Brooks Automation, Inc.
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Brooks Automation is seeking a Materials Engineer to work in our Chelmsford, MA headquarter in Greater Boston, primarily supporting Brooks Semiconductor Solutions. Brooks provides automation and instrumentation solutions for chip manufacturing globally. Among many technological areas, we design and build precision robots and systems for wafer handling. The Materials Science team is part of Brooks’ Technology Development division that researches and develops new and exciting technologies for robotics and automation.
This role offers excellent opportunities for technical growth and interdisciplinary collaboration. The materials engineer will work closely with a team of materials scientists, mechanical engineers, and electrical engineers in the Technology Development division. Primary responsibilities include:
Design and perform material experiments in a laboratory setting or in the cleanroom utilizing state-of-the-art technologies and analytical tools
Perform failure analysis of a variety of materials and parts used in wafer-handling robots and systems by preparing material samples, inspecting and testing material structures and properties, analyzing results and determining root causes, and providing corrective or preventive recommendations. Interact with Quality and Engineering teams
Support materials development, evaluation, selection, and qualification in technology development projects (e.g., additive manufacturing) and new robot and system development projects, and collaborate with other project team members
Coordinate both internal and external resources and partners related to materials evaluation
Prepare technical reports and presentations to report results and findings
Support the daily operation of the Materials Science Laboratory
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is required. B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering or Metallurgy. Or B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Applied Physics with a minor or extensive coursework in Materials Science
At least two years of professional work experience or university research experience, in the area of materials engineering or mechanical behavior. Or an advanced degree (e.g., M.S.) in relevant disciplines.
Hands-on lab experience with material characterization and testing using analytical instruments. Experience with material sample preparation (e.g., polishing), operating various microscopy instruments (such as optical and digital microscopes, SEM, EDS) and mechanical testing apparatus. Knowledge of additive manufacturing is a plus.
Strong knowledge and solid understanding of metallic materials, mechanical properties of materials, microstructure of materials, physical or chemical properties, material applications and selection
Strong technical communication skills
Team coordination and collaboration skills
Ability to multitask and prioritize
If any applicant is unable to complete an application or respond to a job opening because of a disability, please email at HR.Recruiting@brooks.com for assistance.
Brooks Automation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company considers candidates regardless of race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.