Mechanical Engineer, Applied Materials

Seeking mechanical engineers for Sunnyvale, CA office of Applied Materials.

Applied Materials is shaping future tech trends by turning breakthrough ideas into reality. Our expertise in materials engineering is the foundation that computers, mobile devices and flat panel displays — products touched daily by billions of people all over the world — are built on. Join us and become a part of the next wave of engineering that makes possible AI/ML, big data, autonomous vehicles, AR/VR, IoT and more.

In the Office of the CTO, we are focused on bringing Applied Materials innovations to new and adjacent markets. Our Engineered Optics team is creating new super thin (sub-micron) optical surfaces based on nanometer-sized structures on transparent substrates (known as “meta surface based optics” or “flat optics”), which manipulate light in the deep sub wavelength domain and enable previously impossible capabilities. These components will be the most fundamental change in optics in hundreds of years and could be deployed in AR/VR devices, cameras, projectors, sensors, and a host of yet to be imagined opportunities — there is endless potential.

Our dedicated and talented team is working to perfect this new technology. If you’re an entrepreneurial-oriented, enthusiastic Mechanical Engineer who is willing to learn and challenge yourself in creating cutting-edge technology to revolutionize the field of optics — we want you to be a part of our team.This position will support on-going design engineering projects of equipment for volume manufacturing of devices and factory automation. Experience with vacuum and automation systems for semiconductor capital equipment is essential.

Key Responsibilities

  • Problem identification and troubleshooting a variety of difficult mechanical problems with limited supervision
  • Define, coordinate, perform, and document engineering test reports with limited supervision
  • Develop, design, or modify mechanical engineering layouts/schematics and/or detailed drawings/specifications of difficult scope
  • Perform engineering analysis of difficult scope with limited supervision
  • Technically lead and/or execute engineering projects, including development of key suppliers. Generate mechanical product specifications.
  • May be responsible for the design, development and implementation of custom mechanical tooling, fixturing, and associated processes to enable the handling, assembly and/or disassembly of parts, components, sub-assemblies and final assemblies throughout the product life cycle. Establishes standards across all operational processes
  • Specify and review engineering documentation
  • Implements concepts for variety of complex product issues and mechanical solutions

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

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Position is based in Sunnyvale, California and is not remote work.