Coating Engineer

MTrec Recruitment and Training
03 May 2019
31 May 2019
Contract Type
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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