Sandia National Laboratories Microelectronic/Semiconductor Technologist (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Perform wide variety of microfabrication processing activities in a Class 10 compound semiconductor facility including but not limited to: metrology, photolithography, wet and dry etch, metal evaporation and electroplating, thin film deposition, wafer thinning, and dicing. Maintain established baseline manufacturing processes, and as appropriate, work with senior staff to further mature processes into the low-variability, well-characterized and documented processes required for qualified component delivery to our customers. Deliver on negotiated project commitments and all ownership responsibilities. Work with senior staff to design and execute design of experiments to enable continuous improvement for robust baseline processes. Develop innovative new processes to meet emerging technology needs. Maintain documentation and statistical process controls. Actively support failure analysis and root cause investigations for process and equipment excursions. Collaborate and team with MESA MicroFab Operations personnel and other Sandia technical staff.
- Experience in semiconductor device or microcircuit processing.
- Minimum of Associate degree in relevant STEM field.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance.
- At least 2 years of focused experience in semiconductor device or microcircuit processing.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
- Demonstrated problem solving skills.
- Ability to prioritize work and multi-task effectively.
- Experience with compound semiconductor processing.
The III-V Microelectronics Department is responsible for the research and technology foundation of Group III-V compound semiconductors within the Microsystems Science, Technology and Components Center that enables the creation, development and delivery of microelectronic components addressing high-performance, harsh-environment communication, sensing and control problems. We work throughout the Technology Readiness Level range from TRL1 (basic principles observed and reported) to TRL6 (representative of the deliverable demonstrated in relevant environments), and partner as appropriate to assure the delivery of qualified products to our customers.
Our Department focus in working from TRL3 (key elements demonstrated analytically or experimentally) to TRL4/5 (key elements demonstrated in a controlled/relevant environment) offers value to customers interested in the feasibility of proposed microtechnology or microsystems integration solutions to their problems, and to customers who need a trusted partner or supplier to create and deliver on stated performance, size, weight, power and cost benefits relative to alternatives. Meeting project milestone and delivery commitments are critical to success in our R&D business. Core Department capabilities include electronic modeling and simulation; epitaxial design, growth and characterization; rad-hard microelectronic device and circuit design, microfabrication, characterization, and reliability; and high-reliability microelectronic product design, characterization, and delivery for high-consequence system applications.
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Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted L-level security clearance.
Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.
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