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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.

This success is the result of our employees' diverse technical and business expertise, which fuels close collaboration and ongoing innovation.

Join the Lam Research team, where you can write your own success story. Come help us solve our customers' toughest problems and be part of a company that plays a vital role in the future of electronics.

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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Date: Apr 11, 2018

Location: Fremont, CA, US, 94538

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Lam Research develops semiconductor manufacturing solutions for the world’s leading chipmakers. We make the tools that make the chips that power your world. Our continuous improvements in the efficiency of the semiconductor manufacturing process have supported increased chip performance and reduced power consumption, driving the global boom in smartphones, tablets and computers. Due to our growth, we have a senior level mechanical design engineer positions opening at our Fremont CA campus.


Our mechanical engineering jobs allow you to combine your creative design side with your technical engineering skills. You will join a respected, tenured and diverse engineering organization focused on the design of next generation tools for the semiconductor capital equipment industry. Your primary job function will be cutting edge R&D activities in the semiconductor equipment industry designing and analyzing mechanical systems, equipment and packaging, conducting feasibility studies and testing on new and modified designs.



  1. Design and develop hardware
  2. Projects may include one or a combination of multiple disciplines that include identification and evaluation of concepts for fluid flow, heat transfer, mechanics, vacuum systems, RF/plasma, and controls. Includes optimizing designs for manufacturability and cost efficiency (DFx).
  3. Rapidly generate design concepts – may also need to develop detail drawings
  4. Perform Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEAs)
  5. Organize, participate and lead design reviews
  6. Analyze designs developed – may need to use structural analysis (FEAs), thermal analysis and fluid flow analysis.
  7. Mentor junior and new engineers
  8. Conduct feasibility studies – including generation of well documented test plans
  9. Manage new product development BOMs and provide Engineering interface for Pilot Manufacturing operations


Desired character traits:

  1. Creativity
  2. Flexibility and adaptability
  3. Risk taker
  4. Excellent organizational skills
  5. Embraces the challenges of solving hard design problems
  6. Team player
  7. Good troubleshooting skills



Semiconductor industry experience is not required but a plus. What is required is a strong design background coupled with solid engineering skills. Bachelor’s degree is required and a Master’s is a plus. You must have a minimum of 6+ years post school industry experience. This is not a job for new graduates. Hands-on experimental experience is valued. Design in a 3D CAD environment with tools such as ProE, NX, Solidworks etc.


Now you can start your own success story—or build on it—by joining our ALD/CVD Metals team at Lam Research.
Come help us solve our customers’ toughest problems and help craft the tools for tomorrow's consumer electronics, today.


Lam Research – a company where successful people want to work





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