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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.

This success is the result of our employees' diverse technical and business expertise, which fuels close collaboration and ongoing innovation.

Join the Lam Research team, where you can write your own success story. Come help us solve our customers' toughest problems and be part of a company that plays a vital role in the future of electronics.

Lam Research - a company where successful people want to work.

Test Engineer 3

Date: Sep 1, 2020

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Together we move the Atoms that move the World

Imagine working on the front lines of innovation! As one of the semiconductor industry's leading suppliers of wafer fabrication equipment and services, our technology depends on finding and hiring the best and the brightest employees. We know that our dynamic, global team of exceptional employees is essential to our continued growth.


Lam Research - where successful people want to work:

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. This is truly a rare opportunity. Lam Research is a market leader where our core values are not just words on the back of your badge. Given the criticality of this role to Lam Research's success, this philosophy starts with you.

The Pilot Operations Organization at Lam Research is seeking a Test Engineer 3 to join the Test Engineering team at our Tualatin campus.  Pilot Test Engineering is responsible for testing and validating new state-of-the-art products as they transition from the design phase to high volume manufacturing.

The test engineer will be an integral contributor towards the team’s vision of developing efficient test systems supporting modular testing through advanced software-based automation and/or innovative test hardware design.

 Job Description:

  • Owns the customer-driven test schedule for the assigned new products
  • Develops efficient testing procedures for manual and automated testing that integrates the UUT (Unit-Under Test) and the test fixtures
  • Designs test fixture functional schematics. Initiates build and procurement with support functions
  • Provides technical support to manufacturing floor through troubleshooting & problem solving
  • Develops strong working relationships within team. Leverages synergy with engineering support functions
  • Identifies opportunities for incremental change and continuous improvement (e.g. testing methods, test procedures)

A successful candidate will demonstrate;

  • Strong understanding of equipment functionality and functional troubleshooting (Thermal & Gas-Flow characteristics, RF engineering, Electrical systems, Instrumentation & Controls). Experience with wet metal deposition products and system integration a plus.
  • Ability to assess test implications based on new functionality and change content. Related risk identification and development of mitigation plans.
  • Skills in software development both towards code development within the equipment SW framework and scripting to enable automated testing and characterization
  • Adept at designing test fixture functional schematics
  • Structured problem solving skills leveraging inputs such as functional documentation (electrical schematics, control logic, gas flow paths)
  • Proficient in technical writing & documentation. Has sound understanding/demonstration of measurement techniques, instruments
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills


  • Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years with a Master’s degree; or 1-2 years’ experience with a PhD degree; or equivalent work experience.


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 age, race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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