Optical Thin Film Technician

IPG Photonics Corporation Marlborough , MA 01752

Posted 1 month ago

IPG Photonics coating department supports the high-power laser systems we develop and manufacture. This position will be part of a team using brand new, state of the art deposition equipment. Our goal is to deposit industry leading low loss, high damage threshold coatings for high-energy optics.

Basic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare deposition chamber for coating runs: load deposition materials, prepare and load optical parts, etc.

  • Perform incoming/outgoing quality control of optical parts for cosmetic defects

  • Daily chamber maintenance (including cleaning of high vacuum equipment): bead blasting, (re-)foiling of chamber interior, etc.

  • Maintain coat tooling

  • Maintain production records and document problems

  • Follow cleanroom protocols

Additional Position Opportunities:

  • Operate ion-beam sputtering and electron beam evaporation equipment

  • Perform spectral characterization of coatings using spectrophotometers such as Cary or Perkin Elmer

Required Skills/Experience:

  • High tech, high vacuum processing

  • Handling of optics

  • Experience in cleanroom environment

  • Good communication, written and verbal

  • Basic computer literacy and competency in Microsoft Excel and Word

  • General mechanical competency

  • Experience operating deposition chambers a plus

  • Experience with spectrophotometers a plus

  • Associate degree or higher is a plus

  • One year or greater experience in thin film coating manufacturing a plus

A successful candidate will possess the following characteristics:

  • Meticulous, attention to detail

  • Observant - able to notice cause and effect, and to notice trends with equipment and process

  • Ability to report failures and to collaborate with supervising engineers

  • Ability to follow detailed instruction

  • Ability to work independently to complete tasks

  • Dexterity to handle delicate, small optics with tweezers or other tools

  • Ability to lift up to thirty pounds

  • Ability to follow good safety practices

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "US Person" as defined by 22C.F.R. 120.15 are required. "US Person" includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, asylee. License exception Technology and software under restriction (TSR) defined in 15 CFR 740.6 may permit person from Country Group B.

The following link will take you to the government site with the list of Country Group B: https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/documents/regulation-docs/452-supplement-no-1-to-part-740-country-groups/file

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Optical Thin Film Technician

IPG Photonics Corporation