Iridian Spectral Technologies http://www.farmerchris.com Innovative Thin-Film Optical Filters Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:04:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Filter Processing Technologist http://www.farmerchris.com/careers/filter-processing-technologist-2/ Wed, 24 Feb 2021 17:10:16 +0000 http://www.farmerchris.com/?p=7408 The primary role of the Filter Processing Technologist is to perform measurements and analyses and to make decision based on these in the pursuit of filter processing. To apply for this job, click on the link below.

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Department: Filter Processing

Location: Swansea

Reporting: Filter Processing Manager

Openings: 2

 

Summary statement

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The primary role of the Filter Processing Technologist is to perform measurements and analyses and to make decision based on these in the pursuit of filter processing.

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Major Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Performing complex and special measurements on post coating products.
  2. Performing product reliability testing of first articles and new processes and performing first article compliance checks.
  3. Advise other employees on proper procedures.
  4. Launching of work in progress by making decisions on the viability of the product to progress through to the next phase of processing.
  5. Determining annealing curves based on specifications.
  6. Loading of automated systems.
  7. Performing optical and visual inspections to ensure quality based on specifications.
  8. Preparing reports and data entry as required.
  9. May require liaising with Engineers, R&D personnel and Production supervisors on the operations, outcomes and documentation.
  10. Follows safety procedures as set out in the Health and Safety policy and internal trainings
  11. All other assigned duties.

Minimum Qualifications and Skills

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  1. Graduation from a Community College in Technology or the equivalent.?
  2. Demonstrated hands-on abilities with or knowledge of Optics.
  3. Familiarity with computers and software control.
  4. Familiarity with Microsoft Excel.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively.
  6. Ability to make decisions using good judgment while lacking complete information.

 

Working Conditions

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  1. This position involves significant responsibility and requires independent decision making.
  2. May be exposed to controlled substances.
  3. This position requires working on rotating shifts including days, evenings, nights and weekend shifts.

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Type of Supervision Received

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Task assignment is given by the Production Supervisor or shift lead, priorities on how to carry out the task assignments may be set by the incumbent. Yearly performance reviews and setting of annual performance goals is done together with the Filter Processing Manager.

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Applications Engineer/Physicist http://www.farmerchris.com/careers/applications-engineer-physicist-2/ Thu, 18 Feb 2021 16:50:34 +0000 http://www.farmerchris.com/?p=17476 The company currently has a vacancy in its group of Applications Engineers. The focus of the position is on the design, manufacture and performance of thin film optical filters.

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Iridian Spectral Technologies is a high technology company based in Ottawa that is a world-leading supplier of optical thin film filters used in telecommunications, spectroscopic instrumentation, satellites, astronomy and 3D cinema applications. The company was founded in 1998 and currently has a staff of 145 people. Here every employee can make a difference to the company’s success. For more details, please visit our web site at www.farmerchris.com.

 

The company currently has a vacancy in its group of Applications Engineers. The focus of the position is on the design, manufacture and performance of thin film optical filters.

 

Job Duties include:

 

  • Designing complex thin film filters to meet customer specifications using the company’s proprietary software tools with a focus on manufacturability
  • Following up on the outcome of the designs in manufacturing and determining the improvements that are necessary in either design or processes
  • Collaborating with Sales Engineers on the evaluation of requests for custom products
  • Carrying out R&D on design of new filter types or new design approaches
  • Working with the technical personnel of key customers on design trade-offs and understanding product applications
  • After gaining experience, providing technical support at selected Trade Shows or customer site visits
  • The company’s manufacturing operations continue 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and for these positions some weekend and evening work will be required

 

Qualifications:

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  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree in physics or engineering, including the ability to understand the optical properties of thin films, the physical basis for their specification and the processes involved in manufacture
  • Experience in the field of optics or thin film deposition would be an asset.
  • Strong analytical ability and technical judgment
  • Good computer skills and strong competency with Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint.
  • The ability to prioritize tasks in a busy work environment, be customer-focused and detail oriented
  • Excellent teamwork capability

 

To apply:

 

Please send your application and a resume and, if possible, transcripts via e-mail to Kate Ferguson (kate.ferguson@iridian.ca). The starting date is flexible.

