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Process Integration Lead

Malibu, CA, USA Req #330
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

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


Lead a team of 7 to 10 engineers in the fabrication of world class quantum nanoelectronic devices and phase change materials.

Job functions include: mentoring staff members in technical excellence; developing new processes for improved performance, quality, or cost; maintaining existing processes; allocating resources and prioritization of assigned work; planning and performing experiments; recording, analyzing data, and presenting results; and communicating future research options and recommendations to HRL program managers.
 Expectation that 50% of time is work on line/project management, and 50% on direct technical contributions


5+ years’ experience in microelectronic fabrication (dry and wet etch, lithography, metal and dielectric deposition, plating, and chemical-mechanical polishing (CMP)), materials characterization and analysis, DOE, reliability standards and FA techniques. Ideal candidates possess a diverse background of fabrication experience: digital CMOS, RF/III-V, memory, MEMS, and/or other novel devices.

3+ years’ experience leading others is preferred, either in a project leadership role or in a direct line management role.
Candidates should possess a record of collaborating across organizational boundaries, demonstrating ownership of group objectives, demonstrating a high quality standard, driving projects to conclusion, and achieving similar results through others.


Expert-level knowledge of semiconductor microelectronic IC fabrication processes, equipment, materials, and industry trends.
Knowledge of basic statistical process control and/or design of experiments principles is beneficial. Basic understanding of RF/microwave engineering is a plus.
Familiarity with Cadence or other layout tools is a plus.
Use of Microsoft office programs, standard data processing and analytical tools, and standard scientific software programs is required.


Proficiency in verbal and written communication, ability to productively interact with customers/colleagues, and willingness to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
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.


Bachelor Degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Material Sciences, Physics, or related discipline.

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

U.S. citizenship, ability to obtain Top Secret security clearance required.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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