II-VI Incorporated
  • Santa Rosa, CA, USA
  • Full Time

The job function is to support the manufacturing and testing of optical thin film filters for Telecom applications on a daily basis.  Directly responsible for the improvement, and execution of filter testing and the automation associated with multiple test systems.  Work with manufacturing to meet delivery, yield and throughput goals, along with increasing capacity with business growth.  This will include process management of automated test stations, review and analyze product/process results, ensure the process is setup for optimal machine utilization.  Additionally, work with peer test and automation experts to ensure 100% accurate measurements and high test station efficiencies, daily.  Must perform continuous process improvement and development of tools to assist management, engineering and manufacturing in evaluation of process, product and business.

Works directly with Quality Manager on customer quality issues.  Provides technical input and feedback on Return Material Authorization (RMA) requests, as well as equipment qualifications.

BS degree in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical or equivalent).

  • 5+ years of professional process engineering in manufacturing.
  • Knowledgeable in the use and connectivity of Tunable Laser Sources and Optical Spectrum Analyzers
  • Optical communication systems background preferred
  • Familiarity with optical thin film filters and product application
  • General knowledge of Minitab or Jump statistical software packages, interpretation of statistics and an ability to clearly communicate statistical results to others
  • Decrease/Eliminate process variations using problem solving methodologies to; understand root causes, confirm hypotheses, implement resolutions, and optimize improvement
  • Matlab/Visual Basic writing skills for equipment control and data analysis.
  • Have proficient general computer skills. Some examples are; Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.


  • Constantly searching for ways to reduce process/product variations by identifying critical factors within the process
  • Experience with Tuneable Laser Source (TLS), Optical Spectrum Analyzer (OSA) and Cary Spectrophotometers
  • Create/give input to manufacturing work instructions
  • Ability and desire to learn new measurement processes through empirical analysis and review of technical literature
  • Excellent writing skills to document user/maintenance manuals and test analysis reports
  • Ability to analyze spectral data and apply required level of reverse engineering
  • Ability to anticipate and handle multiple assignments and priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results independently or working with colleagues
  • Ability to identify risks and make recommendations
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to recommend and implement improvements
  • Self-directed, ability to prioritize multifaceted projects
  • Handle special assignments promptly and professionally
  • Set a high standard of ethics, professionalism, leadership and competency
  • Demonstrates and promotes the II-VI Worldwide values: Customer First; Honesty and Integrity, Open Communications, Teamwork, Continuous Improvement and Learning; Manage by the "Facts"; A Safe, Clean and Orderly Workplace


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