MEMs Process Integration Engineer

Malibu, CA
Science & Engineering - Materials & Microsystems Laboratory – Materials & Microsystems /
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. 

Essential Job Functions:
You will be joining a diverse team of applied scientists and engineers in the development of next generation MEMS-enabled sensors and actuators for high-performance aerospace, automotive and industrial applications.  As an important member of our MEMS cleanroom fabrication team, you will have the opportunity to innovate and create novel microfabrication processes and integrate them into fully optimized process flows that will be applied to our cutting-edge wafer-scale sensors and actuators R&D efforts.  You will participate in the design, layout, fabrication, and characterization of MEMS-enabled devices and subsystems.  You will also conduct layout design and designs of experiments.  Through in-process wafer inspections and metrology data, you will provide timely feedback to project teammates. 

Required Skills:
•Strong track record of process development, process optimization, design of experiments methodology, statistical data analysis and problem solving. 
•Solid verbal and written communication skills in a multi-person team environment  and enable cross-laboratory collaboration and coordination
•Ability to combine disparate process recipes into a full fabrication flow and understand the impact of process interdependency.
•Possesses experience and process development expertise in contact/stepper photolithography, wet and plasma dry etches, high aspect-ratio deep reactive ion etching (DRIE) of silicon, glass and other MEMS relevant materials, chemical vapor deposition, dielectric and metal depositions, wafer bonding and vacuum encapsulation of microscale structures, sacrificial and structural layer creation and wet/dry release.
•Ability to conduct metrology such as optical/infrared microscope inspections, interferometric measurements and scanning electron microscopy with elemental analysis and is required.  Design and characterize process control monitors (PCM) for in-process verification.

Desired Skills:
•Hands-on experience with both surface and bulk micro-machining is highly desired.
•Ability to design, modify and/or review mask layouts in CAD layout software such as L-Edit or Cadence is a major plus.
•Proper documentation of fabrication experiments
•Back-end wafer process experience in wafer grinding, CMP, die singulation and assembly processes into packages is a plus

Required Education:
Master’s Degree or higher in a physical science or engineering field and 5+ years of wafer fabrication process engineering experience in an R&D environment.

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to perform safely in a MEMS microfabrication cleanroom and follow standard operating practices

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

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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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