Process Engineer

Fremont, CA, USA | Lam Research

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    Computer Hardware / Consumer Electronics
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The person in this position will partner with a team to support the technology and business development activities for some of the most recognized technical companies in the world.You will be responsible for participating in the development of new or modified process formulations, definition of processing or handling equipment requirements and specifications, review of processing techniques and methods applied in the manufacture, fabrication and evaluation of semiconductors working collaboratively with a regional account team, customer contacts and various functional groups within Product and Technology Group. The person will work with their team to effectively communicate and champion customer needs (internally) and business unit goals (externally).This is an extremely important role for the company as you will be in a team that is a key contributor to Lam's overall account strategy and success from a technology and business perspective.Typical roles as you progress, include leading technology evaluation and proliferation teams, championing new product introductions including development and implementation while being responsible for understanding our competitive position for all key metrics used by customers for equipment selection. Additionally, you will analyze customer technology trends and requirements and identify opportunities for increasing customer and business value through product differentiation.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

Analyzing customer technology trends and requirements and identify opportunities for increasing customer and business value through product differentiation. This position is the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for the Account involving technical and customer management so getting Account Team and Customer trust through responsiveness and delivering per commit is critical.

Strategic focus; Maintain detailed knowledge of customer process flows

Continually maintain an analysis of customer flow to identify opportunities for Lam to add value to the customer

Develop strategy and tactics with Marketing, Business Development penetration and defense activities

Align strategies and tactics with marketing, business development, product managers, program managers, and PL head.Primarily through bimonthly review (TTR update); but should be on as needed basis; Execute plans successfully

Initiate and manage JDP programs which mutually benefit Lam and the customer

Co-ordinate and be involved in demo and productivity activity in Fremont relating to the customer; may include running the demo or reviewing results w/demo engineer

Penetration of new applications; defense of existing applications

Development of new technology; Alignment with production owner


PhD in Chemistry, Materials Science, or Physics or other related fields.Master’s degree considered with directly related post-doc or work experience. 

Dielectric Etch process development exposure a plus

Excellent verbal and written communication skills for customer interaction are a must

Decision making; strong influencing and partnering skills and an ability to develop relationships and work effectively with customers with strong presentation skills

Ability to partner with a team to develop and execute plans, consistently delivering expected business results and working effectively in a changing environment sometimes filled with ambiguity.

Strong initiative with a willingness to take ownership and drive a project to completion coupled with strong process and systemic thinking capabilities

An ability to establish rapport and earn trust representing us to the customer

Collaboration; good at balancing between focusing on own responsibilities and contributing across Lam

Travel – As you grow in your role, this job may require travel to customer sites worldwide