Careers at Denton Vacuum

As a leader in the thin film industry, Denton Vacuum welcomes creative, driven individuals to contribute to the growth of our company and your career. We offer a wealth of knowledge and opportunity to help you fulfill your career goals as well as a friendly working environment. Benefits for full time employees include health, dental, life insurance, paid time off, and an employer-matching 401K plan. Join our team and enter a world of opportunity, job satisfaction and friendly people.

Open Positions

Product Marketing Engineer

Description:

We are looking for an energetic and detailed product marketing engineer who can help drive growth both day to day and into the future. The Product Engineer will use technical and market knowledge, and a deep understanding of customer needs, to drive development of new products and applications and to position Denton Vacuum in the market for success. The Product Engineer for Large Equipment will lead responses to RFP’s, help develop and execute marketing plans for large equipment, support the field sales team with pertinent information, and assist with new product launch by preparing market research, competitive analysis, pricing, customer engagement, sales motivation / support, and business planning. Your responsibilities will range from tactical planning and actions toward achieving sales growth targets to working with engineering and R&D to develop new products. You must possess a unique blend of technical aptitude, customer-centric marketing or sales skills, ability to work in cross-functional teams, and be highly self-motivated to drive an exciting product line in a highly competitive and growing market.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Respond to customer or field inquiries, manage response to technical RFPs. Work with a cross-functional team of sales, engineering, and R&D as required.
  • Support sales and marketing efforts as required. Some travel required to support customer visits and tradeshows.
  • Sales Tools – Work with marcomm, engineering, and R&D teams to produce press releases, marketing collateral, pitch pack, sales training, white papers and application notes, CoO calculators.
  • New Product Introductions – Help develop and drive planning for new product introductions on a global scale. Generate/update Market Requirements Document (MRD).
  • Pricing and Gross Margin – Drive to ensure product gross margins to meet business requirements.
  • Competitive Analysis – Collect information and identify how Denton products compare and make recommendations for product changes. Perform SWOT analysis and present recommendations for product roadmaps and development plans.
  • Product Line Definition and Positioning – Analyze existing product line business and market needs to define current product lines, including performance specifications, scope of supply, options and configurations. Assist with establishing technology and product roadmaps for the assigned products based on market requirements.

 Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Educational Qualifications: BS degree required; Physics or Engineering degree preferred. Advanced degree a plus.
  • Minimum of two years previous product marketing, sales and/or applications engineering experience required. Direct experience with thin film deposition equipment, PVD, PECVD, desired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Necessary to Perform Essential Functions:

  • Financial understanding sufficient to understand project ROI and key financial reports.
  • High level of technology fluency to understand and properly communicate the technology associated with assigned products.
  • High energy level with ability to take initiative.
  • Proven reasoning abilities and sound judgment.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Process oriented with demonstrated attention to details. Delivering on time results supporting product team initiatives is essential.
  • Teamwork oriented with collaborative style.
  • Leadership skills within cross-functional groups and the ability to motivate and focus teams on results.

Candidates must be a US Citizen due to iTar Regulations.

Denton Vacuum, LLC has a competitive salary and benefits package including health, dental, life and 401K. Interested candidates must submit salary requirements along with resume for consideration. Please email resumes to: srussell@dentonvacuum.com.

Denton Vacuum is an equal opportunity employer m/f/d/v

Field Service Engineer/Customer Support

Description:

Perform installation and startup of new equipment. Work with customers and internal resources to resolve customer service related questions and issues. Manage incoming service calls and help coordinate appropriate actions. Maintain and manage the customer service activity data base. Travel to customer’s facility for troubleshooting and repair of existing installed base, electrical, mechanical, and computer components on vacuum equipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Internal first responder to customer calls.
  • Interact with customers on a daily basis.
  • Maintain and manage a service schedule.
  • Travel to customer’s facility for Installations, Upgrades, Service Contract Preventative Maintenance & On Demand service.
  • Participates in on-site system acceptance testing and training.
  • Coordinate directly with customers for travel schedule.
  • Answers inquiries (telephone, verbal, email, literature, etc.).
  • Troubleshoot and repair tools that are returned to Denton (in house service).
  • Assist in new system start up and customer training at Denton when required.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Document and maintain service reports.
  • Writing Preventative Maintenance procedures and defining spares lists.
  • Documenting Best Known Methods & Best Practices.
  • Other duties as defined by supervisor.
  • Apply computer/software skills in resolving clients’ issues.
  • Train customers in proper PM procedures.

 Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Vacuum Technology, 5 years of experience desirable
  • Experience troubleshooting electronics and complex mechanical assemblies.
  • Experience/knowledge of Thin Film Deposition beneficial.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Windows OS and Office Suite: Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, and AutoCad.
  • Experience with PLC hardware/software: GE, Automation Direct, and IDEC a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral.
  • Detail oriented and highly organized.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Experience in equipment electrical wiring practices.
  • Domestic and International travel required (up to 50%).
  • Must have or be able to get a valid US Passport.
  • Candidate must be a US citizen.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Necessary to Perform Essential Functions:

  • Ability to read electrical and mechanical drawings.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions. from groups of engineers, technicians, managers, clients and customers.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Ability to troubleshoot software, re-install OS, perform software upgrades and installation, troubleshoot hardware issues, set up peripherals, and help end-users understand Denton software.
  • Ability to troubleshoot PLC software & hardware, perform upgrades
  • Train customers on operating Denton Software.

Qualified candidate may work remotely. Denton Vacuum, LLC has a competitive salary and benefits package including health, dental, life and 401K. Interested candidates must submit salary requirements along with resume for consideration. Please email resumes to: srussell@dentonvacuum.com. Denton Vacuum is an equal opportunity employer m/f/d/v

CONTROLS ENGINEER

Description:

Designs, develops, and supervises all aspects of electrical control systems for Denton’s Coating Equipment including programming and technical support of PLC based hardware and software.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop electrical/controls system design solutions based on engineering principles and market requirements.
  • Interpret client requirements, identify and address design parameters and engineering problems and ensure solutions are implemented accurately and within budget.
  • Able to work directly with customer in a professional manner to resolve technical issues related to system controls.
  • Provide technical support to external and internal customers.
  • Resolve operational problems related to projects and minimize delays or unexpected cost increases.
  • Responsible for project success whether as project leader or as part of a project team.
  • Ensure all relevant safety objectives and legal requirements are observed for all work completed.
  • Support sales team in pre-sales technical concept and budgeting activities.
  • Software design of customized solutions including manufacturing automation and safety systems.
  • Prepares interim project status reports.
  • Analyze project requirements and perform technical calculations supporting design including electrical requirements, robotic safety standards, and motor controls.
  • Create customer documentation such as user manuals, programming diagrams, network diagrams, and electrical drawings.
  • Support manufacturing, build and validation of systems which include pneumatics, vacuum pumps, power supplies, controllers, servos, vfd’s, relays, communication networks, touchscreens, pushbuttons and robotic integration.
  • Ability to architect programs that are simple to test, well documented and versatile.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Performs any related tasks, as assigned.
  • Up to 10% travel required.

 Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (BS) Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering or related Technical Degree, 4+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Necessary to Perform Essential Functions:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general technical periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, procedure manuals and project plans.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients and customers.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Proficient with MS Office, HMI/SCADA Software, Programmable Logic Controllers and AutoCAD Electrical.

 Experiences desired but not required:

  • GE PLC/SIMPLICITY
  • LEAN/Six Sigma
  • AGILE Software Development
  • Capital Equipment manufacturing experience especially in semiconductor, thin films or coating industries.

Denton Vacuum, LLC has a competitive salary and benefits package including health, dental, life and 401K. Interested candidates must submit salary requirements along with resume for consideration. Please email resumes to: srussell@dentonvacuum.com. Denton Vacuum is an equal opportunity employer m/f/d/v