Schunk Group – Technologies for the Future
The Schunk Group is a globally operating technology company with more than 8,500 employees in 29 countries. The company is a leading supplier of products made of high-tech materials – such as carbon, technical ceramics and sintered metal – as well as machines and systems – from environmental simulation and air conditioning to ultrasonic welding and optical machines.
Schunk Xycarb Technology Helmond is a leading global supplier providing a complete range of advanced consumable products and related technology services for the Semiconductor-, LED- and Solar Industries. The organization offers integrated packages for Quartz, Graphite and Advanced Technical Ceramic products.
As a future- and growth-oriented company, we are now looking for you to fill the following position

Quartz Welder / Glassblower / Glass Welder
Schunk Xycarb Technology, in Georgetown, Texas, is seeking a Quartz Welder / Glassblower/ Glass Welder.
Schunk Xycarb Technology is the one-stop leading global supplier of Silicon Carbide coated Graphite, Quartz-ware, Ceramic and Silicon consumable products and related technology services for the Microelectronics industry. Schunk Xycarb Technology produces high-tech process-chamber equipment parts for wafer production and processing, including dedicated customer engineering support. Our advanced solutions enable leading-edge manufacturing of next-generation Semiconductor, Optoelectronics, Solar and Silicon devices and applications. Schunk Xycarb Technology is a business group of the Schunk Group, with its global headquarters in Helmond, the Netherlands, and local representation at key locations world-wide. The headquarters for the Americas operations and the global Center of Excellence for Quartz design, production and reconditioning are in Georgetown, Texas.
What are you going to do?
Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Perform complex glass working tasks in the shaping and forming of quartz materials. Fabricate complex and delicate products and repair existing quartz products for the semiconductor industry
  • Work from rough sketches, blueprints and verbal instruction
  • Ability to perform free-hand glasswork / quartz work as required
  • Collaborate with manufacturing personnel to design, fabricate and repair semiconductor-grade quartz products.
  • Use various quartz fabrication equipment such as lathes, hydrogen/oxygen torches, and annealing ovens to fabricate these customized glass vessels
  • Ensure a safe work environment by reviewing, understanding, and complying with Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and Environmental, Health, Safety and Regulatory (EHS&R) requirements
  • Process incoming work requests to determine delivery of fabricated glassware
  • Schedule work to achieve quality production, on-time delivery and low cost
  • Evaluate completed work to ensure quality of functional and physical specifications to meet customer requirements
  • Track job completion, service delivery and other metrics as required
  • Stay abreast of current technologies used in scientific glassblowing by attending authorized seminars and instructional sessions to maintain competency in new areas of technology, components, tools, methods and practices
What will you bring?
Basic qualifications:
  • Experience in scientific glassblowing
  • Demonstrable precision welding ability – meeting/exceeding weld strength & cosmetic requirements
  • Ability to interpret technical drawings, specification and/or blueprints
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Associate degree or higher in semiconductor-grade quartz welding / glassblowing, Scientific Glass Technology or related technical discipline from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in scientific glassblowing
  • Develop and design tools, torches, jigs and fixtures for specialized fabrication assignments
  • Define efficient processes and best practices for routine work to optimize efficiency
  • Experience working on a cross functional team
  • Green Belt experience in Lean Manufacturing or Lean Six Sigma
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Microsoft Office and/or SAP experience
Schunk Xycarb Technology offers you:
- A high-tech environment with an ambitious Dutch market leading company
- An international organization, headquartered in Helmond
- Dedicated, specialized team where collaboration is key. Our staff is our strength!
- Open atmosphere in a professional, constructive working environment
- A challenging position that offers plenty of opportunities for development
- Great benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short term & long term disability, PTO, paid holidays, profit sharing bonus and more!
Your future in the Schunk Group. Are you looking for a working environment in which you can develop your talents and realize ideas and innovations together with a team? If you also value short decision-making paths, then please apply by providing your earliest possible starting date and join the team of a global technology group.
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