Senior Process Engineer - Device Fabrication

Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Job posting number: #7069295 (Ref:cj_67562)

Posted: August 31, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Opportunity
  • Do you have hands-on experience in process engineering for electronic device fabrication?
  • Use these skills to enhance the capability of a world class High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) device fabrication facility.
  • Work with world-leading scientific capability in HTS electronic devices.


CSIRO’s Manufacturing is seeking to appoint a Senior Processing Engineer for the Quantum Devices & Materials team. This team uses CSIRO’s world-leading scientific capability in High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) electronic devices, circuits and sensors to develop advanced magnetometry. The purpose of this role is to support the team to manufacture its HTS Josephson junction technology.


As the successful candidate you will work with world leading Engineers to enhance the performance of thin film HTS devices and their manufacturability.  You will carry out device fabrication process development and the implementation of quality control procedures, including a process control database.


This is a security assessed position. Applicants must be an Australian citizen, with successful candidate either holding or having the ability to obtain a Negative Vetting 1, Australian Government security clearance.

Your duties will include:
  • Working closely with the team to develop, implement and optimise HTS device fabrication processes and develop/maintain a database for controls, in anticipation of technology transfer. 80 % of this role is hands-on laboratory work.
  • Adhering to strict deadlines for commercial project deliverables and clearly communicate ongoing progress and challenges to the project leader.
  • Setting up, maintain and perform regular fabrication process checks and formal analysis protocols.
  • Tracking all process control parameters and drive plans for quality improvements.


Location:  Lindfield NSW
Salary:  AU$98k – AU$106k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:  Specified term of 30 months
Reference:  67562

To be considered you will need:
  • A Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or Engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience using formal process control analysis techniques such as Six Sigma, DOE, pareto analysis, failure mode effects analysis and fault tree analysis.
  • Experience in a minimum of three typical electronic device fabrication techniques such as photolithography, dry etching, thin film deposition, metal deposition and associated metrology, with demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Experience in system design, database development and statistical graphing packages.


For full details about this role please review the Position Description


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the Negative Vetting 1 level.

Flexible Working Arrangements

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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Please contact Wendy Purches on 02 9413 7477, to enquire about this position

Applications Close

Thursday 24 September 2020, 11:00 pm AEST

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