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Senior Optical Metrology Engineer

Zygo/Ametek, Richmond, CA, United States
Employer Description

Zygo Corporation is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced optical metrology systems and ultra-precise optical components and assemblies.

Our mission is to enable customer success by delivering innovative precision optical and metrology solutions that exceed expectations.

Zygo manufactures high-precision products in the following categories:

3D Optical Profiler Systems
Laser Interferometer Systems
Absolute Position Sensors
Displacement Position Sensors
Optical Components
Optical Assemblies

ZYGO's competencies and success stem from the core values embedded in the DNA of the company - a passion for precision, an obsession with quality, integrity in customer relationships, and pride in everything we do.

We have a large and highly knowledgeable team of experts in the fields of precision metrology and optics who deliver exceptional results for our customers by constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Our passion for innovation is evidenced by approximately 750 patents awarded since the Company's founding. As a vertically integrated company, our teams work collaboratively under one roof.

Founded in 1970, and headquarters in Middlefield, Connecticut, ZYGO's global presence is supported by approximately 500 dedicated and highly-skilled individuals.

In 2014, ZYGO became part of the Ultra Precision Technologies Division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electro-mechanical devices. ZYGO enjoys mutually-beneficial relationships with its AMETEK sister companies, collaborating on technologies and sharing resources in order to provide the best possible experience for our customers.

Job Description

Our team in Richmond, is looking for a Senior Optical Metrology Engineer, who will drive development of custom extreme precision metrology methods and technologies. This role is responsible for a cutting-edge multimillion-dollar metrology tools, capable to resolve sub-nanometer surface deviations.

You will:

  • Design and develop optical test methods for custom advanced optical components, subassemblies, and assemblies.
  • Drive excellence and continuous improvement in extreme precision optical components metrology methods. Identify key parameters affecting accuracy and implement mitigation and optimization plans to ensure highest performance of tool.
  • Develop and define optics testing procedures and analysis and convert to automated/reproducible process for implementation in optics production.  Hands-on and direct validation of methods.
  • Directly contribute to metrology test plans, error budgets, documentation, and training
  • Ultimately responsible for accuracy of all data generated by metrology personnel and equipment
  • Support Program and Business Development teams in evaluating manufacturability and testability of new products
  • Work with Manufacturing and Quality Engineering peers to identify, plan and implement process improvements using Statistical Process Controls – Standardize/Document, Measure, Compare, Correct.
  • Review product requirements with Project Engineering and Operations to ensure compatibility of testing methods.
Job Requirements

Excellent Fit:

  • B.S., M.S. or PhD in Engineering, Optical Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics, or related fields
  • Intermediate to advanced programming ability using Python (edit existing analysis scripts and able to develop new ones as needed)
  • Working ability to define and analyze optical components and systems using ZEMAX and/or CODE-V is desirable.
  • A minimum of 5 years of directly related experience with optical metrology at the nm level on a variety of instruments (alignment telescope, microscope, interferometers, surface roughness instruments)
  • Strong technical Metrology knowledge, design engineering or development experience
  • Demonstrate a high level of ethical behavior in exercising judgment and discretion in matters of significance
  • Experience in manufacturing industry 

*Due to the nature of Zygo’s programs and products, applicants must have the legal right to work in the US and additionally must be legally authorized to access export-controlled information and source code

21 March 2024
20 April 2024
Sensing, Monitoring, Measurement, and Control