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Principal Engineer Optical Thin Film


Brief Summary:

Seeking candidates capable of implementing design strategies, oversee operations and work with other employees to meet client needs for custom optical components. Required to have a minimum of a Master in Engineering, Physics, or Material Science, strong communication skills and a working knowledge of the science involved in the deposition of thin films onto optical surfaces. Experience providing guidance to management staff and operators to ensure the business meets continuity, testing and financial estimates is highly desirable. Duties include working to guarantee that a customer's requests can be produced (manufacturing engineering) as well as assisting in the training of employees.


  • Design optical coatings to meet customer’s and internal specifications
  • Develop and implement coating designs and processes that will optimize efficiencies and minimize costs
  • Optimize chamber configurations for deposition of optical thin films
  • Provide technical support in maintaining coating operation
  • Train technicians in operation of precision optical coating processes
  • Maintain documents and records of processes and procedures relevant to the design, development and production
  • Report on the status and progress of projects assigned in a regular, timely and accurate manner
  • Provide technological advice to customers and assist technical marketing via authoring of papers, patents, or other external media
  • Attend external training and seminars to further the technical exposure of the company
  • Other duties as may be assigned by management


  • Proficiency in optical principles, optical design, coating design, and/or optics manufacturing
  • Proficiency in basic mechanical principles and mechanical layout
  • Expert level knowledge in Optical Coatings, Optical Design, Optical Fabrication, Optical Physics, Opto-Mechanical principles, and other technical areas within the Optical Industry
  • Knowledge of optical industry products, coating machine suppliers, coating technologies such as IBS, APS, and magnetron sputtering
  • Highly organized, effective at communicating technical data and understanding of document control procedures
  • Proficient utilizing design software such as TfCalc, Flimstar or Optilayer
  • Good communication, organization and math skills
  • Motivated and self-starter
  • Minimum MS or PHD in Physics or Optical Sciences or equivalent experience;
  • 10 years experience in the optical coating industry

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