Coating Engineer

Recruiter
MTrec Recruitment and Training
Location
Northumberland
Salary
Competitive
Posted
03 May 2019
Closes
31 May 2019
Sectors
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Company

An exciting opportunity to join a rapidly expanding company based in South Tyneside. Our client is a market leader in their specialist sector. To support growth they are now looking to recruit a Coating Engineer to join their passionate team. This is a brilliant opportunity to join a company who continually invest in their staff.

The main purpose of the role is toorganise and manage all aspects of the job in a tidy and professional manner. All work to be carried out in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures, to expected timescales and within all Health and Safety guidelines.

The Role

  • Clean, prepare and setup vacuum chamber ready for coating cycle.
  • Clean and prepare Substrates ready for coating and load into Jig.
  • Operation of high vacuum coating system.
  • Set up and calculate monitoring wavelengths for Monitoring system.
  • Diagnosing and correcting faults.
  • Use of Bead Blaster to clean plant parts and jigs.
  • Recovery of Substrates using acid cleaning techniques.
  • Use thin film software to produce coating designs.
  • Set up and use metrology equipment (Spectrophotometer) for testing filters.
  • Reading and understanding customer drawings and specifications.
  • Liaise with Team Leader and/or Production Manager on priorities.
  • Keep detailed and up to date records of all coating cycles and maintenance (PC files, spreadsheets and written).
  • Complete Routine Plant Maintenance.
  • Proactive ability to engage in process, yield/scrap and business improvements. Improve and re-write SOP's.
  • Maintain machine system cleanliness and basic plant preparation maintenance.

The Person

  • Physics/ Applied Physics or relevant Engineering Degree or, extensive Thin Film/Evaporator Coatings technical experience.
  • Working in a Production environment with demanding standards and tight schedules.
  • Experience gained on Vacuum Evaporation systems within a production environment.
  • Appreciation of both practical and theoretical Evaporator coating methodologies.
  • Trained in 5S/Lean Manufacturing (Level 2 or 3). Ability to apply LEAN Principles.
  • Knowledge of COSHH, PPE, risk assessments and safety equipment.
  • Ability to critically analyse technical drawings and manuals.
  • Understanding of change control and importance within a manufacturing facility.
  • PC Skills MS Word, Excel etc.
  • Ability to relate to Engineering issues which effect machine and process performance and product quality.
  • Attention to detail (in particular interpreting specifications and tight tolerances)
  • Evidence of implementation of change control or working within such an environment (eg. Changing parts, pumps, machine set-up, changing machine recipes in software)

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