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Failure Analysis Engineer

Company: HRL
Location: Malibu
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Based in Southern California with locations in Malibu, Calabasas and Camarillo; HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art.


Must be able to operate and demonstrate an expertise with the FEI Dual Beam FIB instruments to clearly image, identify, and characterize semiconductor features.

Should be able to create ultra-thin lamellae and produce high resolution images utilizing the FIB and SEM/STEM.

Candidates should be able to produce detailed reports on a timely basis.

Candidates should be able to provide customers with excellent service and technical advice related to the FIB/SEM/STEM instruments.


We seek, though do not require, 2+ years of experience as a Dual Beam FIB and SEM/STEM engineer.

An ability to function in a deadline driven environment, completing tasks with minimal supervision.

Detail-oriented analysis of cross sections of resist, dielectrics and metalized nano-structures.

Proven track record of producing high quality images and studies using a FIB and SEM/STEM and a strong and clear technical acumen related to FIB and electron microscopy.


Successful candidates should possess a strong background in the fundamental principles of FIB/SEM tooling and technology.

A deep understanding of FEI dual beam systems, capabilities/limitations and understanding of their associated applications.

Candidates should be able to provide technical roadmaps which lead to increased tool capability and performance.

A strong background in semiconductor processes and devices is a plus.

Candidates should have an ability to perform basic tool troubleshooting and interact with maintenance personnel and vendors.

An ability to work with and around potentially hazardous materials and have training in the safe handling of chemicals and equipment.


Must be able to work safely in laboratory settings including semiconductor processing, device testing, and clean room facilities.


AS, BS, MS in a technical field plus 2+ year's direct FIB/SEM/STEM experience.


U.S. Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Must be able to work flexible hours.


The base salary range for this full-time position is $87,000 - $145,000 + bonus + benefits.

Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range during the hiring process. Please note that the compensation details listed reflect the base salary only, and do not include potential bonus or benefits.

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our Regular/Full Time benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.

HRL Laboratories is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training or promoting, on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, age, U.S. military or protected veteran status, union membership, or political affiliation. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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