Manufacturing Engineer / Thin Film Coating / 2nd Shift / Orlando, FL

    • Orlando, FL

Description:Lockheed Martin's Missiles and Fire Control business area is experiencing some substantial growth at our campus in sunny Orlando, FL. We are seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to join our team. From ultra-precision machining and additive manufacturing to the development and production of complex optical components and sophisticated electronic systems, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) utilizes the latest capabilities in manufacturing to produce some of the world's most advanced weapon and sensor technology.
The Manufacturing Engineer will work in a fast-paced production environment supporting manufacture and coating of cutting edge optical components using advanced manufacturing equipment and technology. This exciting work will include the opportunity to work hands on with products and provide technical guidance and support to technicians and operators to facilitate optimal performance.
• The engineer will develop and execute manufacturing process plans for optics component manufacturing, continuously improve processes and plans using tools and methods such as statistical process control (SPC) and design of experiments (DOE), and conceptualize, design and execute tooling requirements using ProE.
• The engineer will have the opportunity to identify root causes and corrective action of technical production problems and develop re-work instructions as needed.
• The engineer will have the opportunity to participate in and/or lead process improvement teams and other small project technical teams, and travel in support of business, as needed.
• The engineer will support the development of formal manufacturing technicians and operators training courses and may be required to perform OJT training of supervisors, other engineers and operators.
• The engineer will continuously learn and apply a wide variety of engineering techniques, will contribute to projects in a teaming environment and will investigate, transfer, and adapt processes, techniques, or methods to new applications.
• The engineer will assist with capital improvement projects to include new systems
• The engineer will support and have opportunity to lead non-recurring projects through the entire lifecycle from design and prototype through production.
• The engineer will interact with optical design engineers to support producibility assessments of current and future products.
• The engineer will have the opportunity to stay up-to-date on the latest advancements and best practices in the field of optics / thin film coatings manufacturing.
Our role will have unique hours due to the high level of activity going on in our business. The engineer will start their second shift at 1:00 PM and will have to opportunity to overlap with first and second shift technicians and first shift engineers as well as our second shift engineering team. The engineer will train for a few months during dayshift hours and will move to our second shift once she/he is sufficiently proficient. At some point in the future the engineer may have an opportunity to move to a day shift role if business needs are conducive to that.
This position will offer the opportunity for occasional domestic travel.
We offer a continuous learning environment with strong career growth and advancement opportunities. Please consider joining our Missiles and Fire Control's Advanced Manufacturing Engineering team and take a step toward solving complex challenges and changing the world at the same time.

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Basic Qualifications:
-Basic Qualifications for this position will include a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, Chemical Engineering or closely related technical field and 2 years of professional level experience. A technical masters' degree in Optics or closely related field and academic experience can also meet our basic qualifications.
-Skills and/or experience in one or more categories of optics manufacturing engineering: thin film coating or photolithography.
-Candidates with thin film coating specialization will have skills, experience and/or course work that includes the design, manufacturing and metrology of optical thin film coatings. Thin film coatings at LM, for UV/visible through IR applications, include broad band anti-flection (BBAR), high reflector, dichroic, and notch filters. The required skills includes knowledge of vacuum systems, physical vapor deposition using thermal resistive and e-beam sources, plasma assist using either reactive ion plating (RIP) or advanced plasma sources and sputtering systems. The candidate must have experience or knowledge of a variety of analytical and metrology techniques for thin film measurement, including in-process metrology, spectrophotometry, ellipsometry, and interferometry.
-Candidates with photolithography skills will have Engineering experience and skills in photolithography, metal deposition processes and/or associated metrology. Experience with photolithography tools including coat/develop tracks and spinners, aligners, and inspection tools. Experience with metal deposition techniques including physical vapor deposition and sputter. Candidate should possess a proven track record of developing novel and successful solutions to complex technical issues.
The ability to troubleshoot optics manufacturing processes is required.
The ability and skills required to enable continuous process improvement for optics manufacturing processes are required.
-Strong verbal & written communications skills are required.
-The ability to work effectively as an individual and in a team environment is required.
-Strong Microsoft Office software proficiency is required.
-Strong analytical skills are required.
-The ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance is required.
Desired Skills:
-An MS level technical degree in Mechanical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, Chemical Engineering or related technical field may be desirable.
-Breadth in skills and/or experience across multiple disciplines of optics manufacturing engineering is desired.
-Experience working in a production environment would be a plus.
-Knowledge of relevant military and ISO optical specifications is desired.

Relocation: Relocation assistance is possible for this exciting position.
The Locale: Orlando is a city in the Central Florida area. This region is a great place to live and to raise a family. Central Florida offers lots of attractive residential housing options. The Greater Orlando metropolitan area is the sixth largest metro area in the southeastern United States. The climate here is warm and sunny all year long for the most part. Orlando is home to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Florida, and SeaWorld. Orlando is also home to the second largest University in the US, the University of Central Florida (UCF). Where can you get to from Orlando? Orlando is about an hour's drive from Cocoa Beach and the "space coast" to include NASA and the Kennedy Space Center. Tampa is about 1.5 hours from Orlando. West Palm Beach is about 2.5 hours to the south and Jacksonville is about 2 hours to the northeast. Atlanta, GA is 6 hours to the northwest.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
-Basic Qualifications for this position will include a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, Chemical Engineering or closely related technical field and 2 years of professional level experience. A technical masters' degree in Optics or closely related field and academic experience can also meet our basic qualifications.
-Skills and/or experience in one or more categories of optics manufacturing engineering: thin film coating or photolithography.
-Candidates with thin film coating specialization will have skills, experience and/or course work that includes the design, manufacturing and metrology of optical thin film coatings. Thin film coatings at LM, for UV/visible through IR applications, include broad band anti-flection (BBAR), high reflector, dichroic, and notch filters. The required skills includes knowledge of vacuum systems, physical vapor deposition using thermal resistive and e-beam sources, plasma assist using either reactive ion plating (RIP) or advanced plasma sources and sputtering systems. The candidate must have experience or knowledge of a variety of analytical and metrology techniques for thin film measurement, including in-process metrology, spectrophotometry, ellipsometry, and interferometry.
-Candidates with photolithography skills will have Engineering experience and skills in photolithography, metal deposition processes and/or associated metrology. Experience with photolithography tools including coat/develop tracks and spinners, aligners, and inspection tools. Experience with metal deposition techniques including physical vapor deposition and sputter. Candidate should possess a proven track record of developing novel and successful solutions to complex technical issues.
The ability to troubleshoot optics manufacturing processes is required.
The ability and skills required to enable continuous process improvement for optics manufacturing processes are required.
-Strong verbal & written communications skills are required.
-The ability to work effectively as an individual and in a team environment is required.
-Strong Microsoft Office software proficiency is required.
-Strong analytical skills are required.
-The ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance is required.
Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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