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Iridian Announces New Optical Filters Designed for PCR Testing http://www.farmerchris.com/news/iridian-announces-new-optical-filters-designed-for-pcr-testing/ Mon, 14 Dec 2020 23:14:18 +0000 http://www.farmerchris.com/?p=17091 Ottawa, Canada, Dec.14, 2020 In an effort to support the rapidly growing use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in rapid diagnosis of diseases such as COVID-19, Iridian Spectral Technologies has introduced a line of ultra performance optical filters specifically designed for Real-Time PCR applications.? The ultra PCR fluorescence filter sets provide “more signal, with less […]

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Ottawa, Canada, Dec.14, 2020

In an effort to support the rapidly growing use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in rapid diagnosis of diseases such as COVID-19, Iridian Spectral Technologies has introduced a line of ultra performance optical filters specifically designed for Real-Time PCR applications.? The ultra PCR fluorescence filter sets provide “more signal, with less background” improving the signal to noise ratio for these instruments.

Standard filter sets address fluorochromes including:

  • FAM, HEX, ROX, Cy5, Cy5.5

These new filter offerings can be customized for specific instrument needs or to address other fluorescence channels and leverage Iridian’s more than two decades of experience producing high quality, high value optical filter solutions. ?See more about Iridian’s solution for this application at:

http://www.farmerchris.com/application-pcr-filters/

Thanks to all of our dedicated Iridian employees, especially those at work every day at our operation here in Ottawa, making possible our contribution to this ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

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Iridian Welcomes India’s FII to Its Distributor Network http://www.farmerchris.com/news/iridian-welcomes-indias-fii-to-its-distributor-network/ Tue, 01 Dec 2020 17:05:17 +0000 http://www.farmerchris.com/?p=16991 Ottawa, Canada, Nov.30, 2020 Iridian Spectral Technologies, Ltd. (Iridian) is pleased to announce that it’s long standing Indian distributor for aerospace filters, Futuristic International Inc (FII), is now available to address any and all Indian optical filter inquiries including those for applications and markets such as telecom, spectroscopy, and remote sensing as well as many […]

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Ottawa, Canada, Nov.30, 2020

Iridian Spectral Technologies, Ltd. (Iridian) is pleased to announce that it’s long standing Indian distributor for aerospace filters, Futuristic International Inc (FII), is now available to address any and all Indian optical filter inquiries including those for applications and markets such as telecom, spectroscopy, and remote sensing as well as many others.

 

 

 

 

www.futuristicinternational.com

 

Iridian has more than 20 years of experience in design and manufacture of wavelength selective optical filter solutions to address needs of WDM, GFF, and Dual-Band telecom along with industry leading capabilities for optical filters for Raman spectroscopy and fluorescence applications (including point of care and PCR instruments).

 

We are delighted that FII can now support these and others needs for Indian customers in addition to the aerospace optical filters and filter arrays that they have distributed for Iridian for the past 3+ years.

 

Iridian Spectral Technologies Ltd (Iridian) is a diversified optical filter manufacturer that is an international leader in filter design and manufacture especially for application in the fields of fiber optic communications, biomedical optical spectroscopy, 3D entertainment, and in aerospace. Iridian is a global supplier with distributors in many countries.

www.farmerchris.com

Follow us on Twitter @IridianSpectral

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Information Systems Developer http://www.farmerchris.com/careers/information-systems-developer/ Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:21:33 +0000 http://www.farmerchris.com/?p=16672 This position is to develop and support the various aspects of in-house custom database applications using standardized database tables and coding style and to provide IT support to the company

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Department: Corporate Services

Location: Iridian Spectral Technologies 2700 Swansea Crescent? Ottawa, ON? K1V 1P3

Reporting: Information Systems Supervisor

Date last modified: 2020-10-19

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Summary statement

Iridian Spectral Technologies is a high technology company based in Ottawa that is a world-leading supplier of optical thin film filters used in telecommunications, spectroscopic instrumentation, satellites, astronomy and 3D cinema applications. The company was founded in 1998 and currently has a staff of 150+ people. Here every employee can make a difference to the company’s success. For more details, please visit our web site at www.farmerchris.com.

