Wafer Test Engineer

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

Essential Duties:
Perform DC and RF characterization of various silicon and III/V semiconductor technologies on manual and semi-automated wafer-probe test stations.  Store, analyze, and retrieve in-line process and electrical characterization data using various software platforms in conjunction with a relational database system.  Monitor Work in Progress (WIP), respond and report in support of MTL objectives.  Interact with cleanroom process engineers, test engineers, and senior technical staff to consolidate information and create presentation quality reports.

Required Skills:
Experience with semiconductor characterization equipment (SMUs, capacitance meters, switch matrices, network analyzers, wafer probers, etc.); statistical analysis methods using software tools such as JMP, MATLAB, and EXCEL; and interacting with and configuring SQL databases. Semiconductor device modeling (Silvaco or ISE), simulation (Spectre or ADS), and CAD layout (Cadence or Mentor Graphics) is a plus.
Knowledge of general semiconductor device and micro-fabrication principles. Candidate should be able to interpret basic device data and correlate experimental results with device performance and behavior. Knowledge of software tools used for modeling, analysis, and data collection (MATLAB, JMP) in the Microsoft Windows operating systems. Knowledge of on-wafer temperature testing is a plus. Experience with cryogenics is a plus.

Required Education:
B.S., M.S. in electrical engineering, physics, computer science, or computer engineering. Emphasis on device physics, wafer characterization, data analysis, and computer software tools used in the semiconductor micro-fabrication industry is a plus.

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to work safely in laboratory settings including device testing and Class 10 clean room facilities. Good verbal and written skills to work with a large cross section of personnel.

Special Requirements
U.S. citizenship is required.

The base salary range for this full-time position is $60,000 - $101,000 + bonus + 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.

HRL offers a very competitive 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.

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