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Under supervision by the Lead Equipment Engineer and Facility Manager, the Equipment Engineer is responsible for trouble-shooting, maintaining, repairing, acquiring, inspecting, testing, installing, and upgrading highly sophisticated, high value equipment for micro- and nano-fabrication in a state-of-the-art research facility. All pieces of equipment are located in the Nano3 micro/nano-fabrication cleanroom facility, a central campus recharge at the Qualcomm Institute.
Under supervision, coordinate the engineering aspects of the Nano3 facility, encompassing the design, development, fabrication, assembly, and examination of all systems and instrumentation. Provide professional engineering data, consultation and advice to faculty and researchers with relation to systems and instrumentation.
Act as liaison staff to Facilities Management, Design and Construction, EH&S, shop personnel and equipment vendors. Perform the documentation of analysis data for systems design, development, and evaluation purposes. Congregate and analyze information and devise reports with regards to plausibility engineering design criteria, and functionality of all instruments and systems.
Train, guide and direct graduate students, researchers, and others in the use of specific Nano3 systems. Specify and procure materials and components as needed. Execute engineering support and repair for all Nano3 systems.
Graduation from college with major work in engineering and two (2) years of Engineering experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated thorough working knowledge of the operation and repair of complex semiconductor fabrication processing systems.
Proven ability to work independently and make independent contributions based on a working knowledge and application of basic scientific and engineering principles.
Demonstrated analytical and diagnostic skills in approaching hardware and software design.
Skill in using independent judgment, making decisions and solving complex problems and communicating abstract ideas with minimal supervision.
Proven ability to use diagnostic tools such as multimeters, oscilloscopes, leak detectors, computer analysis, various electronic controllers, data acquisition accessories, etc.
Computer skills; demonstrated ability to generate excel files and word files for the records of equipment maintenance, inventory of spare parts, and parts sent out for service or repair.
Ability to coordinate equipment maintenance and repair. Includes contacting and scheduling outside vendors to service equipment.
Demonstrated thorough knowledge of the operation, repair and maintenance of various high vacuum systems (various plasma systems, thermal, electron-beam, sputtering systems, etc.).
Demonstrated analytical and diagnostic skills in approaching hardware and software in a logical and consistent manner.
Proven verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to communicate to supervisors (both written and verbally) on work status, in a timely and accurate manner.
Ability to interact effectively with a large number of students, researchers, and faculty using the laboratories and associated equipment.
Skill to prioritize and problem solve with meticulous attention to detail and ability to work under pressure. Ability to maintain and organize record keeping to reflect completion of tasks.
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