Optical Coatings Engineer

Dontech is seeking an Optical Engineer with extensive experience in LCD technology and/or Optics to join us at our Doylestown, Pennsylvania facility. This role demands a seasoned engineer with extensive experience in Displays and/or Optics. This motivated individual will embrace our corporate goal to be an industry leader in the display enhancement field by providing innovative, cost effective solutions to customer needs and requirements through use of core company technologies and by applying the past experience and creative talents of our design team.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate current LCD internal structure including optical films (both polarizer and brightness enhancement), lighting techniques, and other physical structures relating to the display’s performance in the context of achieving the customer’s performance requirements and objectives.
  • Make recommendations to improve display performance to meet the design goals and customer requirements.
  • Document the complete process, including all changes, and assist in the preparation of mechanical drawings for recommended materials.
  • Interface with outside vendors including machining, electro-plating, optics fabrication, and materials for enhanced displays.
  • Interface with new vendors of optical and display components including displays (LCDs), enhancement films, LED and CCFL backlighting components and optical windows (glass and plastic).
  • Oversee prototype and first articles of enhanced and bonded displays.
  • Write all work instructions and production travelers to ensure proper assembly in production.
  • Work with production staff for new product introduction and issues arising in production.
  • Interface with customers’ engineering staff to recommend designs, oversee customer signoffs for new designs, and conflict resolution.

Required Qualifications include:

  • Five years LCD and optics experience is essential for this position;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Optical Engineering or relevant field of study; advanced degree in optics or engineering preferred;
  • International customer and vendor interaction experience a plus;
  • History of maintaining professional and technical knowledge through membership in technical societies, attending workshops and courses, and keeping current with industry updates; and
  • Citizenship requirements in compliance with ITAR (either US Citizen or Permanent Resident).

Additional Skills include:

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills;
  • Attention to detail, good organization skills, and ability to be flexible;
  • Solid program and project management background;
  • Ability to multi-task in a dynamic fast paced work environment;
  • Creative problem solving skills;
  • Willingness to travel as required (up to 25%); and
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Products, including but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and e-mail systems.

Relevant experience includes:

  • Support in a manufacturing environment
  • Process improvement planning
  • EMI shielding
  • Thin film coatings
  • Optical or display background
  • Military and medical electronics manufacturing
  • Bringing new products from R&D into a repetitive manufacturing environment
  • Developing product costs
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Display (e.g., LCD) enhancement

Qualified applicants may submit a resume and cover letter detailing salary requirements and interest in relocation, if applicable, by:

  • E-mailing us at HR@dontechinc.com
  • Faxing us at 215-348-0932
  • Mailing us at Dontech Inc., 700 Airport Blvd., Doylestown, PA 18902 Attn: Human Resources

Dontech’s benefits package includes:

  • Medical/RX/Vision
  • Dental
  • 401(k)
  • Profit Sharing
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Health Care and Dependent Care Saving
  • Company-paid Life Insurance and Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Scheduling

Dontech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.