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Thin Coating Specialist I

Date: Sep 15, 2022

Location: Austin, TX, US, 78758

Company: FlightSafety International

About FlightSafety International

FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides training for pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full-flight simulators and award-winning maintenance training at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Canada, France and the United Kingdom.

Purpose of Position

The Thin Films Coating Specialist/Operator sets up and operates the FVS coating chamber to fabricate coated component parts.  They are responsible for facility/equipment cleanliness, readiness and maintenance and may be assigned additional duties as required.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Able to perform full scope of activities associated with job which include the most difficult aspects.
  • Able to train complex skills and concepts to technicians.
  • Independently performs the internal coating chamber preventative maintenance, including service to the cryogenic pumps, ion sources and electron beam guns.
  • Independently performs the external coating chamber preventative maintenance, including service to the roughing pumps, chiller, compressor, and Alum-a-Lift device.
  • Independently coordinates with the equipment manufactures as needed to perform coating chamber electrical and mechanical emergent maintenance.
  • Can demonstrate a working knowledge of all chamber component system’s theoretical functionality.
  • Can demonstrate a working knowledge of optical thin film coatings as it relates to FVS specific coatings and can make minor adjustments of the FVS coating to maintain specifications.
  • Has an expert level knowledge of the Symphony 36 software and related component software and is able to write and edit material and deposition recipes.
  • Independently performs routine uniformity checks and evaluations on established coatings.
  • Has a general working knowledge of the thin film coating industry, including other coating concepts and equipment.
  • Participates in necessary training including traveling for additional training as required.
  • Overtime as required.
  • Other duties as directed by the Production Manager or Coating Engineer.

Minimum Education

Associates Degree (AS)

Minimum Experience

Associates Degree (AS) in applicable field plus 8 years’ experience in a directly related trade or field or 10 years’ experience in a comparable thin film coating position or in a directly related trade IE: machinist, welder, electrician, equipment mechanic, telecommunication installer, etc.  Or minimum 4 years as a Thin Films Coating Specialist Level II or equivalent combination of education and related experience and inspection to mil-spec and industry best practice specifications and tolerances.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Basic computer skills with Microsoft Office suite and basic knowledge of Symphony 36 software.
  • Basic knowledge of hand tools for fabrication environment operational knowledge of sand blaster, forklift and other hand tools.  Able to use precision measuring equipment applicable to this job.
  • Hands on mechanical and electronic troubleshooting skills; hands on welding, machining, electrical, carpentry or tele-communications trades or non-eyewear optics experience is preferred.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met and/or encountered 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.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently left and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

FlightSafety is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Nearest Major Market: Austin