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Summer Internship in Engineering - Semiconductors/Metals

Malibu, CA, USA Req #251
Tuesday, February 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.

DESIRED BACKGROUND: Upper level undergraduate or graduate student Electrical, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or Physics with hands-on experience in a laboratory environment.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Support and assist senior staff scientists and engineers for fabrication, and testing of various semiconductors and metals at the wafer and die level. Prepare samples for experiments inside and outside of a microfabrication cleanroom environment. Set up and conduct electroplating experiments, as well as carry out mechanical strain measurements using various techniques. Create summary tables and graphs of data generated from experiments. Report results to technical staff.


EXPERIENCE DESIRED: Experience working in a laboratory environment, and handling of standard laboratory chemicals. Able to handle delicate parts, and work with various testing apparatus.


KNOWLEDGE DESIRED: Basic understanding of electroplating principles and techniques, as well as some knowledge of surface chemistry. Understanding of mechanical properties of materials, and their behavior with temperature is a plus. Familiarity, and experience with Excel data manipulation and plotting, as well as other plotting and analysis software.


ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: 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. Able to perform precise and delicate manual parts handling and processing. Must be able to work safely with and around potentially toxic and hazardous materials, chemicals and gases. Good hand eye coordination. Must be able to work with little supervision and be a strong team player in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: U.S. citizenship required.

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

Selected candidates will be hired through a temporary agency and subject to the agency's pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Malibu, CA, USA