Virginia Tech
Richmond, Virginia, United States
15 days ago
Job Function
Additional Opportunities


Job Description

The Virginia Alliance for Semiconductor Technology (VAST) is now hiring Microfabrication - Semiconductor Process Engineers. VAST is a Commonwealth of Virginia initiative to innovate Virginia's semiconductor, microelectronics, and nanotechnology ecosystem. VAST is establishing an alliance of institutions of higher education to coordinate the semiconductor and nanofabrication cleanrooms, nano-characterization facilities, and advanced packaging and microelectronics centers across member institutions; to accelerate the development of a qualified workforce through a new Fast Track to Semiconductor Career program; and to market and promote the assets and infrastructure that supports the industry in the Commonwealth. Our VAST website will serve as the gateway to semiconductor and nanotechnology excellence in the Commonwealth. The VAST Headquarter will be at Virginia Tech Research Center (VTRC) in Arlington, and the founding members of the alliance are: George Mason University (GMU), Virginia Tech (VT), University of Virginia (UVA), Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and Norfolk State University (NSU). Each member may have one or more core facilities that participate in the network. Northern Virginia Community College will be a strategic partner for the workforce development and the Fast Track to Semiconductor Career programs. Some travel will be required.

Reporting to the VAST Associate Director of Operations, the VAST Microfabrication - Semiconductor Process Engineers will be located at VAST Headquarter in Arlington or one of the VAST partner institutions. VAST process engineers will:

- Design and develop process flows and perform micro/nano fabrication or characterization for private and public entities in collaboration with the VAST management team
- Work with facilities managers and staff across the alliance in Virginia to develop virtual training modules to VAST-standards
- Travel across the Commonwealth of Virginia as needed to perform assigned tasks within the cleanroom and material characterization facilities
- Be responsible for creating hands-on training modules for different workforce development programs
- Train veterans, adult learners, and other stakeholders as instructed within the VAST facilities and execute the Fast Track to Semiconductor Careers and other workforce programs
- Generate and provide data as needed to be integrated within the VAST cloud-based facilities management system
- Implement the unified VAST multimedia documentations for safety training, tool training, site specific policies, and recipe repository
- Work with core groups to create an inventory of semiconductor and nanotechnology tools and equipment within the VAST nodes and beyond in the Commonwealth of Virginia
- Gather information and prepare reports as instructed related to the use of the facilities and workforce training programs
- Work closely with faculty, students, and staff at partner universities to meet the needs and goals set by VAST leadership team

Required Qualifications

- Bachelor's degree or higher
- Experience working in micro/nano fabrication cleanrooms and/or nano material characterization facilities
- Strong communication and presentation skills
- Knowledge of laboratory and chemical safety practices
- Strong project management and organizational skills
- Collaborative team player with the ability to work cross-functionally
- High degree of emotional intelligence
- Ability to interpret and generate documents related to safety rules, operations, maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

Preferred Qualifications

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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Advertised: July 10, 2023
Applications close:

Job ID: 73458113
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