SEM Engineer

HQ- San Jose, CA /
R&D – Physical Characterization /
Come join us on our mission as we revolutionize energy storage to enable a sustainable future.

We’re working to electrify cars by building the next generation of energy storage technology! Do you want to make a major contribution to this critical part of the future energy economy? We are looking to add a junior SEM engineer to our team. The ideal candidate has a passion for microscopy and seeks to develop new imaging, preparation, and data processing techniques.

Prepare samples for FIB/SEM, XCT, optical microscopy, and ion mill
Optimize sample prep procedures and conditions
Identify regions of interest based upon instructions
Run maintenance, calibration, and performance spec verification on tools
Deliver high-quality/volume analysis of samples while meeting sampling goals with minimal errors

Minimum Education And Experience Requirements:

B.S. degree in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or related field
Experience with analytical tools such as FIB/SEM and sample preparation
Safely handle chemicals and dispose of hazardous waste
Ability to perform work in a glovebox, dry room, and fume hood

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Motivated by new challenges and embraces learning new techniques
Demonstrate flexibility and resourcefulness allowing smooth adaptation to a constantly evolving environment and work priorities
Comfortable working with computer quality systems and databases
Possesses a can do spirit and is a collaborative teammate and clear communicator
You are organized, meticulous and have clear written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work into evenings, weekends and flexibility to cover shift gaps on short notice

Physical Requirements:

Work is performed in a dry room, fume hood, or glovebox requiring the use of fine motor skills and standing for extended periods of time, reaching and twisting motions with hands, and lifting up to 25 lbs.

Highly Desired:

Experience with semiconductor FA techniques such as but not limited to: XIVA, TIVA, OBRICH, EBIC, EMMI, etc.
Proficiency in at least one type of programming language (e.g., Python, R, JMP, MATLAB, etc.)
Familiar operating a plasma FIB system
Experience working with a Li-ion battery or analytical test lab
Exposure to tool qualification methods and GR&R
Experience preparing samples in an inert environment, such as glovebox operations, sample preparation (e.g. electrode depositions)
Previous TEM lamellae prep experience
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

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