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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.

Cost Engineer - Machining

Date: Apr 29, 2021

Location: Tualatin, OR, US, 97062

Req ID: 125443

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Job Responsibilities

Cost Engineer- Pilot Operations

The Cost Engineer is a key member in the new product introduction (NPI) activities for Lam, who will help shape and influence design via improvements to reduce manufacturing cost from initial concept and throughout the product lifecycle. You will have high visibility to company leaders, and help cross functional teams drive cost reduction decisions during the product development and release process (PDR).


Essential Responsibilities

  • Exceptional expertise in fabrication of machined metal parts including CNC programming and planning experience

    •Ability to quote and estimate the cost of machined parts

  • Understand the manufacturing landscape, capabilities, limitations, and technologies available (and emerging) to produce parts for the high-tech sector. Have a pulse on how things are made and how they will be made in the future
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, design engineers, suppliers, supplier engineers and supply-chain managers to improve system/part cost, should-cost models, RFQ analysis, and cost negotiations
  • Evaluate current and new designs, estimate their should-cost as well as identify cost drivers, and compare to current cost as well as vendor quotes for their accuracy.
  • Identify gaps to improve should costing assessments and to help cost reduction negotiations


Desired Characteristics

  • Experience with applications: NX CAD and/or ProE Creo, Solid Works, Inventor, etc. and any cost estimating software such as aPriori
  • Working knowledge of metal machining, sheet metal and weldment making tools, Programming and machining processes and secondary operations
  • Experience estimating the cost of a given design of a fabricated part
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to drive projects to completion under tight deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel


Minimum Qualifications

  • Five plus years’ experience working within a manufacturing environment where manufacturing was a core competency
  • Solid analytical and written/oral communication skills with ability to communicate cross-functionally and with various levels of an organization
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings
  • Experience working in the semiconductor or like industry

Preferred Qualifications

  • Technical expertise - engineering/science background
  • Project Management / Team Lead experience
  • Experience working with global suppliers



  • While not necessary, a Bachelor’s degree from accredited University is a plus

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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