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ENGINEER III - Molecular Beam Epitaxy and Test Engineer

Malibu, CA, USA Req #361
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Located in Malibu, California, HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art.


Essential job functions:
Candidate will execute and develop recipes for deposition of infrared detector device structures using molecular-beam epitaxy (MBE).Candidate will maintain database of records of MBE growths, including sensor data, growth system operating parameters, and postgrowth wafer characterization.Candidate will take lead role in maintaining MBE system operation, including functioning as interface to internal equipment support group, as well as external vendors,
for execution of repair and maintenance activities on MBE systems.In addition, candidate will perform electrical and optical tests (dark current, quantum efficiency, and spectral response) on infrared test devices in cryogenic dewars, in support of multiple R&D programs.


Experience desired:
Direct hands-on experience over a period > 3 years with the operation and maintenance of MBE systems is required.Experience with thin-film materials characterization techniques including X-ray diffraction, Atomic Force
Microscopy, IR Transmission, and optical microscopy is required.Experience with optoelectronic test equipment, including blackbody sources, lock-in amplifiers, current-voltage test hardware, and cryogenic dewars is a plus.

Knowledge desired:
An understanding of ultrahigh vacuum system hardware (pumps, controllers, seals, effusion cells) is required.In-depth knowledge of semiconductor materials physics and epitaxial growth techniques, as well as the ability to relate basic material and physical characteristics to device performance is essential. Familiarity with IR detector processing,
testing of discrete detectors, and basic radiometry test protocols is a plus.


Essential Physical/Mental requirements:
Must be able to work safely in laboratory settings including semiconductor processing and materials growth areas and clean room facilities.Proficiency in use of computers, engineering work stations, MBE equipment, discrete detector test equipment, and common electronic test equipment is required.Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing is necessary to facilitate interaction with customers and colleagues.

Education desired:
B.S. or M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering or related field with an emphasis on semiconductor materials and optoelectronic devices.

Special requirements: U.S. citizenship required.

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.
HRL Laboratories is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training or promoting, on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, U.S. military or protected veteran status, union membership, or political affiliation. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Malibu, CA, USA