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Job posting will remain open until position is filled.
Reporting to the Principal Development Engineer, this position performs equipment management and process development of diverse scope in all areas serviced by the facility. Using skills as seasoned, experienced equipment engineering professional in a specialized engineering field on a major training and/or research effort. Assignments typically require concentration in a field of application where subject matter knowledge relevant to research objectives and methodology is of great value in understanding and establishing engineering design criteria.
Responsible for the design, testing and maintenance of specialized and novel micro/nanofabrication equipment in the Nano3 facility. Participates in developing instrumentation to their fullest capabilities. Researches/generates/implements upgrades to equipment/laboratory.
Provide moderate to complex professional engineering service to faculty investigators, researchers, students and industrial clients on a wide variety of projects in multiple disciplines such as Physics, Chemistry, Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, and Materials Science. Provide direct user assistance for the development of designs/experiments and for assistance in finding solutions to problems. Provide direct services to internal and external users of the facility by demonstrating to users the full capabilities and potential of Nano3's micro/nano-device fabrication and characterization capabilities.
Provides direction and guidance to lower-level R&D Engineers as needed. Trains new users in the safe and proper operation of equipment, focusing on addressing user needs and on minimizing possibilities for user errors and damage to equipment. Ensures proper protocols, policies and procedures are being followed and advises others on proper techniques to use the equipment. Performs other related tasks, as required.
Bachelor's degree from college or an accredited organization and typically three (3) years experience in equipment engineering, field service, semiconductor manufacturing, and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Thorough knowledge and experience with engineering principles and methods to independently perform the full range of engineering professional design work. Working knowledge of analysis techniques, including but not limited to: understanding electromechanical functions of the equipment within the cleanroom and the outer labs.
Demonstrated organizational and decision-making abilities to prioritize competing work assignments in order to meet deadlines and adherence to quality standards.
Strong analytical and judgment skills to independently conduct analyses and develop appropriate recommendations.
Effective written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
Ability to lead and influence others. Ability to work in a collaborative manner; identify challenges and barriers and recommend resolutions.
Knowledge of chemical safety. Ability to work safely with hazardous materials such as toxic and pyrophoric gases, liquids, and solids.
Demonstrated ability to function as a research collaborator with faculty investigators and other research team members.
Proficient computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) to communicate with users, staff and faculty. Ability to create professional reports, lab manuals, instruction manuals, graphs, charts, and spreadsheets.
Proven ability to read and understand electrical and electronics schematics to effectively repair problem areas within a circuit.
In depth knowledge in materials deposition tools, including thermal evaporators, electron-beam evaporators, DC and RF sputtering systems.
Strong knowledge in thermal process equipment including furnaces, ovens, rapid thermal annealers (RTA).
Detailed theoretical knowledge and strong experience with electronics and sensors to monitor and control equipment.
Working knowledge and hands-on experience in a variety of micro- and nanofabrication techniques, including but not limited to: Photolithography, Resist processing, Wet-etching, Dry-etching (reactive ion etching, inductively couple plasma etching), Chemical vapor deposition, Sputtering, Electron-beam evaporation, Electro-forming, Bonding, Micro
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