Applied Materials Process Engineer III - (E3) in Santa Clara, California

Invent or develop new techniques, sensors, and metrology to monitor and control system performance. Ideal candidate has expertise in at least one of the following – data analytics, machine learning, spectroscopy, applied math, signal processing, feedback control, modeling, or experiments on physical systems. Experience using python or MatLab beneficial. Requires in-depth knowledge and experience. Uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external business issues to improve products or services. Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions. Works independently, receives minimal guidance. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.

Key Responsibilities

1.Design, collect data, analyze and compile reports on a variety of difficult process engineering experiments, within safety guidelines

2.Perform hardware characterization on a variety of difficult systems, within safety guidelines

3.Troubleshoot a variety of complex problems, perform Root Cause Analysis and resolve a variety of difficult process engineering issues

4.Generate internal and external documentation for products, presentations and technical reports

5.Interact with customers to resolve a variety of difficult process engineering issues/problems with limited supervision

6.Measure film properties and interpret data

7.Identify, select and work with vendors and suppliers with limited supervision

8.Implement new technology, products and analytical instrumentation

Functional Knowledge

•Demonstrates conceptual and practical expertise in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines

Business Expertise

•Has knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; is aware of the competition and the factors that differentiate them in the market


•Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead small projects with manageable risks and resource requirements

Problem Solving

•Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information


•Impacts a range of customer, operational, project or service activities within own team and other related teams; works within broad guidelines and policies

Interpersonal Skills

•Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus



•New College Graduates

•Bachelor's, Masters, or Ph.D. Degree

Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Primary Location: California-CA,Santa Clara

Job Title: Process Engineer III - (E3)

Job: Engineering

Requisition ID: 1704330

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Posting Type: Internal / External

Relocation Package: Domestic Lump Sum