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Unit Process Engineer at IBM

Unit Process Engineer

IBM Albany, NY (Onsite) Full-Time
As a Hardware Developer at IBM, you’ll get to work on the systems that are driving the quantum revolution and the AI era. Join an elite team of engineering professionals who enable IBM customers to make better decisions quicker on the most trusted hardware platform in today’s market.

Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM Research at Albany Nanotech is currently seeking engineers in the area of process technology for semiconductors and related devices, including CMP, wet etching/cleaning, insulator/dielectric deposition, metal deposition, epitaxial film growth, bonding, or anneal/rapid thermal process. The hired candidate will have significant expertise and understanding of the fundamental principles in one or more of these process areas. Some of the job responsibilities include maintaining and qualifying state of the art semiconductor 300mm process equipment and/or developing processes from an early concept stage into a mature element that enables leading-edge technology.

Job responsibilities include:
  • Maintaining the health of the equipment by collaborating with equipment vendor(s), fab operations, process, and management teams. To accomplish this, you will be using web based statistical process control charts (wSPC), SiView (software to manage wafer movement and tool processing) to collect the wafer history and related data, and web-based software to analyze the contamination, particle, and elemental data available from the wafers. A good understanding of the measurement and material analytical techniques is preferred.
  • Assess the process window, formulate design of experiments (DOE’s) and make continuous improvement to stabilize processes. You will be working with semiconductor integration teams in addition to the above-mentioned teams in (a).
  • Fundamentally understand the process tooling and design experiments to develop new processes for advanced technologies. You will be working with equipment vendors, material vendors, and the IBM internal teams to drive development of new materials/processes, create data packages and implement processes on 300mm tools.
Constant industry research and the ability to be up to date with the latest semiconductor equipment & process advancements is part of this job. The ability and willingness to adapt to changing semiconductor technologies is important in this position. Generation of intellectual property (IP) for IBM and protection of this IP through the patenting process are encouraged. The hired candidates must possess strong analytical and excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

You must be willing to work in Albany, NY, with occasional day travel to Yorktown Heights, NY, and infrequent overnight travel to various locations worldwide. (<10%)

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Bachelor’s degree in a science or engineering discipline
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Fluent in English
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • MS/PhD. degree in a science or engineering discipline
  • Design of experiments (DOE)
  • One of more (1+) year(s) of experience in Wafer fabrication process and equipment
  • One or more (1+) year(s) of experience with related experience in thin films, metal deposition, vacuum systems, or semiconductor equipment and processes

About Business Unit IBM Research is the organic growth engine of IBM and an innovation engine for our customers and partners. As part of this mission, IBM Research anticipates and examines 'What's Next in Computing' to ultimately create and integrate the technologies the world relies upon to solve big challenges and unlock new opportunities. We create and pioneer new markets for IBM, our partners and customers as exemplified in our ongoing quest to reach practical and large-scale quantum computing. Across IBM Research, we realize the power and potential to accelerate discovery with our partners and clients by combining the power of high performance computing, AI, and Quantum, all integrated through the hybrid cloud.
This job requires you to provide your COVID-19 vaccination status with supporting documentation, where legally permissible.
Your Life @ IBM In a world where technology never stands still, we understand that, dedication to our clients success, innovation that matters, and trust and personal responsibility in all our relationships, lives in what we do as IBMers as we strive to be the catalyst that makes the world work better.

Being an IBMer means you’ll be able to learn and develop yourself and your career, you’ll be encouraged to be courageous and experiment everyday, all whilst having continuous trust and support in an environment where everyone can thrive whatever their personal or professional background.

Our IBMers are growth minded, always staying curious, open to feedback and learning new information and skills to constantly transform themselves and our company. They are trusted to provide on-going feedback to help other IBMers grow, as well as collaborate with colleagues keeping in mind a team focused approach to include different perspectives to drive exceptional outcomes for our customers. The courage our IBMers have to make critical decisions everyday is essential to IBM becoming the catalyst for progress, always embracing challenges with resources they have to hand, a can-do attitude and always striving for an outcome focused approach within everything that they do.

Are you ready to be an IBMer?

About IBM IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement IBM offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program. Eligible employees may have access to:

- Healthcare benefits including medical & prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, and mental health & well being
- Financial programs such as 401(k), the IBM Employee Stock Purchase Plan, financial counseling, life insurance, short & long- term disability coverage, and opportunities for performance based salary incentive programs
- Generous paid time off including 12 holidays, minimum 56 hours sick time, 120 hours vacation, 12 weeks parental bonding leave in accordance with IBM Policy, and other Paid Care Leave programs. IBM also offers paid family leave benefits to eligible employees where required by applicable law
- Training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform where IBMers can grow skills and obtain industry-recognized certifications to achieve their career goals
- Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups, giving & volunteer opportunities, and discounts on retail products, services & experiences

The compensation range and benefits for this position are based on a full-time schedule for a full calendar year. The salary will vary depending on your job-related skills, experience and location. Pay increment and frequency of pay will be in accordance with employment classification and applicable laws. For part time roles, your compensation and benefits will be adjusted to reflect your hours. Benefits may be pro-rated for those who start working during the calendar year.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

Being You @ IBM IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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