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Wet Process Technician II

Malibu, CA, USA Req #534
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

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

Job Title:Device Fabrication Technician, Wet Process Module, 2nd Shift

Experience Required:3+ Years

Hours per Week:40


2nd shift position, hours = 1:00pm to 9:30pm

Experienced Technician needed to perform semiconductor wafer processing in a cleanroom laboratory under general supervision.Follow detailed Work Instructions and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) to perform daily tasks within the wet process module.This position includes hands-on, single wafer processing as well as operation of production-oriented, automated semiconductor processing equipment.
General activities include wafer cleaning, photoresist stripping, metal liftoff, wet etching, electroplating, basic analytical testing, measurement and data entry.


Work in a Class 10 (ISO-4) Cleanroom environment
performing standard/routine production processing steps within a wet processing
module/section of a semiconductor fabrication laboratory. Daily tasks include hands-on, single wafer
processing in beakers within a chemical fume hood as well as operation of fully
automated semiconductor process equipment.

Under general supervision, perform tasks including but
not limited to:

  • Wafer cleaning, photoresist stripping, metal liftoff processing, wet etching, electroplating,
    sample taking, measuring wafers and analyzing results
  • Performing equipment verifications/calibrations following internal SOP’s and
    manufacturers protocols
  • Monitoring of sensitive automated processes, understanding and utilizing excursion documentation
  • Tracking lab equipment information including calibration schedules, open work
    orders, and equipment status using statistical software
  • Maintaining and reporting daily metrology data
  • Stocking and maintaining inventory for consumables
  • Operating common and specialized wet-process lab equipment including but not limited
    to: magnetic mixer, hot plate, micropipettes, balances, laminar flow and
    fume hoods, pH and conductivity meters, profilometers and 4-point
    resistance probes
  • Scheduling asset calibrations
  • Communicating any customer issues or potential problems


This position requires candidates that are able to work their entire shift within a cleanroom laboratory wearing
appropriate PPE.Must be able to follow
detailed instructions, pay attention to detail, and accurately enter data.

  • Detail oriented, problem solver, promotes team environment
  • Demonstrate a sense of urgency in completing work assignments.
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to instantly adapt to a flexible and changing schedule
  • Computer/software skills (i.e. Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to establish and foster positive customer relationships
  • Strong communication skills


  • Must be able to work within a cleanroom environment wearing personal protective
    equipment to include lab coveralls, chemical apron, hood, facemask,
    hairnets, safety gloves and goggles
  • Walking and/or standing may be required for 70-80% of the day
  • Must possess motor skills appropriate to the task
  • Must be able to lift/push/pull 25-30 pounds consistently

EDUCATION DESIRED:High School Diploma required.
Associates degree preferred.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:(e.g. driver’s license special tools or restrictions): U.S.
citizenship or permanent resident status required.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse

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