Nanotechnology Career Opportunity

Luxel is the world leader in freestanding ultra-thin films used as EUV and soft x-ray bandpass filters and pressure windows.  We are active in diverse fields such as x-ray astronomy, fusion energy research, extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL), synchrotron radiation research, and transmission electron microscopy (TEM).  We have an immediate opening for a full-time Vacuum Deposition Technician to join our growing team.

The Vacuum Deposition Technician is responsible for a broad range of duties including:

  • Operate vacuum coating chambers to a production schedule
  • Set up and run processes – thermal evaporation, DC and RF sputtering, and plasma technologies
  • Troubleshoot problems in vacuum deposition processes and equipment
  • Troubleshoot mechanical and electrical issues
  • Maintain extremely detailed and accurate process records
  • Perform metrology on thin films
  • Perform maintenance and cleaning of vacuum system equipment
  • Perform facility maintenance

Luxel, located on beautiful San Juan Island, WA, was established in 1973.  San Juan Island has 8,000 year round residents, no stoplights or chain stores.  Many people aspire to move to San Juan Island to live the island lifestyle.  The employees of Luxel work as a team and strive for a healthy work-life balance.


  • Minimum B.S. in Engineering, Polymer Science, Material Science, Chemistry, or similar area
  • Ability to juggle multiple demands and timelines without sacrificing quality is critical
  • Computer literacy in an office and lab environment
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Good mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to work safely with a range of chemicals
  • Ability to work in an ISO Class 7 to Class 5 cleanroom environment
  • Ability to lift 25kg occasionally, 10kg regularly
  • Ability to stand for the majority of an 8-hour work shift

Additional Skills that are desired but not required to apply:

  • Electrical knowledge
  • Knowledge of thin-film processes and their applications in soft x-ray and EUV wavelengths
  • Experience with programmable logic controllers (PLC) and automation

Luxel offers an excellent work environment, competitive pay, and generous benefits.  Luxel is an equal opportunity employer.

Please forward your resume to Careers(at)Luxel(dot)com.



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