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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.

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Process Engineer 3

Date: Aug 12, 2017

Location: Fremont, CA, US, 94538

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Candidate will be responsible for performing professional engineering examination and evaluation of Lam’s ceramic and coating suppliers . The ideal candidate will play an active role managing ceramic and coating related projects and products relative to supplier manufacturing development, quality initiatives, supplier selection, problem solving as well as designing and conducting independent experiments and tests. Project management duties include working with cross-functional teams consisting of supply business management, engineering, manufacturing, field service and suppliers to provide feedback and requirements during new product development through to production release. Candidates need to exhibit excellent problem solving skills: defining the problem, identify objectives, assessing risk, develop approach, analyze results and provide recommendations. Ideal candidate will direct and manage manufacturing process/quality implementation of required changes and modifications that include a variety of processes such as machining, coating, surface treatment, and precision cleaning.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Ensure suppliers’ manufacturing processes – domestic and international – are in place to produce reliable products in a repeatable manner; develops and audits quality control systems. Develop and drive supplier improvement plans
  • Manage suppliers’, analytical testing and engineering resources to perform failure analysis on products returned from the field.
  • Coordinate development activities with suppliers and product groups in developing new products
  • Conduct effective supplier visits – domestic and international – in evaluating and managing new and existing suppliers
  • Implementing industry standard process control techniques such as six sigma techniques to manage and develop production efficiencies and quality for Lam products


Education & Experience:

  • Minimum Education: BS/MS degree in a technical field listed in (but not limited to) the following: ChE, Chemistry, Material Science
  • Prefer 5 + years applicable experience specific to ceramics and coating manufacturing processes and design (New College Graduates will be considered)
  • Strong project management, organizational and communication skills
  • The ability to read drawings (with understanding of ANSIY14.5) are required
  • Working knowledge of SPC required
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with proven history of successful resolution
  • Strong multi-tasking ability to manage a number of projects with high variety or requirements


Additional Software Experience:

  • Basic MS Office skills
  • Statistical software e.g. JMP, MINITAB a plus


Additional Requirements:  (Travel %, language(s), etc.)

  • Ability to travel domestic and international. <25% travel time could be required


Work Characteristics:

  • Communication skills – assertive, must exhibit clear and concise communication both written and verbal.
  • The ability to communicate fluently technical ideas and concepts in both written and verbal form
  • Attention to detail, sense of urgency and ability to handle multiple tasks in fast paced environment.
  • High integrity.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

Job Segment: Process Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Product Development, Supply, Engineering, Research, Operations

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