Coating Technician

General Information
Location  257 Cedar Hill Road
Marlborough, MA 01752
United States
Employee Type  Non-Exempt FT (D)
Job Category  Manufacturing


IPG Photonics has launched a new coating department to support the high-power laser systems we develop and manufacture.  This position will be part of a team using brand new, state of the art deposition equipment. 

Basic Duties and Responsibilities:  


  • Prepare deposition chamber for coating runs: load deposition materials, prepare and load optical parts, etc.
  • Perform incoming/outgoing quality control of optical parts for cosmetic defects and spectral conformance
  • Daily chamber maintenance (including cleaning of high vacuum equipment): bead blasting, (re-)foiling of chamber interior, etc.
  • Maintain coat tooling
  • Maintain production records and document problems
  • Follow cleanroom protocols
  • Operate ion-beam sputtering and electron beam evaporation equipment
  • Perform spectral characterization of coatings using spectrophotometers such as Cary or Perkin Elmer
  • Responsibilities and growth opportunities will vary depending on the candidates experience, skill set, and initiative
  • Good communication, written and verbal
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Degree, or seeking a degree in Science or Engineering field preferred
  • General mechanical competency
  • High tech, high vacuum processing a plus
  • Handling of optics a plus
  • Experience in cleanroom environment a plus


A successful candidate will possess the following characteristics:

  • Desire to learn
  • Meticulous, attention to detail
  • Solid reasoning and strong trouble shooting skills
  • Observant – able to notice cause and effect, and to notice trends with equipment and process
  • Ability to report failures and to collaborate with supervising engineers
  • Ability to follow detailed instruction
  • Ability to work independently to complete tasks
  • Dexterity to handle delicate, small optics with tweezers or other tools
  • Ability to lift up to thirty pounds
  • Willingness to wear many hats and fill many roles
  • Ability to follow good safety practices


This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22C.F.R. §120.15 are required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, asylee.   License exception Technology and software under restriction (TSR) defined in 15 CFR 740.6 may permit person from Country Group B.

The following link will take you to the government site with the list of Country Group B: https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/documents/regulation-docs/452-supplement-no-1-to-part-740-country-groups/file