Optical Fabrication & Testing (FM), Thin Films (FT)
Years of Experience:
4 Year Degree
MKS Instruments, Light and Motion Division is seeking an experienced Thin Film Process Engineer to join the team. In this position, you will develop and maintain processes for the thin film coatings team; coatings are used by internal laser systems, semiconductor and defense industries. Implement the processes into manufacturing, monitor and improve coating processes, procedures and equipment.
Develop, design and optimize optical thin film deposition processes to meet requirements and specifications, for ion beam sputtering, advanced plasma sputtering, ion assist and electron beam coating processes for out thin film coatings group
Working closely with design Engineers and technicians to resolve technical issues, you will perform troubleshooting and characterization of coating chambers processes
Responsible for characterization of the equipment coating process working with the team to reduce downtime
Manage defect issues, implement root cause solutions to those issues, and continuously promote and implementing process improvement, quality and cost performance
Responsible for the development and implementation of optical metrology testing, spectrophotometry, interferometry, photometry, absorption and laser damage testing which meet or exceed industry standards
Interface with engineering and production teams to improve coating routing /instructions, designs, and tooling for new and existing products
Support the team with process documentation and formalize work instruction documents supporting the coating process and training of technicians and machine maintenance process requirements
Bachelor Degree in Materials Science, Physics or one of the Engineering disciplines with 5 years of in-depth experience in a thin film manufacturing environment
Fundamental understanding of thin film optical coatings and applied material science techniques used in a production or research environment. Ion Beam Sputtering, Advanced Plasma Sputtering, Ion Assist and Electron beam systems and/ or sputtering and evaporation optical thin film technologies.
Experience with thin film software and a good understanding of optical thin film design
Knowledgeable in the following area:, optical thin film deposition, optical monitoring, high vacuum technology, optical measurements, monitoring and process controls
Solid background on correlation of process and coating equipment hardware
Understanding of SPC
Ability to interpret data and develop DOE’s to compliment that data
Ability to develop and present new ideas for future products or process equipment
Good trouble shooting and problem solving skills
Strong leadership and communication skills
Hands on experience in manufacturing operations and an understanding of manufacturing documentation and quality practices is required
Ability and desire to work in a team environment and to interact with production technicians and design engineers is essential
Computer proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, & PowerPoint)
MKS Instruments, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We solicit and hire applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category. Our policy is to employ the most qualified applicants. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with company policies and federal and state guidelines.
Newport Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI ), is a leading global supplier of advanced technology products and systems to customers in the scientific research, microelectronics, life and health sciences, industrial manufacturing and defense/security markets. Established in 1969, Newport has over 47 years of industry knowledge and expertise across a broad... range of technologies allowing the company to continually deliver innovative products in the areas of lasers, photonics instrumentation, sub-micron positioning systems, vibration isolation, and optical components and subsystems to enhance the capabilities and productivity of its customers' manufacturing, engineering and research applications. In addition, Newport has built a strong history of partnering with OEM customers, delivering solutions from subassemblies to full solutions including design, testing and manufacturing.
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