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Staff Associate - Clean Room Engineer

Columbia University, Columbia Nano Initiative

Job Title: Staff Associate - Clean Room Engineer
Reference Code: Staff Associate CR Engineer
Job Location: New York , NY
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Engineering & applied sciences
Sciences and technology: other
Application Closing Date: 8/31/2018
Date Posted: 2018-05-09
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Staff Associate - Clean Room Engineer

Columbia Nano Initiative
Columbia University

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 Staff Associate Clean Room engineer position in the area of Clean Room Operations. Assisting and taking directions from the Clean Room Director and reporting to the Director of the Shared Facilities, the clean room engineer staff associate will: maintain efficient and effective clean room operations. The clean room engineer will be responsible for the development and maintenance of clean room processes and device fabrication, as well as user process machine training and certification. The engineer will work closely with clean room users to develop training procedures, Standard Operating Procedures, create facility protocols on new equipment and protocols for newly developed processes. The clean room engineer will assist in installing new equipment in the lab and will perform preventative maintenance and machine repair including ordering of parts, materials, and consumables. The engineer will be able to consult on suitable processes and process flows for fabrication of a range of devices. In addition the clean room engineer will support the operation of the user fees billing system as needed.

The clean room engineer will coordinate and share the responsibility with the clean room supervisor for creating and maintaining safe and effective working environment within CNI clean room, 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, implementing and maintaining safety training and safe manner of work in the clean room, providing clean room orientation to new users of the clean room, and keeping track of safety training credential for users.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications for Staff Associate:

A bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science or related field is required. A minimum of 2 years of operational experience in a semiconductor fabrication facility or related experience is required, 5-10 years of operational experience preferred.

Additional desired qualifications include:

Strong technical experience in conventional clean processes used for electronic and mechanical device fabrication; understanding of new and modern laboratory-scale fabrication processes required for successful state of the art fabrication including thin film deposition, electron beam lithography, nanoimprint lithography and reactive ion etching; excellent interpersonal skills and strong communications skills--the staff member will serve as a primary interface to Clean Room Users; the ability to work with wide variety of users including biologists, chemists, physicists, electrical engineers, and mechanical engineers; experience and expertise in the design of recipe-driven processes that can be used by researchers to construct demonstration devices; familiarity with equipment and methodology for characterization and development of semiconductor fabrication processes, including microscopy and metrology.

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 hazardous waste protocols; and ability to exercise mature judgment and initiative.

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