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Process Engineer - Optical Coating

Company: II-VI Incorporated
Location: santa rosa
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The job function is to support the current manufacturing of optical thin film coatings for Telecom applications on a daily basis. Directly responsible for the execution of coating runs in multiple chambers. Work with manufacturing to meet delivery, yield and throughput goals, based on our 100% production run approach. This will include process management of automated coating platforms, review and analyze product/process results, and give critical input to the scheduling team for optimal machine utilization. Additionally, work with Thin Film Design team to ensure new and existing design recipes are optimized for high yield in routine production runs. Also, responsible for the final approval of a design recipe prior to coating, based on a thorough customer specification assessment. Must perform continuous process improvement and development of tools to assist management, engineering and manufacturing in evaluation of process, product and business. Works directly with Quality Manager on customer quality issues. Provides technical input and feedback on Return Material Authorization (RMA) requests, as well as equipment qualifications.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Monitor processes and products produced to maximize yields, and spot equipment deficiencies. Provide guidance when requested.
  • Analyze product designs for compatibility with ACC Manufacturing capability.
  • Interact closely with the Manufacturing team to monitor and clarify procedures.
  • Support Planning and Manufacturing to optimize product flow, throughput and on-time delivery goals.
  • Maintain and optimize predictive tools to maximize run yields and minimize downtime.
  • Characterize coated product in clear and concise manner to communicate product status to all downstream users.
  • Develop improvements to manufacturing capability and capacity supported by measurable statistics.
  • Support integration of new products into existing systems for successful manufacturing.
  • Maintain, improve and optimize Chip Wavelength tuning process for maximum yields
  • Communicates well with outside vendors and customers, fostering good working relationships.
  • Technical support and analyses are provided for marketing, engineering and manufacturing as required.


  • BS degree or higher in Engineering, Physics or related field
  • Bachelor of Science or higher in Engineering, Physics or related field.
  • 8+ years of professional optical coating process engineering in manufacturing.
  • Expert in reactive AC and DC magnetron sputter deposition processes, thin film growth processes and their interrelationships
  • General knowledge of thin film design theory and product application.
  • In depth knowledge of Minitab or Jump statistical software packages, interpretation of statistics and an ability to clearly communicate statistical results to others.
  • Decrease/Eliminate process variations using problem solving methodologies to; understand root causes, confirm hypotheses, implement resolutions, and optimize improvement
  • General knowledge optical thin film metrology for telecommunication filters,
  • Optical communication systems background preferred.
  • Matlab/Visual Basic writing skills for equipment control and data analysis.
  • Have proficient general computer skills. Some examples are; experience with commercial thin film software, and other programs, Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.

*Shift and 'on-call' work may be required, particularly where manufacturing/production equipment is in continual 24-hour operation.

*Able to lift and move up to 25lbs without assistance.

II-VI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Keywords: II-VI Incorporated, Santa Rosa , Process Engineer - Optical Coating, Other , santa rosa, California

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