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Mechanical Engr Sr

Date: Feb 17, 2018

Location: Fremont, CA, US, 94538

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CSBG NPI Mechanical Engineer


We have an exciting opportunity in our Customer Service Business Group (CSBG) as part of our Mechanical Engineering (ME) team. Mechanical Engineering provides engineering support for Etch, Deposition and Clean legacy and production systems, as well as the MEMS/Deep Si etch product lines. Your role will focus on design support for New Product Introduction (NPI) to the CSBG team. This will require developing configurable options using the Product Option Architecture (POA) tool, testing accuracy of these options, and performing Continuous Improvement Programs (CIP). This role is responsible for porting complex upgrades from the cutting-edge systems, to the latest production systems. This will involve working in a matrix environment, interfacing with Engineering, Manufacturing, Product Management, Business Development, Field, etc. The ME team is a high-energy group working on a wide variety of new and legacy products, figuring out how to improve the performance of our existing installed systems. The ideal individual will have strong physics/engineering fundamentals, preferably working in the semiconductor industry, combined with CAD solid modeling and “real world” hands on mechanical design experience.  Experience working in a large global matrix structure as well as an entrepreneurial spirit is highly desired.  You will be working on a wide range of products, from 150mm to 300mm wafer size, consisting of a mix of new, refurbished or existing designs. As an NPI Mechanical Engineer, you may need to Design and analyze mechanical systems, conduct feasibility studies, and test new / modified designs. You may have to direct support personnel in the preparation of detailed design, prototype fabrication, testing, and drafting documentation.


Key Attributes:


  • Ability to learn new skills quickly with minimal guidance.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to present design concepts to peers and management in a professional and effective way. You’ll be presenting at executive-level meetings, so the successful candidate must be able to succinctly present progress on large cross-functional initiatives.
  • Proven entrepreneurial experience in large company or with a small/start-up
  • Ability to work in a team environment with aggressive deadlines and multiple priorities while staying a team player.
  • Consultative executive who is internally and externally collaborative and a proven team player in a matrixed environment; leadership skills and value that are sought out by other team members
  • Self confident yet humble, with a high degree of value on integrity
  • An intense desire to win; track record of success and losses that have proven to be learning experiences that have/can be leveraged
  • Organization is very important as many of the business processes create a lot of data that needs to be analyzed and processed. 
  • 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. 




  • 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 such as ProE, NX, etc. is required.
  • Develop, design, & understand 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 experience in plasma and/or thermal deposition reactors to deposit thin films on semiconductor devices. Design experiences in ICP/CCP plasma sources is required.
  • Skills in Excel, SAP, PLM Systems, BOM Management Systems, Access, QuickBase, Matlab, etc. is a big plus. 


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