Applied Materials Process Technician III - (T3) in Santa Clara, California

Has developed proficiency in a range of processes or procedures through job-related training and considerable on-the-job experience. Completes a variety of atypical assignments, as needed. Works within defined processes and procedures or methodologies and may help determine the appropriate approach for new assignments. Completes work with a limited degree of supervision. Likely to act as an informal resource for colleagues with less experience.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Prepares wafers for experimentation to include cleaning. Loads wafers, prepares reactor for experimentation and cleans reactors. Evaluates performance of process system.- Prepare cross section samples for scanning electron microscope (SEM) analysis and help / guide requestor to optimize sample prep procedure and conditions, identify cutting location based on pattern instructions.

  2. Operates reactor to perform thin film process, under limited supervision.- Operate scanning electron microscope (SEM) for cross section and top view or critical dimension (CD) or energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) analysis / imaging pending on job assignment, identify all of patterns of interest, understand image quality requirement and sample/beam interaction to determine optimized condition.

  3. Records process conditions and experimental observations.- Understand basic scanning electron microscope (SEM) principle.

  4. Responsible for multiple technology products. - Perform scanning electron microscope (SEM) system software alignment functions. Perform routine maintenance procedures, flash, plasma clean etc.

  5. Evaluates wafers and thin films. Prepares graphs and tables summarizing results.- Interface with requestors, understand their detail requirement, and communicate on results; help lab on monitoring wafer in process (WIP) and maintaining throughput.

  6. Checks performance of process system. Orders equipment and supplies, and coordinates with vendors and purchasing. - Perform routine shut down procedure. Identify problem put tool down and call for service.

  7. Coordinates instrument repair and maintenance. Coordinates with engineering on wafer evaluations.

  8. Sets up equipment for experiments. Uses quantitative wafer evaluation and process instrumentation knowledge.

Functional Knowledge

  • Has developed proficiency in a range of analytical processes or procedures to carry out assigned tasks

Business Expertise

  • Has a good understanding of how the team integrates with others to achieve objectives


  • May provide informal guidance and support to more junior team members

Problem Solving

  • Provides solutions to problems in situations that are atypical or infrequently occurring based on existing precedents or procedures


  • Impacts the quality of own work and its contribution to the team

Interpersonal Skills

  • Uses communication skills to regularly exchange information



  • Technical Diploma

  • 2 - 4 Years of Experience

Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Primary Location: California-CA,Santa Clara

Job Title: Process Technician III - (T3)

Job: Engineering

Requisition ID: 1604551

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Posting Type: Internal / External

Relocation Package: No Relocation