Thin Film Coating Engineer Precision Photonics
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.
In support of our expanding business our Coating Operations Group is looking for an engineer with expertise in the
area of optical thin-film deposition processes to support our manufacturing efforts. This is a hands-on role and
requires the ability to analyze, diagnose and manage coating processes for volume manufacturing operations. The
right candidate will have some previous experience in the following areas
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;
? Optical thin-film fabrication using ion-beam sputtering (IBS) in a production environment (required);
? Physical deposition processes including e-beam evaporation, IAD, and/or magnetron sputtering;
? Optical thin-film material science;
? Operation and maintenance of deposition chambers;
? Process monitoring and control;
? Optical metrology (spectrophotometry, interferometry, etc);
? Optical filter design, anti-reflection coating design;
? Modeling and simulation of thin-film designs and processes.
Background and Qualifications:
This position requires a Bachelor?s degree (Master?s preferred) in Optics, Physics, Materials Science, or related field
along with 3+ years experience. US citizenship or Green Card holder.
To be effective in this role the applicant must have hands-on operation and knowledge of ion beam sputtering
deposition systems and techniques (exposure to other deposition processes desired). The person must have strong
knowledge of processes related to the deposition materials, film stoichiometry, and vacuum science for the
production of hard coated thin-film optics. The candidate must have excellent communications skills and experience
working with teams of engineers, technicians, and associates in a production environment. Candidate must also
have well developed trouble-shooting, problem solving, and analytical skills.
Experience in reliability analysis is desired, as is experience with thin-film production monitoring systems. Familiarity
with statistical data analysis, process control, and computer automation is a plus.
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.
This position is based in Boulder, Colorado and reports to the Coating Production Manager.
||3180 Sterling Circle |
Boulder, CO 80301