1+ months

R&D Semiconductor Process/Tools Engineer (Experienced)

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:



Are you an engineer eager to learn about and grow your career in semiconductor processing techniques? If so, we have a great opportunity for an experienced R&D Electrical/Semiconductor Process Engineer to join our innovative CMOS fabrication team in the MESAFAB group, where you will solve complex problems alongside world renown professionals in many fields.



On any given day, you may be called on to:





+ Develop and integrate new micro-electronics processes for unique R&D and production technologies.



+ Select and develop material and equipment configuration for the process to meet quality, yield, reliability, cost, productivity and manufacturability requirements.



+ Make sound recommendations about process tools, capability and technology needed for critical National Security projects.



+ Support and sustain semiconductor manufacturing tools and processes that enable low-volume production and R&D for multiple customers.





Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite 70% of the time.



Qualifications We Require:





+ Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, Optics, Chemistry or relevant STEM field, plus five (5) or more years’ experience;



+ or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience







+ Background and experience in one or more of the following CMOS semiconductor fabrication processes such as:



+ Photolithography



+ Wet/dry etch



+ Ion Implantation



+ CMP



+ Thin films deposition



+ Metals, Metrology, etc. at an engineering level







+ Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q clearance





Qualifications We Desire:





+ Master’s degree in the above fields



+ Knowledge of design of experiments, SPC, and semiconductor physics



+ Programming/data retrieval experience



+ Micro-Electronics/Semiconductor manufacturing experience with wet chemical processes in both a research and development and production environments



+ Excellent interpersonal and teaming skills to develop positive relationships



+ Ability to present data in a clear, concise way



+ Active DOE Q Clearance





About Our Team:



Sandia National Laboratories Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications (MESA) complex provides unique processing capability in semiconductor microfabrication. The MESAFab Operations departments develop and maintain core semiconductor processing capabilities and capacity that enable our customers to build differentiating Microsystems products.



Two unique facilities are co-located within the 65,000 square foot MESAFab complex including:



(1) a 12,000 square foot Class 1 Silicon Fab for 6-inch silicon wafer processing and (2) a 15,000 square foot Class 10 and Class 100 MicroFab for compound semiconductor material processing and silicon wafer post-processing.



Key microfabrication processing areas include photolithography, reactive ion etch, wet etch/clean, oxidation and diffusion, thin films, CMP (planarization), ion implantation, metrology, deep reactive silicon ion etch, wafer bonding and thinning, electroplating, packaging, MEMS release, yield learning and statistical process control. The Silicon Fab has processing expertise in both CMOS and MEMS technologies. Over 150 equipment sets are maintained, supported and operated 24 hours per day, 5 days a week (3 shifts). Both processing and maintenance expertise are staffed on all 3 shifts. We offer unique prototyping capabilities. We are capable of producing full flow production lots with quick turnaround time as well as performing flexible process development. The MicroFab has expertise in compound semiconductor material processing. All of the MicroFab equipment (180 tools) are maintained and supported by our in-house maintenance and technical staff. We are capable of producing highly customized, low-volume production or prototyping devices and have flexible processing capabilities.



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 Q-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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.



EEO:



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: 683070

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Posted: 2022-05-04 Expires: 2022-07-06

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