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Coating Technician, First Shift

Job Description

Omega Optical Incorporated, a world leader in the manufacture of thin film coatings, has two openings for a Vacuum Coating Technician to operate and maintain high-vacuum equipment in the production of a wide variety of complex optical coatings. The ideal candidate will have High-vacuum, optics or electro-mechanical experience.

Employee will operate a vacuum coating system so as to produce thin-film optical coatings that meet or exceed design specifications. Operate coating system on a standard Ethernet network technology and Windows platform. Able to work in a class 1000 clean-room environment.

Under the general supervision and in close collaboration with the engineering staff, employee will produce materials that achieve projected production schedules, and attain maximum efficiency through high product yield and minimum cycle times. Proactively communicates any material and/or equipment problems that may affect production schedules. On the job training is provided.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Inspects and cleans glass substrates, coating plates and/or cover plates for cleanliness, scratches and digs before applying coating.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts of the vacuum deposition process and thin film process and procedure.
  • Follows written SOP’s (standard operating procedures).
  • Able to read, analyze and follow instructions on Manufacturing Control Sheet (MCS) and other work instructions.
  • Performs initial spectroscopy measurements of product using spectrophotometer equipment to achieve maximum efficiency and accuracy. Completes rejection reports for materials.
  • Visually inspects finished coatings for adhesion and deterioration.
  • Consults designated engineering staff regarding yield issues and/or product failure.
  • Maintains sample components and work area in a clean and well-organized manner as described in the clean-room protocol.
  • Performs daily equipment inspection and routine maintenance tasks. Able to recognize and maintain system performance.
  • Promptly alerts supervisor/production supervisor and or maintenance when equipment problems, scheduling conflicts or corrective actions are required to maintain production schedule.
  • Participates in cross training, continually developing and broadening skills, in order to be able to effectively contribute in production areas outside of processing when needed.
  • Completes other related work as assigned or required.

Excellence in this position includes the following:

  • Basic understanding of the properties of light. Strong math and science skills.
  • Basic understanding of interference filters and spectral analyses and detectors.
  • Writes clearly and informatively, able to read and interpret written information.
  • Ability to collect and analyze data when requested to do so.
  • Adhere to standard and pertinent work instructions.

Education and/or Experience:

One year certificate from college or technical school; three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Basic understanding of computers for data entry and analysis; a plus if competent in MS word, Excel and Access.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk, stand, talk and hear. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work is done in a clean-room setting so the employee must be comfortable in an enclosed area for an extended period of time. The employee works with chemicals such as alcohol and acetone. The noise level is usually quiet to moderate.

Job Type: Full-time
If you believe your education and experience are in line with the position description and qualifications referred to above, please email resume and cover letter to: jlocascio@omegafilters.com, or contact Jennifer LoCascio at 802-251-7367.

Posted 9/28/18


Sales Account Manager

Responsible for generating bookings and achieving the individual sales goals established by the Sales Manager, providing the technical and sales expertise necessary to translate end user customer needs into orders, and developing and maintaining selected end user customer accounts. This is a full-time inside sales position.

  • Creates and/or responds to customer requests for quotations. Accurately identifies customer needs and sells the best solution. Aggressively assists the customer in defining requirements and matching Omega’s abilities with existing inventory.
  • Tracks and follows up on all quotes. Works with the engineers to define Omega’s capabilities for the customers. Translates customers’ requirements into orders.
  • Actively seeks to identify additional products that Omega can supply with every customer contact.
  • Actively seeks to generate orders by developing and implementing sales plans, and assertively approaching accounts via telephone and email.
  • Provides quality service to internal and external customers by following organization standards and working closely with all other employees.
  • Keeps records in company requested formats of prospective customers for use as sales leads on information from trade shows, internet, websites, cold calling and other sources.

Education and/or Experience:

Five years of technical sales experience and a strong understanding of customer and market dynamics preferred.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with non-verbal symbolism. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

Other Skills and Abilities:

Broad base of knowledge and expertise as a sales and/or marketing professional. Ability to relate effectively to a wide range of individuals and organizations in a dynamic environment.

Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents, such as requests for proposal, sales and marketing plans.  Ability to listen effectively.  Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.  Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations to senior management, employee groups and customers.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to analyze business proposals and statistical information.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described there are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform successfully the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk, stand, talk and hear.  The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The work is usually done in an office setting.  The noise level is usually quiet to moderate.  Some exposure to manufacturing environment with moderately high noise levels.  Travel is required.  Exposure to associated noise and stress should be expected.

Job Type: Full-time

If you believe your education and experience are in line with the position description and qualifications referred to above, please email resume and cover letter to: jlocascio@omegafilters.com, or contact Jennifer LoCascio at 802-251-7367.

