KRI hosted the inaugural class of P-Tech (a national initiative promoting careers in skilled trade) students from Poudre High School. Students learned the role ion sources play in shaping the future of technology, what education and experience is needed for a career in this field and toured the facility to see how ion sources are assembled.
For the students, the highlight was seeing a working ion source complete with an arcing ion beam. For niche industries like ion sources, educating the youth to the array of careers in this field will only bolster the advances in ion technology as young people learn how dynamic and exciting these careers can be. For KRI, the highlight was watching employees young and old, from all walks of life, relate to the next generation of workers over a mutual love of science and technology.
For all the young people who dreamed of going to space when they were little, learning the ion source’s history originated with space propulsion only furthered their excitement about the types of careers possible in this field.
It’s easy to forget that many of the jobs our young people will hold haven’t even been invented yet, as it wasn’t even 20 years that an app developer or lyft driver wasn’t a job, so reminding students, teachers, and existing workers that dreaming of the impossible is what moves progress forward was the true benefit of the tour.
Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler, British Columbia Canada
June 19, 2022 – June 24, 2022
Held every three years, the OIC conference has served for the past four decades as the premier conference on the topic of optical interference coatings. Scientists, researchers, engineers, and students from all around the world attend to present, learn, and exchange ideas about the latest advancements in the field.
OIC 2022 will cover all aspects of optical coatings, including fundamental research on coating design theory, materials, deposition methods, characterization technologies and applications in electronic displays, optical communication, high power and ultra-fast lasers, sensing, solar cells, low-emissivity coatings, optical instruments, and space.
Like its predecessors, OIC 2022 will consist of five days of oral and poster presentations. None of the sessions are held in parallel, so attendees can listen to a short presentation on every paper and then choose to visit the posters of greatest interest.
For over 60 years, the Society of Vacuum Coaters has delivered stimulating content, mixing basic and applied research along with ideas and tools focusing on transitioning research and development results into production. Each year adds new insights into the latest trends and state-of-the-art developments in the dynamic field of vacuum coating technologies.
Our team will be showcasing our new RFN3000. Come visit us at booth #120 learn about the wide range of ions sources and power supplies that we offer. We have literature and brochures with information on gridded and gridless ion sources. Come by and check out our NEW and improved booth, we look forward to seeing you!
Kaufman & Robinson will once again be attending the Northern California Chapter of the AVS (NCCAVS) Exhibition and Technical Symposium. This year marks the 42nd Annual Exhibition and Symposium. It will be held in Fremont, CA on Thursday, February 17, 2022.
We always enjoy attending this event. It's a smaller show that allows us to really connect with our California and West Coast customers.
We will be set up at table #5. We have product information and literature to share. We look forward to seeing you.
This is a free event, so if you are in the area, please be sure to register and stop by! More information can be found here:
Responsible for building, testing, and packaging Ion Sources. Responsible for building hollow cathodes and electron sources. Provides technical support on End Hall and Electron Sources for customers. Aids Engineers to test new products and debug systems. Troubleshoots problems and provide support parts/assemblies for orders.
Scope of Responsibilities
Answers basic questions about products and communicate with other departments about products (sales, electronics, inventory)
Provides customer service regarding products and services
Interacts with engineers to work on current and new products
Catalogs Serial Numbers
Provides Engineering Support
Maintains equipment and pumps
Performs Maintenance of equipment
Ability to work in electronics and customer support as needed
Prepares packing list for orders and shipping
Maintains inventory and parts in End Hall and Hollow Cathode production
Builds Hollow Cathodes and Electron Sources
Ability to communicate in and understand technical terms related to ion sources
Ability to meet production schedules
Cross trains on other job function as production allows
Ability to organize and fill out detailed documentation
Ability to use various power and hand tools
Proficient in the reading and understanding of technical prints and schematics
Proficient in documentation of assembly processes
Skills and Qualifications
Knowledge and Abilities
Demonstrate mechanical/technical ability
Understanding of mathematics, print reading, and electrical theory
Microsoft Office skills
Good communication, and problem solving, willing to work as a team
Knowledge of ion source spare parts
Auto Cad knowledge a plus
Ability to weld a plus
AAS in a Technical, Electronics or Engineering is preferred, but not required
Prefer experience in the industry, will train the right person
Works under general supervision
Noise level low
Required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands.
Ability to type, grasp, and twist
Able to lift up to 40 pounds on occasion
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with this position.
If you are interested in applying for any of our current job openings, please email our Director of Human Resources at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are excited to once again share another Expanding for Innovation Update! Our new facility is nearing completion, and we are eagerly awaiting a confirmation for a move in date.
Our internal teams have begun planning out office and work spaces, and have met to pick our finishes, desks, and workstation supplies. Drywall, electrical and plumbing installations have also begun and are nearing completion.
Since this photo of the entry-way work was taken last month, the rock-face has been completed. The entry-way of the new building mirrors that of our original facility.
Landscaping has also begun, and parking lot entrances are now open and accessible.
While we don't have an exact date for move in, many of our teams are working hard behind the scenes to gather products and supplies for the move. The added space for collaboration, and extra space for future growth will surely be an asset, that will not only help us expand on our R & D mission, but our larger company-wide goals as well.
Check back in soon for what will hopefully be our final Expanding for Innovation Update!
Happy 4th of July! This weekend we will be celebrating America's 244th birthday!
In honor of this occasion, Kaufman & Robinson will be closed on Friday, July 3. We will reopen for our regular business hours on Monday, July 6.
We know that this holiday will look very different this year. Many of our regular 4th of July traditions have been cancelled due to the continued pandemic. We are encouraging our employees to celebrate safely, and wish the same for our customers and partners.
We're back with another Expanding for Innovation Update!
This week we are excited to share some photos and video footage from inside our new expansion! It seems like everyday there is a new milestone met.
Parking Lot Finishes
You'll notice in the photos, that the curbing and layout for our new parking lot section have been completed. This will provide more parking for our staff and visiting customers and vendors.
Grand Front Entrance
As you can see from the photo taken at 15 feet, our grand entrance for the expansion is coming together. This entrance mirrors the one on our main building, and carries through some of the same design elements.
Interior shape up
Our very own Richie Nethery once again took some spectacular footage of the interior progress on the building. It is clear that we are days away from duct-work and drywall being installed. You can view this video on our social media accounts - LinkedIn, Instagram, & Facebook.
As we get closer to completion, excitement is growing. Plans are underway for interior finishes and move-in schedules. This facility will be a great asset as KRI continues to grow and develop quality product lines and services for our customers. Check back regularly not only for our Expanding for Innovation Updates, but also for new products and services information!