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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.

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RF Engineer 5

Date: Apr 10, 2021

Location: Tualatin, OR, US, 97062

Req ID: 138151

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Job Responsibilities

This is a new position in Lam’s Deposition Products Group (DPG) located in Portland, Oregon.  We are looking for a Radio Frequency Engineer with practical RF and Plasma Physics experience.


The Staff RF Engineer  will develop new RF technology / systems and provide existing product sustenance. 


Success in this role requires knowledge of:                      

  • Design and delivery of multiple (successful) high-power RF products, from production through delivery to customer
  • High voltage design
  • Plasma Physics
  • Transmission line theory
  • Impedance matching
  • RF filter design
  • Metering and RF power measurement circuit design
  • RF sub-system/box level design including interface specifications and margin analysis
  • Cable harness design, documentation, and fabricationPractical RF engineering design practices such as shielding, power supplies, RF measurements, calibration techniques, and signal analysis                      

Minimum Qualification


  • Minimum of a BS in Electrical Engineering; MS preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in high power RF design in the kW range
  • Ability to rapidly generate design concepts and implement them
  • Excellent structured problem solving, analysis and trouble-shooting skills
  • Ability to travel intermittently (domestic and international)


Additional required skills and abilities include the ability to work with vendors to implement designs in a timely, cost-effective manner; strong organization, creativity, and team leadership skills; organizational acumen; professional communication skills; and the ability to work well in a cross functional team environment.


Experience beneficial for this role includes design and analysis of RF systems, and design of industrial electronics, control systems, I/O, and high voltage power supplies; knowledge of the semiconductor industry, plasma, and capital equipment.


This posting is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities but constitutes a general definition of the scope and function of the position.  


We look forward to your applications!




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