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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.

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. Our success results from our employees' diverse technical and business expertise, which fuels close collaboration and ongoing innovation. We know that our dynamic, global team of exceptional employees is essential to our continued growth.

Join the Lam Research team, where you can play a vital role in the future of electronics and write your own success story.

Product Engineer 4

Date: Apr 15, 2021

Location: Fremont, CA, US, 94538

Req ID: 157052

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Job Responsibilities

Manages new product introduction and production support engineering for a specific product or group of products after transfer from design to in-house or outsourced production. Interfaces with design, process, test, reliability and manufacturing engineering to solve product issues and production problems. Develops and sustains process improvements to reduce production costs and increase yields.


Develops new or modified hardware designs for electrostatic chucks (ESC’s) and supporting hardware in Lam plasma etchers.  Reviews process and customer requirements to define engineering specifications for ESC’s and ESC subsystems.  Defines testing requirements for production-readiness qualification, reviews and defines process of record (POR) at parts suppliers, assesses suitability of materials used in production, and supports field issues related to this hardware. Handles full ESC life cycle from development, through product release and field support. Coordinates design reviews, risk assessments, and POR reviews with Lam engineering personnel to ensure successful product release and follow Lam product design business processes. Compiles and evaluates test data to determine appropriate hardware limitations and assesses risk of field failure according to customer process conditions.


Lam Etch customers continue to tighten requirements on defectivity, process window, and uniformity, to meet the needs of ever shrinking device dimensions. Electrostatic chucks are at the forefront of these needs, as thermal uniformity, voltage process window, and to a large extent, defectivity limits are defined by this piece of hardware. Lam is continually improving ESC performance in all of these areas to meet customer needs. Understanding performance of this particular part of Lam plasma etchers requires a multidisciplinary background, incorporating elements of materials science, physics, mechanical and electrical engineering, to fully understand the implications of design changes on customer processing.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Ph.D. in materials science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, or related field. Masters plus 3-5 years relevant experience will be considered.
  • Semiconductor or product design experience
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Effective communicator with the desire to understand all aspects of a problem at a fundamental level.
  • Experience designing, specifying, building, operating and maintaining capital equipment test apparatus.
  • Proficient in MATLAB, Python or other similar scientific computing language
  • Fundamental understanding of heat transfer, mass transfer, thermodynamics and basic mechanics of materials

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