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Photolithography Engineer

Malibu, CA, USA Req #165
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Located in Malibu, California, HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art.


  • Become a member of a team that produces the world’s fastest GaN transistors and MMIC’s as well as quantum nanoelectronic devices.

  • Join a dedicated and growing team doing hands-on fabrication and processing within a class 10 cleanroom environment.

  • Work on cutting edge production and research of advanced semiconductor technologies and materials such as GaN, SiC, and InP.

  • Primary job function is efficient operation of top of the line photolithography steppers, direct write laser tools, coat and develop clusters, chemical benchtops and spinners.

  • Write and perform experiments in collaboration with lead technical staff, to support recording and analyzing photolithography results and statistical data.

  • Work closely with research staff and present results, options and recommendations to HRL main technical management and customers.

  • Work closely with team members to write customized job files developing novel processes requiring utmost accuracy and attention to detail for critical fabrication processes.

  • Provide timely communication and collaboration updates to customers regarding work submitted.



  • Experience and skills in processing of semiconductor devices and circuits, with an emphasis in photolithography.

  • Experience with photolithography tools including coat/develop tracks, sub-micron steppers, direct write lithography, image reverse, and inspection tools including SEM and/or CD-SEM.

  • The ideal photolithography engineer should possess a proven track record of developing novel and successful solutions to complex technical issues.



  • Knowledge of semiconductor processing and devices with a focus in photolithography.

  • Computer programming skills in VB, .Net and MS Excel, Powerpoint, and Word.

  • Experience working with databases (MSSQL, oracle, etc) are a plus.

  • Use of standard processing and analytical tools and standard scientific software programs (JMP).



  • Must be sufficiently mobile to work within confined spaces and have both visual and hearing acuity.

  • Must be able to work within a class 10 Cleanroom.

  • Must be able to work safely with and around potentially toxic and hazardous materials, chemicals and gases.

  • Good hand eye coordination.

  • Must be self starter and work with little supervision.

  • Be a strong team player.



  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or related fields OR 5+ years experience.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (e.g. driver’s license special tools or restrictions):

  • Able to work flexible hours. U.S. Person status required.


The level of this position will be commensurate with the qualifications of the candidate.

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.
HRL Laboratories is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training or promoting, on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, U.S. military or protected veteran status, union membership, or political affiliation. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Malibu, CA, USA