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COHERENT - Career Opportunity

Port Richey, FL, USA

About the Role


Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Identify and monitor critical parameters and address factors that impact process control, yield, and throughput.

  • Utilize fundamental understanding of materials science and crystal growth to develop growth processes for new materials, and for root cause failure analysis for existing processes.

  • Support manufacturing operations in capacity expansion, process/capability development for new materials and supplier qualification while maintaining quality and meeting product specifications.

  • Provide technical knowledge for problem solving, process troubleshooting and new part or vendor qualification projects. 

Education & Experience

  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2-5 years of related experience; advanced degree preferred with equivalent work experience.

  • 5 years’ preferred experience in crystal growth or materials related production environment 

  • Experience using laboratory equipment such as furnaces, ovens, programmable controllers, materials characterization equipment, etc.

  • Working knowledge of SPC and DoE

  • Experience with problem analysis and resolution

  • Ability to recommend and implement improvements

  • Maintain records, prepare reports, and technical summaries, presentations when applicable.

  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results independently or working as part of a team

  • Understanding of OSHA requirements in relation to a production work environment

  • Experience with networked PC based computer system (MS Office, spreadsheets, access, graphics, Email, MRP systems, and accounting software


  • Experience with Czochralski and/or liquid phase epitaxy crystal growth desirable

  • Working knowledge of troubleshooting crystal growth equipment

  • Project Management: ability to organize and manage multiple projects including planning and executing budgets

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities involving external and internal priorities

  • Ability to excel in a cross-organizational, cross cultural, global team environment

  • Handle special assignments promptly and professionally

  • Set a high standard of ethics, professionalism, leadership, and competency

Working Conditions

Standing - particularly for sustained periods of time, 50 – 75% of time

Lifting - up to 40 lbs

Pushing/Pulling - up to 25 lbs.

Sitting - up to 8 hour per day

Noise level usually moderate to loud

Job operates in a professional office environment and production floor including all facilities infrastructure

Physical Requirements

Standing - particularly for sustained periods of time, 50 – 75% of time

Lifting - up to 40 lbs.

Pushing/Pulling - up to 25 lbs.

Sitting - up to 8 hour per day

Walking - ability to move about facility

Safety Requirements

All employees are required to follow the site EHS procedures and Coherent Corp. 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 Coherent Corp.:

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

Coherent Corp. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

ITAR/Export Compliance

This job requires that an individual come into contact with raw materials, products, equipment / machines, software or technology controlled by the Export Administration Regulations or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. The job must be filled by a U.S. person or a person for whom a valid export control exception has been obtained, or is not required, from the U.S. Government.

About the Company

Coherent is a global leader in lasers, engineered materials and networking components. We are a vertically integrated manufacturing company that develops innovative products for diversified applications in the industrial, optical communications, military, life sciences, semiconductor equipment, and consumer markets. Coherent provides a comprehensive career development platform within an environment that challenges employees to perform at their best, while rewarding excellence and hard-work through a competitive compensation program. It's an exciting opportunity to work for a company that offers stability, longevity and growth. Come Join Us!

Note to recruiters and employment agencies: We will not pay for unsolicited resumes from recruiters and employment agencies unless we have a signed agreement and have required assistance, in writing, for a specific opening.

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