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R&D Chip Development Contamination Specialist

Engineering - Leuven | More than two weeks ago

As a R&D Chip Development Contamination Specialist you will facilitate the introduction of new materials in the FAB while ensuring the integrity of the pilot lines.

R&D Chip Development Contamination Specialist 

What you will do

  • You will combine the role of R&D Chip Development Contamination Specialist with occasional running of the pilot lines.
  • Your primary task will be to manage metal contamination risks posed by introducing new materials and new processes and flows for R&D experiments in the pilot lines.
  • You will collaborate with researchers and engineers, to evaluate potential contamination risks of their proposed experiments. If necessary, you propose mitigation plans to safely carry out their experiment limiting the impact on the pilot line.
  • You ensure Engineering teams monitor the contamination status of tools in the FAB and take necessary actions to keep overall contamination levels under control.
  • You identify areas of improvement and carry out projects to optimize the efficiency of contamination monitoring of the FAB.
  • You explore new material needs & measurement techniques while staying up to date through a strong network within and outside imec.
  • You will occasionally take up the role of Pilot Line Responsible. During those periods you control the pilot lines and manage production in the FAB. You make sure high priority experiments get proper attention and notify the appropriate people when action is required. You collaborate closely with the Engineering and R&D teams to minimize the impact of planned and unplanned tool-downtime. In case of problems, you define action plans and you report to the internal customers on a daily basis.
  • This role is to be taken up about one week out of 7, and includes occasional weekend work.

What we do for you

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. In everything we do, your future colleagues are guided by the imec values of passion, excellence, connectedness and integrity. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through imec.academy, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth. 

We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits. 

Who you are

  • You have a Master’s degree in Engineering (e.g. in Materials Science or Chemistry) or Exact Sciences, or equal by experience.
  • Prior experience in the sector of semiconductors or knowledge of semiconductor processing and integration schemes is a strong asset.
  • You take ownership and take all factors into account when making decisions. 
  • You have strong (technical) communication skills. You are an engaged listener, able to detect the needs of your internal stakeholders.
  • You have a pro-active approach and initiate actions when needed. You are not afraid to roll up your sleeves and dive right into the action. 
  • You can work without supervision, take initiative and are capable of planning and organizing your own work. 
  • Since you will be working in a highly international environment and will be maintaining a good contact with colleagues and co-workers from all over the world, fluency in English is essential.