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Thin Films Technician

Job Category:Manufacturing
Level:Entry Level
Location(s):Fremont (CA, US)
Closing Date:April 11, 2024

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.


  1. Works from process travellers, prints, recipes, and or written/verbal instructions to perform a variety of production tasks.
  2. Cleaning, loading, and inspecting crystal substrates against predetermined specifications.
  3. Process steps may include data collection, recording data in log books/charts, and updating graphs.
  4. May assist and perform technical tests and experiments for process and design engineers related to developmental projects, yield improvement, and or equipment maintenance.
  5. May provide technical assistance, training, and support to others and in AO manufacturing as required.
  6. May assist in the development of new processes and products.
  7. May assist in periodic PM’s.
  8. Follow cleanroom procedures when operating under cleanroom conditions.
  9. 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.