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At Lam Research, we create equipment that drives technological advancements in the semiconductor industry. Our innovative solutions enable chipmakers to power progress in nearly all aspects of modern life, and it takes each member of our team to make it possible.

Across our organization, our employees come to work and change the world. We take on the toughest challenges with precision and accuracy. We push for the next big semiconductor breakthrough. We lead the way in one of the most critical and fast-moving industries on the planet. And we do it together, with deep connections and limitless collaboration.

The impact we have on the world is made possible by focusing on our people. So we recognize and celebrate our teams’ achievements. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse culture where everyone’s contribution and voice has value. We evaluate and evolve our offerings, so our people receive the support and empowerment to do meaningful things for their lives, careers, and communities.

Because at Lam, we believe that when people are the priority and they’re inspired to unleash the power of innovation for a better world together, anything is possible.

Process Engineer 5

Date:  May 28, 2024

Fremont, CA

Req ID:  182889
Worker Category: 


A Process Engineer 5 will lead, and is personally accountable for, high profile project timelines and milestones. They will manage projects for product development, including various productivity initiatives (MWBC, chamber matching, variability) as well as designing and conducting independent experiments and validating solutions via the ironman methodology.


  • Lead cross-functional teams consisting of business development, engineering, manufacturing, processing engineering, field service, and suppliers during new product development launch through to production release.
  • Be a leader for problem-solving skills: defining the problem, identifying objectives, assessing risk, developing approach, analyzing results and providing recommendations Coordinate development activities with suppliers and product groups Implement industry standard process control techniques such as six sigma techniques to manage and develop production efficiencies and quality.
  • Develop continuous improvement plans (CIP) on existing manufacturing processes to increase first pass yield.
  • Be the chief advocate for your product across company organizations.



Minimum of 10 + years applicable experience and manufacturing processes and design, preferably in the semiconductor industry preferred BS/MS degree in a technical field listed (but not limited to) the following: M.E., E.E., ChE, Chemistry, Mat Sci., Physics, Comp. Sci. or related field; Advanced degree PhD desirable, but level of work experience also considered.

  • Strong project management, communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills Working knowledge of Statistics Process Control (SPC), Design of Experiments (DOE), Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA), Root Cause-Corrective Action (RCCA), 8D & 5- Whys Problem solving.
  • Prior experience with MS office tools (ppt, excel, project), statistical tools (JMP, Minitab etc.)
  • Strong multi-tasking ability to manage a variety of projects with changing priority.
  • Demonstrated strong customer management and presentation skills Previous experience leading cross-functional projects Comfortable with travelling. 

Our Perks and Benefits

At Lam, our people make amazing things possible. That’s why we invest in you throughout the phases of your life with a comprehensive set of outstanding benefits. Discover more at


CA San Francisco Bay Area Salary Range for this position: $140,000.00 -  $259,000.00

The above salary range for this position is relevant to applicants that reside or work onsite in the California, San Francisco Bay Area only. Salary offers will depend on factors that include the location you work from, your level, education, training, specific skills, years of experience and comparison to other employees already in this role. Actual salary may vary from salary offered due to numerous factors including but not limited to unpaid time off, unpaid leave, company mandated shutdown, and other relevant factors.

Our Perks and Benefits: At Lam, our people make amazing things possible. That’s why we invest in you throughout the phases of your life with a comprehensive set of outstanding benefits. Discover more at Lam Benefits

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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