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Microscopy Process Engineer 2

Date:  Jul 5, 2024

Tualatin, OR, US, 97062

Req ID:  180319
Worker Category:  On-site

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to fully realize a career with Focused Ion Beam – Scanning Electron Microscopes (FIB-SEM) in a semiconductor focused environment.

Successful candidates will be well versed in sample preparation, instrumentation, and imaging for some of the following techniques: Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (STEM), FIB-SEM cross sectioning, Electron Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (EDS/EDX), Critical Dimension Scanning Electron Microscope (CDSEM) measurements, sample cleaving and Cross Section SEM (XSEM).

Samples are representative of a diverse set of processes from across the integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing process and will provide a dynamic set of challenges and opportunities for growth over the long term.

We operate several generations of FEI/Thermo Fisher Helios tools, including the latest models.

Job Responsibilities

Job responsibilities are as follows:

  • Preparation of samples using FIB to create STEM lamella, followed by in situ STEM imaging
  • Proper handling of sensitive customer samples and intellectual property
  • Assisting customers in locating regions of interest, interpreting data, and troubleshooting when data does not meet expectations
  • Document findings in pathfinding work to assist team members in following.
  • Develop processes to solve complex problems; work to improve existing processes to reduce variance and improve output.
  • Communicate with team members to facilitate technique transfers, pass down sample learnings, and advance the state of the art in semiconductor microscopy.



  • Senior level position. Prior experience with electron microscopy required.
  • An MS/BS in a physical science.
  • Knowledge of dual beam scanning electron microscope/focused ion beam technology is preferred.
  • The candidate should possess good written and verbal communication skills to work with a large internal customer base.
  • Proficiency with Windows PC’s and MS Office.
  • Familiarity with developments in the semiconductor industry and its materials is a plus.

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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