Process Engineer IV, Defects Technologist - (E4)

Applied Materials

Santa Clara, CA 95054

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

**Key Responsibilities**

+ Troubleshoot a variety of complex problems, perform Root Cause Analysis and resolve a variety of difficult process engineering issues to improve defectivity. Generate internal and external documentation for products, presentations and technical reports. Interact with customers to resolve a variety of difficult process engineering issues/problems with limited supervision

+ Coordinates design requirement review with appropriate engineering/scientific personnel to ensure compatibility of processing methods. Compiles and evaluates 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, equipment automation technology, and approaches in the processing or development of new or improved defects performance.

+ Design, perform, collect data, analyze and compile reports on moderately difficult process engineering experiments; perform hardware characterization on moderately difficult systems; and investigate materials/system failures and interpret data.

+ Measure materials (particles, film, coating, and bulk) properties and interpret data. Identify, select and work with vendors and suppliers with limited supervision. Implement new technology, products and analytical instrumentation.

+ Develops new or modified process formulations, defines processing or handling equipment requirements and specifications, and reviews processing techniques and methods applied in the manufacture, fabrication, and evaluation of products. Involvement may begin at any step from pilot plant to full-scale manufacturing.

**Functional Knowledge**

+ Demonstrates depth and/or breadth of expertise in materials corrosion/erosion/degradation relevant to semiconductor processes (chemistry and plasma) including ALD/CVD/Etch, coating technology and failure analysis, materials characterization (particles, film, coating, and bulk), plasma and materials interaction, particles transport, flow/thermal/stress modeling, metal contamination causes and mitigation

**Business Expertise**

+ Interprets internal/external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services


+ May lead functional teams or projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity

**Problem Solving**

+ Strong problem solving skills; Determined to root cause isolation; Systematic - "systems thinker’; Hands-on


+ Impacts the achievement of customer, operational, project or service objectives; work is guided by functional policies

**Interpersonal Skills**

+ Communicates difficult concepts and negotiates with others to adopt a different point of view



Master's Degree




**Years of Experience:**

7 - 10 Years

**Work Experience:**

**Additional Information**


Yes, 10% of the Time

**Relocation Eligible:**


Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Applied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.

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