Success Starts Here

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 3

Date:  Aug 3, 2022

Fremont, CA, US, 94538

Req ID:  161629

Job Responsibilities

A Product Engineer 3 will own technical and professional support to projects emphasizing new and unreleased products while assisting more senior engineers in research and product development.

  • Improve existing plasma sensors with special emphasis on optical design.
  • Evaluate novel plasma sensing techniques.
  • Implement the sensor integration to Lam etch tools.
  • Develop signal analysis routines and data acquisition routines.
  • Improve and develop existing analysis algorithms for endpoint, fault detection and process control.
  • Investigate other applications of plasma diagnostic techniques for process control, such as absorption spectroscopy, absolute optical emission spectroscopy, reflectometry, ellipsometry.
  • Product support: help customers to develop sensor based applications, troubleshoot customer sensor problems.
  • Create documentation for customers and field service engineers.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD without experience; or with industry experience
  • Creative thinking, strong problem solving and troubleshooting capabilities
  • Ability to complete projects and learn the required skills with minimal guidance
  • Solid understanding of statistical process control and basic statistical analysis used in production setting
  • Optical and electrical sensors, plasma diagnostics, process control. 
  • Experience with mathematical modeling and statistical analysis techniques.   Matlab,  C++, Python,  ZEMAX.
  • Familiar with some of the following techniques: reflectometry, interferometry, spectroscopy, Langmuir probes,  Voltage-Intensity probes
  • Good communication skills (customer contact), liking of teamwork

Preferred Qualifications

Valuable background:

-Optical and electrical sensors, plasma diagnostics, process control. 

-Experience with mathematical modelling, statistical analysis techniques and machine learning.   Matlab,  C++,  Python.

-ZEMAX optical simulation or willingness to become an expert on ZEMAX is required.

-Familiar with some of the following techniques: reflectometry, interferometry, spectroscopy, laser-based diagnostics.

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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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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