Physical Failure Analysis Technician (SK)

Intel
Folsom, CA 95630
  • Job Code
    JR0199543
Job Description

This position is associated with the sale of Intel's NAND memory and storagebusiness to SK hynix (You can read more about the transaction in the press release - https://newsroom.intel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2020/10/nand-memory-news-q-a.pdf). The transaction will enhance the resources and potential of the business' storage solutions, including client and enterprise SSDs, in the rapidly growing NAND Flash space amid the era of big data.

This is an exciting time to be at Intel - come join our NAND Design, Technology and Manufacturing Group as a Failure Analysis (FA) technician and work on one of the most advanced 3DNAND and SSD technology portfolios in the world. As the global leader in the semiconductor industry, Intel possesses many industry-leading SSD technologies including the most capable Quadruple Level Cell (QLC) NAND Flash products. As an FA technician, you will be part of a world-class team that will transition to lead the SSD business at SK hynix.

This position aligns to Phase 2 of the transaction, which includes NAND technology and component development along with fab operations. Employees aligned to Phase 2 will continue to be employed by Intel and will continue to develop NAND technology and components and manufacture NAND wafers at the fab. Phase 2 of the transaction is expected to close in March 2025, at which time employees aligned to this phase of the transaction will transition employment to SK hynix.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform non-destructive analysis (2D/3D X-Ray, Confocal Scanning Acoustic Microscopy, etc) to support fault isolation of the failure devices for engineers.

  • Prepare 3D NAND device to meet desired fault isolation requirements for engineers with mechanical tools such as polishing wheel, dicing saw, CNC mill, etc.

  • Operate dry & wet etching tools as necessary to prepare sample for failure analysis.

  • Perform physical defect analysis with Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Focused Ion Beam (FIB) at the suspected fault location identified by engineers.

  • Contact tool vendor for preventive maintenance and troubleshooting.


Qualifications

The below minimum qualifications must be met to be 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:

  • Associate degree in electronics, material science or semiconductor physics.

  • Minimum 1+ year of hands-on experience with analytical tools (SEM, FIB, X-Ray, etc).


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience with analytical tools for 3D NAND memory.

Inside this Business Group

Employees in Intel's NAND Product Group deliver solutions that are transforming computing across all segments from data centers to Ultrabooks. They invent, develop, bring to market and support customers with leading-edge NAND flash memory and system level solutions such as solid state drives (SSDs). SSDs are accelerating performance for gaming enthusiasts, reducing total cost of ownership for IT managers of data centers and improving security and reliability for businesses. This dynamic group is strategically positioned to become the leading Non-Volatile Memory solution supplier for the compute segment and is a key to expanding markets and continuing the growth for Intel.


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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