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FEI Co | Richardson, TX
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Job Description


With more than 60 years of innovation and leadership, FEI enables customers to find meaningful answers to questions that accelerate breakthrough discoveries, increase productivity, and ultimately change the world. FEI designs, manufactures, and supports the broadest range of high-performance microscopy workflows that provide images and answers in the micro-, nano-, and picometer scales.

Combining hardware and software expertise in electron, ion, and light microscopy with deep application knowledge in the materials science, life sciences, electronics, and natural resources markets, the worldwide FEI team of 2,700+ employees is dedicated to customers' pursuit of discovery and resolution to global challenges.

Job Purpose We are seeking an Applications Engineering Intern, who is primarily focused on supporting the sales, marketing, R&D, and Production efforts by operating the company's nanoprobing products in the factory. This is a highly technical and hands-on position and works closely with the product development, manufacturing operations, and product marketing teams. Our ideal candidate is highly motivated technical person with the ability to interface with customers, and has a passion for hands-on work in a fast-paced environment. This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities and reports directly to the Applications Engineering Manager.

Duties and responsibilities

* Thorough system testing to verify performance prior to shipment to customer
* Customer demonstrations
* System installation and acceptances in the factory
* Diagnose, repair, and improve tool performance in the factory
* Develop new applications and techniques
* Work with product development to test tool performance prior to customer shipment
* Compose application notes and technical papers
* Generate content for marketing collateral


* Ability to quickly learn new technical concepts and independently exercise reasonable judgment
* Mechanically Adept- must be able to use handheld mechanical tools; read and interpret drawings and diagrams; knowledge of and ability to meet workmanship and quality standards
* Planning, prioritization, problem solving, and organizational skills
* Must be able to work 24 hours per week(3 - 8 hour shifts) minimum
* Minimum Education: Junior classification in current pursuit of a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related field


* Recommended Education: Bachelors, Masters or Ph.D in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related field
* Knowledge of Semiconductor Device Physics
* Experience and knowledge of Scanning Electron Microscopes, Electronic device testing, and Vacuum Systems
* Prior experience troubleshooting systems
* Previous customer service experience


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.


About FEI Co

FEI Company is a supplier of instruments for nanoscale imaging, analysis and prototyping to enable research, development and manufacturing in a range of industrial, academic and research institutional applications. The Company's products and systems include focused ion beam systems (FIBs), scanning electron microscopes (SEMs), transmission electron microscopes (TEMs) and DualBeam systems, which combine a FIB and SEM on a single platform. The Company's DualBeam systems include models that have wafer handling capability that are purchased by semiconductor and data storage manufacturers (wafer-level DualBeam systems) and models that have small stages and are sold to customers in several markets (small-stage DualBeam systems). The Company's sales and service operations are conducted in the United States and approximately 50 other countries around the world. In June 2009, FEI Company acquired the Mineral Liberation Analysis business of JKTech Pty Ltd.