Thin Films Process Engineer – (Wide Adrea DC Magnatron Coater)
Based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Guardian Industries is a diversified, global company with a vision to create value for customers and society through constant innovation using fewer resources. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 17,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian Glass is a leading international manufacturer of float, value-added coated, and fabricated glass products and solutions for architectural, residential, interior, transportation and technical glass applications. SRG Global is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of advanced, high value coatings on plastics for the automotive and commercial truck industries, providing solutions for greater surface durability, structural integrity, functionality, vehicle efficiency and design flexibility. Guardian Building Products is a leading U.S. based distributor of specialty building products. For more information, visit www.guardian.com.
Guardian is an entrepreneurial environment for results-oriented individuals with a unique culture that focuses on results, playing to win and rewarding employees for their commitment to excellence.
The position will be responsible for the following:
A). Fundamental understanding of thin film optical coatings and applied material science techniques used in a production or research environment. Large area sputtering systems and/ or sputtering optical thin film technologies a plus.
B). Need to apply design of experiment techniques and data monitoring and collection of critical process parameters.
C). Troubleshooting problems that occur during the manufacturing process of the optical coatings related to uniformity, color and durability.
D). Work with product and process development teams to prepare for new coatings.
E). SPC to monitor product quality and maintain processes to improve the quality of vacuum coating processes and other techniques such as sampling plans, experimental design, process capability analysis, and process improvement plans.
F). Work jointly with plant engineers and maintenance personnel to meet process performance requirements at the coater and peripheral support equipment, i.e., washer, control systems and conveyors.
G). Document and formalize work instruction documents supporting the coater and washer maintenance activities.
H). Work closely with production personnel to provide support engineering to maintain high level of coated product reliability throughout the coating operation.
I). Strong analytical skills, utilizing effective troubleshooting and problem solving techniques on a variety of tools and instruments required in the manufacturing of thin film coatings.
J). Computer literacy, demonstrated in the effective use of spreadsheet reporting techniques, and as it applies to operating advanced coater support equipment.
K). SPC to monitor product quality and maintain processes to improve the quality of vacuum coating processes and other techniques such as sampling plans, experimental design, process capability analysis and process improvement plans.
The background and experience requirements for this position are as follows:
1). Bachelor Degree in Materials Science, Physics or one of the Engineering disciplines.
2). 2 to 5 years’ experience in Optical Thin Film Technologies.
3). Large area sputtering system and/ or sputtered optical thin film technologies a plus.
4). Experience with statistical methods and analysis.
5). Understanding of thin film evaluation and materials testing techniques such as spectrophotometers, ellipsomerty, and optical modeling program packages.
6). Ability to conduct design and process failure models and effects analysis.
7). Experience with complex projects - ability to analyze problems quickly - development of corrective actions.
8). Excellent communication skills and abilities including effectively communicating ideas, concepts and plans across multiple levels.
Why work for Guardian?
For more information about Guardian Industries Corp., visit us at www.guardian.com.
Guardian Industries Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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