This position is to develop and support the various aspects of in-house custom database applications using standardized database tables and coding style and to provide IT support to the company.

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Major Duties and Responsibilities

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  1. Developing various aspects of custom database applications using standardized database tables and coding style based on assignments from the software request list.
  2. Consult with and assist computer operators to define and resolve problems in running computer programs.
  3. Conduct trial runs of programs and software applications to be sure they will produce the desired information and that the functionality requirements are met.
  4. Develop standardized reporting features (using Rave Reports, Excel and/or .pdf) for in-house software.
  5. Build a keen knowledge of the database table structure to be able to extract data upon request and format it into usable reports.
  6. Act as an IT Resource for different departments within the company troubleshooting user problems, and setting up and troubleshooting hardware.
  7. Preparing knowledge-based documentation of code and practices.
  8. Follows safety procedures as set out in the Health and Safety policy and internal trainings.

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Minimum Qualifications and Skills

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  1. College or University diploma in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Management Information Systems or another science degree with equivalent experience.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of Object Oriented, Win32 and SQL programming.
  3. Competent demonstrated computer skills including Microsoft Windows, MSOffice, Networking.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and able to relate well with co-workers on all levels and the general public.
  5. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

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Working Conditions

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  1. Working with tight deadlines, conflicting priorities and frequent interruptions.
  2. Mental effort is required for accuracy in data entry.
  3. Mental and visual concentration during computer work for up to eight hours per day.
  4. Frequent exposure to glare from a computer screen, printer toners or chemicals.
  5. Performs multiple, repeated and sustained hand-eye movement on computer keyboard and screen up to eight hours per day.
  6. Sits for extended periods of up to eight hours per day.

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Type of Supervision Received

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Works under general instructions to prioritize and complete assigned tasks. Assignments are delegated and periodically checked for progress by the Information Systems Supervisor.

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Germany’s IMM Photonics Join Iridian’s Distributor Network http://www.farmerchris.com/news/germanys-imm-photonics-joins-iridians-distributor-network/ Tue, 20 Oct 2020 19:37:57 +0000 http://www.farmerchris.com/?p=16674 OTTAWA, Ontario, October 20, 2020 – Iridian is pleased to announce that IMM Photonics GmbH, Unterschlei?heim, Germany has joined us as a distributor of our optical filter solutions.? IMM-Photonics has a long and successful history supporting its customers with custom optical solutions and is augmenting its product offerings by adding Iridian’s world leading optical filters […]

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OTTAWA, Ontario, October 20, 2020 – Iridian is pleased to announce that IMM Photonics GmbH, Unterschlei?heim, Germany has joined us as a distributor of our optical filter solutions.? IMM-Photonics has a long and successful history supporting its customers with custom optical solutions and is augmenting its product offerings by adding Iridian’s world leading optical filters to its technology toolbox.

With immediate effect, IMM Photonics GmbH will be responsible for the distribution of Iridian’s products in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Lichtenstein,

 

Please contact IMM Photonics at:

 

IMM Photonics GmbH

Ohmstra?e 4 85716
Unterschlei?heim
Germany

E-mail: sales@imm-photonics.de
URL:?www.imm-photonics.de

Tel: +49 89 321412-43
Fax: +49 89 321412-99

 

 

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Deposition Technologist http://www.farmerchris.com/careers/deposition-technologist-2/ Thu, 18 Jun 2020 19:32:03 +0000 http://www.farmerchris.com/?p=15886 This position involves the preparation of the multiple deposition chambers for production runs including but not limited to verification of target status, sandblasting and cleaning of deposition shields, preparation of substrate holders and troubleshooting when problems arise.

