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Malibu, CA, USA Req #461
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Located in Malibu, California, HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art.


 Become the lab expert in a variety of metrology techniques. Take ownership of relevant in-house systems for films, topography, and/or other similar areas. Additionally, apply software-development skills to advance image/data analysis efforts. Support Process Engineering with the timely rollout and qualification of new metrology applications. Candidates should be able to produce detailed reports on a timely basis. Candidates should be able to provide customers with excellent service and technical advice related to metrology. Other responsibilities include:

  • Drive improvements in metrology through improved processes and/or capital purchases; be a central figure in road-mapping efforts

  • Communicate regularly with customer base and management to anticipate needs and to convey results

  • Ensure that appropriate monitoring is in place for all metrology equipment and applications

  • Interface with equipment/vendor personnel for to resolve equipment issues in a timely manner

We seek candidate with
3-5 years’ experience as an industrial metrologist in a cleanroom setting with responsibilities including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Model development and maintenance (in the case of model-based metrology)

  • Expertise with AFM, interferometry, optical microscopes, and image-based metrology

  • Real-time screening of measurement errors

  • Owner of system control scheme and charts

  • Primary interface with equipment team/vendor to resolve performance issues

  • Involvement with process customer activities and implications for metrology

  • Execution and presentation of metrology data analytics for process improvement

  • New system evaluation

Thorough first-hand and fundamental understanding and comfort with the physics relating physical properties and measurements.

Additionally, experience in optical thin-film metrology, such as ellipsometry and/or reflectometry, though not required, would be a bonus.

Successful candidates should possess a strong background in the fundamental principles of metrology, its tooling and technology; a deep understanding of current industrial metrology systems, their applications, capabilities and limitations. Candidates should be able to provide technical roadmaps which lead to increased tool capability and performance; a strong background in semiconductor processes and devices is a plus. Candidates should have an ability to perform basic tool troubleshooting and interact with maintenance personnel and vendors; an ability to work with and around potentially hazardous materials; and have training in the safe handling of chemicals and equipment.

MS or higher in the Physical Sciences

Must be able to work safely in laboratory settings including semiconductor processing, device testing, and cleanroom facilities.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (e.g. driver’s license, special tools or restrictions): U.S. Citizenship Required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Must be able to work flexible hours.

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.
HRL Laboratories is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training or promoting, on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, U.S. military or protected veteran status, union membership, or political affiliation. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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  • Malibu, CA, USA