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MEMS Fabrication Technologies Integration Technologist (Early Career)

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Posting Duration:

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate:

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Organization 05219, MEMS Technologies, is seeking a Microelectronic/Semiconductor Technologist to assist our MEMS fabrication technology integration engineers by being their “eyes and hands” in the Fabs. Our technology integration team designs, specifies and manages the fabrication of a wide variety of non-CMOS products in the MESA Fabs, including traditional silicon surface micromachined microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for inertial sensors, piezoelectric RF MEMS, ion traps for quantum qubits, and nano optomechanical systems (NOMS). You will join a dynamic, multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers in an exciting research environment!

On a given day, one may be called upon to:

+ Develop or modify spec files in FactoryWorks.

+ Work in the MESA SiFab Class 1 cleanroom and keep work area in order.

+ Check lots after critical process steps by handling and inspecting wafers under microscopes, measuring critical features using metrology tools, and documenting observations with photographs.

+ Communicate lot progress and problems encountered with integration engineers.

+ Plan and document spec files for the fabrication of MEMS wafer lots in a variety of process flows, often ones that are still being developed.

+ Use CAD software to view drawing files, inspection, and metrology tools to characterize the result of a process.

+ Make the call to rework wafers that do not meet the requirements of the step.

+ Collaborate and interact to problem solve with members of our integration team, fab tool owners and operators.

Qualifications We Require:

+ Associate’s in science or technology or equivalent combination of education and experience

+ Experience working in a semiconductor fabrication cleanroom

+ Experience with hands-on processing of semiconductor wafers

+ The ability to acquire and maintain a DOE-L level security clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Bachelor’s in science or engineering

+ Experience using FactoryWorks or another fab process specification and tracking program

+ Proficiency with:

+ Excel, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft Office applications

+ CAD tools, especially AutoCAD and a GDS viewer such as KLayout

+ Inspection and metrology tools (microscope, ellipsometer, etc.)

+ Experience with MEMS or CMOS fabrication sectors such as photolithography, thin film deposition, and wet and/or dry etching

+ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in developing trust-based and positive relationships in a multi-disciplinary team environment

+ Passion to learn new tools/techniques

+ Flexibility to changing tasks and projects

+ Ability to multitask on disparate technologies and kinds of activities

+ Self-motivation and drive to solve problems and self-initiative to take action before being tasked

+ The addition of diversity to the department through background, experience, interests, etc.

About Our Team:

You will be part of the MEMS Technology Department (http://mems.sandia.gov/). We conduct research and development for advanced micro-electromechanical systems that push the technology envelope for national security applications. Our broad R&D portfolio includes traditional MEMS sensors and actuators (e.g., inertial sensors and switches), piezoelectric devices (e.g., ultrasonic transducers), RF/acoustic devices (e.g., RF filters), opto/acoustic devices (e.g., optical modulators), magnetic and photovoltaic devices, and emerging technologies. We also develop and maintain a comprehensive set of MEMS fabrication processes in Sandia's MESA Silicon and Micro Fabs, where we build MEMS with traditional bulk and surface micromachining, piezoelectric films, damascene and electrodeposited metals, through substrate vias, wafer bonding, and other semiconductor fab processes. MEMS is an interdisciplinary field. So our team includes a great diversity of technical backgrounds, including electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, materials science, chemistry, physics, nuclear engineering, and even civil engineering. We highly value technical competence and entrepreneurial spirit. We welcome diversity of all kinds and strive for an inclusive environment.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide

+ Extraordinary co-workers

+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world

+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities

+ Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

+ Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

Job ID: 682729



  • Engineering
Posted: 2022-05-11 Expires: 2022-06-10

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