Mechanical Engineer 6

Lam Research   •  

Fremont, CA

5 - 7 years

Posted 231 days ago

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Our mechanical engineering jobs allow you to combine your creative design side with your technical engineering skills. You will join a respected, tenured and diverse engineering organization focused on the design of next generation tools for the semiconductor capital equipment industry. Your primary job function will be R&D activities in the semiconductor equipment industry designing and analyzing mechanical systems, equipment and packaging, conducting feasibility studies and testing on new and modified designs.

This job opening is in a development group making new module(s) incorporating the newest layout and control architectures.  This is a very cross functional and cross BU oriented design challenge.


  1. Design and develop hardware from conception through design, testing and release. Mechanical designs must incorporate a system understanding and design approach.
  2. Design environment and systems are multidisciplinary and include identification and evaluation of concepts for gas/pressure control and distribution, heat transfer, mechanics, vacuum systems, RF/plasma, materials and controls. Includes optimizing designs for service, manufacturability and cost (DFx).
  3. Rapidly generate design concepts and quotable detail drawings
  4. Perform Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEAs) and other reliability and quality improvement methods.
  5. Organize, participate and lead design reviews as well as provide critical feedback on designs of peers in the group.
  6. Analyze designs developed – may need to use structural analysis (FEAs), thermal analysis and transient gas/pressure analysis.
  7. Conduct feasibility studies – including generation of success criteria and test plans
  8. Manage new product development BOMs and serve as interface for Pilot Manufacturing operations
  10. Mentor junior and new engineers

Desired character traits:

  1. Creative and Innovative
  2. Flexible, adaptable
  3. Risk taker when risk/reward is justified
  4. Excellent organizational skills
  5. Embraces the challenges of solving hard design problems
  6. Team player who can also function independently
  7. Good problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  8. System and cross functionally oriented 


Semiconductor industry experience is not required but a plus. What is required is a strong design background coupled with solid engineering skills. Bachelor’s degree is required and a Master’s is a plus. You must have a minimum of 6+ years post school industry experience. This is not a job for new graduates. Hands-on experimental experience is valued. Design in a 3D CAD environment with tools such as ProE, NX, Solidworks etc.