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.

Test Engineer 4

Date:  Sep 27, 2021

Fremont, CA, US, 94538

Req ID:  157398

Job Responsibilities

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. We have become a trusted partner with our customers by developing fast, flexible, reliable and repeatable solutions.

Pilot Engineering is a flexible and creative organization responsible for rapidly transitioning new products from the design phase into high volume manufacturing while maintaining and exceeding the high-quality standards that our customers expect.

Some of our operating principles:

  • Enable fast learning and transition during development through world-class RPM in all engineering sites, cutting prototype lead-times from weeks to days at volume suppliers
  • During beta, deliver tools to committed dates while accommodating late design changes, at volume quality and equitable cost
  • Co-locate with Engineering / Product Management and organize by PG with PDR program dedication to enable joint ownership of program success
  • Improve product development through recognized expertise in DFX (Manufacturability, Test, Ergonomics, Variability) and Should-Costing at alpha, while partnering with Engineering to shift our expertise into concurrent engineering for faster solutions
  • Select, develop, and retain people with a strong bias for achievement & confidence in managing risk


Other Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for testing and validating new state-of-the-art products as they transition from the design phase to high volume manufacturing.
  • Interfaces with design and product teams on upcoming products via Design Reviews and CFT’s, reviews impact on testing, and provides feedback on Design for Manufacturability and Test.
  • Owns and drives the customer-driven test schedule for the assigned new products
  • Prepares test and diagnostic programs, designs test fixtures and equipment, and completes test procedures for new products.
  • Designs, develops and implements cost-effective methods of testing systems and equipment for all phases of a product.
  • Plans the labor, schedules and equipment required for automated test development and deployment.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves issues through innovative 'out-of-the-box' thinking in addition to structured problem solving
  • Perform and assess DFMA and pFMEA on new products

Minimum Qualifications

  • Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 6 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 3 years experience; or equivalent experience.



Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent understanding of equipment functionality and functional troubleshooting (Thermal & Gas-Flow characteristics, RF engineering, Vacuum, pneumatic, Electrical and Power Distribution systems, Instrumentation & Controls).
  • Ability to read and understand system level interconnect diagram, P&ID and electrical schematic.
  • Ability to assess test implications based on new product functionality and change content. Related risk identification and development of mitigation plans.
  • Big-picture understanding across multiple product families with the ability to provide tangible inputs towards test architecture, test fixture design strategy & related decision making.
  • Identification of opportunities for test time reduction through both leading both continuous improvement and step-function changes.
  • Programming skills to enable automated testing and characterization through script development
  • Structured problem solving skills leveraging inputs such as functional documentation (electrical schematics, control logic, gas flow paths)
  • Strong understanding of the synergy potential with cross-functional teams & functions with the ability to co-ordinate accordingly in the assigned programs.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Swing shift Wed-Sat, 4:30pm -3:30am

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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