Senior Optical Engineer | ZYGO Corporation

Date Posted: 
Monday, February 14, 2022

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Position Location: 
Richmond, CA
Job Description: 

The Sr. Optical Engineer will drive development of custom extreme precision metrology methods and technologies. This role is also responsible for defining system test requirements, error budgets and documenting processes and test procedures, as applicable to optical fabrication and buy off in a production environment. As a Sr. Optical Engineer this position holds, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities.

Basic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop optical test methods for custom advanced optical components, subassemblies, and assemblies
  • Setup, align and qualify the designed optical test(s)
  • Support Program and Business Development teams in evaluating manufacturability and testability of new products
  • Directly contribute to metrology test plans, error budgets, documentation, and training
  • Drive excellence and continuous improvement in extreme precision optical components metrology methods
  • Develop and define optics testing procedures and analysis and convert to automated/reproducible process for implementation in optics production.
  • Work with Manufacturing and Quality Engineering peers to identify, plan and implement process improvements using Statistical Process Controls – Standardize/Document, Measure, Compare, Correct.
  • Review product requirements with Project Engineering and Operations to ensure compatibility of testing methods.
  • Ultimately responsible for accuracy of all data generated by metrology personnel and equipment

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Highly organized with proven multitasking skills and the ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven track record of achieving results against specific goals
  • Action-oriented perspective, sound problem analysis and logical thinking with the ability to develop effective solutions and execution to achieve desired results
  • Demonstrate a high level of ethical behavior in exercising judgment and discretion in matters of significance

Education and Experience:

  • B.S., M.S. or PhD in Engineering, Optical Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics, or related fields
  • Intermediate to advanced programming ability using Python (edit existing analysis scripts and able to develop new ones as needed)
  • Working ability to define and analyze optical components and systems using ZEMAX and/or CODE-V
  • A minimum of 5 years of directly related experience with optical metrology at the nm level on a variety of instruments (alignment telescope, microscope, interferometers, surface roughness instruments)
  • Strong technical Metrology knowledge, design engineering or development experience
  • Ability to work in a fast, efficient environment with cross-functional teams

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