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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.

Lam Research - a company where successful people want to work.

Process Engineer 3

Date: Apr 3, 2020

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About Lam….


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 Responsibilities

Position Summary

Responsible for etch processes in Lam Research projects


Technical Function

  • Responsible for performing professional process engineering research, development and evaluation in support of the company’s complex semiconductor capital equipment and systems
  • Review processing techniques and methods applied in the manufacture, fabrication, and evaluation of products. Involvement may begin at any step from pilot plant to full-scale manufacturing.
  • May conceive and plan projects involving definition and selection of new concepts and approaches in the processing or development of new processes.
  • Design, conduct and coordinate required experiments and tests, interpret experimental output, generate reports for both internal and external distribution.
  • Closely work with technical teams at imec and other Lam sites
  • Supports other projects with metrology and inspection
  • Deliver creative solutions in process design and its applications.
  • Work with senior engineers and customers to understand customer technology roadmaps, process flow, inflection points, requirements and business issues/ challenges.
  • Flexibility to be cross trained into etch, clean and integration
  • Available for some business travels and evening meetings to connect with teams from different time zones.
Other Job Responsibilities

Perform application related Project Management, which includes

  • Plan, conduct and direct complex projects or major phases of significant projects.
  • Define problems and objectives, develop approach, analyze results and provide recommendation for new and existing Lam equipment.
  • Own and drive successful completion of process related JDPs


  • Define general engineering approaches as well as specific solutions.
  • Coordinate statistical analysis of failure rates and develops CIP
  • Advise to effect design changes. Regularly contribute to key technical solutions, technology and process development.  Monitor/analyze equipment performance trends

R&D Partner relations

  • Professionally represent the company to the R&D partner.
  • Interface directly with R&D partner at a management and engineer level.
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills


Minimum Qualification


  • PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or Physics preferably related to semiconductor industry or
  • M.S in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Physics with 3 Years of work experience in semiconductor industry.
Preferred Qualification
  • Knowledge of semiconductor industry, process integration, patterning, lithography
  • Experience in surface preparation and analytical techniques and in material characterization techniques such as XPS, XRR, XRD, SIMS, ellipsometry.
  • Familiar with working in a chemical laboratory or cleanroom environment  
  • In-depth understanding and working knowledge of Statistical Process Control (SPC) and/or Design of Experiments (DOE)  
  • Interest in advanced technology and an on-going desire to learn
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Fast learning skills
  • Team player
  • Fluent English
More About Us ….


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 race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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