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Thin Film Coating Operator (1st Shift: 7:00am-3:30pm) in Marlborough, Massachusetts

Galvion Focused Solutions is a state-of-the-art manufacturing operation supporting critical military programs that are shaping the future of mission intelligence and survivability. We are building U.S.-based capabilities in optics manufacturing, machining, molding and coating that provide custom-designed solutions through precision engineering, hi-tech process and robust quality management. We are a new division, with incredible growth potential, and every member of our team will play a vital role in building our business. This is manufacturing that really matters. Work with dedicated people, enjoy great benefits and start a career that you can be truly proud of.

The Thin Film Coating Operator is an e-beam vacuum chamber skilled position responsible for loading, operating, and maintaining thin film vacuum chambers in the production of customer optics assemblies. On-time, high quality part coating is the focus of this position. This Operator position must be able to mask and load parts onto fixtures, operate the chamber, and unload parts in order to meet production schedules with high quality results. The Operator performs light machine maintenance, and delivers parts to the next manufacturing step on-time. Equipment operation is performed in a cleanroom.



  • Mask and prep parts prior to loading vacuum chamber.

  • Load and operate optical vacuum deposition chamber coating equipment in a process driven manufacturing environment.

  • Follow work instructions and troubleshooting manufacturing problems.

  • Perform maintenance, and setup of chamber equipment, and support equipment as needed.

  • Follow all preventive maintenance procedures and per manufacturer's specifications.

  • Complete quality control tests and measurements as specified.

  • Install maintenance-level machine components and operating materials per equipment instructions.

  • Maintain all production, process, quality, and equipment records as required.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Work with Lead/supervisor to troubleshoot the manufacturing process as needed.

  • Adhere to safety and 5S program for equipment area

  • Positively contribute to team work assignments in meeting production schedule and goals.


  • Ensure that all duties are performed in a timely manner consistent with applicable quality requirements, safety guidelines, and applicable procedures.

  • Execute manufacturing job setup of coating machines for high quality optical parts produced on-time and on schedule to internal planning and customer commitments

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • 5+ years of thin film coating experience using and maintaining e-beam vacuum deposition chambers

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.

  • Experience handling and inspecting optical components

  • Computer literate, proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, specifically).

  • Position requires a person who is meticulous and quality conscious.

  • Experience with analytical test equipment is a plus.

  • Clear written and verbal communication skills.

  • Fast learner with excellent time management skills.

  • Possess creative problem solving skill with the ability to work in a team environment.

  • Must be adaptable to rapidly shifting priorities and testing schedules.


  • Technical learning

  • Peer relationships

  • Ethics and values

  • Integrity and trust

  • Priority settings

  • Action oriented

WORK ENVIRONMENT (include physical requirements)

  • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds required.

  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks.

  • Use of eye protection required.

  • Overtime will occasionally be required.

About Galvion:

At Galvion, we believe in human-centered innovation. Everything that we do starts with the end-user - the warfighter, the law enforcement officer, the first responder. We work proactively to identify and solve the problems left unsolved by others. We continuously strive to exceed expectation and imagination, whether in a partnership that we facilitate, a solution we provide or a product that we deliver.

Our Armor, Active Systems and Focused Solutions divisions work independently as well as collaboratively to design, develop and deliver best-in-class, purpose-built, advanced solutions that enhance the agility and survivability of the world's most demanding military and tactical end-users. We exist to empower their missions: we protect the people who protect us. We are thinkers. Doers. Pioneers. We are passionate about what we do. Always looking to the future. Always one step ahead. And with almost 400 people working across design, manufacturing, sales, testing, research, and administration, we're able to create integrated solutions that genuinely challenge perceptions about what's possible.

This is your opportunity to build more than just a career. This is your opportunity to play a central role in our life-saving, life-changing work. Join our team and our mission today.

Galvion provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Galvion complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.