23 days old

R&D S&E, Electronics Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, NM 87102

We are seeking a compound semiconductor wafer fabrication process engineer to join our team. Daily responsibilities for this position may include:

+ Perform wide variety of microfabrication process engineering and development activities in a Class 10 compound semiconductor facility. The expectation is that ~90% of your productive activities will occur while gowned-up, working in the fabrication facility.
+ Maintain established baseline manufacturing processes used in the proof of device feasibility, and as appropriate, mature those processes into the low-variability, well-characterized and documented processes that may be required for qualified component delivery to our customers.
+ Coordinate with other process engineers, technicians and equipment owners to deliver on negotiated project commitments and equipment ownership responsibilities.
+ Perform full suite of microelectronic fabrication processes including: metrology, photolithography, wet and dry etch, metal evaporation and electroplating, thin film deposition, wafer thinning, and dicing.
+ Design experiments to enable continuous improvement for robust baseline processes.
+ Develop innovative new processes to meet emerging technology needs.


+ You have a Master's degree in Electrical/Microelectronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, or relevant STEM discipline and your educational or work experience includes at least one year of relevant laboratory or cleanroom experience.
+ OR a Bachelors degree in Electrical/Microelectronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, or relevant STEM discipline and your educational or work experience includes four years of relevant laboratory or cleanroom experience.
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE L Security Clearance.


Ideally, we would like to see your background include some of the following:

+ Experience with compound semiconductor (GaAs-, GaN- and/or InP-based) device development, processing or materials research.
+ Experience in direct hands-on semiconductor microfabrication processing at an engineer or graduate research level.
+ Excellent interpersonal, communication and time management skills.
+ Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment.
+ Mastery of common computer applications (Word, Excel, etc.) and the ability to present data in a clear, concise, and understandable way.
+ Significant experience in Design of Experiments and Statistical Process Control used in low-volume or custom integrated circuit manufacturing.
+ Knowledge of semiconductor device physics.
+ Active DOE or DoD security clearance.

Department Description:

The III-V Microelectronics Department is responsible for the research and technology foundation of Group III-V compound semiconductors within the Microsystems Science, Technology and Components Center that enables the creation, development and delivery of microelectronic components addressing high-performance, harsh-environment communication, sensing and control problems. We work throughout the Technology Readiness Level range from TRL1 (basic principles observed and reported) to TRL6 (representative of the deliverable demonstrated in relevant environments), and partner as appropriate to assure the delivery of qualified products to our customers.

Our Department offers value to customers interested in the feasibility of proposed microtechnology or microsystems integration solutions to their problems, and to customers who need a trusted partner or supplier to create and deliver on stated performance, size, weight, power and cost benefits relative to alternatives. Meeting project milestone and delivery commitments are critical to success in our R&D business. Core Department capabilities include electronic modeling and simulation; epitaxial design, growth and characterization; rad-hard microelectronic device and circuit design, microfabrication, characterization, and reliability; and high-reliability microelectronic product design, characterization, and delivery for high-consequence system applications.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations 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 withamazingimpact 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 schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical 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.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


Posted: 2019-10-30 Expires: 2019-11-29

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For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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