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Research Process Technician - Metals

Science and Research

Research Technician


Albany, New York, United States

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Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM Research at Albany Nanotech is currently seeking for a process Technician. Technicians will provide on-site equipment or tool support in fabrication (fab) unit. As a technician, you will be supporting semiconductor tools by collaborating with equipment vendors, fab operations, unit process, and management teams. To accomplish this, you will be using web based statistical process control charts, SiView to collect the wafer history and related data, and web based software to analyze the contamination, particles, and deposition film data available from the wafers. Typical support includes – unscheduled tool down situation, experimental runs, scheduled engineering work, scheduled fab facility or vendor work, scheduled tool install, and scheduled modification or upgrades. In the above mentioned support, as a technician you will be supporting tool recoveries, monitor wafer qualification, and communications with operations team until the tool is coded up for production. In addition, you will use information on tool and Siview software to disposition force completed wafers.
Job duties include
1.) Own daily equipment execution –resolve wafer/lot force completes – look at equipment logs, assess the alarm, and communicate to engineering team for disposition.
2.) Analyze particle level or metal contamination or etch rate or deposition rate failure, organize wafer maps and elemental information, document and share with engineering team - Address any other manufacturing concern
3.) Create and track statistical process control (SPC) or control charts to highlight trends and potential excursions to engineering team
4.) Hands on fab support. Support experiments, engineering work on equipment and the operations baseline for advanced semiconductor technology development
5.) Attend operations meetings as needed to provide update on tools
6.) Create equipment recipes.
7.) Co-work with Equipment/tool owner to manage recipe requests, request equipment monitors, place tool inhibits or exceptions, maintain equipment operating procedure, protect fab from excursions

On-site Work shift: This job requires candidate to work on-site on alternate work shift. Week 1 (Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat – 7am to 7pm each day) & Week 2 (Sun, Wed, Thu – 7am to 7pm each day).

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
- Strong teamwork skills
- Good management of time and available resources
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Strong computer skills, Microsoft office – word, excel, ppt…
- Associate degree in chemistry, physics, or engineering

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
- Fab experience
- Equipment troubleshooting skills
- Knowledge of or ability to learn SiView, web-based specification process controls

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.

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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.