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Department: Deposition

Location: Swansea

Reporting: Production Supervisor – Deposition

Date last modified: June 18, 2020

Openings: 4

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Summary statement

This position involves the preparation of the multiple deposition chambers for production runs including but not limited to verification of target status, sandblasting and cleaning of deposition shields, preparation of substrate holders and troubleshooting when problems arise.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Loading and unloading of coating systems.
  2. Initiating the runs, verifying vacuum pump-down and run completion.
  3. Preparation and cleaning of substrates.
  4. Performing surface quality inspections.
  5. Preparing reports and data entry.
  6. Characterizing and reporting of system status including mask location, uniformity measurements, etc.
  7. Liaising with Engineers, Research and Development personnel and Production Supervisors on the operations, outcomes and documentation.
  8. Carrying out maintenance activities of complex equipment.
  9. Troubleshooting as necessary.
  10. Follows safety procedures as set out in the Health and Safety policy and internal trainings.
  11. Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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Minimum Qualifications and Skills

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  1. Minimum Technologist diploma and/or BSc, BEng or equivalent in a related discipline or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Demonstrated hands-on abilities with complex mechanical and electronic systems.
  3. Familiarity with computers and software control.
  4. Ability to communicate within a team environment.
  5. Ability to follow a complex series of instructions.

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Working Conditions

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  1. This position involves significant responsibility and requires independent decision making.
  2. Frequent exposure to controlled substances.
  3. This position requires working on rotating shifts.

 

Type of Supervision Received

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Task assignment and priorities are set by the Production Supervisor or Shift leader. Yearly performance reviews and setting of annual performance goals is done together with the Production Supervisor.

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Junior Automation Engineer Position http://www.farmerchris.com/careers/junior-automation-engineer-position/ Thu, 21 May 2020 15:54:31 +0000 http://www.farmerchris.com/?p=14813 The company is opening up a new position in the Automation Group where the primary role is to develop, extend and maintain automation and control systems and software in a fast paced high technology manufacturing environment.? The position includes exposure to hardware control systems, machine automation, programmable controllers (PLCs), servo and stepper motors, human-machine interfaces (HMI), control software, and information systems.

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Iridian Spectral Technologies is a high technology company based in Ottawa that is a world-leading supplier of optical thin film filters used in telecommunications, spectroscopic instrumentation, satellites, astronomy and 3D cinema applications. The company was founded in 1998 and currently has a staff of 145 people. Here every employee can make a difference to the company’s success. For more details, please visit our web site at www.farmerchris.com.

 

The company is opening up a new position in the Automation Group where the primary role is to develop, extend and maintain automation and control systems and software in a fast paced high technology manufacturing environment.? The position includes exposure to hardware control systems, machine automation, programmable controllers (PLCs), servo and stepper motors, human-machine interfaces (HMI), control software, and information systems.

 

Job Duties/Responsibilities Include:

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  • Maintaining and extending existing software and hardware systems to provide new capabilities on six unique deposition platforms and a variety of pre- and post-deposition automation support systems.
  • Development of new automation systems and the integration of manufacturing data into automated process flows.
  • Troubleshooting and solving problems as they arise on automated systems
  • Work with R&D and manufacturing groups as required to implement new manufacturing processes – evening and weekend work may sometimes be required for testing/troubleshooting

 

Qualifications/Key Skills:

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  • The ideal candidate will have completed at minimum a bachelor’s degree in a relevant Engineering or Science field and will have three to five years of related experience
  • Strong independent problem solving, diagnostic and troubleshooting abilities
  • Demonstrated aptitude and passion for automation and software development
  • Strong background in Windows based software development (WinAPI) with experience in one or more high level programming languages (Delphi, C#,VB.NET)
  • Experience in the following would be an asset: Object-oriented programming, asynchronous programming, PLC Ladder Logic, Serial communication protocols, SQL databases and UI design.
  • Familiarity in the following areas would be a bonus: high vacuum systems, optics, spectrometry, electronic circuit analysis, data analysis, image processing algorithms, PID control and mechanical design

 

To apply:

 

Please send your application, cover letter, resume and transcripts via e-mail to Kate Ferguson (kate.ferguson@iridian.ca). The starting date is flexible.

