Materials Analysis Lab Engineer

Hillsboro, OR

Job Description

Join Intel and build a better tomorrow. Intel is in the midst of an exciting transformation, with a vision to create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on Earth. So, join us and help us create the next generation of technologies that will shape the future for decades to come.

As a Materials Analysis Engineer, the candidate will be part of Technology Development Labs responsible for identifying and developing materials characterization and failure analysis techniques in support of Intel's next generation process development. The candidate must work in concert with Process Development and Quality and Reliability Engineers to improve process performance, product yield, quality and/or reliability. The scope will include emerging technologically relevant processes and materials.

Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Implementing materials characterization techniques to determine fundamental thin film material structure/properties and to collaborate with process development engineers across functional areas and organizations to apply the learnings to improve process performance and reliability.
  • Analyzing lab data, generating analysis reports and recommending corrective action with work models to prevent reoccurrence of problems.
  • Critical thinking and ability to influence and communicate effectively with stakeholders.
  • Supporting new process/product transfer and startup and the automation and improvement of the materials/failure analysis process.
  • Ensuring that materials/failure analysis capabilities and readiness to support advanced process technology and/or product development.
  • May necessitate the development of improved/new tools and methods.

Behavioral Traits we are looking for:

  • Problem solving in a complex environment dealing with stakeholder.
  • Ability to work within a team environment with effective communications skills and able to cultivate new connections and working partnerships.
  • Ability to work independently and drive resolution to new challenges and proliferate those learnings to VF partners.
  • Take initiative to solve problems.
  • Demonstrated project management skillset.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially MS Excel
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills are required to switch efficiently between analyses on various analytical tools in different functional areas in the lab.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills required.
  • Good communication and organization skills are necessary to compile reports and explain and discuss testing and results with other engineers and customers.

This position is not eligible for Intel immigration sponsorship.


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum qualifications and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates

Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.S. degree in Material Science, Physics, Chemistry, Electrical engineering, or Chemical Engineering fields.


  • 2+ year experience in advanced semiconductor fabrication


  • BS degree in Material Science, Physics, Chemistry, Electrical engineering, or Chemical Engineering fields.


  • 3+ year experience in advanced semiconductor fabrication

2 years+ experience in the following:

  • Materials analyses and/or metallurgy, or material characterizations
  • semiconductor device physics

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. degree in Material Science, Physics, Chemistry, Electrical engineering, or Chemical Engineering fields.

Experience in operating analytical lab test equipment in one or more of the following areas:

  • X-ray analysis/diffraction (TXRF, XRF, XRD/XRR)
  • Surface analysis (XPS, SIMS/TOFSIMS)
  • Electron spectroscopy and imaging (SEM/TEM/EDX)
  • Optical spectroscopy (Raman, FTIR)
  • Scanning probe methods
  • FIB techniques.

Inside this Business Group

As the world's largest chip manufacturer, Intel strives to make every facet of semiconductor manufacturing state-of-the-art - from semiconductor process development and manufacturing, through yield improvement to packaging, final test and optimization, and world class Supply Chain and facilities support. Employees in the Technology Development and Manufacturing Group are part of a worldwide network of design, development, manufacturing, and assembly/test facilities, all focused on utilizing the power of Moore’s Law to bring smart, connected devices to every person on Earth.

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.


We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, as well as, benefit programs which include health, retirement, and vacation. Find more information about all of our Amazing Benefits here.

Working Model

This role will require an on-site presence.

Process Engineer
North America

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