Lead Wafer Cleaning Technician

Bay Area, California
R&D Headquarters – Wafer Engineering /
Full-time /
Diamond Foundry Inc. is solving the thermal limitation at the foundation of today's most exciting tech industries -- AI & cloud compute, electric-car power electronics, and 5G/6G wireless. We have managed to produce the world's first single-crystal diamond wafers and are now on a mission to put a diamond behind every chip. We are the rare unicorn that has grown fast and profitably. We received $515m in funding and are executing a multi-$B expansion plan for one of the greenest forms of tech manufacturing: converting greenhouse gas into diamond wafers using zero-emission energy.

Diamond Foundry is seeking a skilled Technician to join our Surface Finishing team in Fremont, CA. As a Wafer Cleaning Technician in the Research and Development group you will be joining a small group focused on Quality, Efficiency & Cost regarding Single Crystal Diamond wafer cleaning development. This position supports the Engineering effort through preparation of and operation of wafer cleaning equipment, and related metrology tools.

The incumbent will be expected to work day shifts and 1 day on weekends.


    • Assists process engineering in developmental and improvement projects on cleaning and inspection of diamond and Si wafers.
    • Set up, operate, and clean wafer cleaning equipment including preparing wafer cleaning chemicals.
    • Clean diamond/Si wafers and samples.
    • Inspect and measure  the post-cleaning wafers with WLI and AFM etc. metrology tools.
    • Update system and stakeholders on backlog and progress.


    • Associates or bachelor’s degree relevant to chemistry, chemical engineering, and/or materials science and engineering.
    • Minimum 5 years' experience working in Cleaning, and/or polishing environment.
    • Knowledge of surface Measurement/Inspection techniques.
    • Attention to detail and good time management.
    • Excellent hand-eye coordination.
$36 - $44 an hour
Actual compensation may be higher or lower in the range based on various factors, including, but not limited to a candidate’s job duties, experience, and expertise. We will also consider higher level candidates and salary will be adjusted accordingly.
Diamond Foundry believes in supporting our employees from the workplace to their personal and home life. We provide eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work. Perks include employee discounts to VRAI. All benefits offered are available starting your first day.  

Diamond Foundry is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Diamond Foundry Inc. is committed to operating in full compliance with all applicable state and federal laws. Our commitment extends to ensuring that our manufacturing and engineering departments adhere to the highest standards of legal and regulatory compliance. Additionally, these departments may have specific physical requirements to ensure the safety and efficiency of our operations. We prioritize the well-being of our employees and strive to create a work environment that promotes both legal compliance and the optimal functioning of our manufacturing and engineering processes.

Manufacturing and Engineering Departments Physical Requirements:
-Use appropriate PPE and follow all safety policies, practices, and procedures.
-This position will often: Sit, stand for long periods, walk, grasp, reach with hands and arms, lift below and above shoulders, bend, twist at the waist,  climb, balance, stoop, squat,  kneel, crawl, talk, hear, see, use fine finger manipulation, and complete repetitive motions. 
-Some tasks may require the use of ladders or stairs
-Some tasks may require driving or the use of foot controls
-Lift/carry and push/pull up to 50 pound

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