R&D Technician

Posted 16 Nov 2022

Tempe, Arizona - United States

Req Id 257812

 

A career with EMD Electronics is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Electronics is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

 

Everything we do in EMD Electronics is to help us deliver on our purpose of being the company behind the companies, advancing digital living. We are dedicated to being the trusted supplier of high-tech materials, services and specialty chemicals for the electronics, automotive and cosmetics industries. We foster a global collaborative organization made up of individuals who have the passion to win, obsess about the customer, are relentlessly curious and act with urgency. Together, we push the boundaries of science to make more possible for our customers.

 

This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

 


Your Role:

As an R&D Technician, you will independently execute all aspects of operation, repair, troubleshooting, and preventive maintenance to ensure proper operation and maximum up-time of the commercial PECVD system and its associated equipment. This includes operating the deposition system via the software screens, manually loading/unloading and handling 300mm Si wafers in a clean room environment, and, when needed; full wet clean of the process chambers (PECVD and UV Cure). Additional responsibilities include:

  • Operate commercial chemical delivery systems for toxic and reactive chemicals (liquid and gas) common to the semiconductor industry, such as EMD Electronics ChemGuard & GasGuard delivery systems
  • Routinely operate small-scale metrology equipment on 300mm silicon wafers (for example, FTIR spectrometers, reflectometers, ellipsometers, etc.)
  • Communicate day-to-day processing and metrology results verbally and through daily run sheets and pass downs
  • Maintain maintenance records and part inventories

 

Physical Attributes:

  • Occasionally lift up to 50 pounds
  • Work in awkward positions as necessary
  • Walk, stand, or sit for up to 8 hours
  • Work in a clean room environment wearing cleanroom garments

 

Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 2+ years of experience maintaining a 200mm or 300mm commercial deposition or etch platform, with a working knowledge of how to process wafers through the system

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Education or experience related to electromechanical such as AA Technical Degree or military equivalent
  • Experience handling toxic and reactive chemicals and gases common to the semiconductor industry
  • Experience with LO/TO
  • Proficient troubleshooting skills and a strong mechanical aptitude
  • Working knowledge of vacuum systems used in semiconductor processing
  • Able to work on multiple tasks concurrently and prioritize issues and tasks according to R&D needs
  • Excel within a changing R&D environment while working with others in a positive and cooperative manner to meet common goals and objectives
  • Respirator Certification
  • Ability to manage conflict and manage critical situations
  • Experience with Swagelok, VCR, and common vacuum fittings (KF, ISO, etc.)
  • Self-starter: Independently learns and can be trained by others on the job, manages time by priorities
  • Proficient with Microsoft software, such as Excel and Word
  • Experience operating metrology equipment on 300mm silicon wafers (FTIR spectrometers, reflectometers, ellipsometers, etc.)

What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!

If you would like to know more about what diversity, equity, and inclusion means to us, please visit https://www.emdgroup.com/en/company/press-positions.html

If you are a resident of Colorado or New York City, you are eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday, for assistance

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

As an employee of the Company, you will be required to comply with all of the Company’s COVID-19 safety protocols and policies. The organization has currently suspended enforcement of its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, but that policy may be reinstated by the Company in its discretion.


Careers during Covid-19

Thank you for visiting our careers website, we are always looking for curious minds to join our teams. We understand how much the world is being impacted by the Covid-19 crisis and we want to assure you that your safety is very important to us. To ensure that everyone’s health is protected, instead of a standard face-to-face interview, it is likely that you will be offered alternative digital interview options. As an employee of the Company, you will be required to comply with all of the Company’s COVID-19 safety protocols and policies. The organization has currently suspended enforcement of its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, but that policy may be reinstated by the Company in its discretion.

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