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Vacuum Coating Technician (Experience Required)
Location: Bellows Falls, Vermont

Operates and maintains multiple pieces of high-vacuum equipment in a fast paced, high
volume, precision environment producing a wide variety of complex optical coatings.
Works with a team to optimize output and maximize performance.

Primary Responsibilities:
Responsibilities:
● Set up glass substrates for coating using various manual and automated processes
● Prepare coating equipment for deposition including but not limited to chemical
preparation, media blasting, hardware changes, job selection
● Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot high-vacuum thin film deposition equipment.
Identify, troubleshoot, and correct process related issues
● Schedule and perform preventative maintenance tasks
● Evaluate coated optical components for adherence to spectral, cosmetic, and physical
specifications
● Develop a working knowledge of thin film optical designs
● Work with a team of operators and schedulers to optimize output of several vacuum
systems by assisting in organizing workload and maintaining equipment for maximum
performance
● Interface with various departments (Quality Control, Engineering, Sales, Production
Control, etc.) to streamline custom manufacturing in a self-directed work team environment

Requirements:
● High-vacuum, optics or electro-mechanical experience required
● Comfort with computers in a manufacturing environment (Windows, database entry,
deposition and design/evaluation software, etc.)
● Ability to effectively utilize MS Office Google and email
● Dexterity in handling small, delicate parts
● General background in science/mathematics helpful
● Ability to multitask and prioritize workload in a high-paced production environment
● Quality conscious, cooperative team player
● Self-starter, detail oriented, independent worker
● Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
● Ability to analyze and resolve problems
● Ability to work effectively with all individuals/groups within the organization

Compensation & Benefits:
Competitive Salary, Profit Sharing, Retirement Benefits/401K, Medical & Dental with no
premium for employee, and $1047 annual premium for a family coverage. Medical has no
deductible for in network. Life and Disability Insurance, Education Assistance, Wellness
Benefits, Vacation, Sick Personal time, and Parental Leave benefits.

About Us:
Chroma Technology is an employee-owned, leading manufacturer of optical filters and
related products, located in Bellows Falls, VT.
We are devoted to providing our employees with a position and work environment where they
can flourish, as well as offering exceptional benefits.

How to Apply:
HR@chroma.com or visit http://https://www.chroma.com/company/careers to begin the application process.

Date Posted: 06/19/18







Consultant on nickel sputter targets and evaporation slugs
Location: US

hpulcas GmbH, Germany, a producer of high purity nickel, is looking for a US based
consultant with deep knowledge on

  • trade practices (e.g. in view of calculation
    of purity grades)
  • actual and potential applications (diffusion barriers on
    silicon chips before copper contacts are affixed, thin film thermometers
    etc.)
  • customer requirements for the different applications (market segmentation
    by quality criteria)
  • sound technological expertise
  • good industry
    network

We would welcome applications by experienced retirees.


Requirements:
We would welcome applications by experienced retirees.

Compensation & Benefits:
Pay is commensurate with experience.

About Us:
A new method to manufacture high purity nickel strip and wire

How to Apply:
T.Stuth@hpulcas.com or visit https://www.hpulcas.com to begin the application process.

Date Posted: 06/11/18







Manufacturing Engineer, Optical Coatings
Location: Danbury, CT

As an OPTICAL COATINGS MANUFACTURING ENGINEER at UTC Aerospace Systems, you will be
responsible for ensuring efficient manufacturing process flow for production coating
operations, including pre and post substrate preparations, coating tool preparations,
coating runs and post coating measurements. Major duties for this position include
technical and schedule planning, ensuring operating standard work compliance to
manufacturing and quality procedures, directing coating technicians and ensuring proper
chamber process control and documentation.

Primary Responsibilities:
Working with our senior engineers, you will:

•Establish and maintain coating production schedule for low volume, high value coating
operations
•Establish and manage manufacturing documentation, process documentation and technical
reports, ensuring compliance to standard work and Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S)
requirements
•Direct coating technicians in daily production tasks, provide technical support and
training as needed
•Perform statistical analysis of production data and identify predictive trends and/or
issues
•Work with Engineering for continuous improvement of coating processes and identify
opportunities to improve coating productivity and yield
•Work with Engineering supporting development new coating tool and processes

This job is critical to the success of the organization. Optics and optical assemblies
are at the heart of the majority of products produced by ISR and Space Systems, and the
Optical Coating Group provides a core technological element for these optics. We enable
superior performance in our products by our excellent technological execution. Our Group
will be increasing both our capacity for existing product lines as well as our
capabilities for advanced solutions. This position will operate within this dynamic
environment with the opportunity for significant impact on existing and future operations.

