Engineer Technician

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Job Description

The Engineer Technician will be responsible for (but not limited to):

1. TEM lamellae preparation (TEM prep) and/or physical failure analysis (PFA) of packaged or unpackaged semiconductor product or test chip units in support of root cause analysis of fails.

2. Working and completing jobs in TEM prep and/or PFA queue in order of priority.

3. Assisting engineering in the assessment of defect isolation and identification.

4. Organizing work to ensure accomplishment of all assigned tasks including documentation and communication.

5. Working from technical documents, design layout, written BKMs, and verbal directions to complete tasks in assigned areas.

6. Mastering TEM prep and/or delayering/ de-processing techniques including but not limited to polishing, dimpling, CNC milling, wet and dry etch, Focus Ion Beam (FIB) operation, FIB assisted depositions/ etching, SEM inspection, TEM prep, and other PFA techniques.


  • Assignments are semi-routine but require a mastery of a wide array of laboratory techniques and skills. 
  • Expect to receive general instructions on tasks but judgment is required to resolve nonstandard problems.
  • Basic training will be provided on the job as required in necessary competencies like electron microscopy.


 The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Attention to detail, a focus to execute, and the willingness to learn new techniques are essential.
  • Documentation and oral and written communication skills are needed.


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.


 Minimum Qualifications: 

The candidate must have at least one of the following:

  • Associate's degree in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry or any Engineering.
  • Technical Certification.
  • 1+ year or military experience.
  • 1+ year experience with failure analysis lab.

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Hands-on electron microscopy know-how, TEM prep knowledge will be highly rated.
  •  Understanding mechanical grinding polishing dimpling and or wet and/or dry etching is helpful.
  •  Knowledge of IC processing and analytical laboratory techniques.

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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Engineering Technician
70th2019 - Engineering Technician
Overall Rating: 70/199
Median Salary: $64,330

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