Principal Process Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

Job Description:

Responsibilities include but is not limited to:

  • Design, development, and optimization of optical thin-film coatings, including simulation, product evaluation and characterization, and process optimization to meet requirements and specifications.
  • Day to day production support for Thin-Film Coating operation. Including working closely with other Thin-Film Engineers and technicians to resolve technical issues.
  • Training and support of Manufacturing personnel.
  • Planning the sequence of operations for Thin-Film Coating and Test processes.
  • Determine, track, and report on KPIs. Analyze manufacturing data and implement process improvements for Cost, Quality and Schedule performance.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of optical metrology testing methods including spectrophotometry, interferometry, VASE photometry, absorption, Nomarski inspection, laser damage testing and SEM.
  • Analyze product failures to determine cause and recommend/implement corrective action.
  • Work collaboratively with Equipment Engineering to diagnose equipment failures and develop/implement systematic Process Control Parameters.
  • Lead or participate in the validation of Thin-Film Coating processes and equipment.
  • Make decisions on capital purchases
  • Provide estimate to quotes
  • Work closely with customers in the pre-quote phase to guide producible specifications
  • Assist in the development and improvement of optics cleaning processes.

Required Skills:
  • A strong technical and people leader, self-motivated, capable of organizing and completing own efforts and interfacing well with engineers and factory personnel
  • Excellent understanding of Thin-Film Coating processes and design software (preferably Filmstar)
  • Understands the requirement for a healthy chamber
  • Excellent understanding of Thin-Film Coating testing methods including spectrophotometry, interferometry, VASE photometry, absorption, Nomarski inspection, and SEM.
  • Ability to interpret Engineering prints to determine test requirements.
  • Experience with the development of process documentation.
  • Able to modify/extend working hours in response to business needs.
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word, and other Microsoft products, especially in the collection, analysis, organization, processing, and presentation of data.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience conducting process improvements, RCCAs, and FRBs.
  • Experience developing and tracking KPIs
  • Must be able to work both independently, and as a team.
  • Must be a problem-solver, demonstrating strong commitment and dedication.
Desired Skills:
  • Experience with purchase of capital equipment
  • Experience with design software, especially FTG Software’s Filmstar
  • Experience with statistical process control, statistical software (preferably Minitab)
  • Experience with Design of Experiments
  • Familiar with Woollam Variable Angle Spectroscopic Ellipsometry
  • Familiar with Laser Damage testing
  • Experience with chemical vapor deposition and atomic layer deposition
Required Education (including Major):
  • Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering, with a minimum of 8 years of experience in Thin-Film Coating or, Master’s degree in science or engineering, with a minimum of 6 years of experience in Thin-Film Coating
  • Preferred M.S in Physics/ Optics with background in Thin-film coatings.
This position requires ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance.
Candidates must have U.S. citizenship due to the ITAR-restricted nature of programs.

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization. 145161

Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.