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Components Research Lab Wet Etch Engineer

Hillsboro, Oregon Job ID JR0235382 Job Category Engineering Support Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Entry Level
Job Description

Join Intel-and build a better tomorrow. Intel is in the midst of an exciting transformation, with a vision to create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on Earth. So join us-and help us create the next generation of technologies that will shape the future for decades to come.

About the group:

The Components Research group delivers innovative semiconductor and packaging technologies research and development. The group focuses on unique, enabling capabilities across all aspects of Intel's semiconductor processing roadmap. Components Research engineers are responsible for leading and supporting programs to design, fabricate and analyze novel devices/interconnects/patterning, materials and integration schemes across a wide variety of novel applications.

About the role:

The Components Research (CR) team is looking for a passionate individual to join our team as a Lab Wet Etch Engineer supporting the coupon line. The coupon line enables the early evaluation and dispositioning of new technologies in a primarily lab environment.

Job responsibilities include ownership of Components Research project deliverables which you will support through lab tool ownership of fume hoods and wet benches, process and standard operating procedure (SOP) development and coupon-line operational activities aimed at developing rapid prototypes for Intel's most advanced technology nodes. You will participate in one or more Components Research working groups providing regular updates with high quality data related to wet etch process development to guide program decisions. Tool ownership will involve assuring tool safety, maintenance, process development and user training and scheduling all while role modelling Intel's cultural attributes. Finally, you may lead projects for tool upgrades, new tool selections and participate in the tool installation or demolition process.

The ideal candidate should also exhibit the following preferred traits and abilities:

- Demonstrated hands-on, experimental approach to identifying and solving complex technical problems.
- Flexible to work in multi-tasking environment and self-motivated, requiring minimal supervision.
- Detailed data collection and analysis.
- Communication skills to support research projects with a variety of stake holders.

We're constantly working on making a more connected and intelligent future, and we need your help. Change tomorrow. Start today.

This position is not eligible for Intel immigration sponsorship.


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your schoolwork/classes/research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences.

Minimum qualifications:

- You must possess a minimum of a Bachelor's degree (with 5+ years of relevant experience) or a Master's degree (with 2+ years of relevant experience) in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or a related field.
- Experience in the operation and/or maintenance of semiconductor wet etch equipment in either a fab or lab environment.
- Experience in the development of wet etch processes in a fab or lab environment.
- Willing to work in a lab and clean room environment, wearing GorTex gowns, booties, safety glasses, gloves and an airline respirator.

Preferred qualifications:

- Prior experience in thin film characterization, e.g. SEM, AFM, four point probe, XPS etc.

- Have a proven track record of role modelling safety in the lab environment.

Inside this Business Group
As the world's largest chip manufacturer, Intel strives to make every facet of semiconductor manufacturing state-of-the-art -- from semiconductor process development and manufacturing, through yield improvement to packaging, final test and optimization, and world class Supply Chain and facilities support.  Employees in the Technology Development and Manufacturing Group are part of a worldwide network of design, development, manufacturing, and assembly/test facilities, all focused on utilizing the power of Moore’s Law to bring smart, connected devices to every person on Earth.

Covid Statement
Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

Posting Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.
We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, and benefit programs. Find more information about our Amazing Benefits here:

Working Model
This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site. In certain circumstances the work model may change to accommodate business needs.
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