If you have vacuum coating experience, this is a fantastic opportunity to join a recognized “Best Place to Work” in the area where the products you work on will save lives and make the world safer!
Everything we touch here makes an impact – from the tiny optical components used in smoke detector sensors or the lenses used on security camera domes, to the optical face shields used by firefighters, first responders, the military, and motorsport enthusiasts.
Sets up, operates, and maintains vacuum deposition chambers and coating operations for production, and engineering to coat optical plastic products with optical materials such as chromium, silicon dioxide, zirconium dioxide, titanium oxide, aluminum, aluminum dioxide, gold, magnesium fluoride, etc. which provide the required customer specifications of light transmission and reflectance.
Prepares procedures and estimates time for assignments; may follow standard practice or be an original.
Tests vacuum systems and related electronics to ensure that they are operating properly.
Performs equipment maintenance such as cleaning chamber, E-guns, shielding, fixtures, and lubricating any moving parts as necessary.
Reads production schedules to determine setups of vacuum equipment.
Measures and masks areas in the chamber (baffles) to be excluded from optical coating.
Adjusts E-guns for proper operation and fills crucibles with the required optical materials, installs required shielding, etc., in order to set up vacuum deposition chamber.
Measures or weighs optical materials, using scales and calculators.
Replaces worn parts and adjusts equipment components, using hand tools, and/or electronic test meters, as necessary.
Loads parts onto fixtures and then places fixtures into chamber for vacuum deposition processing.
Monitors gauges and chamber to ensure that they are operating properly during the coating process; makes adjustments or stops machine when problems occur.
Removes fixtures from chamber and removes parts from fixtures, inspects and verifies conformance to specifications.
Examines completed parts to determine reflectivity using witness plaques, and transmission, thickness of coating deposits, by using instruments such as Filmetrics Thin Film Analyzer and Spectrophotometers.
As a member of the team, you can expect:
Competitive pay commensurate with your experience.
Excellent benefits package – Including medical, dental, vison, life, disability insurances, 401k with employer match, health savings account, paid time off, holidays, family picnic in summer, team appreciation dinner in winter, participation in the annual Best Places to Work in PA survey, team charitable events and fundraising, and more.
Excellent employer reputation – Voted one of the “Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania” 10 times in the last 14 years!
Culture – At MXL you will encounter a culture focused on dignity, respect, safety, quality, and teamwork.
Impact of your work – Vision is a critical element in the success of each individual soldier and first responder. Whether the task is a pilot betting his life on his heads-up-display or a firefighter’s uncompromised vision in his respirator mask, you will help manufacture optics that provide clear, undistorted, flawless function.
MXL Industries, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Previous experience with vacuum deposition or vacuum chambers or thin film coating.
Direct experience using optical measurement systems as applied to thin film coatings, such as Filmetrics optical measuring system, spectrophotometers, interferometers, and microscopes.
With degree: 3 years' experience with vacuum deposition of optical materials.
Without degree: 6 years of relevant experience in vacuum technology and manufacturing.
About MXL Industries, Inc.
"Excellence. Nothing Less."
MXL Industries manufactures optical plastic parts. We design and manufacture optical injection molds, perform optical injection molding, specialty coating, routing, and assembly operations. We work with several resins, including polycarbonate, Apec, acrylic, and polystyrene. We specialize in manufacturing high quality parts that require stringent optical performance requirements for a broad spectrum of customers.