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VLSI Test Engineer
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Job Description

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is. *This position is located in Marina del Rey, CA* Information Sciences Institute (ISI), part of the Viterbi School of Engineering at USC, seeks a VLSI Test Engineer for the MOSIS group. Provides electronic test, engineering, and design support for semiconductor wafer engineering laboratory. Troubleshoots test instruments and related equipment and systems. Supervises assigned subordinate staff. Participates in budget development and administration, and development of internal policies and procedures. Applicants selected for this position will require access to ITAR materials. According to U.S. government restrictions, ONLY U.S. citizens OR lawful permanent residents (green card) are eligible for ITAR access. - Shares responsibilities for scheduling, coordinating, and modifying wafer laboratory work flow. - Coordinates operation/maintenance of wafer and packaged device test equipment including automatic, semi-automatic, and manual wafer probe stations; electronic and mechanical interfaces from probers to test instruments; parametric and functional testers; and auxiliary test instruments and equipment. - Troubleshoots test instruments, equipment, and systems and makes necessary modifications or repairs. Provides backup operations support. - Oversees maintenance of wafer laboratories in consultation with senior test engineering staff. Coordinates contact with field service personnel and electrical, air conditioning, and other contractors when outside service is required. - Supervises assigned subordinate staff. Participates in screening and interviewing of job candidates and in hiring and training of staff. - Reassesses or redefines priorities as appropriate in order to achieve performance objectives. - Produces and distributes standard and custom wafer laboratory test reports using command-line-driven report generators and electronic mail. Provides support for maintenance and development of report generating software. - Supports custom test systems activities: creation and maintenance of designs and design documents (schematics, printed circuit board artwork, and mechanical and assembly drawings); purchase of electronic and mechanical parts; and coordination of assembly, test, debugging, and maintenance of prototype systems and existing custom installations. - Participates in development/documentation of internal operating policies and procedures. Assists in development and dissemination of policies and procedures. Provides interpretation as required. - Participates in development and administration of department budget. Provides projections and financial status reports as needed. - Networks with professional counterparts inside and outside the university. - Participates in professional associations to stay informed of new developments and technologies. Makes recommendations to senior management regarding technology changes based on developments in field and business needs. *The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.*

About University of Southern California

Established in 1880 and located in the heart of Los Angeles, the University of Southern California (USC) is one of the world's leading private research universities, with a central College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and 17 professional schools on two campuses. The Health Sciences campus, to the northeast of downtown Los Angeles, is home to the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the School of Pharmacy, three major teaching hospitals and programs in Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, and Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy.