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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.

New College Graduate Product Engineer (140387)

Date: Nov 21, 2020

Location: Fremont, CA, US

Req ID: 140387

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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.

Job Description:


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.


Recently, Lam etch customers have increased 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.




Qualifications that are desired for this position:

  • 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


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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