This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.
What Your Job Will Be Like
We are seeking a R&D Electronics/Semiconductor Process Engineer to join our dynamic team.
On any given day, you may be called to:
Develop and integrate new semiconductor processes, including heterogeneous integration, for outstanding technologies and R&D.
Act as the production technical lead to provide daily leadership for material in process, excursion response, maintain scheduling requirements, and prepare documentation related to production planning.
Research new pathfinder science and engineering differentiating capability to invent new technology.
Solve complex problems alongside world renowned specialists in many fields.
Make expert recommendations about equipment, capability and technology needed.
Support semiconductor equipment and processes that enable low-volume production and R&D for multiple customers.
Qualifications We Require
A Master’s degree in an engineering, science, or physics field plus two (2) or more years' experience, or a PhD Degree in the same fields
Experience in semiconductor device fabrication processes
Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q security clearance
Qualifications We Desire
PhD in an engineering, science, or physics field (e.g. Materials/Electrical/Chemical/Mechanical Engineering, or Applied Science) with two (2) or more years’ experience, or master’s degree with five (5) or more years’ experience
Experience with high rigor, low volume production process development and product qualification and delivery
Experience in 2.5D and 3D heterogeneous integration and process development
Knowledge of design of experiments, statistical process control, and experience transitioning low technology maturation products into low volume manufacturing
Experience with semiconductor processes such as diffusion, photolithography, wet/dry etch, heterogeneous integration, CMP, thin films deposition, metrology, etc. at an engineering level
Technical competence at complex integration strategies with fundamental understanding from materials to fabrication processes to device performance to architecture
Ability to electrically test devices such as photodetectors, CMOS transistors, digital circuits
Experience with a breadth of semiconductor materials (including Group IV, III-V, and II-VI), device fabrication, and performance of various technologies (including but not limited to optical/photonic devices, photodetectors, power electronics, RF, quantum)
Experience leading large, multifaceted R&D teams, including staff, technologists, post-docs, and interns
About Our Team
Sandia National Laboratories Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications (MESA) complex provides a unique processing capability in semiconductor microfabrication. The MESAFab Operations departments develop and maintain core semiconductor processing capabilities and capacity that enable our customers to build differentiating Microsystems products. Two unique facilities are co-located within the 65,000 square foot MESAFab complex including: (1) a 12,000 square foot Class 1 Silicon Fab for 6-inch silicon wafer processing and (2) a 15,000 square foot Class 10 and Class 100 MicroFab for compound semiconductor material processing and silicon wafer post-processing. Key microfabrication processing areas include photolithography, reactive ion etch, wet etch/clean, oxidation and diffusion, thin films, CMP (planarization), ion implantation, metrology, deep reactive silicon ion etch, wafer bonding and thinning, electroplating, packaging, MEMS release, yield learning and statistical process control.
The MicroFab has expertise in compound semiconductor material processing. All MicroFab equipment (180 tools) is maintained and supported by our in-house maintenance and technical staff. We operate 18 hours per day, 5 days per week (2 shifts). We are capable of producing highly customized, low-volume production or prototyping devices and have flexible processing capabilities.
The Silicon Fab has processing expertise in both CMOS and MEMS technologies. Over 150 equipment sets are maintained, supported and operated 24 hours per day, 5 days a week (3 shifts). Both processing and maintenance expertise are staffed on all 3 shifts. We offer unique prototyping capabilities and are capable of producing full flow production lots with quick turnaround time as well as performing flexible process development.
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:
- Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
- Extraordinary co-workers
- Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
- Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
- Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)
- Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*
World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov
- These benefits vary by job classification.
Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.
Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.