Sr. Field Applications Engineer, Defect Inspection

Chemistry & materials science

Electrical engineering

Mechanical engineering

In a nutshell

Location

Boise - ID, US

Work Experience

3-7 years

Job Category

Chemistry & materials science, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering

Published: 23 days ago Job ID: J-00265895-367

Introduction to the job

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
The selected candidate will join our Field Application team in Boise ID to support our key customer on daily basis. He/she will play a key role in enabling our business success through inspection and/or metrology recipe development for customer’s yield improvement and provide input to internal stakeholders on customer needs and gaps.

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.

Role and responsibilities

Job Description
Work closely with customer on daily basis to develop recipes using world's most advanced EBI equipment for defect inspection and CD metrology monitoring, to help customer improve their semiconductor process yield.

Routinely Monitor inline defect inspection or CD Metrology results, making sure data generated from HMI's EBI equipment is in good quality; verify tool status after preventative maintenance and major tool down incidence, and work with field service on image and inspection related troubleshooting.

Identify gaps between tool’s capability and customer detection & metrology needs; define problem statements and feedback to Marketing and R&D teams, working closely with both teams to resolve issues and develop new features. The scope of this responsibility includes proposing new functions, technical discussion and providing engineering testing and feedback, etc.

Execute new product introductions and evaluations and run head-to-head competitions with competitor tools, working closely with technical support, product marketing, and R&D teams to secure a successful outcome.

Drive up HMI tool’s utilization through high quality recipe development, gap defect closure and in-depth technical engagement with customer defect and metrology teams.
Support application activities of global customer Fabs, including gap defect detection, CIP implementation, recipes transfer & matching, etc.

Develop new application use-cases and generate reports and BKMs to share with global application teams.

Education and experience

Master’s or PhD degree in Material Science, Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics or other engineering fields along with a minimum of 4 years relevant work experience.

Experience
At least 4 years of relevant hands-on defect of metrology tool experience, creating recipes and troubleshooting defect inspection tools, or developing process equipment applications or systems.
Experience with DOE methodology, including analyzing data and image quality to optimize tool settings. for example familiarity with MATLAB, Python and/or JMP. Generating reports and presenting to customers, marketing, etc.
Experience troubleshooting complicated technical issues.
Demonstrated knowledge of semiconductor processing, solid-state device physics, and optics (ideally electron optics). The ideal candidate for this job will be able to describe IV and CV behavior of transistors and explain how IV and CV behavior may be affected by processing defects.

Skills

Working at the cutting edge of tech, you’ll always have new challenges and new problems to solve – and working together is the only way to do that. You won’t work in a silo. Instead, you’ll be part of a creative, dynamic work environment where you’ll collaborate with supportive colleagues. There is always space for creative and unique points of view. You’ll have the flexibility and trust to choose how best to tackle tasks and solve problems.
To thrive in this job, you’ll need the following skills:

Personal Skills
Strong customer service / support experience with focus and commitment to customer satisfaction.
Strong communication skills, specifically being able to reduce complex issues into simple messages intended for either internal and external stakeholders.
Critical thinking, problem solving, being detail oriented, and having project management skills are essential to being successful in this job.
Fast learner w self-motivation to grow technical competency.
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 at high quality.
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.

Diversity & Inclusion

ASML is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

Other information

Role within Office
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
Responsibilities
Must be willing to work in a clean room environment, wearing coveralls, hoods, booties, safety glasses and gloves for entire duration of shift.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.
The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Can we be more specific:Must be willing to lift up to X pounds, pull Y pounds at least once a day and spend the majority of time (greater than 90% less break time) on the floor working on tool sets, walking three to five miles a day, and/or standing/sitting for nine hours.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Can work under deadlines.
The environment generally is moderate in temperature with moderate to high noise level.
Must be willing to work a compressed work week schedule – twelve-hour long shift and rotating from three to four days a week.
This must include references to day and night shifts for accommodation purposes.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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