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Thin Films Process Engineer



Guardian Industries has an immediate need for a Thin Films Process Engineer. This position is based out of our plant in Corsicana, TX. The Corsicana plant offers an entrepreneurial environment, and we seek results-oriented individuals. Furthermore, our culture focuses on professional growth, continuous improvement, and rewarding employees for their contributions and unwavering commitment to excellence.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Troubleshoot problems that occur during the manufacturing process of the optical coatings related to uniformity, color and durability
  • Work with product and process development teams to prepare for new coatings
  • Use SPC to monitor product quality and maintain processes to improve the quality of vacuum coating processes and other techniques such as sampling plans, experimental design, process capability analysis, and process improvement plans
  • Work jointly with plant engineers and maintenance personnel to meet process performance requirements at the coater and peripheral support equipment (i.e., washer, control systems and conveyors)
  • Work closely with production personnel to provide support engineering to maintain high level of coated product reliability throughout the coating operation
  • Leverage strong analytical skills, and utilize effective troubleshooting and problem-solving techniques on a variety of tools and instruments required in the manufacturing of thin film coatings
  • Demonstrate computer literacy, to include effective use of spreadsheet reporting techniques, and as it applies to operating advanced coater support equipment
  • Apply design of experiment techniques and data monitoring and collection of critical process parameters

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a STEM field OR two (2) or more years’ experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in one or more of the following: thin films, vacuum process, mechanical or process engineering, instrumentation, or mechanical troubleshooting

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Two (2) or more years’ experience in Optical Thin Film Technologies
  • Five (5) or more years’ experience in industrial production support
  • Instrumentation experience
  • Large area sputtering system and/ or sputtered optical thin film technologies
  • Vacuum coating process and equipment knowledge
  • Experience with thin film evaluation and materials testing techniques such as spectrophotometers, and optical modeling program packages

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.
This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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