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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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Mechanical Engineer 6

Date: Apr 19, 2018

Location: Fremont, CA, US, 94538

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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. Due to our growth, we have a senior level mechanical design engineer positions opening at our Fremont CA campus.

Our mechanical engineering jobs allow you to combine your creative design side with your technical engineering skills. You will join a respected, tenured and diverse engineering organization focused on the design of next generation tools for the semiconductor capital equipment industry. Your primary job function will be 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.

This job opening is in a development group making new module(s) incorporating the newest layout and control architectures.  This is a very cross functional and cross BU oriented design challenge.


  1. Design and develop hardware from conception through design, testing and release. Mechanical designs must incorporate a system understanding and design approach.
  2. Design environment and systems are multidisciplinary and include identification and evaluation of concepts for gas/pressure control and distribution, heat transfer, mechanics, vacuum systems, RF/plasma, materials and controls. Includes optimizing designs for service, manufacturability and cost (DFx).
  3. Rapidly generate design concepts and quotable detail drawings
  4. Perform Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEAs) and other reliability and quality improvement methods.
  5. Organize, participate and lead design reviews as well as provide critical feedback on designs of peers in the group.
  6. Analyze designs developed – may need to use structural analysis (FEAs), thermal analysis and transient gas/pressure analysis.
  7. Conduct feasibility studies – including generation of success criteria and test plans
  8. Manage new product development BOMs and serve as interface for Pilot Manufacturing operations
  10. Mentor junior and new engineers

Desired character traits:

  1. Creative and Innovative
  2. Flexible, adaptable
  3. Risk taker when risk/reward is justified
  4. Excellent organizational skills
  5. Embraces the challenges of solving hard design problems
  6. Team player who can also function independently
  7. Good problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  8. System and cross functionally oriented 


Semiconductor industry experience is not required but a plus. What is required is a strong design background coupled with solid engineering skills. Bachelor’s degree is required and a Master’s is a plus. You must have a minimum of 6+ years post school industry experience. This is not a job for new graduates. Hands-on experimental experience is valued. Design in a 3D CAD environment with tools such as ProE, NX, Solidworks etc.


Now you can start your own success story—or build on it—by joining our Flex team at Lam Research.
Come help us solve our customers’ toughest problems and help craft the tools for tomorrow's consumer electronics, today.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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