Electrical Systems Engineer

Chroma Technology Corp.

Location: Bellows Falls, VT

Type: Full Time

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Experience: 1 - 2 Years

The Electrical Systems Engineer supports Chroma’s Process Engineering, Maintenance, and Production departments to troubleshoot and continually improve equipment and processes for manufacturing thin-film optical filters. They use their experience with electrical power, electronics, industrial control systems, and thin-film manufacturing process to design, develop, and document solutions for automation, power delivery, and signal processing.

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Lead the design, implementation, and continuous improvement of electrical, electronic, and control systems to advance Chroma’s manufacturing capabilities

  • Provide technical support for all electrical, electronic, and process control elements of Chroma’s advanced manufacturing systems, including troubleshooting and continuous improvement

  • Contribute to engineering projects, serving as a project leader (set priorities, organize resources, maintain timelines and budgets) as needed

  • Analyze information to determine, recommend and plan installation of new systems or modifications to existing systems

  • Ensure proper documentation for new and existing systems

  • Serve as a technical resource for maintenance technicians and equipment operators, including hands-on troubleshooting to resolve downtime issues, and providing mentorship and training.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Not applicable


  • Problem Solving – uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.

  • Listening – practices attentive and active listening and can accurately restate the opinions of others.

  • Intellectual Horsepower – deals with concepts and complexity comfortably.

  • Self-Starter and Team Player – able to work independently with little supervision, or closely with a team as the project requires.

  • Detail Oriented – ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.

  • Communication Skills – ability to communicate effectively and professionally with co-workers, customers and suppliers.

  • Organizing – can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal and can use resources effectively.

  • Adaptable – can be flexible to meet changes and challenges.

  • Productive and Delivers – follows through on tasks, responsibilities, and projects.

Work Environment:

  • Chroma is a fast paced, collaborative, high tech manufacturing environment

  • Work is performed in a professional office environment with an average noise level

  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets

  • A portion of duties are performed in our cleanroom which requires wearing a lab coat, hair net, dedicated shoes, gloves and a beard net when applicable

Physical Demands:

  • Enter data into computer systems and/or produce documents, typically utilizing a computer keyboard

  • Close vision for computer work

  • Ability to sit and/or stand at work station for extended periods of time

  • Regular, predictable attendance to meet production demands and be available to internal customers

  • Ability to communicate with vendors utilizing phone

  • Ability to grasp and move very small objects

  • Ability to climb an 8 ft ladder

  • Ability to bend/kneel

  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs with assistance.

  • Ability to work above head for up to 5 minutes

  • Able to hear changes in sound of machinery operation to help identify problems

Additional Job Responsibilities for All Employees-Owners:

  • Learn and keep yourself informed by asking questions and attending Company meetings, Board meetings, reading corporate emails and communication

  • Adopt an entrepreneurial attitude to help ensure the Company’s success; including innovation, customer focus, problem solving, cost containment and commitment to quality

  • Adhere to all other responsibilities as defined in the Rights and Responsibilities for All Employee Owners at Chroma Technology found in the Employee Handbook

Required Education, Experience, and Eligibility Qualifications:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or the ability to prove equivalent work experience and theoretical knowledge

  • Electrical and Controls:

    • Basic electrical test equipment such as DMM, oscilloscope

    • PLC and microcontroller programming

    • Analog and digital signal integrity in electrically noisy environments

    • Motors, motor controllers, encoders experience is an advantage

    • Plasma power experience is an advantage

  • Electronics:

    • Technical working knowledge of electronic component parts and their application

    • Knowledge of reading electrical schematics and circuit analysis

    • Data acquisition, including  sensing, conditioning, and conversion

    • Experience with design, fabrication, and troubleshooting at a component or board level is an advantage

  • Mechanical: ability to read schematics, perform basic mechanical repairs

  • Experience with thin film deposition or similar vacuum process equipment design, manufacture, and support is an advantage.

Prospective and/or new employees will be required to comply with Chroma’s COVID vaccination, testing, and face covering requirements. The requirements include proof of at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose before the start of employment and verification of the second dose within 30 days of the start of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to applicable vaccination requirements and must have an approved exemption before the start of their employment. Applicants in need of an exemption due to a sincerely held religious belief or disability should contact [email protected]

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