Posted 9/28/18


 

Technical Sales Engineer

This role will serve to understand market requirements for Optical Thin Films area and products through market and customer requirements analysis and formulate product strategy. Will serve as the primary technical interface between customer, marketing, development R&D teams and production. Will develop internal road maps and promote products and solutions. With a comprehensive understanding of customer needs and competitive position, will own the products and processes for their success.Perform market share analysis. Essentially the position spans vast and diverse functions of product marketing and technology focused on profitability and market share gains.
Full time permanent position dedicated to technical sales in Industrial and Commercial markets i.e. machine vision, defense applications, lidar, robotics, motion sensing, astronomy, color imaging, flow cytometry, photolithography, and raman spectroscopy.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Develop internal roadmaps based on customer roadmap and needs.
  • Identifies customer requirements and matches their needs to current products/applications; uses the customer’s information to define and develop future products
  • Translates customer objectives & roadmap needs into technical quotation.
  • Seamlessly integrate with production teams and R&D team to align customer needs to (i) develop new processes (ii) demonstrate previously demonstrated processes and promote to customer.
  • Work closely with Design Engineering teams to design the required product to deliver the best in class filter that meets the immediate customer needs and provides for future pathways
  • Stay aligned with customer on existing process/products to understand gaps so as to direct design and production teams towards success
  • Stay abreast with Thin Films domain through conference proceedings, patent filings, public domain knowledge
  • Periodically monitor the IP filings to better understand the competitive landscape and provide the necessary alert to Marketing and Process R&D teams
  • Regularly analyze Thin Films market to steer product portfolio
  • Works closely with Marketing to develop comprehensive product portfolio covering Omega Optical related products i.e. new product modifications, engineering service offerings, etc.
  • Collaborates and educates sales team on the competitive strengths of our products and reports on competitive risks
  • Provides expertise to perform as the technical interface between the customer, sales, and engineering teams

Qualifications

  • Experience working with engineering and manufacturing personnel on development and analysis of cost standards
  • Design and accurately prepare management reports
  • Conduct and document financial analysis projects.
  • Review costs and recommend areas for improvement.
  • Prepare necessary reports specifying and comparing factors affecting price and profitability.
  • Provide financial data to management team as needed.
  • Maintain confidentiality of company-related/financial information

Requirements

  • BS in Engineering Discipline with 4 or more years of optical interference experience or equivalent or MS degree with 2 or more years’ experience
  • Prior optical interference experience with comprehensive understanding and experience in Thin Films domain is preferred
  • Results oriented professional with strong business savvy and communication skills to interact with customers as well as R&D, Manufacturing, Finance, and Sales
  • Ability to interpret and translate customer needs
  • Demonstrated success in project/program management
  • Travel, domestic & International
  • Self-motivated and driven individual who operates with minimal guidance
  • Willingness to absorb the challenge and perform at a high caliber
  • Focused on technology, in particular, Thin Films to scan, grasp and summarize from variety of sources to formulate internal strategy
  • Collaborative in nature to develop cross functional alignment between various functional teams
  • Strong analytical skills – able to extract real insight from multiple sources
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Able to function and influence people in a technical organization to effect the solution
  • Enthusiastic to absorb the challenge and stay closely engaged

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Brattleboro, VT

If you believe your education and experience are in line with the position description and qualifications referred to above, please email resume and cover letter to: jlocascio@omegafilters.com, or contact Jennifer LoCascio at 802-251-7367.

Posted: May 16, 2018


 

Vacuum Technician- Thin Film Optical Coatings

The Vacuum Technician plays a "hands on" role supporting a vacuum thin film deposition manufacturing company. The Vacuum Technician serves as a key resource for the manufacturing operation focusing on preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and problem solving for electro/mechanical equipment issues and all other manufacturing related items.
The Vacuum Technician will work independently and in teams including production staff, engineers, and management to ensure efficient and quality-driven production operations. Communication and flexibility are key aspects of this full-time position.
Responsible for assisting with equipment maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and upgrade of all process equipment used to manufacturer thin film coated optical filters. Reports to Maintenance Manager. Trouble shooting control wiring experience is a plus.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Maintain all machine operation. Focus on safe, efficient, reliable maintenance and operation of equipment to ensure the production of quality products.
  • Assist with planning and execution of the preventative maintenance programs. Improve the reliability of the equipment. Document all repairs and upgrades.
  • Assist with diagnosis and repair of electro-mechanical devices such as stepper motors, electric motors, and solenoid operated valves.  Assist with repairing vacuum pumps.
  • Assist with repair of pneumatic devices such as pneumatic valves, and electro pneumatic valves.
  • Assist with replacing faulty electrical components of machine such as relays, switches, and motors, and positions sensing devises. Diagnoses and repairs or replaces faulty electronic components such as printed circuit boards.
  • Assist with replacing electric motor bearings and rewires motors.
  • Assist with repairing plumbing problems as well as installing new plumbing.
  • Assist with repairing and rebuilding Hoffmans and other related manufacturing machines.  Duties will require assisting with accurate diagnosis and repair of mechanical problems relating to components such as variable speed drives, bearings, shafts and couplings, sprockets, and pulleys.
  • Assist with diagnosis and repair of electro-mechanical devices such as stepper motors, electric motors, and solenoid operated valves.
  • Assist with other maintenance projects when required.

