- Individual research responsibilities
- Identify and procure “off the shelf” parts for the deposition machines.
- Identify parts that need to be custom-made. Estimate time, costs and specs of outsourcing vs. internal manufacturing.
- Construct structural parts of the deposition systems.
- Machine in-house parts of the machines, outsource others to external manufacturers, and coordinate with them. Program CNC machines, both in-house and external.
- Responsibilities as a team member
- Contribute to CAD designs and to writing specification documents, in collaboration with the HTS mechanical engineer.
- Offer and receive feedback to/from other HTS team-members about essential requirements and desirable features for the PVD, CVD and other machines, e.g. regarding their mechanical, electrical, magnetic, vacuum, chemical, corrosion-resistance and thermal properties. Strive to integrate them in the machines or invent alternative solutions.
- Machine parts required to meet other needs -beside PVD and CVD- in the HTS, Fusion Engineering and Liquid Metals groups. Examples include machines and devices for prototyping, manufacturing, mechanical tests, film characterization and high-field, low-temperature experiments.
- Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related field
- 3+ years of experience in machining mechanical parts
- 1+ Experience with SolidWorks
- Ability and drive to engage with a team of scientists and engineers, understand complex descriptions and needs, and ability to translate them into technical requirements and “on time, on budget, on specs” designs.
- Organizational and problem-solving skills, attention to detail and will to learn.
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
- Experience in the semiconductor and/or superconductor industry.
- Experience in machining or operating physical and/or chemical deposition machines.