Fabrication Engineer

California, United States
03 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary

Micro- and nano- fabrication and related tasks in a cleanroom environment for prototype MEMS/NEMS and nanophotonic devices based on silicon and other materials. The successful job candidate will frequently interact with the device research/design team composed of PI, staff, post-doctoral scholars, and students. The fabrication engineer is expected to work independently and fully document work and report progress (~weekly) to the PI and team.

Job Duties

  • The job tasks will comprise a complete spectrum of micro- and nano-fabrication tasks in a state-of-the-art cleanroom facility (Caltech’s Kavli Nanoscience Institute): including CAD mask design (using design specs provided by team), electron beam pattern generation and lithography, optical lithography, plasma etching and deposition, materials deposition, and other related nano- and micro-fabrication techniques. 
  • Process flow validation and optimization: use of optical microscope, scanning electron microscope, profilometer, parameter analyzer, and related tools to evaluate device characteristics and to iteratively improve device performance and fabrication yield
  • Must be able to lift at least 20 pounds, but heavy or continual lifting not expected
  • May infrequently travel for a project, but not on a regular or consistent basis

Basic Qualifications

  • B.S. or higher degree is required in either electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, or a related discipline in the physical or engineering sciences
  • Three years of recent, hands-on micro- or nano-fabrication experience in a state-of-the-art cleanroom facility is necessary

Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive prior experience in nano- and micro-fabrication highly desired
  • Research laboratory experience in the physical or engineering sciences also highly desirable

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • CV
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • 5 reference letters required
  • Cover letter is optional

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