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Crystal Growth Technician

Company: II-VI Aerospace & Defense
Location: Port Richey
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Company Overview

II-VI AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE is an industry leading developer of engineered materials and systems for military application. II-VI was founded in 1971 and since inception has experience rapid growth into a multibillion dollar company with a global footprint expanding over 18 countries, 69 locations, and 24,000 employees.


Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance- Industry leader in mission-critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) solutions that meet a wide range of requirements for search, detection, tracking, targeting and navigation. Applications include space-based telescopes, high altitude hyperspectral imaging systems, compact turret assemblies, infrared search and track pods, missile warning systems, and advanced infrared targeting systems.

High Energy Laser Systems- Providing future-ready innovations and development for the latest unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and high energy laser (HEL) advancements, targeting and search illumination lasers (TIL/SIL), laser communication systems, and low power handheld lasers. II-VI is one of the foremost experts in engineered materials and laser gain crystal growth. We provide leading edge innovations in laser engineering and EMI shielding designs.

Missiles & Ordnance- Leading domain expert in custom designed optical products for line of sight, guided radar & laser, hypersonic and long range defense systems. II-VI has delivered tens of thousands of guided missile domes that feature our proprietary optical designs and engineered materials. We are a leading supplier of ZnS multi-spectral for broadband windows, domes and related assemblies.

Through collaborative development programs, II-VI is leading advanced development for the next generation of hypersonic radome solutions to ensure overmatch in missiles and ordnance applications. Our custom imaging lenses, such as our leading edge 14.5x mid-wave infrared (MWIR) zoom lenses, enable advanced acquisition and tracking systems.

Electromagnetic Interference & Survivability- Specialist in the development of electromagnetic interference and survivability solutions for mission-critical applications in all military branches and in multi-service joint operations. We develop highly engineered materials and material systems that meet the most demanding performance requirements of our customers. II-VI is a leader in meta-materials, non-linear optics and patterning technology for frequency selective surfaces (FSS) shielding. Our conductive, absorptive, and disruptive solutions are highly optimized to our customer's custom requirements. From large format panels to double-sided film, our ultra-precision EMI/RF design, patterning, coating, testing, and assemblies are all processed in our access-restricted facilities in the U.S.


Industry leading Competitive pay and great benefits

II-VI Aerospace and Defense offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

Insurance options including medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, group life, and short-term disability

Vacation and Holiday pay

Quarterly profit bases bonus program

Profit Sharing program

Direct deposit

401(k) enrollment with match

Skills enhancements and free training courses

Tuition reimbursement

Referral and other bonus programs

Basic Function:

This position requires the technician to perform various growth and fabrication duties. The individual will be responsible for building stations, weighing and mixing charges, and fabricating as-grown material into lenses.

Position Requirements:


High School diploma or equivalent - with a strong math background and computer skills. Associates degree in science, engineering, or manufacturing is a plus. Tradespersons must be certified or accredited within an applicable trade.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of manufacturing experience or 2 years of optical/Crystal Growth experience.
  • 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)


  • Good manual dexterity
  • The individual will be constantly acquiring knowledge of crystal growth manufacturing, crystal fabrication, and defect characterization techniques.
  • The technician must have the ability to adhere to new processes and should assist with problem definition and solution implementation.
  • The position requires this technician to be organized and to keep accurate records.
  • The technician must have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • The technician is able to follow procedures, fabricate to a documented print, and use various machinery unsupervised including: Ovens, Dryers, string saws, wire saws, and a centerless od grinder.
  • The technician should also be able to follow procedures and use various measurement devices unsupervised including: scales, drop gauges, micrometers, and calipers.
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural, team based environment
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrates and promotes the II-VI Worldwide values:
  • Customer First
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Open Communications
  • Teamwork
  • Continuous Improvement and Learning
  • Manage by the "Facts"
  • A Safe, Clean and Orderly Workplace

Due to ITAR compliance, this position requires candidates to be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident Alien, or Protected Individual per 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)

Demonstrates and promotes the II-VI Incorporated values: Customer First, Honesty and Integrity, Open Communications, Teamwork, Continuous Improvement and Learning, Manage by the "Facts", A Safe, Clean and Orderly Workplace

Candidates acknowledge II-VI A & D has a drug and alcohol policy that provides for pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment.

II-VI Aerospace and Defense is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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Keywords: II-VI Aerospace & Defense, Brandon , Crystal Growth Technician, Other , Port Richey, Florida

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