Linton Crystal Technologies has hired Anna Powers as a mechanical engineer in its Rochester, N.Y., office. Powers is initially working on projects pertaining to the CZ silicon growers Linton currently produces. She also will take on responsibilities in research and development.
Powers was most recently a design engineer with Avox Oxygen Systems, in Lancaster, N.Y. There, she collaborated on the development of custom projects. Among these was the creation of a new design that would allow for a quicker, more efficient ejection of oxygen masks to passengers on airplanes. She also modified the configuration of a generator to a customer’s specifications and helped model one of the largest generator cores available at the company.
“Anna’s experience in CAD modeling, and particularly developing new and custom products, make her a great fit with Linton,” explains John Reese, mechanical engineering manager at Linton. “We customize every grower that is purchased to meet the customer’s exacting specifications, so being able to see each project as an opportunity to do something unique and different is an asset.”
She graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. While a student, she completed an internship with PPC, Inc, a Belden Brand, where she designed and updated 2D and 3D models. This includes the creation of an integrated ground block for external internet service boxes, designed to minimize safety issues that had been seen in the field.
Linton Crystal Technologies is the world leader in the design, development, and manufacture of equipment for producing monocrystalline ingots for the semiconductor and solar industries. The company specializes in silicon and produces equipment for materials such as germanium and gallium arsenide. They also provide technical support, process engineering support, and replacement parts to help clients get businesses off the ground, improve productivity and continue to innovate.