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Process Engineers Lithography
Employer: imec
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Employment Start Date: As soon as possible

Organization Description:

Imec is one of the largest independent research centers in the domain of nanotechnology and –electronics with offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Taiwan, US, China, Japan and India. In the Leuven headquarters over 2000 people with more than 70 different nationalities collaborate to perform research that mainly focusses on the development of chips and systems for the future. These are mostly researchers but our staff also consists of engineers, operators and people in logistic supporting roles.
In collaboration with our world-wide industrial partners and leading research institutes imec builds on the applications that are years ahead of the industry in the domains of  better healthcare, smart electronics, renewable energy and safer transport. Imec forms a bridge between the fundamental research at universities and the technology development in the industry.
Imec has a unique expertise in chip processing and system design, a strong IP portfolio, an ultramodern infrastructure and an extensive network of partners. This makes us a key player in the development and improvement of high-tech solutions for the future. Thanks to the mix of state-of–the-art research and cutting-edge technology imec is a top-class employer. For our FPS business unit we are currently looking for (m/f) Process Engineers Lithography.

Job Description:

Job description
You will be a member of the Litho Process Engineering  team. This process team is responsible for the standard processes and tools  and processes under evaluation/validation for upscaling. You will be developing new Lithographic processes for the area of CMORE (MEMS, actuators, sensors). You are expected to monitor whether processes stay centered in their process window  and  are expected to take counter measures in case of excursions.
After receiving an intensive on-the-job training you will be responsible for analyzing and discussing the litho process requests with the integration customers. Based on this you will design and execute the experimental plan in the cleanroom, and analyze and interpret the experimental results. You are expected to deliver high quality litho processes, including process window characterization, screening of alternative process options, metrology optimization to assure process reproducibility. Finally you will document and transfer the litho processes to the imec pilot production line and provide representative training .



  • You are an engineer or PhD and you have 5 to 10 years experience in the development of Lithography or patterning processes. You have a good knowledge of the different steps in a Lithographic process (photoresist chemistry, optical engineering) and the experience on how to tweak them in order to obtain a stable and capable process. 
  • You have a good understanding where the Litho process steps fit in the building of a device and how your process can influence or be influenced by the other process steps.
  • As you will work in cross functional teams, strong communication and reporting skills are required. You are a team player with a strong drive to share your experience and knowledge with colleagues. You strive to document and report your work to highest quality standards.
  • You are an analytical, independent thinker able to translate our customer’s requests in project and work plans.
  • You are prepared to work in shifts (early and late shift) and every three weekends.

We offer
We offer you a challenging position in an advanced high-tech environment, in an international team. This is your opportunity to contribute to technologies that will have an impact on tomorrow’s society. We offer you an attractive salary (including shift bonuses) added with competitive extra-legal benefits such as an interesting life insurance, hospitalization insurance and long-term disability insurance. Imec takes on the full cost of these insurances. On top of that you receive meal vouchers for each working day. Furthermore, imec offers various training possibilities and social services, such as a company restaurant, ironing service, the possibility of day care on site, holiday daycare and discounts in different sport clubs and shops.  To decrease our ecological footprint 100% of the transport by train is reimbursed by imec.

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Date Posted: August 23, 2013