Sandia National Laboratories Microelectronics/Semiconductor Process Engineer (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Our team seeks a R&D Electronics Engineer to be part of our process engineering team. Your expertise is needed to contribute in wet chemical processing, photolithography, metrology and ion implantation.
Responsibilites include, but are not limited to:
- Support the maintenance of established processes for CMOS, micromachining, and compound semiconductor technologies
- Develop new processes in support of new technologies
- Specify/order/install/characterize new process tools
- Implement routine control run procedures and maintain Statistical Process Controls (SPC) for established processes/tools
- Provide process insight/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
- Lead daily processing activities to ensure processes and equipment are stable and operational
- Generate/maintain operating and maintenance procedures. Develop and monitor the appropriate performance metrics and preventative maintenance plans
Candidates applying on this requisition may be interviewed and/or hired into one of several organizations at Sandia National Laboratories.
- Master’s Degree in an engineering, science, or physics discipline
- Two years experience in semiconductor fabrication processes at an engineering level (such as photolithography, wet/dry etch, thin films deposition, metrology)
- Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance
- PhD in Electrical/Chemical/Mechanical Engineering or Applied Science
- Knowledge of design of experiments, SPC, and semiconductor physics is desired
- Programming/data retrieval experience would be beneficial
- Excellent interpersonal communications skills and ability to work well in a teaming environment to develop strong relationships
- Ability to present data in a clear, concise way
Sandia National Laboratories Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications (MESA) complex provides unique processing capability in semiconductor microfabrication. The MESAFab Operations departments develop and maintain 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.
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:
- Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
- Extraordinary co-workers
- Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
- Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
- Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*
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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 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.
Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. 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 or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.
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