KRI is headed to Long Beach to attend the TechCon tradeshow!

 

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! 

         

More information TechCon visit: 

https://svctechcon.com/#

Kaufman & Robinson to attend NCCAVS - February 17, 2022

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:

AVS - Symposia & Exhibitions

New Career Opportunity at KRI! Production Technician

Kaufman and Robinson Team Photo

Production Technician I

Job Description

Position Title:
Production Technician I

Reports To:
Production Manager

Department:
Ion Sources

Status:
Full-time Non-Exempt

Position Overview

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

Primary 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

Position Requirements

  • 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

Working Environment

  • Noise level low

Physical Requirements

  • 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: batalden@ionsources.com

Expanding for Innovation Update - 5!

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. 

Update Details

Interior Finishes

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.

Interior finishing

Exterior Advances

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.

Exterior finishing work Completed Exterior

Looking ahead

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! Join us in celebration!

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.

Ways you can celebrate safely

Here are a list of fireworks shows in Colorado that have not been cancelled, as well as article highlighting how you can safely celebrate the 4th of July during a pandemic.

We wish all our customers, partners, and employees a blessed and happy 4th of July full of joy and fun!

 

 

Observance of Memorial Day

Observance of Memorial Day

KRI salutes with pride those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

 

Kaufman & Robinson offices will be closed in observance of of Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020.

We will reopen on Tuesday, May 26th with normal business hours.

Our sincere gratitude to the brave men and women who have served our country and paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Expanding for Innovation Update -4!

Expanding for Innovation Update - May 20, 2020

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.

Update Details

Parking Lot Finishes

Expanding for Innovation Update - May 20, 2020

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

Expanding for Innovation Update - May 20As 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.

Looking ahead

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! 

Expanding for Innovation Update - May 20, 2020

 

 

Expanding for Innovation Update -3!

Building Progress!

It's time for another Expanding for Innovation Update!

We are excited with all the progress we are seeing on our new building! This month's photos were taken right before they started pouring the concrete floors inside the building.  Expanding for Innovation Update 15 feet

As you can see, we now have a roof, walls, window spaces, and a grand front entrance!

Thank you to our own Richie Nethery for taking the photos and video with his drone. They are a great way to document all the progress being made.

Expanding for Innovation Update 3

We can't wait to show you the change again next month!

 

 

Expanding for Innovation Update 200 feet

You can view the drone video on all of our social media sites:

https://www.linkedin.com/company/kaufman-robinson-inc-ionsourceshttps://www.facebook.com/ionbeamauthority, https://twitter.com/IncKaufman, and Instagram @kaufmanrobinson1

 

Expanding for Innovation Update!

It's time for another Expanding for Innovation Update!

Expanding for Innovation UpdateWhile the current pandemic situation may have altered our daily work routines and pace of work, progress is still being made on our expansion!

As you can see from the photos, our expansion now has a roof, walls, and window openings!

Our excitement is growing! We can't wait to see what each week brings for our new building!Expanding for Innovation Update

We are thankful for the dedicated and essential construction workers who have continued to work on our building. 

(Included photos, courtesy of our own Richie Nethery)

Expanding for Innovation Update

Kaufman & Robinson Check-In

The global spread of COVID-19 is affecting every one of us.

We want to keep our customers and vendors up-to date on our business during this time of uncertainty. Therefore, we are going to be posting regular "Kaufman & Robinson Check-In" updates.

Two weeks ago, Kaufman & Robinson transitioned to a “skeleton crew” production process. We did this to balance the health and safety of our employees with our commitment to our valued customers.

Kaufman & Robinson Check In

Staff of Kaufman and Robinson

A lot has happened over the past two weeks. Every day, we learn more and more about this virus and the lasting effects it will have – not just on individual lives and health, but on our ever changing economy, as well. As we learn to adjust to this current “normal” in the midst of “shelter in place” orders, we wanted to reach out and remind our partners and customers that we are still here.

Kaufman & Robinson has always worked hard to provide quality products and exceptional customer service for our customers. Our skeleton crew has been working hard to fill orders for companies who have been deemed essential, and to provide support for all of our customers. We have staff on hand answering customer inquiries and questions, and production team members filling orders for spare parts and providing application support.

We have team members monitoring messages and email accounts daily. If you need support or have questions, please know that our technical support crew and sales team will return any calls or emails as soon as they possibly can. Calls can be placed to our mainline (970)-495-0187, or directly to your trusted KRI contact.

Kaufman & Robinson Check In

KRI Resources & Help

In the meantime, we invite you visit our Resources page on our website. We have provided an online library of product information, application processes, and technical notes.

We look forward to continuing to connect with you here on our website with regular "Kaufman & Robinson Check-In" updates, and through all of our social media channels as well. Check back for regular posts, links, and Kaufman & Robinson information.

Stay safe and healthy.