Lockheed Martin Manufacturing Engineer / Optics Fabrication / Diamond Turning / Thin Film / Orlando, FL in Orlando, Florida

The candidate will be required to 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. In addition, the employee will identify cause and corrective action of technical production problems and develop re-work instructions when needed. The candidate will participate in and/or lead process improvement teams and other small project technical teams, and travel in support of business, as needed. The candidate will also support the development of formal operator training courses and may be required to perform OJT training of supervisors, other engineers and operators.

The employee 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.

Basic Qualifications This position requires skills and/or experience in one or more categories of optics manufacturing engineering: optics fabrication, single point diamond turning or thin film coating.

Candidates with optics fabrication or single point diamond turning specialization will have skills, experience and/or course work that includes the design, manufacturing and metrology of optical components. The required skills include knowledge of spherical and aspherical surface generating, grinding, polishing, edging, single point diamond turning, profilometry and interferometry.

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 antiflection (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 any of the previously listed types of specialization must be able to contribute to and/or lead projects in a teaming environment and have the ability to investigate, transfer, and adapt processes, techniques, or methods to new applications. The successful candidate will also possess excellent problem solving and analytical skills in one or more of the following disciplines - mechanical engineering, optical engineering, physics, chemical engineering and/or material science - and be able to adapt those skills in support of optics manufacturing within the Optics Component Center. The candidate must have experience with and/or be capable of learning a wide variety of multi-disciplinary analytical and metrology techniques.

The candidate will be able to troubleshoot optics manufacturing processes, and will have skills that enable continuous process improvement.

Desired skills Breadth in skills and/or experience across multiple disciplines of optics manufacturing engineering is strongly desired.

Experience working in a production environment with represented and non-represented employees.

Candidates with optics fabrication or single point diamond turning specialization, with knowledge of optical freeform fabrication, slow tool and fast tool servo techniques and MagnetoRheological Finishing (MRF) processes are desired. Additional desired skills include the use advanced optical metrology, including the use of Computer Generated Holograms (CGH) and/or stitching interferometry for aspheric surface metrology, white light interferometry for non-contact surface profiling, and high precision contact profilometry.

For Candidates with thin film coating specialization, knowledge or experience with other thin film deposition systems than those listed is desired.

Demonstrated small team leadership skills are desired.

Knowledge of relevant military and ISO optical specifications is also strongly desired.

B.S./ M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Physics, Chemical Engineering or equivalent experience strongly desired.

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Job Location(s): Orlando Florida