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Crystal Growth Development Engineer Staff
  • Job ID: 13635
  • Functional Area: Engineering
  • Position Type: Full Time - Regular
  • Experience Required: 7 - 10 Years
  • Location: NJ-Budd Lake
  • Education Required: Masters Degree
  • Relocation Provided: Yes
  • Tier:

Job Description and Responsibilities:

Coherent is a world leader of lasers and laser-based technology for materials processing, microelectronics, scientific, life sciences and medical customers. The light we deliver touches almost every aspect of human life—vision correction to cell analysis, precision welding to 3-D metal printing, gravity wave detection to brain research. Put your talents to work at Coherent where you can create and innovate enabling technologies that will push the frontiers of science and technology.

Coherent Advanced Crystal Group is looking for a Senior Product/Process Development Engineer to lead a program for development of laser and/or nonlinear optical materials.  Person must have experience in leading edge materials research in an academic or industrial environment as well as experience and/or educational understanding of physical principles underlying laser systems and optical materials/crystals.

Responsibilities include:

  • Plan and conduct engineering tests and detailed experimental testing to collect design data or assist in research work
  • Organize and write machine/process and qualification procedures
  • Assist in the design, construction, test and check-out of crystal growth and test equipment
  • Use manufacturing test, development or diagnostic equipment
  • Perform operational test and fault isolation on systems and equipment


Education and Work Experience:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters in materials science or related discipline
  • Minimum of 5 years of hands on experience in at least 1 method of crystal growth with emphasis on techniques for congruent materials (Czochralski, Kyropoulos, Bridgman)
  • Experience with analytical equipment for optical/physical material characterization
  • Experience working from schematics, diagrams, written, and verbal descriptions, layouts or defined plans to perform testing, checkout and trouble-shooting functions
  • Proven understanding of laser and nonlinear optics principles

Desired Qualifications:

  • PhD in materials science or related discipline
  • Hands on experience in various methods of crystal growth
  • Experience in materials preparation and synthesis
  • Experience using Solid works, Labview, Macros for excel
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong research analytical skills
  • Ability to multitask, organize, plan and write comprehensive reports
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and to interface with large teams, working across departmental boundaries   

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

As a government contractor Coherent will require all new U.S. employees to be fully-vaccinated for Covid-19 as a condition of hire unless they are legally entitled to an accommodation for a disability or sincerely held religious belief. More information regarding accommodations can be found on our Diversity and Inclusion page.