Optical Metrology 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. 

Essential Duties: 
Become expert in optical thin-film metrology and Inspection systems, including in-house reflectometers, ellipsometers, and patterned/unpatterned inspection tools.  Support Process Engineering with the timely rollout and qualification of new metrology applications.  Candidates should be able to produce detailed reports on a timely basis. Candidates should be able to provide customers with excellent service and technical advice related to optical metrology.  Other responsibilities include:
Manage optical metrology applications and other measurement issues/concerns
Drive improvements in optical metrology through improved processes and/or capital purchases
Communicate regularly with customer base and management to anticipate needs and to convey results
Ensure that appropriate monitoring is in place for all optical equipment and applications 
Interface with equipment/vendor personnel to resolve equipment issues in a timely manner

Required Skills:
We seek, though do not require, 3 years’ experience as an optical metrologist in a cleanroom setting with responsibilities including, but not limited to, the following:
Model development and maintenance
Real-time screening of measurement errors
Optical constant determination 
Control-scheme development and control-chart monitoring
Interface with equipment team/vendor to resolve performance issues
Involvement with process customer activities and implications for metrology
Execution and presentation of metrology data analytics for process improvement
New system evaluation
Thorough first-hand understanding of model-based optical metrology with comfort in relating physical properties to measurements
Successful candidates should possess a strong background in the fundamental principles of optical thin-film metrology, tooling and technology; a deep understanding of current industrial optical metrology systems, their applications, capabilities and limitations. Candidates should be able to assist with technical roadmaps; a strong background in semiconductor processes and devices is a plus. Candidates should have an ability to perform basic tool troubleshooting and interact with maintenance personnel and vendors; an ability to work with and around potentially hazardous materials; and have training in the safe handling of chemicals and equipment.

Required Education:
BS or MS in a technical field relevant to solid-state physics and optics

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to work safely in laboratory settings including semiconductor processing, device testing, and clean room facilities.

Special Requirements:
U.S. Citizenship Required.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
Must be able to work flexible hours.

The base salary range for this full-time position is $99,705 - $124,683 + 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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