CVD Honing Technician, 3rd Shift

Position Summary: 

This is the entry level CVD Technician position.  This position assists in the production and developmental functions that ensure that CVD coated parts meet quality and delivery requirements of SGL Carbon customers.  Responsibilities include tasks, analysis, and procedures with minimal supervision and creative problem solving daily. 


Key Accountabilities: 

  • Following the daily detailed reports, process product through both the pre-coat preparation and honing processes to ensure that product meets customer requiremets and deliveries. 
  • Inspection of parts 
    • Pre-Coat
      • Analyze, question and determine root cause of all material and machining flaws
      • Paperwork and blueprint review.  Coordinate the proper workflow of all relevant documentation
      • Incoming part inspection (visual, Eddy current measurements, weights)
      • Ultrasonic cleaning or Di washing of parts, and maintenance of equipment
      • N2 and oven drying of products, and maintenance of equipment
    • Post-Coat
      • Hone, wash and dry products
      • Daily calibration of measurement equipment
      • Measure and record coating thickness data
      • Load and run products on the CRUM measurement equipment
      • Inspection for nodules
      • Nodule removal with honing tools
      • Final CVD certification review
      • Process Metric SPC Review - input data, review and monitor for trends or out of specification conditions
  • Quality of products:  maintain and document data, calibrate equipment, inspection of parts for flaws
  • Shipping, Receiving and Inventory Control:  responsible for receiving products to be coated, shipping of parts to be inspection, and inventory (incoming, outgoing, in-process)


Your Profile: 

  • 2-year degree in technical field, or equivalent
  • At least 1 year of manufacturing experience
  • Basic knowledge of blueprint reading
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • High level of dexterity - ability to make precisely coordinated movements for honing operations
  • Ability to work well without close supervision
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs


Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The employee is regularly required to sit, stand, talk, walk and hear, use hands to finger or feel and reach with arms and hands.  On occasion, this position will be required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee is required to lift up to 25 pounds regularly, 50 pounds with help on occasion, and must be able to move or maneuver up to 100 pounds on occasion with help.  This position required close vision, and the ability to adjust focus.  This position requires a high level of hand and finger dexterity.  



Our Promise:

Convince us with your skills and strengths – in an experienced team, working on challenging tasks. With our leading-edge technologies and materials, you will have freedom to act and a wide range of development opportunities. Attractive remuneration as well as smart fringe benefits are part of our offer.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

We provide equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected under applicable federal, state or local law.


SGL Carbon is a leader in the development and manufacture of products based on specialty graphite and compo­sites materials. Using our comprehensive technology know-how and in close partnership with our customers, we develop intelligent and leading-edge solutions for the big issues of mobility, energy and digitization.

SGL Carbon has more than 4,700 employees worldwide and 31 sites in Europe, North America and Asia, and a ser­vice network in over 100 countries.

Publication Date:  Mar 27, 2023

St. Marys, PA, US, 15857

Business Unit:  Graphite Solutions
Legal Unit:  SGL CARBON, LLC
Functional Area:  Production/Operations/Maintenance
Employment Type:  Full time
Minimum Salary:  36,000
Maximum Salary:  54,000

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

Job Segment: 3rd Shift, Maintenance, Inspector, Machinist, Entry Level, Night, Manufacturing, Quality