Optical Coating Engineer

5 - 7 years experience  •  Electronics

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/01/17
Fairport, NY
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/01/17

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in speciality glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide more than 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics and fluoride crystals to meet demand for unique customer needs. Consequently, this segment operates in a wide variety of commercial and industrial markets that include display optics and components, semiconductor optics components, aerospace and defense, astronomy, ophthalmic products, telecommunications components and cover glass that is optimized for portable display devices.

Scope of Position:

  • Specify optical thin film coatings and manufacturing processes that build from the foundations of our existing designs and processes.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Manage thin film design and recipe portfolio.
  • Convert optical requirements into thin film designs.
  • Design manufacturing processes using existing production assets and current fundamental understanding to produce thin film designs.
  • Specify metrology methods to characterize thin film designs and manufacturing performance.
  • Specify cleaning, material handling and storage procedures within the thin film coating process flow.
  • Partner with mechanical design to develop prototype and production tooling.
  • Lead fundamental process understanding projects to further thin film capability.
  • Integrate Design for Manufacturing (DF/X) methodology into thin film product and process designs.
  • Transfer knowledge of new thin film designs and processes to manufacturing.
  • Coordinate IP management with the division IP portfolio manager by utilizing internal “R-reports”, invention disclosures and patents.

Travel Requirements:

  • 10%.  Typical travel includes training, networking opportunities, customer visits, and benchmarking activities as required.

Hours of work:

  • Typical first shift production hours, M-F, 8am-5pm.  Extra and off hours may be required during times of heightened project activity in order to meet deliverables.

Required Education:

  • 4-yr technical degree in Optical science/engineering, Physics, Material science, or Chemical engineering.

Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience.
  • 2-3 years specifically with UV Optical Thin Film design experience
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