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A cover letter is required in order to be considered for this position and must be combined with your resume as one document when you upload to the University of Michigan system. The cover letter should identify your interest in this position along with the skills and experience you have gained that directly relate to this position responsibilities and qualifications.

Mission Statement

Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do.  Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at:

The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The Michigan Engineering  component of the University’s comprehensive, five-year, DEI strategic plan—along with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair and inclusive environment—can be found at:

Who We Are

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 about 55,000 gross SF state-of-the-art laboratory complex that supports 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. In addition, the building contains approximately 35,000 sf of highly complex facilities space for supporting the programmed spaces as described above.

Why Work at Michigan?

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The Univerisy of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future.  Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses


You will be expected to perform the following type of duties:

  • Electro-mechanical root cause troubleshooting for a variety of equipment (ex. semiconductor manufacturing).

  • Disassemble, repair and reassemble equipment according to maintenance manuals, schematics and blueprints.

  • Perform routine equipment maintenance tasks (cleaning, calibration, or routine service). 

  • Inventory control for spares (consumables, vacuum pumps, and system components). 

  • Handling of hazardous chemicals and gases. 

  • Assist in development and documentation of maintenance cadence, procedures, and best-known methods. 

  • Understand tool performance metrics and routinely review with equipment tool owners.

  • Attend and provide scheduled training sessions (some travel to vendor sites may be required). 

  • Provide communication to all LNF team members and LNF users by following proper escalation procedures.

  • Demonstrate success in tool ownership in a R&D environment with 350+ users. 

  • Exhibit and mandate safe working and housekeeping practices.

  • Foster teamwork and participate in team-building activities.

  • Participate in Emergency Response Team training sessions, responses, and on-call rotation.    

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in ME, EE, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

  • 1-3 years of experience as an equipment engineer or other applicable hands-on experience. 

  • Good manual dexterity and mechanical aptitude.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a larger team of engineers.

  • Must be a team player

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal to a wide variety of constituents.

  • Move sub-system components weighing up to 50lbs. 

  • The candidate is expected to complete and pass the fit test and medical surveillance in order to participate in the Emergency Response Team.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.