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Process Engineer - cleaning processes (m/w/d) for Electron Microscopes/Semiconductor Industry

Applied Materials

Applied Materials

Heimstetten, Kirchheim bei München, Germany
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Applied Materials is the world market leader for special systems and manufacturing processes in semiconductor, electronics and display technology. We not only provide the technology that powers nearly every new chip and advanced display in the world, but also our innovations shape the technology of the future. ~33,000 employees worldwide work in research and development, production, sales, and service.

Our subsidiary, Integrated Circuit Testing GmbH (ICT GmbH), with ~160 employees, develops and produces electron microscopes, the heart of our machines, which monitor processes in semiconductor production and classify the smallest defects on wafers. To meet the rapidly increasing demand from our customers in the semiconductor industry, our location near Munich, Germany is constantly growing.

To strengthen our engineering team within operations division in our facility near Munich, we are looking for an experienced Process Engineer (m/w/d) for high end cleaning processes, with a strong background in chemistry, physics and thorough knowledge of cleaning procedures.

Key responsibilities:

  • Developing cleaning processes (wet chemical/dry) for optical and mechanical components including corresponding cleaning systems and transfer them to series production

  • Responsible for implementing cleaning processes internally and at suppliers with regard to the cleanliness requirements of high-end SEMs

  • Support and further develop already established chemical and physical cleaning processes, as well as continuously identify optimization potential in internal and external cleaning processes

  • Continuously develop the examination of surfaces for organic, molecular and particulate contamination using analytical methods

  • Take responsibility for individual work packages and coordinate them with regard to timing, costs and performance, and report regularly to the project management

  • In the event of a troubleshooting, provide technical support to internal production and systematically correct process deviations externally with cleaning service providers and suppliers

Your profile:

  • Successfully completed degree in chemistry, physics or comparable and/or relevant knowledge in the field of cleaning processes as well as surface analytics (RGA, XPS, AFM)

  • Expert in surface analytics

  • Experience in the field of cleaning procedures (processes and/or process auxiliaries) in the industrial environment

  • Experience in technological cooperation with plant manufacturers

  • A high degree of teamwork and cooperation skills

  • Strong hands-on mentality as well as a confident appearance

  • Very good written and spoken German and English skills

You’re eager to;

  • Be a part of highly qualified engineering team, to efficiently manage the manufacturing as well as technical domain of complex modules developed by our R&D team

  • Collaborate with other engineers to ensure a prompt execution as well as efficient and smooth production

  • Take a lead on driving our suppliers to excellence for enabling smooth manufacturing processes in our facility near Munich

Your benefits:

  • An exciting, international, and dynamic environment, working in a high technology company with human touch

  • Extensive further education offers, individual training, learning & development opportunities, and cooperation with experienced employees

  • Company pension scheme with the possibility of top-up via salary conversion and disability insurance

  • Travel insurance, can also be used privately

  • Capital-forming benefits

  • 30 days of vacation

  • Bonus program

  • Urban Sports Club

  • Free beverages, fresh seasonal fruits & vegetables

  • Employees can enjoy meals at a reduced cost through our cafeteria's subsidized pricing

  • Possibility to work remotely

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Applied Materials Integrated Circuit Testing GmbH
Ammerthalstrasse 20
85551 Heimstetten near Munich



Master's Degree: Materials Science




Years of Experience:

4 - 7 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Yes, 10% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:


Applied Materials is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.