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Mechanical Engineer IV - Wafer Environment

Applied Materials

Applied Materials

Other Engineering
Gloucester, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024

Key Responsibilities

Mechanical engineering position with a systems and project engineering approach in the design of semiconductor process equipment, automated wafer handling, electrostatic chucks, vacuum systems, cryogenics, heaters, and test/analysis equipment.

Problem identification and troubleshooting a wide range of complex engineering problems with limited to no supervision.

Technically lead and/or execute engineering projects, including development of key suppliers.

Specify the development of, design, or modify engineering layouts/schematics and/or detailed drawings/specifications of complex scope.

Interface with internal and external customers regarding wide range of complex engineering issues to address customers High Value Problems (HVP) for a range of products.

Implements concepts for range of complex product issues and solutions.

May be responsible for the design, development, and implementation of custom mechanical tooling, fixturing, and associated processes to enable the handling, assembly and/or disassembly of parts, components, sub-assemblies and final assemblies throughout the product life cycle. Establishes standards across all operational processes.

Generate product specifications.

Define, coordinate, perform, and generate engineering test reports. Specify and review engineering documentation. Specify or perform engineering analysis of complex scope with limited to no supervision.

Functional Knowledge

Design intricate parts and assemblies of advanced engineering materials (metals, polymers, and ceramics) for a wide range of operating conditions including in vacuum and over a wide temperature range.

Design of atmospheric and vacuum test equipment using advanced sensors and controls for R&D including characterizing new product developments

Able to interpret data from analytical instruments and metrology such as SEM, TEM, EDX, SIMS, TXRF, Particle counter, digital microscope, etc. as part of investigating material behaviors

Capable of 3D modeling and interpreting analysis of heat transfer, stress, and resonance

Business Expertise

Interprets internal/external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services


May lead functional teams or projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity

Problem Solving

Leads others to solve complex problems; uses sophisticated analytical thought to exercise judgment and identify innovative solutions


Impacts the achievement of customer, operational, project or service objectives; work is guided by functional policies

Interpersonal Skills

Communicates difficult concepts and negotiates with others to adopt a different point of view



Bachelor's Degree: Mechanical Engineering (Required), Master's Degree: Mechanical Engineering




Years of Experience:

7 - 10 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information

Time Type:

Full time

Employee Type:

Assignee / Regular


Yes, 10% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:


U.S. Salary Range:

$120,000.00 - $165,000.00

The salary offered to a selected candidate will be based on multiple factors including location, hire grade, job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and with consideration of internal equity of our current team members. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, candidates may be eligible for other forms of compensation such as participation in a bonus and a stock award program, as applicable.

For all sales roles, the posted salary range is the Target Total Cash (TTC) range for the role, which is the sum of base salary and target bonus amount at 100% goal achievement.

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.