Microscopy Society of America Placement Office

Sr. Engineering Metrology Technician

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Lam Research
Tualatin, Oregon, United States
20 days ago


Shift and weekend work needed.  Positions open at both the Tualatin Oregon and the Fremont California labs.

Major responsibility is to prepare XSEM/STEM samples using FEI/Thermo Fisher 4xx/Helios Dual beam FIB tools and image using internal SEM/STEM detectors to meet the dynamic needs of process engineers.  This may also include analytical needs for EDS and thin film measurements, Critical Dimension Scanning Electron Microscope (CDSEM) imaging, and Defect Inspection.

* Wafer level STEM sample preparation using FEI Helios dual beam FIBs, including FIB operation, FIB lamella lift-out from wafers, and sample transfer to TEM grids for internal STEM imaging.
* Independent operation of FEI/Thermo Fisher Helios dual beams.
* Support FIB sample preparation technical development, including application development, lift-out transfer techniques, automation, etc.



  • Carry out entire STEM sample preparation from sample reception to imaging, including any ex situ coatings required.
  • Communication with customers in order to identify sample regions of interest, assist in data interpretation, and troubleshoot problems when data does not meet expectations.
  • Communicate with team members to facilitate technique transfers, pass down sample progress


  • Experience operating dual beam FIB/SEM tools, especially in the preparation of thin lamella for STEM or TEM imaging.
  • Knowledge of the physics involved with FIB/SEM tools, such as vacuum systems, voltage/current effects, and ion sputtering behavior.
  • Familiarity with key developments and materials in the semiconductor industry is a plus.
  • A BS degree in a physical science, a specialized AS degree or equivalent professional training on materials science and analytical techniques preferred.
  • Experience creating and presenting technical documentation.
  • Experience in customer IP protection and sample handling is a plus.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63820261
  • Location:
    Tualatin, Oregon, United States
    Fremont, California, United States
  • Position Title: Sr. Engineering Metrology Technician
  • Company Name For Job: Lam Research
  • Job Function: Microscopist
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $65,000.00 - $75,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
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