Success Starts Here

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.

Senior Electrical Design Engineer

Date:  May 14, 2022

Tualatin, OR, US

Req ID:  170962

Job Responsibilities

  • Design and Developed equipment from its vision to customer acceptance  
  • Create hardware and systems for R&D activities
  • Analyze designs through circuit analysis and bench testing
  • 50% system integration, 20% Power and distribution, 20% controls, 10% sustaining engineering  
  • Perform Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEAs)
  • Organize, participate and lead design reviews
  • Conduct feasibility studies – including generation of well documented test plans
  • Works with software team to ensure requirements are met
  • Works with suppliers to prepare detailed design, prototype fabrication, design testing / verification
  • In addition to regular responsibilities, an Electrical Engineer 5 establishes methods and procedures on new or special assignments

Other Job Responsibilities

  • Acts as a resource for colleagues and manages small to medium projects.
  • Develops functional specifications for complex electrical and electro-mechanical systems and power distribution
  • Conducts studies critical for new and next generation products
  • Innovates new electrical designs to set corporate electrical direction
  • Conceives, designs, integrates, tests, and documents complex electrical systems through manufacturing release
  • Troubleshoot and problem solve complex systems
  • Guides/ works on teams responsible for mechatronic systems on equipment
  • Works with suppliers to prepare detailed design, prototype fabrication, design testing / verification
  • Manage the transition from prototype to production release
  • Participates in cross-functional design reviews

Minimum Qualifications

  • Four years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 2 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD.  Exceptions made for stellar candidates; grade level will be function of prior experience and education
  • Very good oral and written communication skills in English
  • Excellent IT knowledge, e.g. MS Windows, MS Office products
  • Hands-on experience with design and productization of electrical control systems, electrical CAD Systems (Zuken E3)
  • Practical experience with sensors, actuators, field busses (e.g. Ethernet, Serial, EtherCAT), measurement and controls technology
  • Exposure to and comfort with device level firmware coding
  • Hands-on with electromechanical and electrical systems
  • Excellent working knowledge of applicable electrical related standards like UL, CE, IEC, SEMI
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Outstanding analysis and trouble-shooting skills
  • Ability to drive functional requirements and execute in a dynamic team environment
  • Proven successful hands-on experience in electrical design of complex systems, control of complex systems, and AC/DC power systems
  • Proven successful hands-on experience in the design, development and realization of analog and digital electronic circuits, from schematic, validation, to final engineering release onto products
  • Working experience in electrical circuit design and development CAD software or similar, SPICE modeling, System modeling (e.g. SIMULink or similar), or other equivalent
  • Proven successful hands-on experience in RF and plasma systems is plus
  • Ability to occasionally travel to vendor and customer sites (<10%)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Semiconductor capital equipment power distribution design experience
  • Exposure to and experience with big-data analytics as applied to electrical engineering subsystems
  • Experience with PCB design process
  • Appreciates learning and understanding challenges and limitations within other disciplines on system designs
  • Willingness to travel to international locations (<10%)

Our Commitment


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.

We Look Forward to Your Application



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