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Optical Fabrication Process Engineer

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Irvine, CA
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Direct Hire
Jan 11, 2019
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We are leaders in photonics, optics, lasers and motion/vibration control. We are a worldwide leader in technology solutions for thin film, process and industrial manufacturing, environmental monitoring, defense and security, life sciences and research. 

Our instruments, light and motion division is seeking an experienced Optical Fabrication Process Engineer to join the team. In this position, you will develop and maintain processes for the fabrication of optical components: Lenses, mirrors, prisms, cubes, ellipses, aspheres, and cylindrical components. The optical components are used by internal laser and optical systems, semiconductor and defense industries. Implement processes into manufacturing, monitor and improve fabrication processes, procedures and equipment. 
  • Develop, design and optimize optical fabrication processes to meet requirements and specifications, defined by both internal and external customers
  • Working closely with design Engineers and technicians to resolve technical issues; you will perform troubleshooting and characterization of new and existing optical fabrication processes
  • Responsible for characterization of the fabrication processes working with the team to increase yield and 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, interferometry, photometry, optical inspection which meet or exceed industry standards
  • Interface with engineering and production teams to improve optical fabrications routing /instructions, designs, and tooling for new and existing products
  • Support the team with process documentation and formalize work instruction documents supporting the fabrication process and training of technicians and machine maintenance process requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Science, Physics or one of the Engineering disciplines with 5 years of in-depth experience in an optical fabrication environment
  • Fundamental understanding of optical fabrication and applied material science techniques used in a production environment.
  • Experience with control software and a good understanding of surface requirements for optical thin films applications
  • Knowledgeable in the following area: fabrication of optical components, optical material—DUV, Vis and IR, optical metrology, optical measurements, monitoring and process controls
  • Solid background on correlation of process and optical fabrication 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)

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