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Semiconductor Equipment Maintenance Technologist (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 689883

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Posting Duration:

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a Microelectronics Equipment Maintenance Technologist with experience supporting semiconductor equipment and tools in a manufacturing environment.

This role includes owning system calibrations, wafer handling, gas and vapor delivery, abatement systems, vacuum pumps, RF and DC power, electro-mechanical systems, vacuum systems, facilities subsystem maintenance.

The role also involves continuous improvement of safety systems and quality systems and the development of engineered solutions to improve the safety and reliability of the equipment. You will need strong troubleshooting skills and the ability to take ownership of and resolve technical issues independently.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Plan and perform duties in the electronic, mechanical, electromechanical, or optical areas.

  • Construct, calibrate, adjust, test and maintain equipment, components, device or systems.

  • Develop, evaluate and work from engineering drawings and written or verbal instructions.

  • Operate related equipment, conduct tests and report data in a prescribed format.

  • Specify and perform calibration and alignment checks; design and make adjustments, modifications and replacements as needed; coordinate work with facilities and trades as needed.

  • Analyze data and recommend modifications to components or test procedures to meet desired specifications.

  • Coordinate equipment support contracts and the work of vendor equipment support personnel.

This position can be assigned to any of three work shifts covering 24-hour operations Monday through Friday.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Associates degree in technical field or;

  • Four (4) or more years of Air Force, Navy, Army or industry technical training in electronics and equipment service and maintenance

  • Training, education and/or knowledge of electrical systems, electronics, mechanical systems, computing systems

  • Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE L clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Experience working as an OEM Field Service Engineer supporting Diffusion, EPI or CVD equipment

  • Experience supporting equipment in a semiconductor manufacturing environment: system calibrations, wafer handling, gas and vapor delivery, abatement systems, vacuum pumps, RF and DC power, electro-mechanical systems, optical systems, lasers, vacuum systems, and facilities subsystem maintenance.

  • Experience with continuous improvement of safety systems, quality systems and the development of engineered solutions to improve the safety and reliability of the semiconductor processing equipment

  • Strong oral, written, interpersonal and problem-solving skills, including the ability to collaborate well in a diverse team environment and develop positive relationships

  • Practical understanding of electro-mechanical systems, such as how and why a piece of equipment functions and the logic of the equipment design

  • Interest in electro-mechanical systems and technology in general - fundamental concepts, equipment design, problem solving etc.

About Our Team:

Our department develops and maintains core semiconductor processing capabilities and capacity that enable our customers to build differentiating Microsystems products. We support the operations of the 11,900 square foot Class 1 Silicon Fab for 6-inch silicon wafer processing. 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

About Sandia:

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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

  • Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

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, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

Essential Functions:

Selected applicants will be required to pass a Job Placement Assessment before beginning the job to ensure that they can perform the essential physical requirements, with or without accommodations.

Job ID: 689883

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  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

Life in New Mexico

  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
  • International Balloon Fiesta
  • Green chile – NM Cuisine
  • Museums, Parks, Sports

Learn more about Life in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Sandia is a drug-free workplace. As a national laboratory funded by a U.S. government agency, we are subject to federal laws regarding illegal drug use. Illegal use of a controlled substance, including marijuana even in places where it does not violate state law, may impact your ability to obtain and/or maintain a Department of Energy security clearance, and may result in the withdrawal of an employment offer or termination of employment.

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