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Test Technician II
Ref No.: 18-00015
Location: South San Francisco, California
Position Type:Contract
Test Technician II
Location: South San Francisco, CA
Hours: 8a-5p M-F

As a Testing Technician, you will be responsible for the operation of complex tools and processes in an R&D laboratory environment. You will be expected to be an advanced-level operator of equipment associated with optical inspection and should be knowledgeable of microfabrication processes, materials, and methods pertaining to this. This position will be held in a cleanroom environment with a gowning protocol, collaborating with a cross-functional team of engineers, and supporting processes by identifying and differentiating defects, collecting and storing digital images, and reporting results to project teams.

  • Advanced-level operation of inspection tools, including optical microscopes, optical profilometer, confocal microscope, etc.
  • Support lead engineers by performing inspection of new components, substrates, and/or materials
  • Independently work with other engineering team members to characterize and quantify defect types and densities
  • Verify process performance and product quality through the use of metrology equipment
  • Maintain operation and throughput of product on an inspection line
Top 3 daily responsibilities:
  1. Running an optical inspection system to collect images and assess the quality and yield of microfabricated parts and assembled products.
  2. Perform other, non optical based measurements to test functionality of microfabricated parts and assembled products.
  3. Develop new inspection techniques.
Minimum qualifications:
  • BS degree in related field or equivalent experience
  • Hands on experience with handling Si wafers and other substrate form factors
  • Hands on experience operating inspection and characterization tools in a cleanroom environment
  • Hands on experience with microfabrication equipment and processes
  • Proficiency with optical test, inspection, and characterization methods
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced research environment
Preferred qualifications:
  • Understanding of DOE "Design Of Experiments” methods for process optimization
  • Expertise in data management and databases
Additional Manager Notes:
  • Ideally someone that is proactive and able to work through problems independently
  • Has used Metrology equipment
  • Ability to take apart and inspect tools
  • Helpful if they have used computer and robotics to automate the inspection process
  • Knows how the equipment works
  • 2-4 years related experience