This position is essential to our mission because it directly contributes to the
high-precision products we deliver in support of our nation’s security interests and it
offers you a unique opportunity for expanding your knowledge and experience as a
contributing member in a team environment. Success in this role will mean significant
growth of capabilities in a challenging environment.

This is an ideal job for you if you have a desire to apply your knowledge of coatings and
coating manufacturing towards making a meaningful impact.

Requirements:
Bachelor of Science Physics, Engineering or equivalent field of study

Minimum Experience required:

•Relevant experience in coating manufacturing gained through internships and/or other
work assignments
•Understanding of coating systems and processes
•Familiar with basic optical fabrication techniques
•Demonstrated leadership skills
•Knowledge and use of coating and fabrication instruments
•Ability to operate within manufacturing and quality standard work environment and ensure
compliance to written procedures
•Proficiency with technical information (e.g., blueprints, process specifications and
instructions)


US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED. SINGLE CITIZENSHIP ONLY

Compensation & Benefits:
Pay is commensurate with experience. We offer a generous benefits package including
401(k) match, Employee Scholar Program, major med, dental, life insurance, etc. plus a
generous allotment of time off including a one week shutdown at Christmas.

About Us:
We at ISR & Space Systems, a business unit of UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, are the world
leaders in high altitude and space based electro-optical sensors, employed by the U.S.
and foreign military in mission critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance
operations. Our passion for supporting and protecting those who protect our freedom and
their mission demands excellence in everything we do, from the talent we recruit to the
highly-engineered systems we deliver.

How to Apply:
kerry.omahony@utas.utc.com or visit http://https://jobs.utc.com/search-jobs/65413BR to begin the application process.

Date Posted: 06/01/18







Technology Development Specialist
Location: Owatonna, MN

Viracon, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Apogee Enterprises, Inc. and is a
fabricator and manufacturer of architectural high performance glass products that provide
visible light transmission while reducing the IR and UV transmission, in addition to
providing sound control, and hurricane and other security protections. This full-time
materials engineer position works closely with Sales, Marketing, Accounting, and Finance,
and serves as a key engineer to identify, screen, evaluate, test and pursue outside glass
manufacturing engineering technologies suitable for commercialization, such as dynamic,
BIPV, vacuum-insulated and other key new technical developments; and assists and provides
input to marketing, promotional, financial and capital initiatives for commercialization
of new glass engineering technologies and early selling efforts to architects and others.

Requirements:
Master’s degree in Materials Science, Engineering Management, Chemical, Mechanical, or
Ceramic Engineering, or Physics or Chemistry, and 2 years of progressive employment
experience as a materials engineer, involving coating and sealant engineering
technologies in a commercial architectural glass manufacturing industry environment
involving dynamic, BIPV, and vacuum insulated technologies.


About Us:
Viracon is the leader in glass fabrication. We are headquartered in Owatonna, MN and
have locations in Statesboro, GA and Sao Paulo, Brazil. See viracon.com for more details!

How to Apply:
jcopeland@viracon.com

Date Posted: 05/25/18







Applications Engineer
Location: Owatonna, MN USA

The Applications Engineer is responsible for ensuring customers receive the technical
information and support that enable them to buy, effectively install and integrate, and
use SCI products.
Primary objectives are as follows:
- Be a subject matter expert on SCI products
- Act as a liaison between customers and engineering to ensure customer needs are defined
and the correct SCI products are defined and offered.
- Provide product support at OEM, customer, and rep sites with integration, installation,
training, and service
- Resolve post installation product issues occurring at customer sites
Promote SCI products

Primary Responsibilities:
- Provide support to engineering on complex production projects
- Respond directly to customer requests for specific or new information not currently
available about SCI products
- Define, develop, and implement the required interfaces to OEM or customer electrical
control systems
- Deliver product training at SCI, Reps, OEMs, and SCI’s customers locations
- Provide technical service and sales support at customer sites
- Participate in the development of new products and applications
Additional technical projects as assigned

Requirements:
- 4-year engineering degree
- 5+ years’ work experience working directly with rotary magnetron cathodes, processes,
and applications
- Knowledge of electrical controls systems and interfaces for industrial vacuum
technologies
- Knowledge of PLC communication protocols a plus
- Keen attention to detail
- Must have great organizational skills and be able to multi task across products and
sites
- Best in class written, verbal, and presentations skills
- Ability to travel up to 40%
- Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States
and will be required to provide proof of employment eligibly at the time of hire.
- Visa sponsorship for this position is not available at this time.

Compensation & Benefits:
Sputtering Components offers a competitive salery and benefit package.

