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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.

Process Engineer 3 - Dielectric Etch

Date: Aug 30, 2019

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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.

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 Graduates (NCG) programs supplement your education and support your continued career development. Whether you’re an intern or a recent grad, you’ll find opportunities at Lam Research for hands-on learning alongside talented, world-class experts.


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


Position Overview:


The person in this position will partner with a team to support the technology and business development activities for some of the most recognized technical companies in the world.  You will be responsible for participating in the development of new or modified process formulations, definition of processing or handling equipment requirements and specifications, review of processing techniques and methods applied in the manufacture, fabrication and evaluation of semiconductors working collaboratively with a regional account team, customer contacts and various functional groups within Product and Technology Group. The person will work with their team to effectively communicate and champion customer needs (internally) and business unit goals (externally).  This is an extremely important role for the company as you will be in a team that is a key contributor to Lam's overall account strategy and success from a technology and business perspective.  Typical roles as you progress, include leading technology evaluation and proliferation teams, championing new product introductions including development and implementation while being responsible for understanding our competitive position for all key metrics used by customers for equipment selection. Additionally, you will analyze customer technology trends and requirements and identify opportunities for increasing customer and business value through product differentiation.


Key Roles & Responsibilities:


  • Analyzing customer technology trends and requirements and identify opportunities for increasing customer and business value through product differentiation. This position is the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for the Account involving technical and customer management so getting Account Team and Customer trust through responsiveness and delivering per commit is critical.
  • Strategic focus; Maintain detailed knowledge of customer process flows
  • Continually maintain an analysis of customer flow to identify opportunities for Lam to add value to the customer
  • Develop strategy and tactics with Marketing, Business Development penetration and defense activities
  • Align strategies and tactics with marketing, business development, product managers, program managers, and PL head.  Primarily through bimonthly review (TTR update); but should be on as needed basis; Execute plans successfully
  • Initiate and manage JDP programs which mutually benefit Lam and the customer
  • Co-ordinate and be involved in demo and productivity activity in Fremont relating to the customer; may include running the demo or reviewing results w/demo engineer
  • Penetration of new applications; defense of existing applications
  • Development of new technology; Alignment with production owner




  • PhD in Chemistry, Materials Science, or Physics or other related fields.  Master’s degree considered with directly related post-doc or work experience. 
  • Dielectric Etch process development exposure a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for customer interaction are a must
  • Decision making; strong influencing and partnering skills and an ability to develop relationships and work effectively with customers with strong presentation skills
  • Ability to partner with a team to develop and execute plans, consistently delivering expected business results and working effectively in a changing environment sometimes filled with ambiguity.
  • Strong initiative with a willingness to take ownership and drive a project to completion coupled with strong process and systemic thinking capabilities
  • An ability to establish rapport and earn trust representing us to the customer
  • Collaboration; good at balancing between focusing on own responsibilities and contributing across Lam
  • Travel – As you grow in your role, this job may require travel to customer sites worldwide






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 age, race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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