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Thin Films Technician

Job Category:Manufacturing
Level:Entry Level
Location(s):Fremont (CA, US)
Closing Date:June 30, 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.


  • 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.
  • Working to comply with company Health, Safety and Environmental requirements.

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.