R&D Laboratory Support Technologist - Microelectronics Device Fabrication (Experienced)

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7105744 (Ref:684558)

Posted: July 18, 2022

Job Description

Posting Duration: This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time. COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate: Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually. Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700. What Your Job Will Be Like: We are seeking a R&D Laboratory Support Technologist to assist the department's microelectronics device fabrication research needs. The individual will work with a group of staff, technologists, post-docs, and students in a team environment to deliver high impact results for research & development projects. They will be expected to work with acids, bases, and solvents to fabricate microelectronic devices using traditional and non-traditional semiconductor fabrication techniques. This includes using fabrication tool sets for lithography on thin films, as well as deposition and etching of metals, semiconductors, and insulating materials. The team in our department is tasked to fabricate, test, and deliver microelectronic devices to both internal and external customers. In this fast paced, team-oriented research environment, the individual must have excellent problem solving, teaming, documentation, and communication skills. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Complete lithography and fabrication of nano- and micro-scale electronic devices using advanced techniques, resists, and chemistries. + Perform specific processing steps in the micro-fabrication of microelectronic devices. + Work with chemical solvents, acids, and bases. + Operate in class 100 cleanroom environment. + Develop experimental processes, apply novel analytical techniques, establishes new characterization methods, optimize existing laboratory and characterization techniques, and perform experiments. + Perform data analysis and interpretation, statistical error analysis, materials characterization, and information extraction, and formally documents result for the customer. + Support documentation and publication efforts, including the preparation of information for scientific and engineering publications. + Perform work in a safe and compliant manner, seek out subject matter expert advice as needed, and maintains the necessary documentation. Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite 100% of the time. Qualifications We Require: + Bachelor’s in STEM or other relevant field + Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE L clearance Qualifications We Desire: + Semiconductor/microelectronics fabrication experience in areas of deposition or etch using metal, semiconductor, and insulator material sets. + Willingness to perform research and communicate critical path elements to meet R&D needs and goals + Experience working in clean room environments + Background in photolithography using negative and positive tone polymers + Familiarity with metal, semiconductor, and oxide thin-film deposition and etching + Metrology experience to include SEM, profilometry, X-ray fluorescence, etc. + Ability to develop and maintain required technical work documents + Strong communications skills to effectively collaborate as part of a multi-discipline team to deliver on R&D requirements About Our Team: The Fab Tech Development Department leverages a diverse capability set to provide science and technology products to enhance Sandia's national security missions. The department includes a broad set of expertise including atomic physics, quantum information S&T, micro-optics, and electrochemistry. We provide solutions including atomic physics based sensors; microfabrication at the atomic scale, atomic level experimental setups, atom and ion trapping microelectronic devices, and electrochemical materials expertise. In addition to work for internal Sandia organizations, we have an established record of successful engagement, collaboration, and delivery to both internal and external customers. The department leverages strong relationships with the Microsystems Engineering Sciences and Applications (MESA) facility, the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), and other internal and external organizations to develop advanced solid-state electronic device technology.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide + Extraordinary co-workers + Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world + Career advancement and enrichment opportunities + Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home) + Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance* World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law. Job ID: 684558

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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