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Coating Technician

Barrington, NJ USA

Position: Coating Technician
Department: Coating
Reports To: Thin Film Manager
Classification: Non-Exempt

Brief Summary:

A Coating Technician performs production operations in the coating of optics under the direction of the group leader or manager. A Coating Technician must be trained and proficient in all aspects of the technical support of coating equipment and can work independently relative to routine maintenance and operations functions.

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Essential Functions:

  • Perform all aspects of maintenance and operation of state-of-the-art vacuum coating equipment
  • Prep, load and operate coating machines per released production schedules
  • Define preventative maintenance procedures and codify work instructions
  • Read and understand spec sheets, blue prints, work orders and work instructions
  • Monitor vacuum deposition processes, verify vacuum integrity and validate readiness
  • Perform cleaning operations of substrates to be coated and load and maintain fixtures
  • Organize and maintain consumables and maintenance supplies
  • Achieve and maintain proficiency with variety of tools to troubleshoot, repair or maintain equipment
  • Test and analyze coating performance against specs using spectrometers and other metrologies
  • All functions as outlined on the EOB Inspector job description
  • Strictly adhere to all safety procedures and protocols. Continuously strive to improve safety
  • Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations


To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Good math skills, including proficiency in basic algebra
  • Basic computer skills including working proficiency in MS Excel and MS Word


  • HS degree plus 2 years optical coating or equivalent experience
  • Associates degree in technical discipline preferred

Physical Requirements:

Adequate manual dexterity to perform essential functions; ability to use some physical efforts in the handling of heavy materials and machinery (most tasks require no more than 50 lbs. lifting); position requires about 80% standing; ability to work in manufacturing environment.

Other Requirements:

  • US Citizenship or permanent residence required


Edmund Optics shall, in its discretion, modify or adjust the position to meet the company’s changing needs. This job description is not a contract and may be adjusted as deemed appropriate in the employer’s sole discretion.



Max Matejik

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