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Sr. Optical Thin Film Coating Engineer

KLM Careers
Freeport, PA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Sr. Optical Thin Film Coating Engineer

Freeport, PA 16229

Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder.

Senior level expert coating engineer to support the production of optical coatings. Creates & develops designs for new product. Improves coating designs and processes for manufacturability, performance, and cost. Leads root cause analysis / corrective action activities for coating related processes. Reports to the Engineering Manager.

Location/Relocation: This role is onsite M-F, days, at the Teledyne FLIR facility in Freeport, PA. Local candidates to be given preference. Relocation stipend for out of area candidates.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a subject matter expert for thin film coating processes.
  • Designs/develops coatings for new products.
  • Supports/collaborates with Optical Design Engineers
  • Proficient in coating material characterization, including refractive index and mechanical properties.
  • Is well-versed in the design of a variety of coatings, including anti-reflective, high reflectors, beam splitters, filters, and laser coatings.
  • Adept in designing for different wavebands, including Visible, near infrared, mid-wave infrared, and long-wave infrared
  • Leads the transfer of optical coating processes and technology from development to production.
  • Is well-versed in coating equipment, pumps, evaporation sources, ion sources, crystal monitors, sputtering cathodes, and PECVD basics.
  • Creates and improves work instructions and related documentation for coating manufacture.
  • 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.
  • Troubleshoots coating processes & equipment
  • Is well-versed in different deposition techniques, particularly ion-assisted evaporation, but also sputtering and PECVD
  • Is knowledgeable of test methods and techniques for qualifying/testing coatings, including related MIL-specs.
  • Experience with vacuum-deposited metallization for soldering applications.
  • Leads Corrective Action / Root Cause activities for Coating products
  • Interacts with customers in development of new products and solve quality problems.



Requirements

1. Bachelor of science degree in physics or engineering. An advanced degree is a plus.

2. Minimum of 10 years experience specific to optical coatings

3. Well-versed in coating equipment, pumps, evaporation sources, ion sources, crystal monitors, sputtering cathodes, and PECVD basics.

4. Well-versed in the design of a variety of coatings, including anti-reflective, high reflectors, beam splitters, filters, and laser coatings.

5. Adept in designing for different wavebands, including Visible, near infrared, mid-wave infrared, and long-wave infrared

6. Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder.

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Freeport, PA
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