About Us:
Sputtering Components, Inc. (SCI) designs and manufactures sputter magnetron equipment
used for physical vapor deposition of thin films.

We have more than 3900 rotary sputtering cathode (cylindrical magnetron) systems in
operation at leading companies around the globe.

Our partners are in industries that include architectural and industrial glass, solar
technology, display and web coating, functional and decorative coating, electronics and
semiconductors and inline or roll-to-roll (R2R) flexible packaging.

How to Apply:
JMAGDEFRAU@SPUTTERINGCOMPONENTS.COM or visit http://https://www.sputteringcomponents.com/careers/ to begin the application process.

Date Posted: 05/23/18







Senior Applications and Development Engineer
Location: Owatonna, MN USA

The Senior Applications and Development Engineer is responsible for ensuring customers
receive the technical information, support, and solutions that enable them to buy,
effectively install and integrate, and use SCI products. Primary objectives are as
follows:
- Act as a liaison between customers and engineering to ensure customer needs are defined
and the correct SCI products or solutions are developed, qualified and offered
commercially
- Promote SCI products
- Resolve post installation product issues occurring at customer sites
- Develop and maintain an expert process knowledge
- Apply scientific principles to solve complex interrelated problems

Primary Responsibilities:
- Respond directly to customer requests for specific or new information not currently
available about SCI products
- Provide technical sales and service support to customer sites
- Participate in the development of new products, technologies and applications
- Create and apply physics-based numerical simulations of complex, electromagnetic and
mechanical systems to predict behavior and/or patterns of operation
- Coordinate internal testing or process validation in response to customer requests or
new product development requirements
- Promote SCI products through development and presentation of technical papers at
conferences, workshops and trade shows
- Develop and secure intellectual property
- Create technical and educational materials to educate customers and internal personnel

Requirements:
- 4-year Engineering or Physics degree, Master’s degree preferred
- 5+ years’ work experience working directly with rotary magnetron cathodes, processes,
and applications
- Experience with 3-dimensional design platforms – Solidworks, AutoCad, etc.
- Experience with physics-based numerical simulation platforms – COMSOL, ANSYS, etc.
- Must have great organizational skills and be able to multi task across products and
sites
- Keen attention to detail
- Best in class written, verbal, and presentation skills
- Able to travel up to 40%
- Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States
and will be required to provide proof of employment eligibly at the time of hire.
- Visa sponsorship for this position is not available at this time.

Compensation & Benefits:
Sputtering Components offers a competitive salary and benefit package.

About Us:
Sputtering Components, Inc. (SCI) designs and manufactures sputter magnetron equipment
used for physical vapor deposition of thin films.

We have more than 3900 rotary sputtering cathode (cylindrical magnetron) systems in
operation at leading companies around the globe.

Our partners are in industries that include architectural and industrial glass, solar
technology, display and web coating, functional and decorative coating, electronics and
semiconductors and inline or roll-to-roll (R2R) flexible packaging.

How to Apply:
JMagdefrau@sputteringcomponents.com or visit http://https://www.sputteringcomponents.com/careers/ to begin the application process.

Date Posted: 05/23/18







High Volume Process Engineer
Location: Olive Branch, MS

Situated at the intersection of human wellness, energy efficiency and smart connectivity,
View designs and manufactures View Dynamic Glass, a new generation of smart, connected,
architectural glass. With built-in intelligence, View Dynamic Glass eliminates blinds to
provide occupants uninterrupted views and a connection to the outdoors, enhances user
comfort and productivity, and improves building aesthetics, while simultaneously reducing
energy consumption. View is now installed across 25 million square feet of real estate,
with over 25,000 occupants experiencing the benefits of View daily. We are
revolutionizing the building industry with a mission to create delightful human
environments.

Our culture at View is full of thinkers, explorers and builders. If that sounds like
you, come join us. We inspire every new member to achieve their best and support them in
every step of the way.

Help us create the future of architectural glass.
View is seeking a Process Engineer with a focus on manufacturing for employment in its
high-volume manufacturing facility in Olive Branch, MS, which produces revolutionary,
electrochromic, insulated glass units for installation in commercial and residential
windows.

