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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.

Laboratory Service Engineer 3

Date:  Sep 11, 2021

Fremont, CA, US, 94538

Req ID:  160172

Job Responsibilities

  • We are looking for passionate and dedicated Lab service engineers, also known as equipment engineers, to join us as part of the enabler for the company’s fast business growth! You will primarily work on plasma etching semiconductor equipment in the cleanroom applications lab. You will be a key contributor in developing new products by working with technologists to make the first prototype to prove concept, and installing and setting up First-in-Lab new product, and perform routine maintenance or troubleshooting to ensure the machines are up and running to support customer demonstration and business penetration. You will be the expert to help others gain hardware knowledge, skills, and support. You will have various career development areas within the team, such as hardware expertise, project management skills, and operations leadership skills.

Other Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for preventative/corrective maintenance, troubleshooting, upgrades, and calibration on equipment in the R&D applications lab.
  • Performs the preventative/corrective maintenance using required Personal Protective Equipment which may include respirator and APR (Air Purifying Respirator).
  • Works closely with and supports Process Development, Hardware, and Software R&D activities and customer demos/commits. Be the hardware support expert on all products in your scope. Solve problems creatively and efficiently.
  • Installs and supports prototype equipment and may develop procedures and documentation as needed in support of design and R&D activities which likely have little or no written procedures.
  • Occasionally may be required to travel domestically and internationally to customer sites to address tool/system issues that cannot be resolved without their support.
  • Mentor and train other LSEs, field service engineers and tool users on hardware aspects.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Have Safety-first mindset and strictly follow procedures and processes without taking shortcut under normal circumstances and under pressure.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, self-directed, R&D environment with potentially hazardous energies and chemistries.
  • Ability to multi-task with shifting priorities, and the ability to work independently and communicate effectively.  
  • Experience diagnosing and repairing mechanical, electromechanical, electronic equipment and or vacuum equipment.
  • Educational & Experience level: Master’s degree in Engineer Field with 3+ years of relevant experience; or Bachelor’s degree with 7+ years of experience; or Associates Degree with 10+ years relevant experience; or equivalent military experience.
  • Other essential qualifications: Microsoft Suite experience, ability to pass APR/respirator requirements and capable of executing the movement activities associated with day-to-day tasks.

Preferred Qualifications

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.

We Look Forward to Your Application

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