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Equipment Maintenance Technician

Location: San Jose, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000037515


Candidate will be responsible for maintaining specific tools on a wafer manufacturing production line in a class 100 cleanroom environment. The successful candidate will be able to work with minimal supervision, take initiative and collaborate effectively; they will demonstrate a willingness to learn, flexibility, creative problem solving, exemplary communication skills and an ability to think on their feet. Candidates must be flexible to work a 12 hour AWS Shift and overtime, as required by the team.

The tool sets are as follows –


Deposition, Beam Etch & Ion Mill – Veeco IBE, DLC 350, Veeco RF350 & RF 240 Ion Mill, etc.

Wet – Plating (NiFe, MLO, Raider-MLO, Bake Oven, Asher-Etch, NMT & SRD systems, etc.), Resist Strip/Liftoff, Chemical Etch & CMP

Photo – ASML, Canon, Nikon, FEI, & KLA Tencor systems, etc.

Vacuum PVD – Balzers, Commonwealth, Comptech, CVC, ALD/HSALD, MeiVac, Unaxis, Veeco, and Anelva systems, etc.



Perform routine preventive maintenance per schedule and MMM (Manufacturing Maintenance Manual) procedures for assigned tool set.

Document routine preventive maintenance on PM checklists, record data if applicable and maintain completed checklist/history in tool logbook.

Troubleshoot and repair routine unscheduled failures to root cause and select correct down code when closing out call for Equipment Engineer to improve MTBF (Mean-Time Between Failure).

Document routine preventive maintenance and unscheduled failures on Resource Viewer and Forum Notes equipment manufacturing tracking system and database

Provide inputs to Shift Manager, Lead and/or Equipment Engineer to improve PM cycle-time, tool availability, quality/workmanship, reduce wafer scrap and cost of ownership.

Provide Technical training and certification for maintenance personnel.

Support Tool Owner and Equipment Engineer to define and write preventive maintenance procedures.



Technical degree in Electronics, Military experience, or Semiconductor Industries experience.

Must have excellent mechanical and electrical aptitude.

Min 3 Years’ Experience in Vacuum, Photo, or Wet/Plating Technologies.

Ability to read electrical schematic diagrams and assembly drawings.

Understanding of failure mechanisms, ability to isolate determine root cause and repair.

Proficient in MS Windows Software (Word/Excel/Power Point/Outlook) & Forum Notes

Effective team player with proven relationship building & communication skills, including cross-functionally with Maintenance, Manufacturing, Engineering, Peers, Management, Customers, and Suppliers.

Knowledge of control systems and/or PLC (Process Logic Control)

Ability to work overtime and weekends as required.

Senior Level Equip Maint Tech