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Electrical Engineer 5

Date:  Jun 8, 2024

Fremont, CA, US, 94538

Req ID:  181839
Worker Category:  On-site Flex

Job Responsibilities

This Electrical Engineering position reports to Deposition Product Group. Responsible to develop equipment used to deposit thin metal films. Equipment designed and developed by this group is used in the manufacturing process of every integrated circuit made today. Electrical Engineers design equipment with the following subsystems: Heater control, Pressure control, 3 phase power delivery, DC power delivery, Cable harness development, Analog control, Digital control, EtherCAT, RS232, embedded controls, RF power delivery, filter development, integration of motion control, safety certification and creation of Software functional specifications

1.    Design and Developed equipment from its vision to customer acceptance  
2.    Create hardware and systems for R&D activities
3.    Analyze designs through circuit analysis and bench testing
4.    50% system integration, 20% Power and distribution, 20% controls, 10% sustaining engineering  
5.    Perform Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEAs)
6.    Organize, participate and lead design reviews
7.    Conduct feasibility studies – including generation of well documented test plans
8.    Works with software team to ensure requirements are met
9.    Works with suppliers to prepare detailed design, prototype fabrication, design testing / verification
10.    In addition to regular responsibilities, an Electrical Engineer 5 establishes methods and procedures on new or special assignments

Other Job Responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 12 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 8 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 5 years experience
  • Very good oral and written communication skills in English
  • Excellent IT knowledge, e.g. MS Windows, MS Office products
  • Hands-on experience with design and productization of electrical control systems, electrical CAD Systems (Zuken E3), and practical experience with sensors, actuators, field busses (e.g.  Ethernet, Serialb, EtherCAT), measurement and controls technology
  • Solid knowledge of applicable electrical related standards like UL, CE, IEC, SEMI
  • Thorough knowledge of project process and has ability to apply fundamentals of the means and methods to projects
  • Excellent research and trouble-shooting skills
  • Ability to rapidly generate design concepts and implement them
  • Must be able to work well in a matrix environment
  • Exhibits strong organizational skills, creativity, organizational acumen, and leadership skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Semiconductor capital equipment power distribution design experience
  • Industrial electronics, control systems, and I/O
  • High voltage power supply design
  • Working with vendors to implement your designs in a timely and cost-effective fashion

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.

Lam Research ("Lam" or the "Company") is an equal opportunity employer. Lam is committed to and reaffirms support of equal opportunity in employment and non-discrimination in employment policies, practices and procedures on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. It is the Company's intention to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees.

 Salary and Benefits

CA San Francisco Bay Area Salary Range for this position: $140 - $259K

The above salary range for this position is relevant to applicants that reside or work onsite in the California, San Francisco Bay Area only. Salary offers will depend on factors that include the location you work from, your level, education, training, specific skills, years of experience and comparison to other employees already in this role. Actual salary may vary from salary offered due to numerous factors including but not limited to unpaid time off, unpaid leave, company mandated shutdown, and other relevant factors.

In addition, the successful candidate for this position will become eligible for a comprehensive set of outstanding benefits.  Click here to learn more about the benefits Lam offers for this position

Our Perks and Benefits: At Lam, our people make amazing things possible. That’s why we invest in you throughout the phases of your life with a comprehensive set of outstanding benefits. Discover more at Lam Benefits

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