Process Engineer

East Bay, CA | Direct Hire

Post Date: 09/29/2017 Job ID: 6002 Industry: Software/Hardware


At our company, we create equipment that allows chipmakers to build device features more than 1,000 times smaller than a grain of sand. This tiny scale has a huge impact. Virtually every leading-edge chip inside the electronic products you use every day (TVs, smartphones, laptops, cars—even medical devices) has been made using our equipment.  As one of the world’s most trusted suppliers in the semiconductor equipment industry, we’re transforming technology. Our equipment places atoms so precisely that nearly every chip today is made using our innovations.


This success is enabled by our world-class employees, who are the reason why nearly every chip today is built with Lam technology. We know that our dynamic, global team of exceptional employees is essential to the company’s continued growth, and we are committed to providing you with the resources and career path opportunities you seek.  At Lam, you’ll find opportunities for hands-on learning alongside talented, world-class experts.


Job duties can include:

  • Development of new or modified process formulations
  • Responsibility for performing professional process engineering research, design, development, modification, and evaluation in support of the company’s complex semiconductor capital equipment and systems
  • Defining processing or handling equipment requirements and specifications, and reviewing of processing techniques and methods applied in the manufacture, fabrication, and evaluation of semiconductors
  • Reviewing product requirement with design staff to ensure compatibility of processing methods
  • Compiling and evaluating test data to determine appropriate limits and variables for process or material specifications
  • May conceive and plan projects involving definition and selection of new concepts and approaches in metal deposition



Your background and strengths:

  • Obtaining a degree in chemical engineering, materials science, physics, electrical, mechanical, chemistry or related field
  • Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience.
  • Evidence of strong analytical, problem solving, influence, teamwork, business partnering, and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Knowledge in process development and interest in the semiconductor industry
  • A genuine interest in advanced technology and an on-going desire to learn


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