Senior Staff Associate II in the Center for Integrated Science and Engineering - Cleanroom Engineer
Location: New York, NY
Internal Number: 100101
The Columbia Nano Initiative (CNI) at The Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science of Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications for a Senior Staff Associate II Cleanroom engineer in the area of cleanroom operations. Assisting and taking directions from the Cleanroom Director and reporting to the Director of the Shared Labs, the cleanroom engineer will maintain efficient and effective cleanroom operations. The cleanroom engineer will be responsible for the development and testing of cleanroom processes and device fabrication. The cleanroom engineer should be a master of nanofabrication processes and related software. They should be able to advise students on their research and assist with process development and recipe testing. The engineer will develop training procedures and write standard operating procedures for processes and instruments in the cleanroom. They will teach lab users how to operate instruments and how to analyze the data obtained. The cleanroom engineer will create facility protocols of equipment and lab systems' maintenance. The cleanroom engineer will assist in installing new equipment in the lab and will perform preventative maintenance and machine repair on installed pieces of equipment in the cleanroom. This maintenance work includes cleaning chambers and replacing machines parts as needed. The cleanroom engineer will be responsible to order spare parts and consumables needed for cleanroom operation, as well as materials.
The cleanroom engineer should be able to work independently, troubleshoot, and resolve engineering problems involving both instrument repair and process related challenges. The engineer should be able to study unfamiliar techniques and applications quickly and independently. The cleanroom engineer should be able to communicate clearly with lab users, other team members, other departments of the university, and with vendors.
The cleanroom engineer will be responsible for maintaining safe and effective working environment within CNI cleanroom, in compliance with all University and government requirements and regulations as directed by the university Environmental, Health, and Safety (EH&S) department. That includes but not limited to safe handling of chemicals and gas cylinders, as well as implementing and maintaining safety training and protocols in the cleanroom. In addition the cleanroom engineer will participate in the hazardous gas monitoring response team. The cleanroom engineer should be able to lead cleanroom orientation and lab users' meetings. Knowledge of word, excel, and powerpoint is required.
Minimum Qualifications for Senior Staff Associate II: A bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or related field is required. A minimum of 5 years of working experience in a semiconductor fabrication facility as an engineer or other related experience is required, 6-10 years of working experience is preferred.
Additional desired qualifications include: strong technical experience in conventional nanofabrication processes used for electronic, physical, and mechanical device fabrication; understanding of new and modern laboratory-scale processes required for successful state of the art fabrication including thin film deposition, electron beam lithography, photolithography, back end processing, and reactive ion etching; Excellent interpersonal skills and strong communications skills are needed--the staff member will serve as a primary interface to cleanroom users; The cleanroom engineer should have the ability to work with a wide variety of lab users. Familiarity with equipment and methodology for characterization and development of semiconductor fabrication processes, including microscopy and metrology, is a plus.
Other highly desired attributes include: excellent analytical reasoning and problem solving skills; good organizational skills; ability to work with frequent interruptions; ability to work with minimal supervision; knowledge of safety and working procedures with hazardous gases and chemicals; and ability to exercise mature judgment and initiative adopting to a flexible and fast changing environment.
Applicants must apply through the Columbia University website.
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