Optical Thin Film Coating Process Engineer | Viavi Solutions

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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Position Location: 
Santa Rosa, CA
Job Description: 

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The Engineering Development Program (EDP) at VIAVI prepares new graduates for Process Engineering roles at the company.  The job description for a representative role in Process Engineering at Viavi is given below. 

Optical Thin Film Coating Process Engineer

This individual will be responsible for engineering support relating to the manufacture of optical thin film coatings and special-effect optical pigments.  The person in this position is the technical interface with the production floor staff working as a critical part of the manufacturing team.  This person will also be part of the technical interface team with customers and product design teams at Viavi Solutions to identify requirements, establish specifications and respond to inquiries pertaining to optical filters and pigments.  As such this person will establish systemic solutions and processes to improve process yields, product quality, engineering efficiency and process consistency. 

Responsibilities/Daily Duties: 

  • Work closely with Viavi’s Application Engineering group and the customer during the quotation, product design, preparation for manufacturing, and production phases of optical filter products
  • Using Viavi proprietary software and other tools, develop designs for optical filters and coatings
  • Work closely with production personnel to provide manufacturing guidance and lead problem solving actvities
  • Provide technical ownership of one or more process platforms such as vacuum-based coating deposition tools, including overall tool performance in yield, cycle time, readiness for production, areas for improvement, and capability
  • Transfer new products from prototype to volume manufacturing
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement and drive continuous improvement activities in manufacturing
  • Proactively manage program risk through risk identification and mitigation processes

Education/Experience & Qualifications:

  • Experience in optical multilayer evaporation and/or sputter coating operations
  • Expertise in design and evaluation of optical thin film coatings
  • Proficiency with thin film optical coating design software
  • Proven track record in working with production to meet customer specifications, expectations and on time delivery
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interface with internal as well as external customers
  • Knowledgeable in Metrology techniques and equipment
  • Experience with product development is desirable
  • Bachelor's or higher degree in Engineering, Physics, Optics, or other related technical discipline
  • Ability to work under pressure and dealing with demanding customers
  • Knowledge of fundamental engineering concepts, statistical process control and problem-solving techniques
  • Engineering leadership and/or managerial experience desired