ESSENTIAL POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
o Monitor and improve Throughput, Quality, Yield and Uptime of various units steps in
Manufacturing flow
o Defining optimal manufacturing processes and procedures using proven statistical methods
o Drive continuous improvement programs for performance improvements
o Troubleshooting process, hardware and software issues and defining design improvements
for the same
o Training and monitoring production personnel on proper production techniques and
policies
o Improving existing products, new product development and R&D
o Performing additional responsibilities as assigned by manager

Primary Responsibilities:
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
o 5+ years’ experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in a highly technical,
high-volume industry
o Specific process engineering experience, including: robust design, process control,
quality assurance etc.
o Proven troubleshooting, analytical and problem-solving skills with exceptional
attention to detail
o Ability to understand and troubleshoot process and equipment issues based on first
principles
o Familiarity with SPC, DOE, ANOVA and other statistical tools
o Basic programming ability (e.g. in JMP, VBA etc.) for automating data analysis
o Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously and set priorities to meet
deadlines on schedule
o Self-motivated team player with ability to influence others and work within
cross-functional teams
o Exceptional written, verbal and presentation communication skills; proficiency in MS
Office Suite
o Possess a high tolerance of ambiguity and flexibility with respect to job functions and
working hours in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

Requirements:
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
o B.S. degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematical (STEM) fields of study
o M.S. or PhD degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematical (STEM) fields
of study is strongly preferred
o Preference will be given to candidates with the following:
o 10+ years of production operations experience, particularly in high volume manufacturing
o Proven record of innovation (e.g. Patents) in related technical fields
o Experience in glass coating, semiconductor, disc drive or similar industries
o Experience in a glass manufacturing or processing industry
o Knowledge of Sputtering / Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) process or Laser material
processing
o Knowledge of Electrochemistry or Electrochromics

About Us:
Situated at the intersection of human wellness, energy efficiency and smart connectivity,
View designs and manufactures View Dynamic Glass, a new generation of smart, connected,
architectural glass. With built-in intelligence, View Dynamic Glass eliminates blinds to
provide occupants uninterrupted views and a connection to the outdoors, enhances user
comfort and productivity, and improves building aesthetics, while simultaneously reducing
energy consumption. View is now installed across 25 million square feet of real estate,
with over 25,000 occupants experiencing the benefits of View daily. We are
revolutionizing the building industry with a mission to create delightful human
environments.

Our culture at View is full of thinkers, explorers and builders. If that sounds like
you, come join us. We inspire every new member to achieve their best and support them in
every step of the way.

Help us create the future of architectural glass.

How to Apply:
lysa.hill@viewglass.com or visit http://https://viewglass.com/company/careers/ to begin the application process.

Date Posted: 05/08/18







Sales Engineer
Location: 1) Southeast (FL, GA, NC, SC); 2) Midwest; 3) So. CA

Anyone living in any of the Southeast, Midwest or So. CA metro areas may apply.
The individual will be responsible for first line of contact with the customer.
Represent Leybold products and services to potential and current customers with integrity
and honesty. Provides the company with new customers and expands the business
opportunities with existing customers. Work with and support other departments within
the company in the achievement of sales plans, product forecasting, increasing business
and maintaining prudent operating budgets.

Primary Responsibilities:
 Responsible for the sale of company products to an assigned account base within a
geographic region.
 Establish and implement aggressive segment and product territory sales strategies and
goals as defined by segment and product marketing and the Sales Management.
 Find and capture new and or expanded opportunities for the Leybold products and
services.
 Insure customer satisfaction and prompt complaint resolution by interaction with other
departments.
 Provide professional sales support functions to customers such as, technical support,
product selection, quotations, terms & conditions, contract administration, etc.
 Complete all assignments (i.e. Monthly Reports, Forecasts, Expense Reports) in a timely
and accurate manner.
 Attend trade shows, seminars and training sessions to keep informed of trends effecting
customers, keep abreast of competitive products, services, and value-added activities.
 Set both short term (12 month) and long-term (3 years) goals.
 Responsible for maintaining company property (automobile, computer, office equipment,
customer demo/loaner products, consignment stock, etc.) that is in his/her control, and
or at his/her customer site.

Requirements:
Qualified candidates must possess:
 B.S. degree in Engineering or similar technical discipline.
 A sincere interest in selling a technical product or service.
 Excellent oral and written communication skills.
 Knowledge of vacuum technology and Leybold products is highly desirable.
 Minimum up to 50% travel is required.
 Excellent PC skills are required (MS Office, Word, Excel, & PowerPoint).
 Valid driver’s license required.

Compensation & Benefits:
The successful candidate will enjoy excellent working conditions and competitive wage and
benefits program.
Please send salary requirements.

About Us:
Leybold USA Inc. is a worldwide company and leading manufacturer and supplier of
industrial vacuum equipment and has an excellent opportunity Sales Engineers throughout
the U.S.

How to Apply:
humanresources.vacuum.ex@leybold.com or visit http://www.leybold.com to begin the application process.

Date Posted: 05/02/18





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