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Vacuum Coating Chamber Technician

Company: MXL Industries
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Job Description:

MXL IndustriesEqual Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.Description: MXL Industries, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Everything you touch here makes an impact. From the optical face shields used by firefighters, first responders, the military, and motorsport enthusiasts, to the tiny optical components used in smoke detector sensors, your work here makes a difference. MXL's optical components are critical to the success of warfighters and first responders all over the world. Whether it is a pilot's helmet mounted display or a firefighter's protective respirator lens, the components made here are uncompromising in quality and performance. You will be making optics that provide clear, undistorted, flawless function in the most demanding environments. As a member of the MXL team, you can expect:

  • Culture – At MXL, you will encounter a positive culture focused on dignity, respect, safety, quality, and teamwork.
  • Excellent employer reputation – Voted one of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania 10 times in the last 14 years!
  • Job stability - As an essential business, we have not been negatively impacted by COVID-19.
  • Comprehensive benefits package – Including medical, dental, vision, life, disability insurances, 401k with employer match, health savings account, employee wellness program, paid time off, holidays, family picnic in summer, team appreciation dinner in January, participation in the annual Best Places to Work in PA survey, team charitable events and fundraising, and more. Job Summary: Maintain vacuum coating operations with responsibilities for production, some maintenance, and assist with new business for existing processes and also new technology. Perform some technical duties requiring some engineering to implement original design work for optical coating. Also, may require preparing parts for optical coating and assisting with writing and reviewing SOP's and QWI's. Key Responsibilities:
    • Sets up, operates, and maintains vacuum deposition chambers and coating operations for production, and engineering to coat optical plastic products with optical materials such as chromium, silicon dioxide, zirconium dioxide, titanium oxide, aluminum, aluminum dioxide, gold, magnesium fluoride, etc. which provide the required customer specifications of light transmission and reflectance.
    • Prepares procedures and estimates time for assignments; may follow standard practice or be an original.
    • Tests vacuum systems and related electronics to ensure that they are operating properly.
    • Performs equipment maintenance such as cleaning chamber, E-guns, shielding, fixtures, and lubricating any moving parts as necessary.
    • Reads production schedules to determine setups of vacuum equipment.
    • Measures and masks areas in the chamber (baffles) to be excluded from optical coating.
    • Adjusts E-guns for proper operation and fills crucibles with the required optical materials, installs required shielding, etc., in order to set up vacuum deposition chamber.
    • Measures or weighs optical materials, using scales and calculators.
    • Replaces worn parts and adjusts equipment components, using hand tools, and/or electronic test meters, as necessary.
    • Loads parts onto fixtures and then places fixtures into chamber for vacuum deposition processing.
    • Monitors gauges and chamber to ensure that they are operating properly during the coating process; makes adjustments or stops machine when problems occur.
    • Removes fixtures from chamber and removes parts from fixtures, inspects and verifies conformance to specifications.
    • Examines completed parts to determine reflectivity using witness plaques, and transmission, thickness of coating deposits, by using instruments such as Filmetrics Thin Film Analyzer and Spectrophotometers. .Requirements: Experience and Other Qualifications: Education: 2-year Technical Degree preferred. Experience: With degree: 3 years of relevant technical or troubleshooting equipment. Without degree: 6 years of relevant experience. Preferred: Direct experience with electron guns and ion sources. Direct experience with the handling, processing, and cleaning of optical-quality plastic substrates and coatings preferred. Formal electronics and vacuum training with mechanical pumps, diffusion pump and cryopump systems. About Our Company: MXL Industries, Inc. has earned a global reputation for manufacturing high quality optical plastic products for 52 years. We design and build optical injection molds, perform optical injection molding, apply specialty coatings, route, and assemble. We use various optical resins such as polycarbonate, acrylic, Apec, and polystyrene. We mold in laser eye protection (LEP) dyes for various commercial and military applications. We dip coat, flow coat, spin coat, and vacuum deposit parts using abrasion resistant, anti-fog, NFPA, metallization, anti-reflective, and partially reflective coatings. MXL Industries, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. PI132762008

Keywords: MXL Industries, Lancaster , Vacuum Coating Chamber Technician, Professions , Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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