• UC Davis
  • Davis, CA, USA
  • Aug 02, 2018
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Job Summary:
Oversee operation and maintenance of high-value capital equipment and associated infrastructure, including environmental controls required to ensure specifications are met. Supervise field service engineers to ensure compliance with maintenance contracts. Provide engineering information and advice to principal investigators and other research personnel regarding micro- and nano-fabrication processes. Manage engineering aspects of research project implementation involving photolithography, plasma etch and chemical vapor deposition equipment. Develop and implement new nano- and micro-fabrication processes. Provide direct and hands on technical involvement with existing processes or those to be developed. Consult with faculty researchers and graduate students regarding the equipment needed for their projects. Provide advice and guidance on use of machines, selection of novel chemicals and materials, and suggests processes. At times, instruct user how to perform project, use equipment, chemicals and materials. Prepare documentation of new processes; upgrade existing processes and track processing data and their implementation in CNM2's web site under processes. Function as a member of the CNM2 laboratory safety team for processes, which requires implementation of safety laboratory inspection, communication with laboratory users, and UC Davis EH & S, and provide knowledgeable technical input for new tool or chemical implementation. Review, qualify and accept or reject hazards posed by novel chemical processing. Review new equipment for use in the CNM2. Review new chemicals proposed for use in the laboratory to ensure they do not pose a hazard, which includes implementation and maintenance of MSDS documents. Train and provide technical leadership to other CNM2 employees, who may include part-time and full-time employees.

Physical Demands:
Bend, kneel, stoop, in tight spaces, to access and fix equipment.
Lift up to 50lbs to move and transport equipment and supplies.

Work Environment:
Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines/instructions.

May, at times, work with or be in areas where hazardous materials are present.

May, at times, involve work hours outside standard 8AM-5PM schedule.

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Background Check Required:

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.


Minimum Qualifications:
BS Degree in Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, Physics or other related field OR equivalent combination of experience and training.

Experience with process development including one or more of: lithography, plasma etching, wet etching, physical vapor deposition and/or chemical vapor deposition.

Experience taking an ownership role with regards to new tool acceptance and process development on cleanroom equipment.

Experience working with standard clean room protocols.

Experience in chemical safety protocols for standard clean room chemicals including acids, bases, and solvents.

Experience in the operation of high vacuum equipment.

Experience in training equipment operation techniques in a one-on-one environment involving high-value scientific equipment.

Experience working in an environment with chemical, electrical, & mechanical safety hazards and the required protocols.

Experience diagnosing and correcting functional faults with equipment.

Experience performing physical intervention in technical problems; and understanding of and control risks associated with hazardous materials.

Skill using office related software to create reports, drawings and statistical information.

Interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and work collaboratively with a wide variety of people of diverse backgrounds and at various levels of the organization and off-campus clientele and guests.

Experience interacting effectively and sensitively with constituents from diverse cultural backgrounds and perspectives.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with Labview or other equipment automation programming.

Experience modifying decommissioned high vacuum equipment for new purposes based on the needs of our users.

Experience with MOCVD and/or ALD growth techniques.

Experience with the operation of SEM, and FIB characterization equipment.