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FIB Engineer I

Location: Hillsboro, Oregon, United States
Job ID: R0003794
Date Posted: Jan 27, 2022
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi High-Technologies
Company Name: Hitachi High-Tech America, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Entry Level
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Description

HTA requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  All new hires will be required to provide proof of their vaccination status prior to their start date and will need to receive the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on or before January 4, 2022, or no later than two weeks prior to their start date with HTA, unless they request and receive a medical or religious accommodation.

Work Shifts:

  • Compressed Front Half Days (6am - 6pm)

  • Compressed Back Half Days (6am - 6pm)

The FIB Engineer I (FBE-1) position is located in Hillsboro, Oregon and supports the business objectives of HTA's Semiconductor Equipment Division (SED) related to sales of Reactive Ion Etch (RIE or Plasma Etch) equipment to the semiconductor industry. The position's main objective is to prepare high quality ultra-thin electron-transparent specimens for transmission electron microscopy (S/TEM) analysis and performing S/TEM analysis to support HTA's process development and process engineer teams.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Use a dual beam FIB-SEM and other equipment to prepare both routine and novel samples for S/TEM analysis.
  • Obtain bright field, dark field, high resolution images, EDX, diffraction patterns, and perform other analytical techniques on a S/TEM using samples prepared by themselves or others in the lab. 
  • An emphasis should be placed on continually developing faster and higher quality methods of sample preparation and analysis.
  • Collaborate with process development engineers to understand their needs and drive the implementation of analytical methods to assist or improve the process development cycle. This could include performing or supporting other analytical needs such as EDX, EELS, etc.
  • Compile data, prepare technical reports, and communicate results to customers.  Use lab management software applications for sample job administration & report creation.
  • Interface with internal customers, managers, and teammates within the lab. 
  • Critically evaluate requests to select optimum solutions, meeting or exceeding requirements and deadlines.
  • Individual will support all operations of the Evaluation Lab and other requests provided by management.
  • Perform all responsibilities in a safe manner. Comply with all company policies including Environmental, Health, and Safety procedures and requirements.

EDUCATION, LICENSES, AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Candidates should have as a minimum a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Materials Science, or equivalent combination of education and work experience with various semiconductor analysis instruments.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Should have 0-3 years of experience working with various FIB, S/TEM, and other equipment, to prepare samples and perform imaging analysis.
  • Experience using a FIB and/or SEM to analyze semiconductor devices is highly desirable.
  • Minimum travel required (<5%).

SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a self-starter, problem-solver and have the ability to work independently.
  • Must possess strong technical skills and knowledge of the procedures and techniques used in a laboratory.  Understanding and operation of the common failure analysis tools like FIB-SEM, S/TEM, and EDX.
  • Perform tasks requiring a high degree of manual dexterity.  Ability to learn, operate, and maintain all lab equipment in order to collect, process and catalogue analysis results.
  • Strongly driven and self-motivated, and ability to focus on both accuracy as well as output in a complex work environment.  Demonstrate tolerance of ambiguity and flexibility to adapt to new situations. Be dependable and independent, as well as work within a team and support each other.
  • Ability to change priorities quickly to meet customer’s needs. Effectively manage competing priorities.
  • Must possess the ability to interact effectively and professionally with internal customers, external customers and vendors.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors and other employees.  Excellent teamwork and communication skills are required.
  • Demonstrate strong work ethic.  (On time to work and training, on time completion of assignments, strong preparation for assignments, effective teamwork, etc.). 
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate information effectively to vendors, customers, and manager regarding lab issues, activities, and schedules.
  • Ability to adapt to new procedures concerning work in the facility.  Create and maintain technical documentation.
  • Ability to work overtime, shift work, and/or flexible schedule as needed.
  • Portray professionalism and pride in appearance while conforming to policy. 
  • Provide a positive attitude to all employees and customers.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to [email protected]

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