Cathode Engineer

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  • Location:

    Bethel, United States

  • Sector:

    Manufacturing Engineers

  • Contact:

    Dan Dubay

  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

  • Consultant:


Job Description

For almost 50 years, Lighthouse Professional Services has worked to provide full-service consulting and staffing partnerships to clients in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and the Carolinas. Our innovative solutions can reach all areas within your firm including: Administrative, Information Technology, Engineering, Finance, Clerical and Light Industrial.

Lighthouse Professional Services is committed to the success of the companies, candidates and employees we serve. We invest in excellent working partnerships, powered by people.

We are currently seeking a Cathode Engineer in Watsonville, CA

Position Summary and Special Duties:

As a (an) Cathode Engineer your day to day duties will consist of and may not be limited to:

We are currently hiring for a cathode engineer.  The ideal candidate will have an educational background in materials or mechanical engineering or physics, with experience in vacuum electron device (VED) manufacturing. 

  • Technical leadership in the domain of emitter products
  • Designing and guiding the production staff on new assemblies
  • Understanding and augmenting production processes on dispenser cathodes
  • Ability to discuss customer requirements and translate to design and production.
  • Ensure quality of product meets demanding customers.
  • Identification of new products
  • Act as a technical resource within the company.
  • Provide appropriate documentation for operations
  • Suggest new methods where appropriate.
  • Provide appropriate review and analysis of capital
  • Provide customer and sales support. Assist in identifying new customers; work with sales to review and provide analysis of pricing
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills


MS in engineering, materials science, physics or other similar discipline. 

(Minimum Bachelor of Science in appropriate discipline.)



  • MS-Office suite experience. 
  • CAD experience required.
  • CAM and machining experience preferred but not necessary
  • Must be able to convey complex technical information to individuals in engineering, business, legal and related industries
  • Broad knowledge of materials, physics and chemistry of dispenser cathodes and / or mechanical or electrical engineering
  • Working knowledge of ERP system, preferably Visual Manufacturing
  • Cathode design and manufacture
  • Vacuum tube design and manufacture
  • High temperature brazing
  • Thermionic emitters
  • Machining
  • FEA (thermal systems)
  • Statistical review of products and manufacturing processes
  • RF devices
  • Use of  Autodesk’s Inventor
  • Communicating with customers, handling the company / customer interface



 Travel up to 20% travel each year might be required; typical <10%.



Location: Position is in Watsonville, CA,

Along the Pacific coast south of San Francisco.

Travel up to 20% travel each year might be required; typical <10%.


Duration: Permanent

Location: Watsonville, CA

Salary: $80-$90K

Benefits: Yes

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply immediately!

Please include a clean copy of your resume and salary expectations and any references.