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Line Support Equipment Engineer

Equipment/Technology Specialist

Equipment and Facilities Specialist


Albany, New York, United States

As a Hardware Developer at IBM, you’ll get to work on the systems that are driving the quantum revolution and the AI era. Join an elite team of engineering professionals who enable IBM customers to make better decisions quicker on the most trusted hardware platform in today’s market.

Your Role and Responsibilities
The successful applicant will help ensure effective operations of the 300mm research line at our Albany NY facility dedicated to semiconductor research and development. The role will include working with a team of equipment engineering technicians and engineers with the responsibility of troubleshooting and repair of medium of complex semiconductor process equipment and facilities support equipment. Along with daily tactical management of fab operational goals. Strong equipment maintenance and troubleshooting skills and knowledge, with the ability to work in cross functional teams is required. Applicants must be willing to complete various safety training courses along with extensive on the job training working with senior site engineers and vendors.
This role provides the opportunity to join a world class team responsible for defining and delivering future nodes using a state-of-the-art research lab. The team is responsible for helping drive fast learning cycles and increasing the capacity of the 300mm research line. Ability to work with cross functional teams and strong communication skills is required.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
• At least 3 years of experience applying equipment engineering / maintenance concepts in a manufacturing or research environment.
• At least 3 years of experience working in a collaborative environment across multiple engineering disciplines.
• Bachelor’s degree in mechanical / Electrical / Chemical Engineering, or other engineering fields with focus on project management.
• Strong MS Office Skills - Excel and PowerPoint.
• Excellent communication skills.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
• Must have working knowledge of multiple disciplines of fab tooling and building supports systems, and fab architecture.
• Must have the ability to communicate electronically and verbally to suppliers, vendors, contractors ( trades) and other tenants.
• Must have very strong skills in electrical, mechanical, chemical, HVAC, building controls and UHP gas designs.
• Strong troubleshooting skills on semiconductor process equipment.
• Solid understanding of advanced semiconductor materials processing and MES systems.
• Must have a very sound working knowledge of NYS building codes and National Electric Codes.

About Business Unit
IBM Research is the organic growth engine of IBM and an innovation engine for our customers and partners. As part of this mission, IBM Research anticipates and examines 'What's Next in Computing' to ultimately create and integrate the technologies the world relies upon to solve big challenges and unlock new opportunities. We create and pioneer new markets for IBM, our partners and customers as exemplified in our ongoing quest to reach practical and large-scale quantum computing. Across IBM Research, we realize the power and potential to accelerate discovery with our partners and clients by combining the power of high performance computing, AI, and Quantum, all integrated through the hybrid cloud.

Your Life @ IBM
In a world where technology never stands still, we understand that, dedication to our clients success, innovation that matters, and trust and personal responsibility in all our relationships, lives in what we do as IBMers as we strive to be the catalyst that makes the world work better.

Being an IBMer means you’ll be able to learn and develop yourself and your career, you’ll be encouraged to be courageous and experiment everyday, all whilst having continuous trust and support in an environment where everyone can thrive whatever their personal or professional background.

Our IBMers are growth minded, always staying curious, open to feedback and learning new information and skills to constantly transform themselves and our company. They are trusted to provide on-going feedback to help other IBMers grow, as well as collaborate with colleagues keeping in mind a team focused approach to include different perspectives to drive exceptional outcomes for our customers. The courage our IBMers have to make critical decisions everyday is essential to IBM becoming the catalyst for progress, always embracing challenges with resources they have to hand, a can-do attitude and always striving for an outcome focused approach within everything that they do.

Are you ready to be an IBMer?

About IBM
IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement
IBM offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program. Eligible employees may have access to:

- Healthcare benefits including medical & prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, and mental health & well being
- Financial programs such as 401(k), the IBM Employee Stock Purchase Plan, financial counseling, life insurance, short & long- term disability coverage, and opportunities for performance based salary incentive programs
- Generous paid time off including 12 holidays, minimum 56 hours sick time, 120 hours vacation, 12 weeks parental bonding leave in accordance with IBM Policy, and other Paid Care Leave programs. IBM also offers paid family leave benefits to eligible employees where required by applicable law
- Training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform where IBMers can grow skills and obtain industry-recognized certifications to achieve their career goals
- Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups, giving & volunteer opportunities, and discounts on retail products, services & experiences

The compensation range and benefits for this position are based on a full-time schedule for a full calendar year. The salary will vary depending on your job-related skills, experience and location. Pay increment and frequency of pay will be in accordance with employment classification and applicable laws. For part time roles, your compensation and benefits will be adjusted to reflect your hours. Benefits may be pro-rated for those who start working during the calendar year.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, caste, genetics, pregnancy, disability, neurodivergence, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.