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Engineer III - Metrology

Malibu, CA, USA Req #30
Friday, February 7, 2020

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

EDUCATION DESIRED: BS or MS in a technical field or 10+ year’s direct Focused Ion Beam (FIB) and Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (STEM) experience.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Must be able to operate and demonstrate an expertise with an FEI Dual Beam FIB to clearly image and identify sub-nm semiconductor features. Should be able to create ultra-thin lamellas to produce high resolution images utilizing the FIB and STEM. Candidates should be able to produce detailed reports on a timely basis. Candidates should be able to provide customers with excellent service and technical advice related to the FIB and STEM instruments.

EXPERIENCE DESIRED: We seek, though do not require, 10 years of experience as a Dual Beam FIB and STEM engineer; an ability to function in a deadline driven environment, completing tasks with minimal supervision; detail-oriented analysis of cross sections of resist, dielectrics and metalized nano-structures; proven track record of producing high quality images and studies using a FIB and STEM; and a strong and clear technical acumen related to FIB technology.

KNOWLEDGE DESIRED: Successful candidates should possess a strong background in the fundamental principles of SEM/FIB and TEM tooling and technology; a deep understanding of FEI dual beam systems, capabilities and limitations; understanding of the Gas Injection System chemistries and their associated applications. Candidates should be able to provide technical roadmaps which lead to increased tool capability and performance; a strong background in semiconductor processes and devices is a plus. Candidates should have an ability to perform basic tool troubleshooting and interact with maintenance personnel and vendors; an ability to work with and around potentially hazardous materials; and have training in the safe handling of chemicals and equipment.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to work safely in laboratory settings including semiconductor processing, device testing, and clean room facilities.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: U.S. citizenship status required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Position is for 2nd shift (12:00pm-8:30pm). Must be able to work flexible hours.

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.
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.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Malibu, CA, USA