Cleanroom Equipment Engineer

Sydney, Australia
11 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
21 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research & Prototype Foundry

Core Research Facilities, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience managing and maintaining high end process tools
  • Become a part of the University’s cutting edge nanoscience facility 
  • Full-time Fixed Term, three years with possible extension for further three years.Remuneration package $119k which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

The Research and Prototype Foundry (RPF) is a University Core Research Facility based in the Sydney Nanoscience Hub (SNH), which will provide subsidised access to leading edge facilities, not just to the University of Sydney, but also the wider Australian community. It is a partner of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF), which is a federally funded national organisation. The cleanroom facilities allow researchers and industry across the country to make nano-scale devices and prototype new ideas. The types of nanofabrication are expected to includednano-electronics, optical chips, microfluidic devices and micro and nano-electro-mechanical devices (MEMs and NEMS).

The Cleanroom Equipment Engineer has responsibility for the management and maintenance of RPF process tools in the SNH cleanroom environment, ensuring tooling is maintained in good working order, so as to enable efficient utilisation by researchers, staff, students, and industry users. In addition, this position will take a leading role in planning for and installation of new process tools. The role of Cleanroom Equipment Engineer in the RPF is to ensure the state of the art equipment available within the facility is maintained at a high-standard, such that the RPF can meet the full-service, assisted and self-service models it provides.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence.

We are looking for a Cleanroom Equipment Engineer who possesses demonstrated expertise in: 

  • Managing and maintaining plasma etch/PVD/CVDtooling and equipment
  • Semiconductor process equipment maintenance and operation
  • Analytical, problem solving and time management skills, with the capacity to manage competing priorities and support projects to completion
  • Interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strategic relationships with relevant stakeholders, staff, users, supervisors and equipment suppliers
  • Applying and abiding by WHS legislative requirements, plus safe work practice and risk assessment preparation
  • Familiarity with semiconductor laboratory infrastructure, including pure water supply, process gas delivery and cleanrooms (desirable)

You will ensure that the RPF equipment is properly maintained, that all process tools are functioning correctly, and that preventative and reactive maintenance protocols are in place for the tools. You will utilise your extensive specialised technical expertise, scientific knowledge and training/qualifications to resolve complex matters that arise within the cleanroom. You will manage your own budget for maintaining tools and purchasing consumables, and will be expected to lead and mentor technical staff. This is an exciting opportunity to take a significant role in a cutting edge new facility and make a positive impact on its development.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 5pm 21 September 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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