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As a leading global supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry, Lam Research develops innovative solutions that help our customers build smaller, faster, and more power-efficient devices.

We are a company comprised of people who work hard, deliver outstanding results and maintain a sense of humor during even the most challenging times. Our success results from our employees' diverse technical and business expertise, which fuels close collaboration and ongoing innovation. We know that our dynamic, global team of exceptional employees is essential to our continued growth.

Join the Lam Research team, where you can play a vital role in the future of electronics and write your own success story.

Supplier Quality Engineer - Coating

Date: May 10, 2021

Location: Bayan Lepas, Penang, MY, 11900

Req ID: 155302

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About Lam...

Together we move the Atoms that move the World:

Imagine building a new manufacturing site in Malaysia from the ground up and working on the front lines of innovation! As one of the semiconductor industry's leading suppliers of wafer fabrication equipment and services, our technology depends on finding and hiring the best and the brightest employees. We know that our dynamic, global team of exceptional employees is essential to our continued growth.


Lam Research - where successful people want to work:

We are a company comprised of people who work hard, deliver outstanding results and maintain a sense of humor during even the most challenging times. This is truly a rare opportunity. Lam Research is a market leader where our core values are not just words on the back of your badge. Given the criticality of this role to Lam Research's success, this philosophy starts with you.

Job Responsibilities

The candidate will be part of the Lam supplier engineering team responsible for managing coatings and ceramics suppliers. The coatings & ceramics team is a group of talented engineers with diverse skillsets & experiences, lending itself to many learning opportunities from within the team. The supplier engineer (SE) is responsible for providing technical leadership to the assigned suppliers and manages the manufacturing process from early in product development to high volume manufacturing. SE will be the technical liaison between Lam stakeholders (engineering, productivity, product management) and assigned suppliers.


Other Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure adequate manufacturing processes are in place and documented at suppliers to produce reliable products in a repeatable manner 
  • Develop continuous improvement plans (CIP) on existing manufacturing processes to increase first pass yield
  • Develop and execute plans for failure analysis (FA) on products returned from customers as well as factory, inorganic, organic, and particle contamination and other material issues
  • Conduct design reviews with cross-functional teams (CFT) or stake holders to coordinate qualification activities for supplier’s equipment, manufacturing processes to meet customer needs
  • Conduct Root cause corrective action (RCCA) on quality related customer/factory escalations on coated components
  • Audit suppliers for manufacturing “process of records-POR” and supplier’s “quality management systems-QMS” including change control procedures
  • Conduct effective supplier visits, both domestic and international, in evaluating and managing new and existing suppliers. Assess production readiness for ramp
  • Implement industry standard process control techniques such as six sigma/lean manufacturing, value stream mapping to manage and develop production efficiencies and quality for Lam products

Minimum Qualifications


  • Minimum Education: MS degree in the following fields (but not limited to)- Materials Science & Eng, Ceramics Eng, Chemical Eng, and Chemistry
  • 5+ years applicable experience specific to coating engineering, preferably in the semiconductor industry
  • Prior manufacturing experience on thick- (thermal spray) & thin-film coatings (PVD, CVD etc)
  • Working knowledge of Statistics Process Control (SPC), Design of Experiments (DOE), Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA), Root Cause-Corrective Action (RCCA), 8D & 5-Whys Problem solving
  • The ability to read engineering drawings-GD&T per ASME Y14.5 and identifying manufacturing limits at suppliers
  • Working knowledge of multiple material characterization techniques such as Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), X-ray Diffraction (XRD), adhesion testing, hardness testing etc
  • Prior experience with MS office tools (ppt, excel, project), statistical tools (JMP, Minitab etc)
  • Ability to travel domestic and international 15% -20% of the time in fast paced environment (sometimes on short notice)

Our Commitment


Our work is everywhere you look – even if you can’t actually see it. Lam Research goes deeper than software or chips to the heart of the process that enables chip creation. So if you want to help power the components that empower everything, join us.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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