Chemical Mechanical Planarization Sustaining Engineer

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Job Description

Join Intel - and build a better tomorrow. Intel is in the midst of an exciting transformation, with a vision to create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on Earth. So join us, and help us create the next generation of technologies that will shape the future for decades to come.

Engineers within Intel's Logic Technology Development (LTD) organization are chartered with continuing to meet the challenge of Moore's Law in the 21st century. We innovate leading edge fabrication processes and continue to overcome seemingly impossible barriers as tolerances and specifications for building best-in-class computing devices become increasingly rigorous.

The role of a Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP) Process Sustaining Engineer in LTD encompasses sustaining planarization techniques for a variety of materials and architectures, achieving rapid miniaturization in the semiconductor industry and the mass production of integrated circuits. CMP techniques leverage physics, chemistry, materials science and surface science concepts, and exist at the intersection of these disciplines. As a result, our team has a diverse set of scientific backgrounds that relies on strong collaboration and shared learning.


  • Maintaining the performance of CMP steps in a manufacturing line which integrates thousands of steps necessary for the manufacture of complex microprocessors, in collaboration with counterparts in manufacturing sites across the globe.

  • Executing and analyzing troubleshooting activities to address gaps to the engineering specifications for the CMP steps.

  • Understanding the equipment and components used in CMP, including coordinating maintenance and repair activities.

The candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Experience with rapid analysis of complex problems and creative identification of a solution path.

  • Mechanical aptitude with a hands-on approach to solve problems as they arise.

  • Ability to self-learn and rapidly gain expertise in new fields.

  • Ability to be self-directing and show initiative.

  • Ability to work in small diverse teams and collaborate for collective success.

  • Written and verbal communication skills.

  • Time management and organizational skills.

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to participate in Intels state-of-the-art engineering process in the realization of our IDM 2.0 vision

  • As a global leader in innovation and new technology, we foster a collaborative, supportive, and exciting environment where the brightest minds in the world come together to achieve exceptional results.

  • We offer a competitive salary and financial benefits such as bonuses, life and disability insurance, opportunities to buy Intel stock at a discounted rate, and Intel stock awards (eligibility at the discretion of Intel Corporation).

  • We provide benefits that promote a healthy, enjoyable life: excellent medical plans, wellness programs, and amenities, time off, recreational activities, discounts on various products and services, and much more creative perks that make Intel a Great Place to Work.

We're constantly working on making a more connected and intelligent future, and we need your help. Change tomorrow. Start today.


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. Experience would be obtained through a combination of prior education level classes, and current level school classes, projects, research, and relevant previous job and internship experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful candidates will be able to commence employment within 12 months of application.

  • Prior knowledge of Chemical Mechanical Planarization is not required.

  • Bachelor's degree in Physics, Material Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field, and 3+ years experience in the semiconductor or a related industry


  • Master's degree in Physics, Material Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field, and 1+ years experience in the semiconductor or a related industry

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience in the semiconductor or a related industry

Inside this Business Group

As the world's largest chip manufacturer, Intel strives to make every facet of semiconductor manufacturing state-of-the-art -- from semiconductor process development and manufacturing, through yield improvement to packaging, final test and optimization, and world class Supply Chain and facilities support.  Employees in the Technology Development and Manufacturing Group are part of a worldwide network of design, development, manufacturing, and assembly/test facilities, all focused on utilizing the power of Moores Law to bring smart, connected devices to every person on Earth.

Intel Corporation will require all new U.S. employees to be fully-vaccinated for Covid-19 as a condition of hire unless they have an approved accommodation in place under applicable law. Newly-hired employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date.

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.

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