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Coherent Crystal Growth Technician in Budd Lake, New Jersey

Crystal Growth Technician

  • Job ID: 11914

  • Functional Area: Technicians / Assemblers

  • Position Type: Full Time - Regular

  • Experience Required: 3 - 5 Years

  • Location: NJ-Budd Lake

  • Education Required: Associates Degree

  • Relocation Provided: No

  • Tier:

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Job Description and Responsibilities:

Coherent is a world leader of lasers and laser-based technology for materials processing, microelectronics, scientific, life sciences and medical customers. The light we deliver touches almost every aspect of human life—vision correction to cell analysis, precision welding to 3-D metal printing, gravity wave detection to brain research. Put your talents to work at Coherent where you can create and innovate enabling technologies that will push the frontiers of science and technology.

At Coherent Budd Lake, N.J. we develop crystals and laser subsystems for many applications. We are seeking a Crystal Growth Technician to support development and sustain manufacturing operations in our Crystal Growth department which enable the production of high-quality crystals used in our products throughout the world. The Candidate will assume ownership of delegated departmental responsibilities and participate in continuous process improvement efforts. This position will be highly focused on input process activities including material characterization in addition to cross training on several other process areas and equipment.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepare raw materials, seeds, and hot zone components for crystal growth

  • Log process data into run sheets and crystal growth database.

  • Evaluate and characterizes final product

  • Participate in the equipment maintenance programs

  • Assist in determining methods or actions to remedy malfunctions

  • Support engineering activities in process improvements

  • Work safely under strict safety guidelines in a controlled environment

  • Function within a team environment; communicate, collaborate, and interact across manufacturing operations and R&D

  • Maintain order and cleanliness in the crystal growth and charge preparation areas


Education and Work Experience:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of hands-on experience handling chemicals or chemistry lab work

  • Must be technically inclined with demonstrated mechanical skills, such as previous hand-tool use or basic electro-mechanical trouble-shooting

  • Must be computer-literate to operate computer-controlled equipment and enter data

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Technical Associates degree

  • Previous experience in high temperature processes, such as glass or material processes

  • Familiarity with bulk crystal growth techniques

  • Ability to read electrical diagrams

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to interface effectivity with coworkers of varying technical levels such as engineers, technicians, supervisors, managers, etc.

  • Strong attention to detail

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.