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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.

Sr. Controls Engineer - Facilities (Low Voltage)

Date:  Nov 7, 2021

Fremont, CA, US, 94538

Req ID:  163712

Job Responsibilities


Hiring Immediately!


Lam’s Sr. Controls Engineer (Low Voltage) is responsible for the Controls and Instrumentation systems at the Fremont and Livermore sites.  Designs and manages ongoing maintenance of Controls systems to meet operational requirements of the facilities infrastructure systems.


Success in this role requires strong industrial design experience.


Job Duties:


  • Manage ongoing maintenance of installed systems; maintain SCADA system, local controllers and instruments (PLC based controllers, pressure flow, temperature, etc.)
  • Drive improvement of infrastructure system performance and up-time
  • Perform review and approval of Controls and Instrumentation requests
  • Maintain load/capacity reports for facility infrastructure systems
  • Develop criteria and performance specifications required to meet unique operating requirements and building and safety codes
  • Prepare bid sheets and contracts for construction and facilities acquisition
  • Coordinate with Architecture/Engineering firms in developing design criteria and preparing layout and detail drawings
  • Provide Controls Engineering design review input and approval for facility infrastructure and process tool installation projects
  • Provide Controls Engineering construction input and commissioning support for facility infrastructure projects
  • Perform Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) during project design development
  • Review and estimate design costs including equipment, installation, labor, materials, preparation, and other related costs
  • Inspect construction and installation progress for conformance to established drawings, specifications, and schedules; work directly with contractors and service providers to ensure delivery of operational results
  • Support as-build documentation of Controls System and Logic diagrams

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related technical field
  • Two+ years’ experience in Controls and Instrumentation
  • Familiarity working with hazardous materials
  • Strong working knowledge of Instrument Society of America (ISA) requirements
  • Project Management experience with capital and expensed projects including managing financial controls
  • Experience with PLC hardware/software and facility system monitoring and control applications
  • Familiarity with Ignition Based System (IBS) software
  • Must be willing and able to work onsite full-time
  • Post-COVID: Must be willing and able to travel up to 5% (domestic and international) as needed


Additional skills and abilities beneficial for this role include proficiency with troubleshooting, problem solving, and root cause analysis skills; continuous improvement and innovative mindset; ability to support multiple concurrent projects and assignments; value internal and cross-functional teamwork to solve problems; a Professional Engineering license; the ability to thrive working in a fast paced, high energy work environment; and solid written and oral communication skills.


This posting is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities but constitutes a general definition of the scope and function of the position.  

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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