Optical Coating Engineer

Are you a self-motivated problem solver looking for a career working in advanced optoelectronic device manufacturing?  Come and join our interdisciplinary team in the epitaxial and optical thin film manufacturing group and become a key asset in the development of III-V laser devices.

As a leading and rapidly growing manufacturer of III-V laser diodes, we’re always looking to add members to our dynamic engineering team.  As a member of the epitaxial and optical thin film manufacturing group you’ll be immersed in multi-modal thin film growth and deposition techniques while developing your metrology and characterization skills to enable best-in-class device production.

This position is unique in that it offers simultaneous opportunities to hone your engineering skills while also developing a greater understanding of how data drives manufacturing improvements through the implementation and utilization of dynamic data analysis.

 Location: Tucson, AZ

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  • Monitor and evaluate SPC data using Excel/MiniTab/MATLAB
  • Develop a reporting strategy for SPC data which clearly identifies improvement focus areas
  • Work with technicians/operators/facilities staff to ensure continuous operation of production resources
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and develop DOEs/implement engineering change orders
  • Monitor and report on process yield/throughput
  • Drive continuous improvement of characterization methods
  • Be comfortable working in clean room attire as required
  • Applying various statistical methods to improve reproducibility and manufacturability through Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA), Control Plan and Gage R&R studies
  • Coordinate with MES deployment team to transfer existing SPC methods to new environment


  • Must have a B.S. or M.S. Electrical Engineering, Material Science or related field
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are a must-have
  • Knowledge of semiconductor lasers
  • Clean room environment experience
  • Exposure to medium to long term projects
  • Experience working in interdisciplinary teams
  • Proficient with MS Office applications Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Access
  • Strong analytical and problem solving ability. Appreciation of both practical and theoretical methodologies
  • Knowledge of troubleshooting guides, working documentation, safety
  • Knowledge of quality systems and reliability assessment
  • Experience with Lean and 5S programs. Experience with Six Sigma
  • Demonstrated success in project management
  • Detailed working knowledge of semiconductor wafer fabrication processes, including wet and dry etching, thin films, moderate scale photolithography
  • Proven track record in program management and technical team leadership
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and in a team environment

 This position is located in the United States and will require use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). As such, all applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee. 

[NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.]