Qualifications and Skills

    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Five plus years of experience working with industrial/manufacturing equipment
    • Ability read and understand electric drawings.
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks.
    • Knowledge of vacuum pumps
    • Be flexible and a team player.
    • Must be willing to learn and follow instruction.
    • Must possess well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, and be self-motivated
    • Must possess advanced troubleshooting skills.
    • Strong attention to detail and skillful in repair and maintenance of plant infrastructure and automated manufacturing equipment.
    • Experience in Plumbing, Electric, and HVAC desired.
    • Basic computer knowledge including Microsoft products desired.
    • Experience with vacuum coating equipment is preferred.

Job Type: Full time

Location: Brattleboro, VT

Excellent attendance is required

If you believe your education and experience are in line with the position description and qualifications referred to above, please email resume and cover letter to: jlocascio@omegafilters.com, or contact Jennifer LoCascio at 802-251-7367.

Posted: May 16, 2018

Polishing Manager- Full Time

Supervises and supports the Grind & Polish staff members. Demonstrates mastery of all aspects of grinding, polishing, and chamfering of glass substrates to produce filters of proper size, shape, thickness, parallelism, and surface quality. Tasked with on boarding new processes that will allow the department to provide the highest quality fabrication and surface work that can be achieved anywhere coupled with 100% on-time delivery. The position reports to the Production Manager.

Responsibilities and Duties

        • Demonstrates mastery of the skills required to grind, polish, and chamfer glass substrates with the highest possible quality. Achieves proficiency in operating all grinding and polishing machinery in the department.
        • Supervises the Grind & Polish staff to develop the most efficient ways to complete work orders with the highest level of productivity and quality. Plans, assigns, and directs work. Appraises staff performance. Rewards and disciplines employees. Builds a positive team spirit, high morale, and strong group commitment to daily production goals.
        • Requires departmental employees to stay on the job until the day’s work is completed. If that is not possible, develops a plan to complete the work as soon as possible to return the department to on-time completion.
        • Performs transmitted wavefront distortion measurements on the Broadband Achromatic Twyman-Green interferometer. Trains departmental staff in using this instrument.
        • Studies production schedules and MCSs and estimates machine time and labor hours required to complete each work order. Communicates department capacity with the Planning Department so that Planning may complete its daily scheduling. Develops, documents, and reports departmental metrics.
        • Performs a quality inspection of completed work orders and enters completion data in the company’s Manufacturing Resource Planning software (Omega Live) and Quality Assurance spreadsheet.
        • Performs evaluations and alerts the Production Manager and Planning Department of unexpected delays or product non-conformance that could negatively impact production commitments. Assists in determining root cause and corrective actions in providing resolution for product failures.
        • Develops Standard Operating Procedures for the department’s machinery and processes when needed.
        • Establishes a formal training and cross-training schedule. Trains department employees on all machines and on all inspection and documentation requirements.
        • Works with the Maintenance Department to perform preventative maintenance on all machinery. Maintains a schedule of required preventative maintenance and instrument calibration tasks.
        • Recommends changes of equipment and furniture placement, development of tool boards, and implementation of other improvements to the functionality of the department.
        • Develops a program to resurface obsolete or substandard filters to reuse valuable glass.

Qualifications and Skills

        • Five to seven years minimum experience in optical shop grinding, polishing & configuring.
        • At least two years supervisor experience required.
        • Aptitude for problem solving and good communication skills necessary.

Job Type: Full time

Location: Brattleboro, VT

If you believe your education and experience are in line with the position description and qualifications referred to above, please email resume and cover letter to: jlocascio@omegafilters.com, or contact Jennifer LoCascio at 802-251-7367.

Posted: May 21, 2018


 

Who are we?

Omega Optical is an equal opportunity employer located in Brattleboro, VT. Founded in 1969 by Robert Johnson D. Sc., President and Technical Director, Omega Optical is a leader in photonics, exploring new areas with fresh ideas, an eager team, and the latest technology to produce the best in optical Interference filters. Our products encompass many markets and applications including -- Medical Diagnostics: Point-of-Care Instrumentation, Hematology, Macular Degeneration, Real-Time Patient Monitoring, Industrial: Environmental Monitoring, Machine Vision Systems, Spectroscopy, Lasers, Color Correction, Source Leveling and more. Defense, Aerospace and Astronomy: Infra-Red Vision Systems, targeting systems, LIDAR, Conflict/Weapon Simulators, Outer Space Based Instrumentation, Ground-Based Telescope Systems, and more.

We design and produce the most diverse offering of interference filters in the industry and with over 40 years of experience partnering with researchers and instrument designers to meet their requirements. Along with our experience, we bring a corporate commitment to cooperatively explore, understand and ultimately refine solutions. This support originates with our team of Scientists, Engineers, and Industry experts from various scientific fields.

All associates and applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Omega Optical will not discriminate against employees or applicants in their employment or hiring practices because of a disability. We will make reasonable accommodations when necessary and when requested to do so, unless the accommodation(s) would impose an undue hardship.

What do we offer?

          • Child Care Subsidy
          • Health Insurance
          • Dental Reimbursement
          • 401(k) Savings/Profit-Sharing Plan
          • Educational Assistance
          • Creative Work Environment