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Process Engineer
Ref No.: 18-00716
Location: Palo Alto, California
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 4 Years
Start Date / End Date: 09/10/2018 to 03/15/2019
RCM Technologies is a leading provider of IT Business Solutions and Professional Engineering Services to over 1,000 clients in the commercial and government sectors. RCM partners with clients to define, implement, and manage a broad range of technologies across multiple platforms, systems, and networks. Our broad geographic presence ensures that a proven and reliable tactical and strategic capability is available and deployable virtually everywhere in North America. RCM Technologies is looking for a Process Engineer for a client located in Palo Alto, CA.

Process Development Engineers are responsible for device design, creative process development and sustaining of custom, cutting edge, micro and nano-fabrication technologies for thin film and large area devices. The technologies include MEMS, 2D array backplanes, custom sensors, and non-conventional transistors including thin film transistors and electrochemical transistors that support government and commercial research activities. Our client's fast paced research environment requires process development engineers to work simultaneously on multiple projects and teams.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Work closely with scientists and other process engineers to define process and device performance targets.
  • Define and execute process flows, develop new processes and drive continuous process improvement (CPI) efforts. Suggest process alternatives and evaluate different options that may provide improved properties.
  • Define and implement robust process documentation and control; diagnose and resolve process problems
  • Maintain process equipment tools in good working order, diagnose problems and when necessary coordinate repairs
Required Qualifications:
  • B.S. or greater in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 4 years of hands on semiconductor or thin film processing
  • Experience with lithography, deposition (PVD (sputtering, e-beam), CVD, ALD), dry etching and wet chemical processing
  • Candidates must have excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and communication skills for successful inter and intra-group interactions.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong knowledge of device physics; a-Si, LTPS and oxide transistors preferred
  • Experience in design rules, optimization and layout of thin film transistors and related circuits
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
This is a light manufacturing position that requires extended periods of standing and walking in a clean-room environment. Evening or night hours may be required depending on project needs.