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Here are a few key points:
- While a bachelors is the minimum, an advanced degree is desired.
- It states a minimum 3.2 GPA for a Bachelorâ€™s degree, but they also must be sure to meet a 3.5 for an advanced degree.
- It is critical their resume reflect this.
- Iâ€™m not sure when the job posting closes but I can still forward any resumes after the deadline.
Semiconductor Process Engineer
Sandia National Laboratories Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications (MESA) complex provides unique processing capability in semiconductor microfabrication. The MESAFab Operations department develops and maintains core semiconductor processing capabilities and capacity that enable our customers to build differentiating Microsystems products. Two unique facilities are co-located within the 65,000 square foot MESAFab complex including: (1) a 12,000 square foot Class 1 Silicon Fab for 6-inch silicon wafer processing and (2) a 15,000 square foot Class 10 and Class 100 MicroFab for compound semiconductor material processing and silicon wafer post-processing. Key microfabrication processing areas include photolithography, reactive ion etch, wet etch/clean, oxidation and diffusion, thin films, CMP (planarization), ion implantation, metrology, deep reactive silicon ion etch, wafer bonding and thinning, electroplating, packaging, MEMS release, yield learning and statistical process control. The Silicon Fab has processing expertise in both CMOS and MEMS technologies. Over 150 equipment sets are maintained, supported and operated 24 hours per day, 5 days a week (3 shifts). Both processing and maintenance expertise are staffed on all 3 shifts. We offer unique prototyping capabilities. We are capable of producing full flow production lots with quick turnaround time as well as performing flexible process development. The MicroFab has expertise in compound semiconductor material processing. All of the MicroFab equipment (180 tools) are maintained and supported by our in-house maintenance and technical staff. We are capable of producing highly customized, low-volume production or prototyping devices and have flexible processing capabilities.
How to Apply
Click on the "Apply" button at the top or bottom of this screen, follow the instructions to upload a resume, and complete the submission process to indicate your interest in this position.
An opportunity exists for an engineer to be part of our semiconductor process engineering team. Expertise is needed in the following process areas: wet chemical processing, photolithography, thin films, dry etching, metrology and chemical mechanical polishing.
Specific duties of this position include:
- Support and maintenance of established processes for silicon CMOS, micromachining and compound semiconductor technologies.
- Develop new processes in support of emerging technologies.
- Specify, order, install and characterize new process tools.
- Implement routine control run procedures and maintain Statistical Process Control (SPC) charts for established process and tools.
- Provide process insight and expertise to insure manufacturability in the definition of new products and technologies.
- Train or coordinate the training of new and seasoned operations and maintenance technicians.
- Oversee daily processing activities to ensure processes and equipment are stable and operational.
- Generate and maintain operating and maintenance procedures for processes and equipment. Develop and monitor the appropriate performance metrics and preventative maintenance plans.
- A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in engineering, science, or physics discipline is required with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 minimum at the undergraduate level.
- Applicants should have excellent communications skills and the ability to work well in a teaming environment.
- Experience in semiconductor fabrication processes such as photolithography, wet/dry etch, thin films deposition, metrology at an engineering level is required.
- The ability to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance.
- The ability to present data in a clear, concise way is essential.
- An advanced degree in Electrical/Chemical/Mechanical Engineering or Applied Science is preferred.
- Knowledge of design of experiments, statistical process control, and semiconductor physics is desired.
- Programming/data retrieval experience would be beneficial.
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Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance if required for a position. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for employment including access to classified information or matter.
Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.
Sandia is a Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory; as such, many of our jobs require a DOE security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If this position requires a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted security clearance, U.S. citizenship and employee eligibility for clearance processing will be required at the time of hire.
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Sandia National Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.