Chroma Technology Corp.

Vacuum Coating Technician – Second Shift | Full Time

Category: Manufacturing

Location: 10 Imtec Lane

Vacuum Coating Technician

Bellow Falls, Vermont


Chroma Technology Corp., a world leader in the advanced manufacturing of thin-film optical coatings, has an exciting opening for a Vacuum Coating Technician – 2nd Shift, Monday – Thursday, 2pm-12am!


JOIN OUR AWARD-WINNING TEAM! Recognized as a Best Places to Work in Vermont and awarded the DCD Outstanding Vermont Business of the Year, Chroma Technology Corp. is a 100% employee-owned company and certified B corporation. We are able to offer an extremely generous package of benefits, rewards, and a value-driven work environment. Join our team of collaborative employee-owners who are self-motivated, independent workers willing to strategize and together work towards the long-term prosperity of the company.


Your Role:

The Vacuum Coating Technician operates and maintains multiple pieces of high-vacuum equipment producing a wide variety of complex optical coatings.  They work with a team to optimize output and maximize performance.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Set up glass substrates for coating using various manual and automated processes
  • Prepare coating equipment for deposition including but not limited to chemical preparation, media blasting, hardware changes, job selection
  • Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot high-vacuum thin film deposition equipment. Identify, troubleshoot, and correct process related issues
  • Schedule and perform preventative maintenance tasks
  • Evaluate coated optical components for adherence to spectral, cosmetic, and physical specifications
  • Develop a working knowledge of thin film optical designs
  • Work with a team of operators and schedulers to optimize output of several vacuum systems by assisting in organizing workload and maintaining equipment for maximum performance
  • Interface with various departments (Quality Control, Engineering, Sales, Production Control, etc.) to streamline custom manufacturing in a self-directed work team environment
  • Communicate in a clear, effective and professional manner
  • Support coworkers by helping when it is appropriate
  • Follow through on tasks, responsibilities, and projects
  • Be organized when helping to solve problems, supporting project teams, or instituting goals
  • Be adaptable to ever changing challenges
  • Collaborate with colleagues to find most appropriate solutions


We are seeking candidates with the following qualifications:

  • High-vacuum, optics or electro-mechanical experience strongly preferred
  • Comfort with computers in a manufacturing environment (Windows, database entry, deposition and design/evaluation software, etc.)
  • Ability to effectively utilize MS Office Google and email
  • Dexterity in handling small, delicate parts
  • General background in science/mathematics helpful
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize workload in a high-paced production environment
  • Quality conscious, cooperative team player
  • Self-starter, detail oriented, independent worker
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Ability to work effectively with all individuals/groups within the organization

Please visit our career page at to review the full job description, summary of benefits, and to apply online.


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