26 days ago - req23513

Senior Plasma Chamber Scientist (Tech Dev)

Research & development

Physics

In a nutshell

Location

San Diego - CA, US

Team

Research & development

Experience

3-7 years

Degree

Master

Job Category

Physics

Travel

10%

Introduction

ASML US, including its affiliates and subsidiaries, bring together the most creative minds in science and technology to develop lithography machines that are key to producing faster, cheaper, more energy-efficient microchips. We design, develop, integrate, market and service these advanced machines, which enable our customers - the world’s leading chipmakers - to reduce the size and increase the functionality of their microchips, which in turn leads to smaller, more powerful consumer electronics. Our headquarters are in Veldhoven, Netherlands, and we have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Chandler, Arizona, San Jose and San Diego, California, Wilton, Connecticut, and Hillsboro, Oregon.

Job Mission

Technological individual contributor position. Performs excimer laser plasma chamber metrology, performance analysis, technology development and engineering, and validation of design improvements. Development of plasma chamber sub-module within the laser requires system level laser knowledge and testing capabilities. The scientist will plan and execute laboratory research, perform analyses on field data, investigate failures and performance defects, and document requirements and specifications.

This position may require access to controlled technology, as defined in the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. § 730, et seq.). Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require the Company to proceed with candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

Job Description

  • Drives the development & integration of innovative core technology elements and/or system concepts in support of excimer laser chambers.
  • Applies knowledge and experience in engineering (electrical engineering or mechanical engineering) or physics (electromagnetics, flow dynamics, plasma physics or acoustics) to extend performance and reliability of excimer laser chambers.
  • Validates concepts through prototype builds, system level testing and analysis.
  • Independently investigates scientific and technical problems and challenges and evaluates and recommends solutions.
  • Interacts with customers, suppliers and peers, prepares and presents reports to management and customers, as well as at scientific conferences.
  • Assists management on technical aspects of external collaboration activities.
  • Prepares and revises technical documentation, including technical memos, specification documents and design validation reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education

  • Minimal educational degree requirement: Master's degree. PhD is strongly preferred.

Areas: Physics, Plasma Physics, Material Science, Metallurgy, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Physical Chemistry or a related Engineering/Applied Physics.

Specialty: plasma-metal interaction and gas-state laser physics.

Experience

  • Minimum of six (6) years of relevant industry or research institute experience is required with Master’s degree.Less experienced required for PhD.
  • Track record of proposing and validating innovative solutions to technical problems.
  • Extensive experimental experience and skills in laboratory environment are required.
  • Extensive experience using MATLAB or Python for data analysis is required.
  • Practical experience with laser systems either in manufacturing or laboratory environments is required.
  • Experience with CAD design for mechanical parts. I.e. Creo, SolidWorks.
  • Experience with project planning and execution.
  • Has led a successfully completed project.
  • Ability to translate, statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats.
  • Applies advanced experimental and analytical skills to define requirements and devise solutions to technical performance matters.
  • Ability to develop and review conceptual or engineering models.
  • Ability to think through, plan, and setup complex experiments and tests.
  • Ability to carry a product design from conception into production.
  • Experience with plasmas, electromagnetics, lasers, flow dynamics and acoustics is preferred.
  • Experience with Excimer Lasers or other gas-state discharge laser is a plus.
  • Experience with Semiconductor Capital Equipment is a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic e-mail systems.

Personal skills

  • Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.
  • Can learn and apply new information or skills.
  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
  • Strong customer focus and commitment to customer satisfaction through prioritization, quality, efficiency and professionalism.
  • Ability to complete assignments with attention to detail and high degree of accuracy.
  • Proven ability to perform effectively in a demanding environment with changing workloads.
  • Result driven-demonstrate ownership and accountability.
  • Identifies bottlenecks and drives improvements.
  • Work independently or as part of a team and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrate open, clear, concise and professional communication.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers and customer.
  • Work according to a strict set of procedures within the provided timelines.

Other information

Responsibilities

  • Routinely required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch. Occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • May require travel (specify domestic and/or international) dependent on business needs – specify percentage of travel.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.
  • Can learn and apply new information or skills.
  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
  • Strong customer focus and commitment to customer satisfaction through prioritization, quality, efficiency and professionalism.
  • Ability to complete assignments with attention to detail and high degree of accuracy.
  • Proven ability to perform effectively in a demanding environment with changing workloads and deadlines.
  • Result driven-demonstrate ownership and accountability.
  • Identifies bottlenecks and drives improvements.
  • Work independently or as part of a team and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrate open, clear, concise and professional communication.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with manager, co-workers and customer.
  • Work according to a strict set of procedures within the provided timelines.

Role within the Factory

  • Must be willing to work in a clean room environment, wearing coveralls, hoods, booties, safety glasses and gloves for entire duration of shift.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature with moderate to high noise level.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability


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