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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.

Maintenance Technician (Silfex)

Date: Mar 9, 2020

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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.

Essential Function:    


 An essential function of this job is the ability to work a 6pm-6am shift.


Works in a safe manner, adhering to all applicable company and OSHA safety guidelines.  Monitors and maintains equipment such as cutting saws, CZ growers, DSS furnaces and support equipment to specifications as part of a maintenance group so as to verify that equipment meets requirements to produce quality material for Silfex and customers.  The person in this position is expected to use effective technical mathematics and measurement tools in the performance of tasks.  Provides various support functions such as maintaining spares inventories, modifying equipment, improving equipment performance and reliability.

Job Description, Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct periodic safety audits to proactively identify and resolve potential safety issues.  Ensure follow-up and closure of action items generated.
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of the SILFEX Quality Management System, SILFEX Manufacturing System (SMS) and all relevant Quality and Operating Procedures and apply properly as appropriate.
  • Read and understand detailed procedures and work instructions.
  • Develop job proficiency. Manage time effectively.
  • Perform tasks in both group and individual environments.
  • Contribute to a Team Effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Ensure production operations by determining work priorities and coordinating repair, maintenance, and installation of machines, tools, and equipment with Operations and Engineering.
  • Know and understand safety and specification criteria prior to performing maintenance functions.
  • Perform all work related tasks in a safe manner and report any unsafe conditions to Silfex Management.
  • Properly handle materials.
  • Protect employees and visitors by maintaining a safe and clean building.  Recognize and rectify potential unsafe conditions.
  • Determines root cause of failures by observing electrical, mechanical and controls devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments.
  • Maintain coolant systems and machine filtration systems.
  • Provide improvement ideas and detailed description of equipment issues to Operations, Supervisor, Engineering, acting as a liaison.
  • Provide detail and describe process improvement ideas to fellow team members, Supervisor, Engineering, and Operations, acting as a liaison.
  • Execute and assist development of preventive maintenance tasks per procedures.
  • Utilize ERP system to track downtime, spare parts, projects, PM and other tasks.
  • Keep technical skills and knowledge up-to-date.
  • Carry out and lead special projects and other appropriate and reasonable duties that may be assigned from time to time.
  • Subject to call-in during off-shift and weekends as needed.
  • Lead the Team Effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Provide utilities by directing installation of, modifications to, and maintenance activities on equipment.
  • Maintain and develop job proficiency.  Manage time effectively.
  • Proficient knowledge and understanding of safety and specification criteria prior to performing maintenance functions.
  • Follow all company safety policies, performs all work related tasks in a safe manner and report any unsafe conditions to SILFEX management.
  • Attend specialized training and cross train on the job for all maintenance activities plant wide.



  • Display a positive attitude and strong work ethic that reflects the Mission and Core Values of Silfex.
  • Create and maintain a culture where workplace safety is part of everything we do.  Provide the safest possible workplace to our employees by modeling and following all company safety policies, reporting any incidents or unsafe conditions immediately to SILFEX management.  Wear all PPE as required by work area or job function.
  • Communication – Begin with the end in mind – Communicate boldly as well as effectively with empathy and respect to inspire teamwork and collaboration vertically and horizontally within Silfex.
  • Assist in applying lean manufacturing concepts and 5S.  Demonstrate ownership of continuous improvement ideas and activities.  Maintain organization and cleanliness, housekeeping and 5S within work area.  Maintain these areas at the highest degree possible while responsibly escalating any maintenance issues.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Must have High school diploma or general education degree (GED). An Associate College degree in engineering is preferred.
  • Must have 2+ years’ experience working in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with any of the following is preferred: crystal growing equipment, cooling water systems, electrical systems, PLC control systems.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with employees or other departments of the organization.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts using basic math.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Must be able to work effectively individually and in a team environment.
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details.
  • Must be able to assess drawings and specifications for machines and control systems.
  • Must be able to perform successfully under minimum supervision.
  • Must be able to attain sufficient task success to establish credibility with management, staff and employees.
  • Knowledgeable at troubleshooting of CNC Equipment is desired but not required  
  • Some experience in troubleshooting, repair, fabricate multiple pieces of manufacturing equipment desired
  • Have or obtain certification for lift truck, scissors lift and other service and maintenance equipment


Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and; talk or hear.


The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds. The employee is regularly required to lift up to 25 pounds.  The vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.  The noise level in the environment is moderate.


Must be able to work in environment with high magnetic fields.








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

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