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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.

Staff Product Engineer - RF Analog

Date:  Jan 25, 2022

Fremont, CA, US, 94538

Req ID:  160253

Job Responsibilities

Lam is excited to have an opening in the Supply Chain organization in the Plasma Generation field, at the crossroad of New Product Introduction (partnering with R&D) and Productization (working with internal Lam development and Program management teams, and partnering with outside suppliers).

In order to maintain and improve our leadership in Etch and Deposition Semiconductor Equipment, Lam is constantly innovating in plasma generation with a variety of techniques, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to exert broad influence in the development of those novel sources.  We are looking for a passionate multi-disciplined individual with expertise in the different areas below:

  • High-voltage Power Supplies and high-power analog RF power generation
  • High-power PCBA design and manufacturing
  • Systems Engineering basics: general knowledge in
    • Electro-mechanical assembly and component integration
    • Calibration and test process best practices
    • How to apply FW/SW/Communications & Controls in complex device operations for fast switching
  • Expertise in Reliability Engineering, design-for-reliability (e.g., Reliability Block Model, Accelerated-Life Testing, Fault Insertion, Weibull analysis)

Other Job Responsibilities

  • Perform Program/Project Management tasks will also be helpful to operate in this team environment, working on a variety of high-impact projects.  Agility and good people skills, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must.
  • Experience in the Semiconductor Equipment field and some knowledge of (or ability to learn) power/plasma interactions are a big plus.
  • There will be also the opportunity to work in Supplier Management on Power Supplies and other advanced OEM designs, and be the point person at the interface between our Account Teams at customer sites, our internal Product Group partners, and the Quality Control and Engineering teams at the OEM suppliers.
  • This specific position will be based either in Tualatin, OR, or Fremont, CA, working on leading-edge equipment for the production of the most advanced chips in the world.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering (Masters/Ph.D. preferred)
  • 8+ years experience with DC Power Supplies, Analog high-power RF, PCBA Manufacturing/Designs, and IC knowledge (hands-on expertise)
  • Apply skills and experience with semiconductor manufacturing and equipment to technical and quality problems encountered in the product life cycle with special attention to new product introduction of novel power source designs
  • Understand RF & DC testing, and Test Fixture management is key: proper testing and validation of such devices is essential for successful repeatable deployment, and thus partnering with our design team and the suppliers to design, implement and maintain state-of-the-art test fixtures is fundamental to success.  Understanding test qualification, gauge studies, SPC management plan, preventative maintenance, etc. are a plus for the role
  • Apply Product and Systems Engineering approaches to understand and resolve problems with equipment functionality, component quality and reliability, design and application margin, and in supplier quality systems
  • Travel to Lam and Lam supplier manufacturing locations to conduct effective situation assessments, audits, and investigations and apply findings to implement systematic and lasting improvements to product and process (Travel expected to be <20%)
  • Apply experience with industrial Quality Systems, Engineering Design & Documentation, Product Qualification, Change (EC) Processes, and Problem Solving to issues occurring in product and component life cycles
  • Perform Program/Project and Supplier Management roles with an emphasis on problem-solving analysis and improvements in manufacturing and test processes. Definition, review and improvement of Supplier’s Root Cause & Corrective Action (RCCA), Supplier’s Quality Systems and Processes of Record (POR)

Our Commitment


We believe it is important for every person to feel valued, included, and empowered to achieve their full potential. By bringing unique individuals and viewpoints together, we achieve extraordinary results.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

We Look Forward to Your Application





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