Interferometer Technician - 2nd Shift at Coherent Corp.

Posted in General Business 17 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Newtown, Connecticut

Job Description:

We are seeking an Interferometer Technician (2 nd shift) in our Newtown, CT facility where we produce wafer tables for use in the semiconductor industry. Interferometer Technicians check flatness of in-process and final products in a cleanroom environment. Responsibilities encompass the setup, calibration, troubleshooting, and maintenance of interferometers, as well as collaboration with engineers and scientists to optimize instrument performance. Our 2 nd shift schedule is Monday-Friday 3:00pm to 11:30pm.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Set up, calibrate, check out and operate the Interferometer
  • Assist in defining and documenting the Interferometer operation tools and procedures
  • Analyze applicable data to evaluate operations, processes and products
  • Evaluate procedures and recommend changes or modifications for efficiency and adaptability to production
  • Verify conformance of finished workpiece to specifications
  • Confer with engineers, production personnel or others to resolve issues
  • Maintain safe, clean, orderly and organized work areas
  • Accurate and timely completion and organization of required paperwork
  • Perform all other duties, as assigned

Education & Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • 2+ years of experience in quality inspection or metrology
  • Previous experience operating complex scientific instrumentation such as interferometers or microscopes
  • Technical training a plus
  • Experience with precision measuring equipment, clean room operations, interferometer equipment or optical CMMs highly desirable
  • Experience with lapping equipment desirable
  • Experience with precision measurement methods and systems
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings and process procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to follow instructions and procedures closely while offering suggestions for continuous improvement
  • Experience with networked PC based computer system (spreadsheets, Email, MRP systems)


  • Basic reading and math skills
  • Good manual dexterity and fine motor skills - able to manipulate small components
  • Clean and organized (will work in a clean room environment)
  • Patient and conscientious
  • Metrology: Must be skilled in the use of hand and electronic gauging (inspection less than .0001 inches) and other electronic equipment
  • Experience with manufacturing process improvement initiatives
  • Related experience in high-precision R&D/manufacturing environment
  • Hands-on individual with keen interest in position with varied tasks
  • Goal oriented with a proven record of getting work done on time
  • High mechanical and mathematical aptitude
  • Experience with use of various measuring tools
  • Experience with process improvement initiatives

Physical Requirements

  • Able to frequently lift/push/pull objects that are 25 pounds, or lighter, repeatedly
  • Able to sit, stand, bend, squat and walk about the facility
  • Walking/standing a minimum of eight (8) hours per day

Safety Requirements

All employees are required to follow the site EHS procedures and Coherent Corp. Corporate EHS standards.

Quality and Environmental Responsibilities

Depending on location, this position may be responsible for the execution and maintenance of the ISO 9000, 9001, 14001 and/or other applicable standards that may apply to the relevant roles and responsibilities within the Quality Management System and Environmental Management System.

Culture Commitment

Ensure adherence to company's values (ICARE) in all aspects of your position at Coherent Corp.:

Integrity - Create an Environment of Trust

Collaboration - Innovate Through the Sharing of Ideas

Accountability - Own the Process and the Outcome

Respect - Recognize the Value in Everyone

Enthusiasm - Find a Sense of Purpose in Work

Coherent Corp. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at .Coherent is a global leader in lasers, engineered materials and networking components. We are a vertically integrated manufacturing company that develops innovative products for diversified applications in the industrial, optical communications, military, life sciences, semiconductor equipment, and consumer markets. Coherent provides a comprehensive career development platform within an environment that challenges employees to perform at their best, while rewarding excellence and hard-work through a competitive compensation program. It's an exciting opportunity to work for a company that offers stability, longevity and growth. Come Join Us!

Note to recruiters and employment agencies: We will not pay for unsolicited resumes from recruiters and employment agencies unless we have a signed agreement and have required assistance, in writing, for a specific opening.Job Summary: As an Interferometer Technician, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the accurate functioning of interferometric equipment used for precise measurements in scientific, industrial, or research settings. Your responsibilities will encompass the setup, calibration, troubleshooting, and maintenance of interferometers, as well as collaboration with engineers and scientists to optimize instrument performance.

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