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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.

Lam Research - a company where successful people want to work.

Mechanical Engineer 5

Date: Apr 12, 2019

Location: Fremont, CA, US, 94538

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Together we move the Atoms that move the World

Imagine working on the front lines of innovation! As one of the semiconductor industry's leading suppliers of wafer fabrication equipment and services, our technology depends on finding and hiring the best and the brightest employees. We know that our dynamic, global team of exceptional employees is essential to our continued growth.


Lam Research - where successful people want to work:

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. This is truly a rare opportunity. Lam Research is a market leader where our core values are not just words on the back of your badge. Given the criticality of this role to Lam Research's success, this philosophy starts with you.

Lam Research develops semiconductor manufacturing solutions for the world’s leading chipmakers. We make the tools that make the chips that power your world. Our continuous improvements in the efficiency of the semiconductor manufacturing process have supported increased chip performance and reduced power consumption, driving the global boom in smartphones, tablets and computers.


We are seeking a senior level mechanical engineer to support CSBG’s growth at our Fremont CA campus.  The primary job function will be CIP and R&D activities in the semiconductor equipment industry designing and analyzing mechanical systems, equipment and packaging, conducting feasibility studies and testing on new and modified designs.  Directs support personnel in the preparation of detailed design, design testing and prototype fabrication. Provides design information to multiple different groups to produce Engineering documentation. 



  • Design and develop hardware
  • Projects may include one or a combination of multiple disciplines that include identification and evaluation of concepts for fluid flow, heat transfer, mechanics, vacuum systems, RF/plasma, and controls. Includes optimizing designs for manufacturability and cost efficiency.
  • Rapidly generate design concepts that will develop into detail drawings to manufacture those concepts.
  • Perform Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
  • Organize, participate and lead design reviews
  • Analyze designs developed – may need to use structural analysis (FEAs), thermal analysis and fluid flow analysis.
  • Mentor junior and new engineers
  • Conduct feasibility studies – including generation of well documented test plans
  • Understand ESC operation and design


Desired character traits:

Organization is very important as many of our business processes create a lot of data that needs to be analyzed and processed.  Skills in Excel, SAP, Access, QuickBase, Matlab, or other programming languages is a big plus.  You’ll be presenting at executive-level meetings, so the successful candidate must be able to succinctly present progress on large cross-functional initiatives.


Strong skills and experiences in problem solving, time and priority management, communication, and project management. Ability to act in their area of expertise and peer to a well-qualified team is highly desired, including actively participating in design reviews, reviewing and providing feedback on others work including presentations, drawings and models, and communicating ideas and results to other engineers and management.  Design experiences in ICP/CCP plasma sources is required.




Semiconductor industry experience is not required but a plus. What is required is a strong design background coupled with solid engineering skills.

  • Mechanical Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 8+ years of industry experience;  a Mechanical Master’s degree with 5 years’ experience;  a PhD with 3 years experience in the semiconductor capital equipment or related industries.
  • This is not a job for new graduates. Hands-on experimental experience is required.
  • Extremely knowledgeable using 3D CAD tools; knowledge of ProE and NX required.
  • Develop and design critical mechanical systems that will include vacuum process chambers, vacuum exhaust systems, gas and/or liquid chemical delivery, pedestals, showerhead, controls in temperature and pressure.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and working experiences in plasma and/or thermal deposition reactors to deposit thin films on semiconductor devices.


Lam Research is a company where successful people want to work


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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