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Engineer Technician

Hillsboro, Oregon Job ID JR0234664 Job Category Engineering Support Work Mode On-site Required Experience Level Entry Level
Job Description

The Engineer Technician will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • Physical failure analysis (PFA) of packaged or unpackaged semiconductor product or test chip units and/or TEM lamellae preparation (TEM prep) in support of root cause analysis of fails.

  • Working and completing jobs in PFA and/or TEM prep queue in order of priority.

  • Assisting engineering in the assessment of defect isolation and identification.

  • Organizing work to ensure accomplishment of all assigned tasks including documentation and communication.

  • Working from technical documents, design layout, written BKMs, and verbal directions to complete tasks in assigned areas.

  • Mastering delayering/ de-processing techniques including but not limited to polishing, dimpling, CNC milling, wet and dry etch, Focus Ion Beam (FIB) operation, FIB assisted depositions/ etching, SEM inspection, TEM prep, and other PFA techniques.

  • Assignments are semi-routine but require a mastery of a wide array of laboratory techniques and skills.

  • Expect to receive general instructions on tasks but judgment is required to resolve nonstandard problems.

  • Basic training will be provided on the job as required in necessary competencies like electron microscopy.

  • Attention to detail, focus to execute, and the willingness to learn new techniques are essential.

  • Documentation and communication skills are needed.

This is an entry level position and will be compensated accordingly.


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 schoolwork and/or classes and/or project work and/or internships and/or military training and/or work experience.

This position is not eligible for Intel immigration sponsorship

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidate must possess the degree by employment start date. 

The candidate must have at least one of the following:

  • Associate's degree in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry or any Engineering STEM subjects.


  • Associate's degree in any field and 1+ year of military experience.


  • Associate's degree in any field and 1+ year experience with failure analysis lab.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on electron microscopy (SEM) know-how, TEM prep knowledge will be highly rated.

  • Understanding mechanical grinding polishing dimpling and or wet and/or dry etching is helpful.

  • Knowledge of IC processing and analytical laboratory techniques.

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 require an on-site presence.
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“I’ve always wanted to do something that changes the world — at Intel, I feel appreciated, and I’ve gained more confidence in myself. It makes me feel like I’m capable of doing great things.”

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