Fabrications Technician


Easton, PA

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Basic Function of the Job:
Performs a wide variety of highly complex boule and wafer fabrication tasks in support of the production process, volume manufacturing processes and RD&E for Advanced Materials products.  Responsible for the operation and maintenance of process equipment including: Advanced Wafering Technology, Surface Grinder, and X-Ray equipment.  Must be able to articulate various types of hand tools and power tools such as a Bandsaw, Belt Sander, and Dye Grinder required to carry out the task at hand.  The incumbent will work under the guidance of the Production/Engineering Team and will closely follow the engineering guidelines and written technological procedures.  Maintain a neat, clean, and organized work station according to 5S practices.  Supports the scale-up of fabrication capabilities to keep pace with ever changing production levels.  Contributes to the continuous improvement of fabrication capabilities to an industry leadership position.  Participates in Advanced Materials Environmental, Health and Safety activities. Responsible for the Coherent Corp ESGP appraisal system as it relates to your own career and personal development.

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the only duties, responsibilities and qualifications for this job.  Incumbents may be required to follow any additional related instructions, acquire job skills and perform other related work as required.

Education & Experience

High School Diploma plus additional training in fabrication or machining and equipment maintenance at a minimum.


  • 2-4 years of hands-on laboratory and/or production experience in process intensive environments with vocational or technical certificate.
  • Experience with precision measurement methods and systems.
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings and process procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow instructions and procedures closely while offering suggestions for continuous improvement.
  • Experience with networked PC based computer system (spreadsheets, Email, MRP systems).
  • Broad, practical knowledge of semiconductor wafer fabrication and hands-on experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of fabrication process tools (Wire-saws, Grinders, X-rays, Cleaning Equipment ) in an industrial environment.
  • Well-honed observational skills that enable the rapid identification of operating problems/abnormalities.
  • Ability to train new or inexperienced operators or technicians to operate fabrication equipment and processes.
  • Must be computer-literate to operate computer-controlled equipment and make data entry.
  • Knowledge of and ability to work effectively with process development tools and systems such as SPC, DOE and ISO 9000 methodologies.
  • Capability to quickly respond to unusual events, emergencies and/or accidents.
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural, team-based environment.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Handle special assignments promptly and professionally.
  • Set a high standard of ethics, professionalism, and competency.

Working Conditions

Manufacturing environment

Physical Requirements

Must be able to lift up to 50lbs. be able to work with hand tools, bend down, reach up and be able to stand up to 8-12 hours

Safety Requirements

All employees are required to follow the site EHS procedures and Coherent Corp. EHS standards.

Quality and Environmental Responsibilities

Depending on location, this position may be responsible for the execution and maintenance of the ISO 9000, 9001, 14001 and/or other applicable standards that may apply to the relevant roles and responsibilities within the Quality Management System and Environmental Management System.

Culture Commitment

Ensure adherence to company’s values (ICARE) in all aspects of your position at Coherent Corp.:

Integrity – Create an Environment of Trust

Collaboration – Innovate Through the Sharing of Ideas

Accountability – Own the Process and the Outcome

Respect – Recognize the Value in Everyone

Enthusiasm – Find a Sense of Purpose in Work

Coherent Corp. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Coherent is a global leader in lasers, engineered materials and networking components. We are a vertically integrated manufacturing company that develops innovative products for diversified applications in the industrial, optical communications, military, life sciences, semiconductor equipment, and consumer markets. Coherent provides a comprehensive career development platform within an environment that challenges employees to perform at their best, while rewarding excellence and hard-work through a competitive compensation program. It's an exciting opportunity to work for a company that offers stability, longevity and growth. Come Join Us!

Note to recruiters and employment agencies: We will not pay for unsolicited resumes from recruiters and employment agencies unless we have a signed agreement and have required assistance, in writing, for a specific opening.