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.

Field Process Engineer 4

Date:  Sep 23, 2022

Hillsboro, OR, US, 97006

Req ID:  175586

Job Responsibilities


  • Responsible for completion of process support and installation of Lam equipment at customer sites. This includes evaluation and documentation of process outputs of hardware modifications/upgrades to existing systems.
  • Key field support role for Beta sites, evals or first in fab installations.
  • Field owner to drive and resolve process/system for related escalations and quality investigations.
  • Setup and complete experiments, collect data, generate and analyze reports for both internal and external distribution and provide recommendations. Develop processes for new applications at customer sites on existing Lam equipment.
  • Define roadmaps to meet requirements, goals and milestones for new technology process supporting existing processes, correcting process deviations through root cause analysis.
  • Develop new or modified processes, define best known method process recipes, and work closely with the hardware engineering team to define chamber requirements and characterize hardware designs that meet customer performance requirements.
  • Design statistical experiments and analyze results to optimize device architecture and/or process modules to ensure the identification and resolution of process and defect issues and communicate results across the organization.
  • Deliver robust solutions to development needs in conjunction with development engineering groups.
  • Provide technical support to field engineers, technicians, and product support personnel who are diagnosing, troubleshooting, repairing and debugging complex electro/mechanical equipment, computer systems, complex software, or networked and/or wireless systems.
  • Present technical and marketing materials to a high standard.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Other Job Responsibilities

Customer Relation

  • Professionally represent the company to the customer. Utilize knowledge of company’s product lines and services to keep existing / potential customers informed when new/additional needs are identified.
  • Work closely with customer to understand customer issues and demands.
  • Initiate process projects and manage customer and product group to drive to closure.



  • May own customer/site KPIs. Provides technical instruction and leadership on installs, repairs, operations and calibration.  Coordination of application of new procedures.
  • May provide on-site instruction to sub-contractors and customers.
  • Work closely with FSE on complex problems which impact process output
  • Defines general engineering approaches as well as specific solutions.
  • May execute fundamental engineering design and analysis with supervision. 
  • Coordinates statistical analysis of failure rates and develops CIP
  • Provides input to Lam Management on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of and for Lam products 
  • Works closely with Field Service, Tech Support, Sales and Corporate Engineering as well as customers to understand customer issues and demands in order to anticipate and report those to set objectives and procedures to achieve the need.
  • Advises to effect design changes. Regularly contributes to key technical solutions, technology and process development.  Monitors/analyses equipment performance trends

Minimum Qualifications

  • Customer requirements for this onsite role include proof of full vaccination for COVID-19
  • PhD in Electronics, Chemistry, Physics, Material Science or related field with 3+ years of work experience; or MS with 6+ years of work experience; or BS with 8+ years of work experience
  • Work on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
  • Exercise good judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining desired results and addressing difficult engineering issues.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Any experience supporting Lam SW a plus
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and ability to react to shifting priorities to meet business needs and deadlines
  • Excellent people skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively and efficiently with diverse teams, customers, internal and external partners
  • Collaboration / Matrix environment mindset
  • Excel, PowerPoint

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.

Lam Research ("Lam" or the "Company") is an equal opportunity employer. Lam is committed to and reaffirms support of equal opportunity in employment and non-discrimination in employment policies, practices and procedures on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. It is the Company's intention to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees.

We Look Forward to Your Application



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