Join the Kurt J. Lesker Company (KJLC) in Enabling Technology for a Better World. We are seeking a dynamic, detail oriented individual to join our Test Engineering team located at our Global headquarters in Jefferson Hills, PA. KJLC is a growing global manufacturer and distributor of vacuum technology.
The Test Engineer II will carry out testing and quality control of thin film deposition and vacuum systems and its sub-assemblies in order to confirm that it meets quality standards and customer specifications. The Test Engineer II will perform quality checks and performance qualifications of the mechanical and electrical assemblies while working from engineering schematics or work instructions of an often-complex nature. Test Engineers are also responsible for providing recommendations related to design improvements and developing design improvements based on results of equipment testing. Typical travel is 20%.
Key Job Elements:
Leadership for mentoring, training and coaching of other Test Engineers and technicians.
Testing mechanical and electro-mechanical systems to ensure compliance with internal quality standards, performance expectations and specifications, as well as compliance with contractual requirements.
Develop technical content for customer user manuals, internal procedures and training documents
Ability to troubleshoot mechanical and electrical assemblies using KJLC procedures, software (sometimes custom) and schematics to verify functional operation of all equipment
Understanding of KJLC and vendor software navigation, structure and PC/PLC operation.
Thorough understanding of vacuum technology and thin film deposition techniques, components and processes, including electron beam, thermal evaporation and sputtering deposition.
Using independent discretion and judgment to create and modify standard and custom process recipes via KJLC software that meet KJLC and other applicable safety requirements.
Independent determination of the development and use of safety interlocks and component limitations to ensure proper and safe operation of the system and its operators.
Ability to perform helium leak detection and perform basic analysis via a Residual Gas Analyzer (RGA).
Understanding of the precautions and limitations required for the proper and safe use of high powered equipment, hazardous gases (such as O2) and some hazardous deposition materials (such as organics used for OLED and photovoltaic processes).
Responsible for giving final recommendation to the Production Manager that the system has met all system requirements and is able to be delivered to the customer.
Professional customer interaction including verification of proper installation and on-site training of equipment end users, technicians, engineers and professors
Responsible to achieve final acceptance of equipment at the customers facility.
Internal interdepartmental collaboration on a regular basis including with the Sales, Engineering and Research & Development (R&D) departments
Ability to safely use portable power equipment, computer controlled thin film measurement equipment and quality control tools
Perform work in a logical, orderly and skillful manner while maintaining a high level of quality workmanship
Control and verification of test and process data, performance limits and system reports
10 + years related experience
Experience utilizing standard quality control tools and equipment, including software
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
Ability to lift up to 30 pounds
Ability to travel domestically and internationally; ability to drive and/or fly to customer locations
Associates or Bachelors’ degree in a related field and/or equivalent experience in a related field
10 + years related experience or relevant course work with an Bachelor degree, including leadership, project management or supervisor experience
Kurt J. Lesker Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disability
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