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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.

Additive Manufacturing Engineer

Date: Jul 3, 2021

Location: Fremont, CA, US, 94538

Req ID: 158581

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Job Responsibilities

This role can be located near any Lam Research office.


The Additive Manufacturing Engineer will own technical and professional support to projects emphasizing new and unreleased products. They will also manage and carry out projects for product development/improvement, product quality, and customer support.


  • Be familiar with failure analysis, process development, application flows, particle contamination, material issues, system interconnects, software and controls, and customer points-of-view
  • Coordinate with other groups and organizations for design, process, test, reliability and manufacturing to solve product issues and production problems
  • Ensure suppliers’ quality performance for consistent and reliable products
  • Conduct design reviews with cross-functional teams (CFT) and stake holders to coordinate development and qualification activities
  • Be a lead advocate for your product across company organizations

Additive Manufacturing (AM) Specific Responsibilities

  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and perform R&D on materials and process development for metal, Polymer, or Ceramic AM technologies, industry best practices, and best process solutions
  • Develop and Optimize the entire suite of AM processes including L-PBF, DED, BJ, FDM, SLA, etc. 
  • Act as SME on electrochemical and corrosion analysis of Materials.
  • Develop and Optimize post-process heat treatments and surface finishing.
  • Work with design engineers to develop recipes in bringing parts from design to production.
  • Provide feedback to design engineers and suppliers to continuously improve the AM part production process.
  • Perform analysis (including 3D Analysis), characterization, simulation, test, and verification of AM hardware as well as AM materials properties and analyze results.
  • Generate and release additive process specifications to control product quality and establish build qualification and product acceptance criteria.
  • Work closely with quality engineers in achieving and maintaining AM process and Product qualification.
  • Advise and lead on materials, machines, and process parameters to build parts that meet the Semiconductor requirements.
  • Actively and closely work with multidisciplinary engineers to identify and qualify vendors and suppliers for materials and post-process services.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 6 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 3 years’ experience; or equivalent experience
  • 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
  • Prior experience with MS office tools (ppt, excel, project), statistical tools (JMP, Minitab etc.)
  • Previous experience in cross-functional project management
  • Previous experience leading technical projects
  • Strong project management, communication, analytical, and problem-solving skill
  • Comfortable with travelling

Additive Manufacturing (AM) Specific Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering or Equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years of post-PhD related work experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in additive manufacturing materials and processes development.
  • Demonstrated expertise in electrochemical, corrosion, and surface engineering
  • Ability to run Design of Experiment (DoE) on process parameter development and direct experience working on the characterization of AM material 
  • Hands-on experience on post-printing processes for 3D printed parts, such as heat treatment schedules, surface finishing


Preferred Qualifications

  • Served +2 years in an AM related role, specializing in 3D printing operation, especially for semiconductor Industry
  • Ability to perform in a cross-functional team
  • Knowledge of AM surface engineering
  • Familiar with statistical methods and application of machine learning in material science

Our Commitment


We believe it is important for every person to feel valued, included, and empowered to achieve their full potential. By bringing unique individuals and viewpoints together, we achieve extraordinary results.

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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