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Because at Lam, we believe that when people are the priority and they’re inspired to unleash the power of innovation for a better world together, anything is possible.

Mechatronics Engineer

Date:  Jun 29, 2024

Tualatin, OR, US, 97062

Req ID:  181797
Worker Category:  On-site Flex

Job Responsibilities

Mechanical engineering position within Mechatronics Engineering, part of the centralized Global Product Engineering Group.  Lam Mechatronics Engineering has a proven track record of rapid innovation in semiconductor equipment automation including VORTEX™ wafer handling robots, process chamber mechanisms, and Lam Equipment Intelligence smart devices.  As a Mechanical Engineer within Mechatronics, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact across multiple Lam product groups.

Other Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all aspects of mechanical design, analysis, evaluation, and ongoing performance of one or more Mechatronics products - working closely with a firmware/controls resource throughout.
  • Lead or work within cross functional, multidiscipline technical teams to develop comprehensive product specifications, evaluate performance, and ultimately deliver timely solutions.
  • Utilize Mechatronics’ internal rapid prototyping to demonstrate and/or learn from quick design iteration.
  • Spend a substantial portion of your time hands-on in the Mechatronics lab, working with products. 
  • Work with suppliers to ensure parts can be manufactured to performance and cost objectives.
  • Help drive technical innovation.  File invention disclosures for evaluation of novel ideas.
  • Develop material (presentation and supporting data) to lead design reviews following Lam processes.
  • Develop test criteria and equipment for automated test of products and provide necessary engineering support to ensure successful transition to high volume manufacturing.
  •  Conduct failure analysis and drive continual improvement throughout life of product.
  •  Follow 8D methodology for repeat and/or complex problems.
  • Manage multiple priorities/projects simultaneously to ensure commitments are met.
  • Address safety issues quickly and escalate to management as needed.
  • Respond quickly to customer requests and escalations.  Anticipate customer needs for solutions and information.
  • Create and present technical presentations for technical teams, management and customers.
  • Contribute to Mechatronics Engineering’s best-known methods database.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or a Master’s degree with 3 years’ experience; or a PhD with 3 without experience; or equivalent experience
  • Strong design background coupled with solid engineering skills
  • Extremely knowledgeable using 3D CAD tools such as CREO, NX, etc.
  • Proven analytical skills including modeling analyses (simulations) using FEA applications such as Creo Simulation, COMSOL, etc.
  • Capable of designing test stands, instrumenting, data acquisition and a desire for hands-on testing, daily.
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly with minimal guidance
  • Strong familiarity with machining practices and sheetmetal fabrication and other manufacturing methods
  • Familiarity with additive manufacturing (3D printing) and other rapid prototyping methods.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with aggressive deadlines and multiple priorities
  • Strong skills and experiences in problem solving, time and priority management, communication, and project management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • This is a graduate eligible role. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • A demonstrated passion for Mechatronics in the form of robotics, industrial automation, and/or sensing/computer vision.
  • Relevant work experience in semiconductor capital equipment or a similar industry

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.

The successful candidate for this position will become eligible for a comprehensive set of outstanding benefits.  Click here to learn more about the benefits Lam offers for this position

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