meet schedule and quality requirements and cost objectives

Generate work instructions that follow good manufacturing best practices as well as all HSE requirements.

Train Coating associates on job-specific tasks as well as mentoring in the area of coating , testing and spectral measurements

Responsible for control of process within Coating

Work closely with the Coating Manager to understand current capabilities and work toward strategic capability improvements

Take a lead role in identifying training needs to fill gaps and facilitate cross-training within these areas

Work closely with other functional areas at RPO to improve the flow and quality of components to Coating

Be the champion for manufacturing excellence within Coating

Requirements and Competencies:

Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents. Ability to communicate effectively to team members and management.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to apply basic mathematical concepts.

Educational Requirements:

Associates Decree, Apprenticeship, or equivalent experience

Minimum of 7 years' experience in the area of optical vacuum coating and sonic cleaning processes and equipment.

Self-Starter capable of working with very little direction.

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.

Work Requirements:

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand: use hands to fingers, handle or feel: and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, and crouch: and talk and hear.

The job may involve prolong periods of sitting/standing.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. May involve prolonged periods of magnified inspection (eye strain)

Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp.

The employee is frequently required to use the computer.

Work Environment:

May involve the use of oils and solvents.

Subject to some soilage and irritation from cleaning solutions. (Lab Coats provided)

Generally works in a clean environment and works to maintain the environment as such.

Safety Glasses are required

May require area specific safety training

This position works in a manufacturing environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne paper particles.

May work at different workstations as production needs require, or shifts from one station to another, during the production process.

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-work day.


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.


In 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.

4-10 hour workdays, Monday - Thursday. (B-Shift)


Keywords: Rochester Precision Optics LLC, Rochester , Coating Technician 1 or 2, Professions , West Henrietta, New York

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