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Iridian Supplying Key Components for New COVID-19 Testing Kit http://www.farmerchris.com/news/iridian-supplying-key-components-for-new-covid-19-testing-kit/ Wed, 15 Apr 2020 22:09:31 +0000 http://www.farmerchris.com/?p=14682 Iridian Spectral Technologies would like to congratulate Spartan Bioscience on obtaining Health Canada approval this week for use of the Spartan Cube for COVID-19 testing.? We are proud that Iridian’s optical filters are a key component in this instrument.

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Ottawa, Canada, Apr.15, 2020??

Iridian Spectral Technologies would like to congratulate Spartan Bioscience on obtaining Health Canada approval this week for use of the Spartan Cube for COVID-19 testing.? We are proud that Iridian’s optical filters are a key component in this instrument. Through an extensive manufacturing effort by all of our employees, we have been able to supply optical filters to support the increased production of the Spartan Cube.

Thanks to all of our dedicated Iridian employees, especially those at work every day at our operation here in Ottawa, making our contribution to this Canadian/Ottawa success story possible.? We stand ready to continue supporting Spartan and their ongoing needs in helping to fight the pandemic.

 

Iridian Spectral Technologies Ltd (Iridian) is a diversified optical filter manufacturer that is an international leader in filter design and manufacture especially for application in the fields of fiber optic communications, biomedical optical spectroscopy, 3D entertainment, and in aerospace. Iridian is a global supplier with distributors in many countries.

www.farmerchris.com

Follow us on Twitter @IridianSpectral

 

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Spartan Bioscience receives Health Canada approval for fast, portable COVID-19 test

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Letter from Iridian President Regarding COVID-19 http://www.farmerchris.com/news/letter-from-iridian-president-regarding-covid-19/ Tue, 17 Mar 2020 19:45:10 +0000 http://www.farmerchris.com/?p=14598 Iridian Spectral Technologies is maintaining normal operations during this COVID-19 pandemic period. We continue our dedication to delivering your filters on time with the highest quality.
Our manufacturing capacity and lead times are unaffected; we have adequate supplies of raw materials onsite and have not been notified of any interruption in material supply from our key suppliers.

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26 March, 2020

To Our Customers,

 

As a manufacturer of critical goods to the supply chain Iridian Spectral Technologies is included in the list of essential businesses published by the Government of Ontario March 23, 2020 and is mandated to continue manufacturing operations during this COVID-19 pandemic period.

 

In order to reduce the potential impact of this health emergency, Iridian Spectral Technologies has implemented additional enhanced social distancing, hygiene and reporting protocols to minimize the risk of transmission to our employees, their families and our community. These include maintaining a minimum distance at work, hand hygiene, frequent cleaning of critical surfaces and an expanded work at home policy for those who can work remotely as well a stay at home policy for any employee who is considered at risk based on the published guidelines.

 

We have maintained adequate supplies of raw materials onsite and have not been notified of any significant interruption in material supply from our key suppliers. Our manufacturing capacity may be affected slightly and lead times may increase due to changes in staffing levels resulting from the risk reduction protocols described above. We are reviewing the situation daily and if there are any changes that affect our lead times and scheduled deliveries, we will update our customers of these changes immediately. We maintain our dedication to delivering your filters on time with the highest quality.

 

We will continue to be proactive in our response to this situation and to adhere strictly to the guidelines and directives published by our federal, provincial and local health authorities.

 

We extend our best wishes to all those affected by this event.

 

Sincerely,

 

George Laframboise

President

Iridian Spectral Technologies Ltd.

Iridian Spectral Technologies Ltd (Iridian) is a diversified optical filter manufacturer that is an international leader in filter design and manufacture especially for application in the fields of fiber optic communications, optical spectroscopy, 3D entertainment, and in aerospace. Iridian is a global supplier with distributors in many countries.

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