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We have the following positions available – please click on each title for details.

Thin-Film Lab Technician (Corvallis, OR)

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Thin-Film Lab Technician (Corvallis, OR)

We are looking for a talented thin-film lab technician to join our outstanding team in Corvallis, Oregon. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated technician who can work effectively in a dynamic environment.

Key Activities
• Operate and maintain photolithography patterning tools, processes, and relevant documentation including photoresist application, operation of mask aligner, development, and baking of substrates
• Work with engineering staff to execute design of experiment (DOE) plans in the fabrication of thin-film thermoelectric generators (TEGs)
• Handling of substrates in various wet baths for thin-film device structuring
• Device pattern evaluation by precise microscopic work
• Observe and document processes, providing improvement suggestions to engineering staff
• Maintain consumable supplies
• Assist with the other production steps of TEG manufacturing, including physical vapor deposition and assembly

Qualification Requirements
• Associates Degree with a minimum of 3 years thin-film semiconductor experience in a lab environment or Bachelors degree in Engineering or Physical Sciences with relevant lab or REU experience and minimum 3.5 GPA
• Experience in the operation of photoresist spinners, mask aligners, developers, microscopes, ovens, and wet baths
• Microsoft Office experience, especially Excel, Word, and Access
• Demonstrated experience in handling multiple projects simultaneously
• High motivation and work ethic, flexible team player that complements a fast moving team

Helpful Experiences
• Thin-film physical vapor deposition experience including: operation of high vacuum laboratory sputtering tools and substrate preparation
• Micro assembly experience
• Electro-mechanical experience
• Controls experience

Perpetua assures equal treatment in the administration of all personnel matters including recruitment, selection, hiring, advancement, training and transfers, without regard to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, and age.


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