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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.

This success is the result of our employees' diverse technical and business expertise, which fuels close collaboration and ongoing innovation.

Join the Lam Research team, where you can write your own success story. Come help us solve our customers' toughest problems and be part of a company that plays a vital role in the future of electronics.

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MS/PhD Mechanical Engineer (95146)

Date: Jan 2, 2018

Location: Fremont, CA, US, 94538

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Position: Mechanical Engineer

Location: Fremont, California

Education: Masters or PhD

New College Graduate (NCG) Program

We move atoms that move the world.


At Lam Research, we create equipment that allows chipmakers to build device features more than 1,000 times smaller than a grain of sand. This tiny scale has a huge impact. Virtually every leading-edge chip inside the electronic products you use every day (TVs, smartphones, laptops, cars—even medical devices) has been made using our equipment.


As one of the world’s most trusted suppliers in the semiconductor equipment industry, we’re transforming technology. Our equipment places atoms so precisely that nearly every chip today is made using our innovations.


This success is enabled by our world-class employees, who are the reason why nearly every chip today is built with Lam technology. At Lam, we know that our dynamic, global team of exceptional employees is essential to the company’s continued growth, and we are committed to providing you with the resources and career path opportunities you seek.


But our real strength is our team. At Lam, we are all Atom Engineers. Whether you’re in operations, supply chain management, or customer support; whether you’re an engineer, a technician, or a specialist; whether you’re a senior leader or recent grad, you’re helping our customers manipulate the tiny building blocks of atoms … and move the world.


To build a prosperous career, start with an atom.


Transitioning from school to “real life” can be daunting. But you’re armed with education, passion, and—if you join our team—a support system that will help you launch what’s next. Our New College Graduate (NCG) program supplements your education and support your continued career development. You’ll find opportunities at Lam Research for hands-on learning alongside talented, world-class experts.


Should you choose to walk the path historically driven by Moore’s law, your primary job function will involve cutting edge R&D activities in the Semiconductor Equipment Industry. If solving challenges no one has faced before or attempted are of interest to you, then Lam Research is the company for you.


Job Duties

Some job duties can include:

  • Creation of functional specifications and understanding and implementation of design requirements.
  • Extending design requirements to validation on test stands and process module data collection
  • Mechanical drawings, gasbox P&ID schematic creation and diagnostics, tool / system level diagnostics, and possibly trouble shooting at the customer site
  • Fluid flow diagnostics, pumping speed calculations, vapor flow delivery characterization, and thermal characterization of heated / and or cooled pedestals.
  • Working with Electrical Engineers and process engineers hand in hand on functional systems, software algorithms, control logic, artificial intelligence and big data,
  • Comfortable working with a Staff ME buddy and working directly with multi-site staff and senior Mechanical Engineers in the Fremont Lam Research office with various duties within the semiconductor industry

Your resume is about to get a lot longer (in a good way).

For recent grads, Lam Research is a career launch pad. We offer unique opportunities for growth, starting you on the right career path while you work closely with some of the most talented people in the industry. We combine educational training with hands-on opportunities to bring new graduates like you the challenging, dynamic experiences that will set you up for the rest of your career.



  • Graduated with a Masters or PhD in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited program.
  • Completed classwork involving the theoretical fundamentals of properties of materials, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and systems engineering.
  • Knowledge of chemistry, semiconductor metrology methods, and employing sensors and hardware designs in a vacuum environments is a plus.
  • Power point, Mathcad, XCell, FLUENT, COMSOL, and statistics is a plus.
  • Ability to work with a team to own and design concepts and subsequent detail drawings using PRO-Engineer (CREO), NX, and Autocad.
  • Analysis and trouble-shooting skills is a plus but not a requirement.
  • Leading and conducting design reviews in cross functional and matrixed environments.


Our Culture: Lam Research is a leader in the world of Semiconductor capital equipment and is committed to the growth and development of bright and industrious engineers. We look forward to working with you!

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

Job Segment: Thermal Engineering, R&D Engineer, Engineer, Electrical, Mechanical Engineer, Engineering

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