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Metrology Process Engineer
Ref No.: 17-00374
Location: Yorktown Heights, New York
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 08/04/2017
Duration -12+ Months
Location - Yorktown Heights, NY
Shift - 6AM-3PM or 3PM to 12 AM

  1. General Requirement: Metrology Process Engineer
  1. JOB Category (Skill Level): Test, Characterization & Diagnostics Engineering Professional (Novice) through Integration Architect (Novice)
  1. Number of Candidates Required: 1
  1. Background: Metrology Process Engineer
The World is Our Laboratory: No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress.
The Analysis area is responsible for operating metrology tools scanning electron microscopes (SEM), cross sectioning wafers, sample preparation, and characterizing results in the Microelectronics Research Laboratory. The candidate must understand the fundamentals of metrology, be capable of operating various scanning electron microscopes, and show familiarity with common methods. Focus Ion Beam (FIB) experience is a plus. Experience working in a semiconductor manufacturing line is a desired. The hired candidate will work internally with research group across multiple disciplines to enable fundamental learning, new devices, and system prototyping in memory, electronics, photonics, microfluidics, and more applications.
  1. Job Duties:
  • Job Duty 1 - Execute scanning electron microscope metrology on research and development on wafers.
  • Job Duty 2 - Must become intimately knowledgeable of tooling capabilities in area of analysis.
  • Job Duty 3 - Perform tool qualifications and maintain tool and process qualification records.
  • Job Duty 4 - Communicate with processing staff and product owners to ensure accurate processing of wafers.
  • Job Duty 5 – Will be working most of day on SEM/FIB instrumentation.
  1. Basic Skills, clearances and other elements required, in order of importance, and number of years' experience, where applicable, in each skill:
  • Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • MA/MS in engineering or equivalent or greater
  • At least 1 year experience in metrology
  • Ability to SEM/FIB metrology tools and prep samples for analysis.
  • English: Fluent
  • Preferred Technical and Professional Experience
  • At least 1 year hands on experience in clean room processing, such as SEM metrology and FIB.
  • At least 1 year experience with processing/inspection tools, such as optical microscopes, Scanning electron microscopes and focus ion beam.
  • Ability to learn fast, execute with minimal errors, document with details, and communicate with clarity.
  • Must be willing to work in either of two shifts 6AM to 3PM or 3PM to midnight; this position is from 3PM to midnight.
  1. Other Skills Desired, Years in each skill, where applicable: N/A
  1. SAFETY Requirements: (Candidate will undergo with below online training after the selection):
  • Standing on your feet for extended periods of time
  • Required to lift 85 pounds (10 gallon carboy) to knee level
  • The ability to cart 55 gallon drum with contents (Est weight 500 lbs) from one end of the building to the other (1/4 mile)
  • Dexterity is required to self evacuate from laboratory
  • This is a physically demanding job
  • Complete online safety classes as outlined by site safety
The minimum set of contractor/vendor provided safety classes required to work in the MRL (cleanroom areas) include:
  • Chemical Hygiene (Vendor and IBM versions)
  • Electrical Safety
  • PPE - Personal Protective Equipment Training
  • Hazard Communication (Vendor and IBM versions)
  • Lock Out / Tag Out - Awareness
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Machine Guarding Safety
  • Arsenic Safety (Vendor and IBM versions)
  • Lead Safety (Vendor and IBM versions)
  • Hazardous Gas Safety (Vendor and IBM versions)
  • Engineered Nanoparticles (IBM Provided)
  • Contractor Safety Orientation (IBM Provided)
  • MRL Cleanroom Access (IBM Provided)