• II-VI Aerospace & Defense

  • 36570 Briggs Road ,
    Murriet CA 92563 , USA
  • +1-951-926-2994

Optical Surface/Coating Technician Trainee - 2nd Shift

November, 2022:

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Under direct supervision, the Optical Surface / Coating Technician Trainee follows written Standard Manufacturing Procedures and detailed Work Instructions to process a variety of optics through inspection, cleaning, loading/unloading and chamber operation.  The assigned optics can be large or fragile and are easily damaged if not carefully handled following meticulous protocol.  The work includes such as:

  • Clean optic surfaces utilizing a variety of chemical and mechanical means.
  • Inspect optics to assure complete removal of all surface residue and particulates.
  • Utilizing scratch and dig standards and designated reticles, assure no rejectable physical damage is present.
  • Load clean and inspected optics into designated tooling or fixtures in preparation for coating.
  • Unload coated optics and re-inspect for coating quality and to assure that no physical damage has occurred.
  • Prevents or corrects deficiencies in surface quality and workmanship.
  • Operation of coating equipment that applies coating onto optics.
  • Primarily coats standard and some engineering coating designs on optical substrates.
  • Performs support functions to keep the equipment and process running effectively.
  • Timely and accurate completion of defined documentation and entry of data into established data bases.

Education & Experience

  • High School Diploma or (GED) or equivalent experience with emphasis on math or science.  Some college or vocational training in physical science, mathematics or engineering filed preferred.  Requires fundamental math skills and occasionally may require basic algebra or geometry.  Requires ability to operate specialized equipment, read difficult instructions and maintain concise written records


  •  Mathematical Skills
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.  
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs
  • Language Skills
  •  Effective verbal communication.  
  •  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, Standard Manufacturing Procedures, Work Instructions and equipment operating manuals.
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Ability to comprehend and apply common sense understanding sufficient to carry out instructions in written, oral and diagram form.
  • Demonstrated ability to properly and consistently handle optics and windows without causing damage.  
  • ​​​​Demonstrates basic understanding of the coating process.

Working Conditions

  • The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate/loud.

Physical Requirements

  • The employee will frequently need to be able to lift up to 5-25lbs during routine work with or without assistance. Clean room protocols and PPE will be necessary to work in this position.

Safety Requirements

All employees are required to follow the site EHS procedures and II-VI Corporate EHS standards.

Quality and Environmental Responsibilities

Depending on location, this position may be responsible for the execution and maintenance of the ISO 9000, 9001, 14001 and/or other applicable standards that may apply to the relevant roles and responsibilities within the Quality Management System and Environmental Management System.

Culture Commitment

Ensure adherence to company’s values (ICARE) in all aspects of your position at II-VI:

Integrity – Create an Environment of Trust

Collaboration – Innovate Through the Sharing of Ideas

Accountability – Own the Process and the Outcome

Respect – Recognize the Value in Everyone

Enthusiasm – Find a Sense of Purpose in Work