Wafer Process Technician Dry Etch, PECVD and ALD

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. 

Wafer Process Technician Dry Etch, PECVD and ALD 1st Shift
1st shift position, hours = 5:00AM to 1:30PM, Mon-Fri

General Description: 
Experienced Technician needed to perform semiconductor wafer processing in a cleanroom laboratory under general supervision.  Perform PECVD and ALD using state-of-the-art high vacuum process tools within a Class 10 (ISO-4) cleanroom environment. Follow detailed Work Instructions and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) to perform daily tasks within the Dry Etch and Deposition module.  This position includes hands-on, single wafer processing as well as operation of production-oriented, automated semiconductor processing equipment.  General activities include; running high vacuum process tools for Dry Etch / RIE, PECVD, and ALD; basic analytical testing, measurement and data entry.

Essential Duties:
Work in a Class 10 (ISO-4) Cleanroom environment performing standard/routine production processing steps within a Dry-Etch and Deposition processing module/section of a semiconductor fabrication laboratory.  Daily tasks include hands-on, single wafer processing as well as operation of fully automated semiconductor process equipment.   

Under general supervision, perform tasks including but not limited to:
Dry Etch / RIE, PECVD, ALD, measuring resultant etch and/or deposition, and analyzing results
Performing equipment verifications/calibrations following internal SOP’s and manufacturers protocols
Monitoring of sensitive automated processes, understanding and utilizing excursion documentation protocols
Tracking lab equipment information including calibration schedules, open work orders, and equipment status using statistical software
Maintaining and reporting daily metrology data
Stocking and maintaining inventory for consumables
Operating common and specialized lab equipment including but not limited to: high vacuum chambers, stress gauges, profilometers, laminar flow and fume hoods, ellipsometers, 
Scheduling asset calibrations 
Communicating any customer issues or potential problems

Required Skills:
This position requires candidates that are able to work their entire shift within a cleanroom laboratory wearing appropriate PPE.  Must be able to follow detailed instructions with precision, pay attention to detail, and accurately enter data.  
Detail oriented, problem solver, promotes team environment
Demonstrate a sense of urgency in completing work assignments.
Good time management and organizational skills
Ability to instantly adapt to a flexible and changing schedule
Computer/software skills (i.e. Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Ability to establish and foster positive customer relationships
Strong communication skills

Required Education:
High School Diploma required. Associates degree preferred.

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to work within a cleanroom environment wearing personal protective equipment to include lab coveralls, chemical apron, hood, facemask, hairnets, safety gloves and goggles
Walking and/or standing may be required for 70-80% of the day
Must possess motor skills appropriate to the task
Must be able to lift/push/pull 25-30 pounds consistently

Special Requirements:
U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required. 

The pay range for this position is $31.54 - $38.48 per hour + 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.