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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.

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.

Manufacturing Intern - Summer 2021 - 155818

Date: Apr 10, 2021

Location: Tualatin, OR, US, 97062

Req ID: 155818

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Job Responsibilities

General Position Summary:
Intern Assembler will navigate computer-based work instructions to install parts and hardware using hand tools and fixtures if needed; on wafer fabrication equipment (WFE) in a Lean manufacturing clean-room environment. They will also prepare technical reports, summarize finding and recommend solutions. Working hours will be no less than 24 hours a week and is dependent on current enrollment in the Portland Community College (PCC) Microelectronics Program. Work schedule will not conflict with Class schedule for PCC Microelectronics Program.

Job Scope:

  • Effectively use hand tools, torque wrenches, equipment and fixtures to assembly WFE
  • Read and navigate work instructions and schematics
  • Work in teams to ensure workflow and production schedule is maintained
  • Provide flexibility and responsiveness for changing priorities including rework requirements and pilot build projects
  • Complete required trainings and certifications for processes, procedures, and equipment
  • Ensures the correct parts were delivered and performs visual inspection of components prior to installation 
  • Assists with audits through visual inspection and verifying checklists
  • Closes assigned tasks by verifying work as completed, verify Cell Fusion was completed, and signing off and giving a description of what was done
  • Installs parts and hardware correctly by following Cell Fusion instructions and using hand tools and fixtures if needed

Safety Protocol:

  • Complete all required safety training 
  • Follow safe work practices by lifting no more than 35 pounds, using ergonomic pads, stretching when needed
  • Adhere to personal and product safety guidelines by:
  • Utilizing appropriate PPE
  • Following clean room procedures
  • Following Lockout Tagout policies and procedures (LOTO & ZEST)
  • Utilizing fixtures (lift hoist, lift track, gantry cranes, lifting tools) to aid in the assembly of tools
  • Perform Risk management by walking around (RMBWA) inspections and document, correct and/or escalate safety issues/hazards to appropriate individuals/departments
  • Supports safe work environment by responding directly and quickly to unsafe practices; escalates to next level manager (safety representative, lead, supervisor, manager) and escalates any unresolved issues (incorrect use of hoist, poor placement of tools/cords/ladders, etc.., not using cones or barriers, PPE misuse)


  • Effective written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Provides information and responds in a timely manner to supervisors and co-workers by telephone/written form/e-mail/in person
  • Actively participates in meetings and training
  • Identify and communicate production issues both verbally and in writing
  • Suggests continuous improvements by communicating verbally/in writing to appropriate groups/locations
  • Communicates verbally and written system status during shift pass-down

Specific Job Skills:

  • Able to utilize computer-based data systems and applications
  • Able to navigate and uses Microsoft Office software — (e.g. Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Teams)
  • Able to operate and use Hand Tools including but not limited to: Calipers, Circuit tester, Wrenches, Hoists, Ohm meters, Screwdrivers, Torque wrenches, Ladders/platforms, Snipping tools/cutters
  • Understands continuous improvement
  • Lean Six Sigma White Belt trained
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexible, able to easily adapt to change
  • Proactive and takes initiative

Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Experience:

  • Minimum 1 year of mechanical or related assembly experience
  • Currently enrolled in the PCC Microelectronics Program

Physical Requirements:
NOTE: Physical requirements are dependent on products manufactured which differ by site.

  • Work 12-plus hour shifts in fast paced and time-sensitive environment and must be able to: 
  • Lift and install parts up to 35 pounds manually.
  • Perform tasks with a working height of 22” from the ground
  • Kneel, crouch, and squat frequently.
  • Use manual tools (box wrench, cable tie cutters, etc.)
  • Reach into machines constantly.
  • Scale 10 step ladder comfortably.

Job Conditions:

  • Must be able to: 
  • Work 12-plus hour shifts in fast paced and time-sensitive environment.
  • Distinguish between colors for wire identification
  • Maintain a clean and organized workspace 
  • Provide flexibility and responsiveness for changing priorities including but not limited to rework, overtime and potential limited travel to other Lam/customer facilities

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job.
Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time

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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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