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Process Engineer III – New College Grad

Posted on 6/25/2024

Applied Materials

Applied Materials

10,001+ employees

Materials engineering for chips and displays

Industrial & Manufacturing

Compensation Overview

$120k - $165kAnnually

+ Bonus + Stock Awards

Mid, Senior

Santa Clara, CA, USA

Microelectronics Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Signal Processing Engineering
  • Graduating with an advanced degree in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Nanotechnologies, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field
  • Demonstrable breadth of expertise in semiconductor technologies
  • Able to solve complex problems and take a new perspective on existing solutions
  • Ability to exercise judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information
  • Communicates complex ideas, anticipates potential objections and persuades others to adopt a different point of view
  • Multi-disciplinary team collaboration
  • Flexible and adaptable mindset
  • Thrive in a results-driven culture
  • Has an appetite to grow a career in the semiconductor industry
  • Previous internship or related experience in field
  • Experience with Plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Thesis and relevant coursework
  • Patents and publications
  • Develop cutting-edge processes used to manufacture the most-advanced semiconductor chips
  • Design hypothesis experiments and design of experiments (DOE), analyze data with statistics, and compile reports
  • Perform hardware characterization on advanced systems and provide guidance to design engineering authority
  • Troubleshoot complex problems, perform root cause analysis, and resolve process engineering and customer product issues
  • Generate internal and external documentation for products, presentations, and technical reports
  • Interact with customers to resolve process engineering issues, including oral presentations
  • Execute problem-solving learning cycle, define problem statement, devise experimental plan, perform experiments, analyze data, draw conclusions, and execute follow-up learning cycles
  • Measure film properties, interpret data, and drive concise conclusions
  • Identify, select, and work with vendors and suppliers
  • Implement new technology, products, and analytical instrumentation

Applied Materials, a leader in materials engineering solutions, creates technologies that handle the complex process of production for new chips and advanced displays on an industrial scale. By expertly modifying materials at atomic levels, they provide a distinct competitive edge. This setting fosters a culture of innovation and precision, making it an ideal workplace for those keen on impacting future technologies and contributing to technological advancements that shape industries.

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Santa Clara, California



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