Dry Etch Engineer

Malibu, CA
Science & Engineering - Microfabrication Technology Laboratory – Microfabrication Technology /
Regular /
Based in Southern California with locations in Malibu, Calabasas, Westlake Village and Camarillo; HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art. 

General Description:
For more than 70 years, HRL's scientists and engineers have been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research, providing real-world technology solutions, and advancing the state of the art. We continue to be recognized as one of the world's premier physical science and engineering research laboratories.
We are looking for an experienced Dry Etch Process Engineer (1st shift or Core Shift) to support semiconductor-based device fabrication and process-development.  Interface with technology customers on development and optimization projects in a high mix fab that produces the world’s fastest GaN transistors and MMIC’s as well as quantum nanoelectronic devices.

Essential Duties:
Work with various integration and production teams to accomplish goals
Design and execute experiments for both process-development and process-optimization projects.
Contribute on structured failure-analysis projects.
Data analysis of experimental results
Maintain tool uptime proactively through tool and process SPC.
Assist with hands-on wafer processing when needed.

Required skills:
5+ years of microfabrication process engineering experience with expertise in Fluorine and Chlorine dry etching (Experience with Deep Si Etching a plus)
Strong track record of dry etch process development, process optimization, DOE methodology, and problem solving.
In-depth knowledge and experience in essential microfabrication metrologies and data analysis.
Computer/software skills i.e. Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint (Experience with JMP preferred)  

Required Education:
Bachelor Degree or higher in a physical/chemical science or engineering related field (MS/PhD Preferred)

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to work within a cleanroom environment wearing typical personal protective equipment.
Must be organized and able to manage multiple tasks running in parallel.

Special Requirements:
U.S. person

The base salary range for this full-time position is $120,715 - $150,895 + bonus + benefits.

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HRL offers a generous and very competitive total compensation and benefits package. Our Regular/Full Time benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment (https://www.hrl.com/careers/benefits).

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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.