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Illumina, Inc. | San Diego, California
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Job Description


  • Use mechanical, optical, fluidics, electronics, and organic chemistry knowledge to troubleshoot electro-mechanical equipment issues
  • Assist project teams with system level instrument testing and ancillary equipment support
  • Track instrument performance at system and sub-system level and analyze data trends
  • Provide feedback of information to sub-system owners and assist teams with system improvements
  • Participate in root-cause analysis experiments and present findings to project teams
  • Conduct or assist with experimentation related to risk and hazard analysis in order to refine requirements and improve system design
  • Learn and understand new instruments and create maintenance/service programs to provide continually improving equipment availability
  • Work with engineers to develop and implement procedures to reduce or eliminate sources of systematic equipment failures


  • • B.S. in Chemistry, Physics, or similar
    • 0-2 years’ hands-on experience in process development and integration of an advanced semiconductor product
    • Validate and deploy both commercial and custom measurement systems
    • Understanding of statistical techniques for manufacturing process control (SPC) and analysis
    • Ability to design DOEs and execute complex process experiments and statistical analysis
    • Ability to effectively work with engineers and scientists to diagnose and fix yield and process quality issues
    • Ability to relate basic material, physical characteristics, and fabrication variations to performance
    • Programming and/or database experience a plus (Matlab, Python, C++, SQL, or similar)
    • Strong interdepartmental communication skills required
    • Collaborates, builds relationships and influences team members to work toward common goals
    • Excellent written and oral communication and experienced presentation skills

Listed responsibilities are an essential, but not exhaustive list, of the usual duties associated with the position.  Changes to individual responsibilities may occur due to business needs.

Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at applications@illumina.com. To learn more, visit: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

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