Tech Associate II

Rochester, NY


The Laboratory is seeking an experienced technician responsible for operating thin film deposition chambers, including the implementation of design strategies, management of coating equipment and inspection of optics to be coated. Candidate will participate in many aspects of coating, including process development and documentation, production, analysis and inspection; and also be responsible for oversight of coating equipment usage. Candidate will need to a hands-on approach toward preventative maintenance, minor repairs and equipment improvements.


  • Operate optical coating equipment to manufacture high-damage threshold coatings

  • Perform metrology measurements for coating characterization

  • Maintain reliable records, including accurate run logs of all coating runs and maintenance logs

  • Inspect cleaned optics to ensure surface to be coated is free of defects


  • Experience working within a manufacturing environment

  • High attention to detail and effective organizational skills

  • Strong mechanical skills

  • Electronics and vacuum coating experience desirable and an understanding of computer hardware and software, including Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Ability to manipulate heavy mechanisms and large glass substrates

  • Willingness to interact with fellow technicians, research scientists, students, and vendors with a friendly and professional attitude


The candidate should have an Associates degree in electronics, optics, or mechanical technology, plus two-years experience in a hands-on technical field or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Location: Laser Lab & COI
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 052 LLE-Laboratory for Laser Energ
Schedule: 8:30 AM-5:30 PM

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