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Cabot Microelectronics Applications Engineer - QED Technologies, Rochester, NY in Rochester, New York

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Applications Engineer - QED Technologies, Rochester, NY

Rochester, NY

Job Description:

QED Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cabot Microelectronics Corp., (located in a Rochester, NY) has a current opening for an Applications Engineer.

Since it was founded in 1996, QED Technologies, based in Rochester, NY, has built a reputation for producing high quality products based on revolutionary, patented technology, advanced computer numerical control machines and world-class software to provide shop-ready solutions for nearly any precision optics manufacturing need. QED offers state-of-the-art MRF polishing and SSI metrology optical manufacturing solutions that are designed to meet the needs of advanced optics manufacturers by increasing production speed and yield while decreasing costs.

In July 2006, QED became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cabot Microelectronics Corp. (NASDAQ:CCMP). The relationship with CMC further strengthens QED and allows the company to achieve continued growth while maintaining its commitment to provide innovative products that set new standards in manufacturing precision optics.

Applications Engineers are the "expert users" QED's polishing and metrology products. They perform technology demonstrations for new customers; provide service/support for existing customers, train customers and internal personnel, and support process-related activities for other departments (Sales & Marketing, Engineering, etc.).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Coordinates and executes customer demonstrations on QED's Magnetorheological Finishing (MRF) machines and Subaperture Stitching Interferometers (SSI), ensuring all customer needs are met.
Writes internal and external reports documenting process and results of customer demonstrations, process experiments, etc.
Provides detailed documentation for polishing and metrology activities, including work instructions, applications notes, use cases and technical papers.
Performs validation, acceptance test and new operator training activities for new machine installations at customer sites around the world.
Key resource to Customer Service group by providing technical process support to existing customer base
Drives product improvement by communicating "voice of the customer" feedback to Engineering, whether direct from a customer of from personal use of the equipment during Applications activities
Participate in (new product development) engineering project teams especially in the later phases devoted to testing/validating/running of prototypes in the Applications Lab.
Participate in continuous improvement engineering project teams or sub-teams, especially those that are focused on improving components of our existing polishing and metrology products.
Supports trade show exhibitions including set-up, demonstration, and discussion with potential customers.
Coordinates and executes process development activities for new markets.
Participates in technical meetings, conferences, seminars, and training sessions to stay apprised of new developments in field. Writes papers and presents poster/presentations related to new results and/or capabilities of QED's technology.

Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree (B.S.) or Master's degree (M.S.) in Optics, Physics or related field (or equivalent); or four to six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in optical fabrication is preferred (generating, grinding, lapping, polishing, sub-aperture polishing, ion beam figuring, magnetorheological finishing, interferometry, other forms of optical testing of plano, spheres, aspheres).
Experience in data analysis, experimental design, statistical analysis, and frequency analysis is required.

Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Machine control software; Metrology instrument software; Mathematical analysis software; MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

Other Skills and Abilities
Excellent written & oral communication skills are required, as frequent interaction with customers is a key responsibility.

Travel - Approximately 20-30% travel, domestically and/or internationally, is currently expected to perform the essential function of this position.

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation Offers:
Compensation - Competitive Salary PLUS performance-based bonus opportunity
Global Organization and Global exposure
401k plan - significant match program
Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability Insurance - Effective on first day of employment
Generous PTO, Holiday Pay, & Parental Leave
Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
And more!!!

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation is a M/F, Disabled and Veteran EEO/AA Employer.