Senior Level Engineering Technician
NIST/Center For Nanoscale Science and Technology - Gaithersburg, MD

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Engineering Technician
US Citizenship Required

The CNST NanoFab is seeking expressions of interest for an experienced semiconductor equipment engineering technician to install, maintain and repair equipment in a state-of-the-art nanofabrication facility.

About Us
The NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) NanoFab houses a multi-million dollar suite of state-of-the-art nanofabrication and nano measurement equipment. This equipment is selected to provide our users with a high degree of flexibility with tomorrow’s technologies. The CNST supports the U.S. nanotechnology enterprise from discovery to production by providing industry, academia, NIST, and other government agencies with access to world-class nanoscale measurement and fabrication methods and technology.

Unique Opportunity
We may have an opportunity for a highly motivated, reliable individual to join the growing field of nanotechnology in one of the most prestigious nanotechnology labs in the country. The NanoFab is committed to maintain a leading edge equipment and process capability. The individual would be responsible for all facets of support for a variety of semiconductor/nanofabrication tools. This includes hands-on repair activities, complex installation projects, modifications and repairs and interfacing with NIST facilities department to coordinate facility maintenance functions. This position would include project management; spare parts supply management and administering multiple vendor service contracts.

Job Description
As an engineering technician in the NanoFab Operations group you would be responsible for performing routine maintenance and repairs on semiconductor and nanofabrication process tools. This would include working with complex high vacuum systems as well as simple repairs on table top tools such as hotplates and microscopes. This position would also include maintaining the process support gasses. Therefore, you would be required to use a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) which is required for changing toxic gas cylinders. Much of your time would be spent inside the class 100 clean room where most of the equipment resides. Duties would also include ordering spare parts, overseeing vendor field service engineers and documenting maintenance procedures. There will be extensive interaction with laboratory users from NIST, academia and industry.

Skills required
The position would require excellent electromechanical troubleshooting skills, project management skills and good manual dexterity and proficiency with hand tools. The ability to read drawings and schematics and use electronic test equipment is also a must. The successful candidate will have 5 to 10 years of direct maintenance and repair experience of a wide range of semiconductor manufacturing tools such as reactive ion etchers, sputter systems, evaporators, high-vacuum pump technologies and using helium leak detection. The successful candidate would also be proficient in MS Office applications and general computer use. Good communication skills and the ability to work with a wide range of scientists and engineers, and an enthusiasm for working on a number of projects simultaneously are important. If a position is posted, it will offer a salary of a ZT-3 to ZT-4 pay bands ($51,630 – $97,333) commensurate with education, training and/or experience.

About NIST
Founded in 1901, NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the Department of Commerce. NIST's mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life. To learn more about NIST, follow NIST on YouTube, twitter, or Facebook.

To Apply
Send expressions of interest, including resume to the email address listed. Insert “NanoFab” in the subject field to assure proper routing.

The Department of Commerce is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
US citizenship is required.