Facility and Equipment Maintenance Technician/Engineer Precision Photonics
Position: Facility and Equipment Maintenance Technician/Engineer
About AT Films Precision Photonics; units of IDEX:
Based in Boulder Colorado?develops and manufactures high-performance optical components generally for laser
markets that are setting the standard for applications and analytical instrumentation. AT Films-PPC is a rapidly
growing company, with revenue from both the volume OEM sales of tailored products and from the sales of standard
products to end-users. Our optical components are set apart by their state-of-the-art performance and reliability.
We are currently looking for a hands-on Maintenance Technician or Engineer for our thin-film coating operations.
Maintenance Technicians perform scheduled and preventative maintenance (PM), troubleshooting, and repair on
various deposition chambers, polishing equipment, facilities HVAC and hydronics and related sub systems on a
Specific job responsibilities include:
Support the thin-film coating operation with both equipment and process expertise;
Real-time troubleshooting of coating issues as well as off-line projects;
Follow Policies, Procedures and Core Values.
Follow the Production Planning schedule to assure that coater maintenance is performed in a timely manner.
Be open to working various shift for maintenance support of a 24/7 operation.
Identify Coater, Sub System Equipment that is in need of repair, obtain repair quotes from outside suppliers and
assure that repairs are made and equipment returned in a timely manner as not to adversely affect coater utilization.
Support Sub System Component and Equipment re-build and repair internally in accordance with internal training
Assist Engineering with coater set-up for their experiments as well as returning coaters to production readiness.
Communicate the status of activities and equipment status to fellow maintenance and coating teams on a regular
Develop, implement, and monitor programs intended to increase the uptime of assets.
- Such programs include but are not limited to: Preventive Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance and
Conduct analysis and investigations based in Failure Mode Analysis & Root Cause Analysis on equipment failures
that significantly affect product quality, equipment uptime and plant capacity. Report conclusions to management
and make recommendations for improved programs and practices intended to prevent similar failures
Background and Qualifications:
Success in this position requires the applicant to have:
Ten (10) years of hands-on and safe experience in electrical-mechanical equipment maintenance in a
manufacturing environment at the Sr. Technician Level with a minimum of two (2) years leading a small group of
technical support personnel or five (5) years at the engineer level. Experience with vacuum systems and coating
equipment, Ion Beam Sputtering (IBS) Coaters preferred.
Direct experience with trouble shooting and repair of ion sources and electron guns;
Direct experience with the handling, processing, and cleaning of optical-quality glass substrates and coatings;
Formal electronics and vacuum training desirable;
Experience with facility systems, including HVAC, compressed air, and chilled-water systems required;
Must be self motivated with a positive attitude, constructive with others, analytical, experienced in data driven
troubleshooting, able to influence people to succeed using their knowledge, experiences and practical judgment, and
have a strong work ethic in providing support to a multi-shift work team is essential. AT Films-PPC/IDEX Corporation Confidential
A ?Team Success? attitude is essential. Overtime may be required.
Can effectively work with schematics, equipment manuals and other technical documentation. Trade training (e.g.
Electrical, Vacuum) and certificates of training are desirable.
Technical Team Leadership training is desirable.
Computer literate with Microsoft Office Suite products. Data Base set-up and usage experience is a requirement.
Must be willing and able to work flexible shift hours including potentially nights, weekends or
US citizenship or Green Card
Physical Demands and Practices:
Lifting up to 35 lbs.
Standing for long periods of time, stooping and bending over.
Requires clean room gowning to conduct activities.
Requires safe, glass handling practices
The right candidate will have a clear desire to succeed, and be effective working in a fast-paced environment. On a
personal level, the candidate will exhibit the highest standards of integrity, deliver upon all commitments, and be a
highly motivated, team player with a positive attitude.
Key success criteria for this position are: PM cycle time, coating machine uptime and related reduction of ?Lost
Coating Hours?; especially the so-called lost hours as a result of equipment inconsistency-to-process, equipment
failure or other maintenance driven causes and delivery-to-schedule metrics (OTD).
||3180 Sterling Circle |
Boulder, CO 80301