Trainee Coating Technician

AM Recruitment
10 Jun 2024
18 Jun 2024
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title:

Trainee Coating Technician



Reporting to:

Coating leader

Responsible For:

Meeting coating schedules agreed with the Coating Leader

Job Purpose

A trainee coating Technician will work within the department on a variety of optical tasks to meet on-time-delivery requirements & Yield expectations.

Key Responsibilities

  • The individual will gain a thorough working knowledge of all the common skills required in such tasks and be able to carry them out with the minimum of direct instruction.
  • The technician will gain the ability to read, understand and work to engineering drawings and specifications.
  • With training be competent to run numerous processes on different coating plants successfully, maintain the appropriate paperwork/route sheets correctly.
  • Will gain the ability to hand clean optics ready to present to the coating chambers.
  • Will gain the ability to measure and assess work on the appropriate spectrophotometers.
  • With training be able to identify coating defects such as spatter, striae, delamination, lint marks, comet marks etc. and understand the possible causes.
  • Determine and specify the suitability of jigs for coating taking account of aspects such as clear aperture, outer dimensions, condition of jig being used, etc.
  • Assist in the clean down of the coating chambers observing Local Health and safety rules.

Adherence of Health & Safety requirements.

The responsibilities listed above are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all tasks to be performed. Additional duties are likely to be required as directed by the Department Manager.

The ability to work shifts and be on-site in Leicester daily is essential. Hours of work for shifts are 6am-2pm and 2pm to 10pm which turnabout weekly. A shift allowance is paid for the late shift. Overtime is paid at x1.5.

Physical Demands

Frequent lifting of weights in excess of 5kgs may be required.

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to carry out each duty satisfactorily. Reasonable adjustments may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


General Education and qualifications

  • ONC/GCSE level mathematics
  • GCSE level English

Professional Qualifications


  • Previous knowledge and experience of working within a mechanical manufacturing environment would be advantageous.

Skills / Abilities

  • Good communication skills
  • Basic Computing skills
  • Skilled in use of all common hand tools