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Process Engineer 3 (181254)

Lam Research
United States

The Impact You'll Make

As a Process Engineer at Lam, you will operate on cutting-edge technology, harnessing atomic precision, material science, and surface engineering to push technical boundaries. Your role involves developing new and advanced process formulations, defining equipment hardware to meet processing requirements, evaluating test data, and coordinating design requirements to ensure compatibility of processing methods. Your expertise and knowledge play a crucial role our customers success, making an impact on the next generation of semiconductor breakthroughs.

What You'll Do

  • Conduct process engineering research, development, and evaluation in support of Lam’s cutting-edge semiconductor equipment and systems.
  • Review and enhance processing techniques and methods applied in the manufacture and fabrication of products. 
  • Develop and sustain new processes and process improvements to reduce production costs and increase yields.
  • Compile and analyze test data to establish next steps in process development and determine appropriate limits and variables for process specifications.
  • Collaborate internally to plan, collect data, analyze results, and report on customer demos for existing process applications.
  • Partner cross-functionally and with customers to understand roadmaps, process flow, inflection points, requirements, and business challenges. 
  • Contribute to next generation product development and release activities supporting the semiconductor roadmap.
  • Provide leadership, clear direction, and guidance to process technicians to support execution activities. 
  • Professionally represents Lam to our valued customers.

Who We're Looking For

​​​​​​​Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Physics; or
  • M.S with 3+ years of relevant work experience; or
  • B.S with 5+ years of relevant work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with working in a chemical laboratory.
  • Experience in surface preparation and analytical techniques.
  • Interest in advanced technology and an on-going desire to learn.
  • In-dept understanding and working knowledge of Statistical Process Control (SPC) and/or Design of Experiments (DOE).
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and ability to react to shifting priorities to meet business needs and deadlines.
  • Excellent people skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively and efficiently with diverse teams, customers, internal and external partners.
  • Collaboration/ Matrix environment mindset.

Our Commitment


We believe it is important for every person to feel valued, included, and empowered to achieve their full potential. By bringing unique individuals and viewpoints together, we achieve extraordinary results.

Lam Research ("Lam" or the "Company") is an equal opportunity employer. Lam is committed to and reaffirms support of equal opportunity in employment and non-discrimination in employment policies, practices and procedures on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. It is the Company's intention to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees.

Our Perks and Benefits 

At Lam, our people make amazing things possible. That’s why we invest in you through a comprehensive set of outstanding benefits. Including: 

  • Competitive salaries

  • Employee stock purchase plans

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans 

  • Supportive resources for growing family including parental leave

  • Student loan assistance and education assistance


CA San Francisco Bay Area Salary Range for this position: $82,000.00 -  $181,000.00

The above salary range for this position is relevant to applicants that reside or work onsite in the California, San Francisco Bay Area only. Salary offers will depend on factors that include the location you work from, your level, education, training, specific skills, years of experience and comparison to other employees already in this role. Actual salary may vary from salary offered due to numerous factors including but not limited to unpaid time off, unpaid leave, company mandated shutdown, and other relevant factors.