Agnitron Technology, Inc. is an innovative compound semiconductor technology company located in Chanhassen, MN (a suburb of Minneapolis). Agnitron is a supplier of R&D scale epitaxial growth equipment and is also a leader in the compound semiconductor material and device research. We are seeking highly talented individuals that thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and enjoy contributing to teams. Applicants should be problem solvers and have skills to lead and drive projects with only guidance or minimal oversight. Agnitron provides an academic like R&D environment that encourages creativity and new ideas while still maintaining a very results-oriented focus. More information about the company can be found on our website: www.agnitron.com.
In general, we are interested in working with individuals who have a passion for their work, high functioning teams, and continuous improvement. More specifically, we are looking for scientists with research interests and expertise in MOCVD material growth and device design for GaN, GaAs, ZnO and Ga2O3. If this describes you we would like to hear from you.
We are currently actively seeking to fill the following open positions listed below.
Job Title: Operations or Administrative Coordinator
Location: Chanhassen, MN
Company Website: www.agnitron.com
Reports To: Vice President
Time Requirements: Full-time, contract to hire, flexible working hours
Experience: 0-5 years in operations, administrative or project support role; individuals feeling their skills align with the requirements and possess ambition for career growth are encouraged to apply.
Operations/Administrative Coordinator Job Purpose: Provides operations, office and project support services by implementing administrative systems, procedures, and policies, communicating with customers and monitoring administrative projects.
About This Position: Agnitron offers a fast pace, exciting, small-business work environment where the Coordinator will need to have the ability to balance many different activities and be capable of quickly re-prioritizing work based on sometimes daily developments of our dynamic operations. Coordinator will spend most time coordinating internal activities between management and the engineering teams in order to fulfill customer orders and service requests. In addition, Coordinator must possess strong verbal and written communicate skills in order to coordinate externally with customers and local, state and federal agencies to support execution of business activities. A period of training and close management will be offered as needed while the new Coordinator learns business processes/workflows and while forming internal and external relationships. Looking ahead, this position has excellent growth opportunities as the business is currently in a strong growth cycle. The ideal applicant will be highly organized, energetic with ambition to learn and take on new responsibilities and grow into an Office or Operations Manager role within 1-3 years to support expanding operations. Critical thinking and self-management to maximize productivity will be key to success in the role and supporting the planned growth into an Office or Operations management role with increased responsibility.
About Agnitron Technology: Agnitron Technology, Inc. was founded in 2008 in response to a growing demand for superior performing compound semiconductor materials and devices such as light emitting diodes (LEDs) and high-power electronics. Today, Agnitron specializes in commercializing emerging nano and green technologies for advanced sensing and enhancing energy efficiency of solid state lighting, power conversion and distribution as well as supplying state-of-the-art MOCVD equipment solutions to top universities and government laboratories around the world to support material science breakthroughs. Additionally, Agnitron supplies production scale MOCVD equipment to industry customers to support growing industry-wide demand for solid-state lighting (LED), telecommunications infrastructure such as IoT data handling systems, sensing devices for autonomous drive vehicles, high-voltage transistors for electric drive vehicle power conversion and devices for upcoming 5G cell networks. Agnitron also has multiple ongoing advanced R&D programs funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) focused on furthering Agnitron’s ground-breaking results relating to MOCVD growth of the wide bandgap semiconductor gallium oxide which has strong commercial potential for power electronics applications in transportation and aerospace applications. Our team of experts and partners has the following qualifications.
-Backgrounds in physics, materials, semiconductor processing, electrical and mechanical engineering
-Collectively, 400+ published manuscripts and 50+ patents in the field of compound semiconductors
-Most have PhD or MS advanced degrees
-Experience with prominent companies within the semiconductor industry
The diverse combination of talents and experience within our team enables Agnitron to provide customers with unmatched innovative solutions ranging from advanced materials development to economical state-of-the-art custom equipment solutions. The two focuses of our vision are complementary to each other as growth requirements for new technologies often require equipment innovations. Our equipment expertise allows us to develop these new hardware capabilities and deliver them to customers.
Operations/Administrative Coordinator Job Duties:
-Works closely with Vice President and President on a daily basis to respond to sales inquiries, customer requests and support general marketing activities.
-Maintains operations and business workflows by studying methods; implementing cost reductions; and developing reporting procedures.
-Produces information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data, and graphics.
-Creates and revises systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices, record keeping systems, forms control, office layout, and budgetary and personnel requirements; implementing changes.
-Assist company management by reading, researching, and routing correspondence; drafting letters and documents; collecting and analyzing information; initiating telecommunications.
-Coordinate with employee schedules for planning and scheduling meetings, conferences, teleconferences, and interfacing with travel agency to book travel for team members.
-Welcomes guests and customers by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or directing inquiries.
-Maintains office supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; evaluating new office products; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
-Manage order processing and vendor relations to support and coordinate order fulfillment activities.
-Communicate with customers to coordinate field services scheduling and general information exchange relating to order status etc.
-Opportunities may be available for Coordinator to travel domestically and internationally to support marketing staff during company exhibitions at industry conferences and trade shows; travel requirement for position is 0-5% of time.
Skills/Qualifications: Business Document and Email Writing Skills, Reporting Skills, Supply Management, Scheduling, Microsoft Office Skills, Organization, Time Management, Travel Logistics, Verbal Communication, Professionalism, Problem Solving, Supply Management, Inventory Control
Education Requirement: Associate or Bachelor Degree required.
Compensation: ultimately based on experience and alignment of qualifications with requirements but target range is currently $20-$27/hour; insurance and PTO benefits available after initial waiting period.
Additional Information: Local candidates only with manageable commute. No relocation assistance provided. References and background check prior to position start required.
Candidate Application Transmittal: Applicants may apply directly to firstname.lastname@example.org with email subject Agnitron Operations Coordinator. Please write a cover letter type introduction in the email body and attach a resume.
Time Requirements: 10-20 hours/week flexible schedule
Intern Job Purpose: Contribute to engineering projects relating to CVD equipment upgrade/customization and Agnitron’s compound semiconductor material and device research programs.
Experience Level: Junior or Senior level undergraduate or graduate student in pursuit of a degree in engineering or science discipline.
Valuable Skills/Qualifications (not all required): Equipment Engineering Knowledge, Material Science Knowledge, Solidworks Drawing/Design, Process Development, Semiconductor Material Characterization, Device Fabrication and Characterization, Reporting Skills, Verbal and Written Communication, Professionalism, Problem Solving
Compensation: hourly – based on experience
Agnitron Technology, Inc. is proud to be a diverse employer!
- Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
- Must pass a Pre-Employment Background Check
- Third Party resumes will not be accepted.
Job Location: Agnitron Technology, Inc., 8360 Commerce Dr, Chanhassen, MN 55317