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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.


This position will be primarily responsible for wet chemical process and equipment support, characterization, and development as well as training of the laboratory users on wet bench processing procedures and equipment.  The successful candidate will also perform preventive and corrective maintenance on wet benches and supporting equipment in the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility.

This position will also entail writing and updating detailed equipment and process procedures and documentation. Engineer will assist with development of proper clean room safety protocols in handling of hazardous materials, standard practices, and discipline procedures.  Participation in Emergency Response Team training sessions and responses will be required.  

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related technical field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  One to three years of experience as an equipment engineer or other applicable hands on experience.  Typical knowledge base includes: ability to research a topic and apply that knowledge to improve processes on equipment and quality control. Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills with the capacity to work and communicate effectively with a wide variety of constituents. Ability to work independently and as part of a team environment. Ability to work under pressure in a dynamic environment with good organizational skills. Capability to routinely move sub-system components weighing up to 50lbs. The candidate is expected to complete and pass respirator and SCBA fit tests and medical surveillance in order to participate in the Emergency Response Team.

In addition, familiarity with standard semiconductor wet chemical processes is desired.

Additional Information

The Lurie Nanofabrication Facility (LNF) at the University of Michigan is a 24/7 shared user facility available to research groups from government, industry and universities, currently serving ~500 users working on a wide variety of applications in engineering, physical and life sciences.

The LNF currently consists of a 13,500 SF class 10/100/1000/ 10000 cleanroom with a wide array of the technologies needed for developing and fabricating electronic, optoelectronic, MEMS and other devices. The laboratory includes equipment for thin film deposition and growth, optical and e-beam lithography, wet and dry etching, nano-imprinting, electrochemical deposition, chemical mechanical planarization, wafer bonding, wafer dicing, wire bonding, metrology, and more.

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Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.