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Applied Materials

Santa Clara, CA

Operator- Shift 1- (T4)

Location1050 Kiely Blvd, Santa Clara, California 95051
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2022-10-07
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Valid Through2023-02-24

Job Description:

Applied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale helps our customers who make smartphones, supercomputers, virtual reality headsets, autonomous vehicles and more transform their ideas into reality. Our innovations Make Possible a Better Future.

The Wet Lab Services Group (WLSG) provides internal wafer processing services, supporting the exciting development of new products. We are seeking self motivated, detail oriented individuals for our team. Members will be responsible for operating wet processing equipment and furnaces.


Plan and schedule the work

  • Use manufacturing execution system to perform lot scheduling and status reporting. Generate and communicate status reports as needed.

  • Maintain communication with customers throughout the processing effort. Contact internal customers as needed. Follow through with action items and communicate progress to customers.

Process the materials

  • Closely check each submitted request to make sure that the system database has correct details. Perform lot start verification. Maintain integrity of work being processed at the furnaces and wet benches

  • Operate wet processing equipment (Full personal protective equipment (PPE) and face shield during handling of chemicals required)

  • Operate oxidation furnaces. Load and unload process equipment, initiate system operation and monitor status.

  • Assess inline process quality and ensure compliance to process specifications. Inspect and sort wafers at various stages of the wet labs manufacturing processes using metrology/sorting tools such as unpatterned wafer defect inspection systems, film thickness measurement systems and other measurement equipment. Assist in running etch rate studies, trace metals analysis and metals contamination qualification studies.

  • Package and label wafers in accordance to cleanroom protocols. Prepare materials for shipment, coordinate interplant transportation.

  • Provide materials (wafers and other spare parts) handling and coordination for building-to-building transportation, lot tracking, and data management

Monitor and support equipment and work areas

  • Qualify equipment upon startup. Perform adjustments or minor services as needed to enable equipment performance to meet requirements.

  • Ensure all wet benches maintain the correct levels, temperatures, and concentrations of the required chemicals

  • Perform manual fills with single or combinations of chemicals on wet benches

  • Provide recipe management and new recipe creation.

  • Provide maintenance support for furnaces and, trouble shoot furnace diagnostic problems. Interact with suppliers and facilities personnel for preventative maintenance, equipment service and scheduled shutdowns

  • Manage furnace and wet equipment consumables such as quartzware, paddles, process carriers, filters, chemicals, tanks, wands, and other materials. Manage inventory of wafers. Update consumables log and report status as required.

  • Maintain equipment and work area cleanliness in accordance with cleanroom protocols. Prevent contamination of products and work areas.

  • Perform safety audits.


  • Mentor other employees and train new hires as required.

  • Support overtime as needed.

  • Other responsibilities as assigned by manager

Attributes of the Ideal Candidate

  • This position requires high attention to detail and strong desire to learn

  • Proven ability to interface with members of various departments

  • Solid organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Provides solutions to problems in situations that are atypical or infrequently occurring based on existing precedents or procedures

  • Familiarity with cleanroom protocols

  • Ability to work in a cleanroom garment and additional personal protective equipment, required when handling chemicals or working in designated chemical areas.

  • Ability to handle and pour hazardous chemicals associated with semiconductor processes

  • Familiarity with the function of various wet processing equipment is a plus.

Required Skills / Knowledge

  • Associate Degree or equivalent work experience

Shifts Available

First and Second Shifts, Monday - Friday (United States of America)

Overtime available on Saturday and Sunday


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Job classifications available

  • (T1) 0-3 years of wet lab experience, ideally with a background in semiconductor chemistry and chemical mixing

  • (T2) 3-5 years of wet lab experience with a background in semiconductor chemistry and chemical mixing

  • (T3) 7+ years, lead operator wet lab experience with a background in semiconductor chemistry and chemical mixing

  • (T4) 8+ years, supervisor, highly skilled technical role or equivalent experience with a background in semiconductor chemistry and chemical mixing




Technical Diploma




Years of Experience:

4 - 7 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


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.

Job ID: 8397512473347995821

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