Term position ending on 1/14/14 with possible extension pending funding. Position requires frequent travel to and from the Main Campus and the Pickle Research Campus.
To perform highly skilled and technical work in the processing of silicon diffractive optics for astronomical applications.
Processes and fabricates silicon gratings for astronomical applications using lithography, dry and wet etching. Evaluates silicon gratings for quality using microscopy, ellipsometry, SEM, AFM, laser interferometry. Documents procedures used in fabrication and results of the evaluation of silicon gratings.
Other related functions as assigned.
High school graduation or GED. Two years of experience in the skilled construction and maintenance of equipment. Two or more years of experience processing silicon using lithography, dry and wet etching, and process evaluation. Maintenance of apparatus used for processing silicon. Training in use of process equipment, process inspection tools, and laboratory safety. Awareness of hazards and strict adherence to laboratory safety procedures. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
10 years of experience in semiconductor processing technology. Broad experience with silicon fabrication and process inspection tools including all or most of the following: spin coating, UV and imprint lithography; wet and dry etching of silicon, silicon compounds, and metals; sputtering. Experience with diagnostic tools including microscopy, ellipsometry, SEM, AFM, laser interferometry. Excellent organizational skills and ability to clearly understand and communicate procedures and processing goals. Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative group environment.
Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work around standard office conditions May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity