Thin Film Engineer

The Photonics Group
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We are seeking an Optical Thin Film Engineer with detailed knowledge of optical coating and thin film deposition. This includes thin film design, process

improvement and knowledge of product applications.


  • Develop and design optical coatings. Transfer into production.
  • Recommend and develop process improvements in production
  • Work with production in resolving manufacturing issues.
  • Upgrade current equipment and move the Coating Group into the future.
  • Support sales and customers on technical issues.


  • Bachelors degree in mechanical engineering, physics, optics, photonics or related engineering discipline


  • Minimum 3-5 years of optical thin film coating design and process development in a production environment
  • Experience in optical coating operations (E-beam, Thermal, and IAD)
  • Experience in optical coating design software, such as TfCalc and Film Star, required


  • Working knowledge of job flow for optical coating production
  • Proven trouble-shooting skills to find film mismatch and equipment errors
  • Working experience of thin film characterization and thin film design.
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; strong attention to detail
  • Good math skills and familiarity with material/chemicals
  • Must have kept up with advances in the industry

The Photonics Group
Call us at 919 479 1941