Thin Film Tech/Vacuum Coating Operator

Job Description
Job Description

Since 1971, Dontech's core purpose has been to provide innovative solutions which enhance optical performance. Today, we continue to grow as a leading designer and manufacturer of optical filters, precision thin film coated optics, and enhanced flat panel display assemblies for military, medical, and commercial applications. We have an immediate need for an experienced Thin Film / Coating Technician on our second shift (2:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.) (temp-to-hire) at our Doylestown, Pennsylvania facility.

This is a hands-on role and requires the ability to analyze, diagnose, and manage coating processes for volume manufacturing operations. The selected candidate will safely operate vacuum deposition equipment in a cleanroom environment. Processes include ion enhanced electron beam evaporation and DC magnetron sputtering. The position receives day-to-day direction and support regarding work assignments, trouble shooting, and interpretation of process and quality work instructions.

Dontech is an ISO9001:2008 registered manufacturer specializing in optical coatings and fabrication of optical filters and LCD enhancement services. Please see Dontech's corporate video at for more information about us.

This position is likely to be filled as Temp-to-Hire. The decision regarding conversion to regular employment would be made within the first three months.

Specific responsibilities include: •Setting up, loading, unloading and safe operation of vacuum chambers following established set up, process, and quality work instructions.
•Inspecting pre-coated and post-coated parts to ensure adherence to specification.
•Measuring coated witness pieces.
•Maintaining vacuum equipment including but not limited to vacuum pumps, vacuum chambers and associated electrical equipment, including preventative maintenance.
•Monitoring deposition processes with manual intervention where necessary.
•Assisting in tasks which require heavier physical involvement, such as changing over coater configuration.
•Providing input on processes and procedures, including suggesting improvements.
•Providing input on design of fixtures and operations.
•Adhering to safe work practices in all aspects of the position.

Job Requirements

Relevant Experience/Requirements:

•Ideally 3+ years experience in optics and clean room environment with vacuum coating equipment, specifically performing processes including ion enhanced electron beam evaporation and DC magnetron sputtering.
•May consider training a less experienced applicant who has a combination of relevant technical education and hands-on experience.
•Trouble shooting of deposition runs.
•Experience working with team of engineers, technicians, and associates in a production environment.
•Possess well-developed trouble-shooting, problem solving, and analytical skills.
•Associates degree in technical discipline or high school diploma with relevant work experience.
•Military and medical electronics manufacturing experience preferred.
•Ability to keep detailed records of all technical work.
•Assist with special projects as needed.
•Ability to train on the day shift for up to the first three months.
•Ability to use computers in a manufacturing environment (e-mail, Windows).
•Willingness and ability to learn new technologies quickly, work very carefully, and pay fullest attention to the details of a process.
•Good verbal and written communication skills.
•Familiarity with optical test equipment and related standards and procedures.
•Ability to perform duties inside a clean room with appropriate gowning, gloves, and paper half-mask when appropriate.
•Ability to lift, with or without accommodation, up to 40 pounds on an occasional basis and up to 20 pounds on a regular basis.
•This position requires standing for the majority of the workday.
•Willing and available to work overtime as requested to meet task deadlines.

Compensation includes a competitive base hourly pay rate and shift differential, as applicable. Pay will be based on qualifications and experience. Dontech's Benefits package for Full-Time Regular employees includes:
•Profit Sharing
•Flexible spending accounts for health care or dependent care savings
•Life Insurance
•Short-term Disability Insurance
•Employee Assistance Program
•Paid Time Off
•Tuition Reimbursement

Dontech is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment posting. Please, no phone calls or e-mails from search firms. All resumes submitted by search firms to any Dontech employee via e-mail, the internet, or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Dontech Inc. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired as a result of the referral or through other means.

Job Snapshot
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Skilled Labor - Trades, Manufacturing, Engineering
Education High School
Experience At least 3 year(s)
Manages Others No
Relocation No
Industry Military, Medical Equipment, Manufacturing
Required Travel None
Job ID TFT 0214


Dontech Incorporated

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