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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.

Engineering Intern 1

Date: May 10, 2019

Location: Tualatin, OR, US, 97062

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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.

Lam Research develops semiconductor manufacturing solutions for the world’s leading chipmakers. We make the tools that make the chips that power your world.  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. Now you can start your own success story—or build on it—by joining our team at Lam Research. Come help us solve our customers’ toughest problems and help craft the tools for tomorrow's consumer electronics, today.


Are you intellectually curious?  Do you like learning how things are made?  Do you have a passion for improving processes to achieve greater control and reliability?  Do you like troubleshooting and driving to root cause and corrective actions?  If so, you should strongly consider an internship at Lam Research as an engineer in the global Supplier Engineering organization. Supplier Engineering is an organization that innovatives in manufacturing and engineering technology, materials, & supply chain design.  This position will provide you an opportunity to master the complexities and challenges of product engineering, process control, yield optimization, and troubleshooting for the many technologies used a variety of leading-edge Lam semiconductor equipment products.  

You will be working in an organization that works with Lam’s global supplier base to delivers superior product quality and services at the lowest total cost.

This candidate will be matrixed with a mentor who is responsible for performing professional engineering examination and evaluation of Lam’s suppliers in the areas of engineering (electrical, mechanical, chemical, materials), chemistry, and physics.  The ideal candidate will play an active role in assisting in managing projects and products relative to supplier manufacturing development, quality initiatives, supplier selection, problem solving as well as designing and conducting independent experiments and tests. Project management duties include working with cross-functional teams consisting of supply business management, engineering, manufacturing, field service and suppliers to provide feedback and requirements during new product development through to production release. Candidates need to exhibit excellent problem solving skills: defining the problem, identifying objectives, assessing risk, developing approach, analyzing results and providing recommendations. Ideal candidate will assist in directing and managing manufacturing process/quality implementation of required changes and modifications.


Successful candidates will play a supporting role in these activites:

  • Coordinate development activities with suppliers and product groups in developing new products and technologies required to meet the next generation challenges of our customers
  • Ensure suppliers’ manufacturing processes are in place to produce reliable products in a repeatable manner.  Develop and audit quality control systems. Develop and drive supplier improvement plans.
  • Manage suppliers’ analytical testing and engineering resources to perform failure analysis on products returned from the field.
  • Conduct effective supplier visits in evaluating and managing new and existing suppliers
  • Design and execute an experiment, review data, develop conclusions
  • Implement industry standard process control techniques such as six sigma techniques to manage and develop production efficiencies and quality for Lam products


Education & Experience:


  • In good academic standing at a college or university, enrolled for the following semester or quarter and pursuing a B.S., M.S., MBA, or Ph.D. in engineering, science -  a technical field listed in (but not limited to) the following: IE, ME, ChE, Chemistry, Mat Sci, Polymer Science.
  • Basic understanding of materials properties, measurement techniques and methods to characterize polymer materials.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft software – Excel, Word, and PowerPoint – is required.
  • Working knowledge of SPC programs such as Minitab and JMP is preferred
  • Ability to complete projects on schedule and find root cause on escalations and deliver corrective actions in a timely fashion.
  • Strong / excellent problem solving skills, project management skills, multi tasking ability to manage a number of projects with high variety and  oral/written communication skills.


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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