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Employment Type:
Intern/Co-op
Posted:
2/2/2018
Job Category:
Engineering
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Government
Intern - Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications (MESA) R& D Undergrad Year Round
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description

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We are seeking an Intern Year Round \- R&D Undergrad

Openings exist for undergraduate student interns to support projects in the MESA SiFab around yield improvements, 8'' conversion, supply chain and process engineering\.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Utilize programming skills to improve Fab data collection and mining for semiconductor tools, yield and operations to establish metrics and visual management
+ Analyze and make recommendations of semiconductor industry supply chain based on trends and world markets
+ Assist R&D process engineers with systems improvements, Lean Six Sigma events to improve efficiency and eliminate waste in the SiFab
+ Assist with Design of experiments \(DOE\) in order to fully characterize the CMOS7 process and recommend improvements based on engineering and critical SPC limits
+ Assist process engineers to develop Optical Proximity Correction \(OPC\) and advanced Lithographic techniques for small nodes beyond 90nm
+ Partner with process and maintenance technologists to implement mistake proofing that improve safety, quality and operations in the SiFab
+ Assist to drive cleanliness and defect reduction projects in the SiFab that results in lower defects and higher yields
+ Support process engineers on multiple R&D projects as needed to develop the required process for our customers
+ Assist MESA Fab managers with specific projects related to the planning and execution of the 8’’ wafer conversion
+ Perform data analysis of SiFab consumables, spares and repairs and make recommendations to increase tool availability, reduce cost and streamline supplier contract

Required:

You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:

+ Currently attending and enrolled full time in an accredited undergraduate program
+ Pursuing a science, engineering, or math major
+ Minimum cumulative GPA of 3\.0/4\.0
+ Ability to work up to 25 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer
+ U\.S\. citizenship

Desired:

+ The ability to think clearly and creatively
+ Strong verbal and written communication skills
+ Eagerness to collaborate in a multi\-disciplinary team environment
+ Strong initiative
+ Experience with data pulling and mining and macros in excel
+ Experience with integrated circuits and semiconductor devices
+ Experience in a laboratory environment, laboratory procedures, and data taking, e\.g\., LabView
+ Computer programming skills
+ A strong interest in pursuing a career in science or engineering \(especially semiconductor devices\), demonstrated by choice of academic major and/or coursework

Department Description:

Sandia National Laboratories Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications \(MESA\) complex provides unique processing capability in semiconductor microfabrication\. The MESAFab Operations departments develop and maintain core semiconductor processing capabilities and capacity that enable our customers to build differentiating Microsystems products\. Two unique facilities are co\-located within the 65,000\-square foot MESAFab complex including: \(1\) a 12,000 square foot Class 1 Silicon Fab for 6\-inch silicon wafer processing and \(2\) a 15,000 square foot Class 10 and Class 100 MicroFab for compound semiconductor material processing and silicon wafer post\-processing\. Key microfabrication processing areas include photolithography, reactive ion etch, wet etch/clean, oxidation and diffusion, thin films, CMP \(planarization\), ion implantation, metrology, deep reactive silicon ion etch, wafer bonding and thinning, electroplating, packaging, MEMS release, yield learning and statistical process control\. The Silicon Fab has processing expertise in both CMOS and MEMS technologies\. Over 150 equipment sets are maintained, supported and operated 24 hours per day, 5 days a week \(3 shifts\)\. Both processing and maintenance expertise are staffed on all 3 shifts\. We offer unique prototyping capabilities\. We are capable of producing full flow production lots with quick turnaround time as well as performing flexible process development\. The MicroFab has expertise in compound semiconductor material processing\. All of the MicroFab equipment \(180 tools\) are maintained and supported by our in\-house maintenance and technical staff\. We are capable of producing highly customized, low\-volume production or prototyping devices and have flexible processing capabilities\.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
+ Extraordinary co\-workers
+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\*

_World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov

\*These benefits vary by job classification\.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\)\-granted L\-level security clearance\.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

About Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy. With main facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA, Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.