Thin Films Technician
The Thin Films Technician will work independently performing a variety of tasks related to Thin Films fabrication coating and or applying metal layers to polished surfaces. Set up and operate a variety of automatic and or semi-automatic equipment used in the Thin Films area including but not limited to vacuum equipment such as AR coater, metallizer, and bonder.
- Works from process travellers, prints, recipes, and or written/verbal instructions to perform a variety of production tasks.
- Cleaning, loading, and inspecting crystal substrates against predetermined specifications.
- Process steps may include data collection, recording data in log books/charts, and updating graphs.
- May assist and perform technical tests and experiments for process and design engineers related to developmental projects, yield improvement, and or equipment maintenance.
- May provide technical assistance, training, and support to others and in AO manufacturing as required.
- May assist in the development of new processes and products.
- May assist in periodic PM’s.
- Follow cleanroom procedures when operating under cleanroom conditions.
- Perform other job related duties or special projects as assigned.
Skills & Qualifications
- AS degree or certification in related fieldor equivalent education gained through work experience.
- 5+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
Experience with vacuum equipment and operations.
- Strong communication skills including verbal, written, and strong math skills.
- Must show good judgement when working on complex jobs or problems.
- Knowledge and hands on experience with equipment including but not limited to stereoscopes, high powered scopes, Temescal, hyber-aligner, and spectrophotometer.
- Good dexterity and QC skills including cleaning and inspection by use of microscope.
- Familiarity with databases and programs such as FMP and LabVIEW a plus.
- Knowledge and background in basic vacuum technology concepts and fundamentals preferred.
- Optics experience a plus.