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Who We Are:
The Kurt J. Lesker Company is a leading technology and manufacturing company that touches your life every day, you just may not know it yet. How? By manufacturing and providing enabling technology products to industries such as Semiconductor, Aerospace, LED, Consumer Electronics, Medical Device, Electric Vehicles, Thin Film Battery Production and Crystal Growth just to name a few. Did you see the recent rocket launch? Talked to someone via video chat with your phone? Like those new sunglasses? Shave? Each and every one of those applications there is a likely chance the Kurt J. Lesker Company was involved.
The Test & Validation Technician will perform quality checks and performance qualifications of the electrical and mechanical assemblies while working from engineering schematics or work instructions of an often-complex nature. They will carry out testing and quality control of thin film deposition and vacuum systems and its sub-assemblies in order to confirm that it meets quality standards and customer specifications. This person will also responsible for providing recommendations related to design improvements and developing design improvements based on results of equipment testing. Typical travel is 20%.
Key Job Responsibilities:
Testing mechanical and electro-mechanical systems to ensure compliance with internal quality standards, performance expectations and specifications, as well as compliance with contractual requirements
Ability to troubleshoot mechanical and electrical assemblies using KJLC procedures, software (sometimes custom) and schematics to verify functional operation of all equipment
Thorough understanding of vacuum technology and thin film deposition techniques, components and processes, including electron beam, thermal evaporation and sputtering deposition
Understanding of the precautions and limitations required for the proper and safe use of high powered equipment, hazardous gases (such as O2) and some hazardous deposition materials (such as organics used for OLED and photovoltaic processes)
Professional customer interaction including verification of proper installation and on-site training of equipment end users, technicians, engineers and professors
Develop technical content for customer user manuals, internal procedures and training documents
Understanding of KJLC and vendor software navigation, structure and PC/PLC operation
Using independent discretion and judgment to create and modify standard and custom process recipes via KJLC software that meet KJLC and other applicable safety requirements
Independent determination of the development and use of safety interlocks and component limitations to ensure proper and safe operation of the system and its operators
Ability to perform helium leak detection and perform basic analysis via a Residual Gas Analyzer (RGA)
Responsible for giving final recommendation to the Production Manager that the system has met all system requirements and is able to be delivered to the customer
Responsible to achieve final acceptance of equipment at the customers facility
Internal interdepartmental collaboration on a regular basis including with the Sales, Engineering and Research & Development (R&D) departments
Ability to safely use portable power equipment, computer controlled thin film measurement equipment and quality control tools
Perform work in a logical, orderly and skillful manner while maintaining a high level of quality workmanship
Control and verification of test and process data, performance limits and system reports
Leadership for mentoring, training and coaching of Test Engineers and technicians
3-5 related experience
Experience utilizing standard quality control tools and equipment, including software
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
Ability to lift up to 30 pounds
Ability to travel domestically and internationally; ability to drive and/or fly to customer locations
Associates or Bachelors’ degree in a related field and/or equivalent experience in a related field
10 + years related experience or relevant course work with an Bachelor degree, including leadership, project management or supervisor experience
Benefits & Awards
Medical, Vision, Dental, Life, and Disability Insurance
Paid Time Off
Flexible Spending Plan
On site Gym and Running Trail
Employee Engagement and Sustainability Programs
PBT’s Best Places to Work
Business Ethics Award
Advanced Manufacturing Award
The Kurt J. Lesker Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disability
The Kurt J. Lesker Company is a dynamic, rapidly growing international manufacturer and distributor of thin film deposition systems and components for the vacuum technology market. Our products are used in a variety of applications including semiconductor, space exploration, automotive, solar, medical devices, and several other world-changing technologies. We pride ourselves on our strong team culture and dedication to sustainability, which has enabled us to continue to innovate and expand year after year. As a privately held company, we are able to focus on the long term and invest in the future, which has allowed us to stay at the cutting edge while providing stability and growth for our employees for the last 70 years. Join us and be a part of something truly special.