Process Technician IV - (T4)
Applied Materials Inc. - Santa Clara, CA

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Has advanced and specialized expertise in an analytical/scientific method or operational process, typically developed through a combination of job-related training and considerable on-the-job experience. Completes assignments and facilitates the work activities of others; may coordinate work beyond own area. Proposes improvements to processes and methods. Acts as a lead, coordinating the work of others, but is not a supervisor. Works autonomously within established procedures and practices. Key

  • Prepares wafers for experimentation to include cleaning. Loads wafers, prepares reactor for experimentation and cleans reactors. Operates reactor to perform thin film process. Recommends performance of process system and troubleshooting. - Prepare cross section samples for scanning electron microscope (SEM) analysis and help / guide requestor to optimize sample prep procedure and conditions, identify cutting location based on pattern instructions.

  • Records process conditions and experimental observations. Evaluates wafers and thin films, including modification of the process recipes.

    - Operate scanning electron microscope (SEM) for cross section and top view or critical dimension (CD) or energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) analysis / imaging pending on job assignment, identify all of patterns of interest, understand image quality requirement and sample/beam interaction to determine optimized condition.

  • Prepares graphs and tables summarizing results.

    - Understand basic scanning electron microscope (SEM) principle.

  • Responsible for all technology products.

    - Perform scanning electron microscope (SEM) system software alignment functions. Perform routine maintenance procedures, flash, plasma clean etc.

  • Orders equipment and supplies, and coordinates with vendors and purchasing.

    - Interface with requestors, understand their detail requirement, and communicate on results; help lab on monitoring wafer in process (WIP) and maintaining throughput.

  • Coordinates with engineering on wafer evaluations. Sets up equipment for experiments.

    - Perform routine shut down procedure. Identify problem put tool down and call for service.

  • Uses quantitative wafer evaluation and process instrumentation knowledge to draw conclusions from data. Assists in training lower level technicians.

    - Develop and publish best known method (BKM) procedures including, sample prep, scanning electron microscope (SEM) conditions, and special sample handling.

  • Knowledgeably operates laboratory process equipment and instrumentation.

  • Functional Knowledge
    • Has developed advanced specialized expertise within a analytical/scientific area to perform the most complex work

    Business Expertise
    • Has a good understanding of how related teams coordinate their efforts and resources to achieve objectives

    • May act as a lead for the team, may allocate work and provide subject matter guidance to more junior team members

    Problem Solving
    • Exercises judgment, based on previous experience, practices and precedents, to identify and solve problems that arise with little or no precedent

    • Impacts the effectiveness of own team and closely related teams

    Interpersonal Skills
    • Exchanges ideas and information effectively; uses tact and diplomacy when dealing with others

    • Technical Diploma
    • 4 - 7 Years of Experience

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