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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.

Process Technician - SEM Lab

Date:  Sep 23, 2022

Tualatin, OR, US, 97062

Req ID:  171391

Job Responsibilities

This is an exciting opportunity to learn all about Focused Ion Beam – Scanning Electron Microscopes (FIB-SEM) in a semiconductor focused environment.

Successful candidates will become well versed in sample preparation, instrumentation, and imaging for 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, giving candidates the opportunity to learn the technical progression of the instruments as well.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Entry level position with training provided.
  • A BS degree in a physical science, a specialized AS degree or equivalent professional training on materials science and analytical techniques.
  • Knowledge of dual beam scanning electron microscope/focused ion beam technology is not required but is preferred.
  • The candidate should possess good written and verbal communication skills to work with a large internal customer base.
  • Basic proficiency with Windows PC’s and MS Office.
  • Familiarity with developments in the semiconductor industry and its materials is a plus.

Job Duties:

  • 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
  • Communicate with team members to facilitate technique transfers, pass down sample learnings, and advance the state of the art in semiconductor microscopy.

Preferred Qualifications

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.

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