Senior Process Engineer

Posted 15 Feb 2024

San Jose, California - United States

Req Id 272092


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Ready to explore, break barriers, and discover more? We know you’ve got big plans – so do we! Our colleagues across the globe love innovating with science and technology to enrich people’s lives with our solutions in Healthcare, Life Science, and Electronics. Together, we dream big and are passionate about caring for our rich mix of people, customers, patients, and planet. That's why we are always looking for curious minds that see themselves imagining the unimaginable with us.

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.


Your Role:

The Senior Process Engineer will develop Atomic Layer and Chemical Vapor Deposition (ALD/CVD) processes for use in the semiconductor industry and establish a strong differentiated market position for new precursors used in these processes. In this role, you are expected to troubleshoot a variety of complex problems, interpret noisy data, and perform root cause analysis. Help maintain & manage an application lab for safe operation and plan activities as per aligned priorities with limited supervision.

In this role you will, interact with stakeholders on complex technical topics, present technical reports, and understand the customer’s true needs. Demonstrate attention to detail and drive technical projects to meet customer needs in a timely fashion.


Key aspects of the position are as follows:

  • Hands on experimentation on ALD/CVD depositions using novel precursors & co-reactants; and operation & troubleshooting of ALD equipment.
  • Connect process conditions, physical characterization, and chemistry towards understanding of mechanisms.
  • Highly motivated to work with a team and succeed, able to learn and adopt new concepts and capable of handling the ambiguity and the inherent uncertainties that come with advanced material research and development.
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead small projects with manageable risks and resource requirements.
  • Responsible for lab safety, conducting hazard analysis, support of safety audits & documentation.

Who you are

Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics or a related science or engineering discipline
  • 3+ years (for PhD) or 6+ years (for MS) of hands-on, in-depth post graduate experience in atomic layer deposition (ALD), chemical vapor deposition (CVD), semiconductor materials and process technology development

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with precursor selection or design for ALD or ALE processing; experience with oxide, nitride, and metal ALD deposition; working with vacuum equipment.
  • Experience working with customers and good customer-oriented attitude required.
  • Expertise in thin film deposition, surface science, basic semiconductor integration knowledge
  • Strong track record of teamwork and positive collaboration across functions to impact important project activities.
  • Proven ability to solve complex analytical problems and provide robust solutions based on solid technical background.
  • Proficiency in quality process development techniques such as, DoE, SPC, and statistical analysis.
  • Working knowledge of common thin-film characterization techniques including: XRR, XRD, XRF, Ellipsometry, Auger, SIMS, RBS, XPS.
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and ability to react to shifting priorities to meet business needs and deadlines with limited supervision.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Global cultural awareness, enthusiastic and with high bias for action


Pay Range for this position: $73,000 - $219,000


Our ranges incorporate all levels and career types available within this specific role, and are derived from relevant industry market data.  Should we decide to make an offer, we will consider several factors, including but not limited to your location, skills, experience, career level, and other job-related factors.  This role may offer the following benefits: medical, vision, and dental insurance; life insurance; disability insurance; a 401(k) matching program; paid time off; and paid holidays; among other employee benefits. This role may also be eligible for short-term or long-term incentive compensation, including, but not limited to, cash bonuses.


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 and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!

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