IDEX Scientific Fluidics & Optics

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IDEX Coating Engineer in Boulder, Colorado

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Position Summary:

The Thin Film Coating Engineer supports coating processes, including design of optical coatings, metrology and measurement and process development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Designs new thin film coatings for production and development

  • Creates new coating processes and optimizes existing coating processes

  • Supports scheduling activities for deposition of coatings

  • Translates customer specifications into procedures, designs, and work instructions

  • Identifies and drives implementation of technology and capability development for coating in support of technology roadmap

  • Model impact of changes to coating chamber parameters to support capability development

  • Works with Coating Technicians to ensure proper set-ups and reviews of coating designs for release to manufacturing

  • Solves problems in coating production by working with production and maintenance teams

  • Provides costing and manufacturability guidance to sales for quoting

  • Assists and consults with operations, sales and customers regarding new and existing products

  • Other duties as assigned

Ability to:

  • Proactively seek out and solve problems

  • Organize and prioritize work

  • Work well with others and other departments

  • Execute tasks effectively in a fast-paced production environment

  • Communicate effectively, relating instructions and information clearly and precisely

  • Provide and participate in feedback loops when appropriate to ensure that instructions are understood correctly

  • Demonstrate and practice a detail-oriented approach to work

  • Work well with time and production restrictions

  • Interpret graphs and chart recordings

  • Analyze and problem-solve

  • Perform a wide variety of tasks simultaneously

  • Perform advanced mathematical modeling and calculations

Professional, Technical and Educational Requirements:

  • B.S. in Physics, Optics, Engineering, or related science field. Advanced degrees preferred.

  • Four or more years’ experience in optical coating/thin-film deposition processes in a manufacturing environment

  • Extensive knowledge of high vacuum systems, Evaporation and Sputtering technology

  • Familiar with data analysis tools

  • Strong understanding of material science

  • Demonstrated experience with coating design and modeling software

  • Background and experience in project management a plus

  • Experience in standardized problem-solving tools (8D, DMAIC, etc) a plus

  • This position requires all applicants to be U.S. Persons

Compensation Information:

Salary Range: From $85k annually

Bonus: This position is eligible for company discretionary bonus

Our comprehensive U.S. benefit offerings include: Health benefits, 401(k) retirement savings program with company match, etc. and at least 80 hours of vacation, as well as holiday, personal and sick time.

More information on our benefits and rewards can be found on our career page:

IDEX is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Job Family: Engineering

Business Unit: Advanced Thin Films

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies