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Product Engineer 3 (104421)

Date: Feb 20, 2018

Location: Fremont, CA, US, 94538

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We are looking for a product engineer (i.e. hardware engineer or productivity engineer) who will be also acting as a system engineer. The candidate should have in-depth knowledge and experience in plasma process equipment such as ion implantation system, ion etch system, and plasma etch system.

Key responsibility

  1. Troubleshoots various issues on ion beam etch systems
  2. Tracks and communicates design, development, support and maintenance solutions in coordination with product development engineers.
  3. Provides design input through validation of continuous improvement projects and testing maintainability of new designs.
  4. Develops technical training and publications content.
  5. Trains field personnel on system installation and complex upgrades.
  6. Drives resolution for design reliability and maintenance problems or bugs by design engineering/software.
  7. Develops and maintains trouble-shooting/problem solving and support tools and procedures.
  8. Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors and consistent exercise of discretion and judgment in recommending to customers/users where the product is highly technical or sophisticated in nature.
  9. Manages situations, including customer communication when necessary, where second-line support has failed to isolate or fix problems in malfunctioning equipment or software.
  10. Provides engineering and project management support to field and technical support engineers who are diagnosing, troubleshooting, repairing and debugging complex electro/mechanical equipment, computer systems, and/or complex software.
  11. Needs to travel to customer sites (< 25%).


  • 5-10 years’ experience in Ion Beam Process System such as Ion Implantation and Plasma Process System
  • Real-World experience and understanding of the interaction between equipment design and process performance in HVM environment
  • Knowledge and experience in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, reactor design, gas flow delivery is required


  • PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Material Science or relevant field

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

Job Segment: Thermal Engineering, Engineer, Product Development, Hardware Engineer, Process Engineer, Engineering, Research

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