A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline experience that directly relates to this position.
This position is in the Infrastructure group of the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility (LNF) which is part of the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan. This position will report to the LNF Director of Infrastructure. The following outlines the responsibilities of this position in more detail
The candidate is expected to become intimately familiar with the LNF building systems that include, but are not limited to:
Process chilled HOH,
Acid waste neutralization,
Additions to the LNF infrastructure that will improve the capabilities of the base build of the laboratory.
The candidate will prepare and participate in the commissioning of all LNF building systems and will establish a support structure for those systems once they become operational. This will include establishing an effective working relationship with the appropriate U-M facilities organizations to assure that the building is operating at peak efficiency in regard to its energy consumption as well as its delivery of facilities to the laboratories within.
The candidate will be responsible for the configuration and maintenance of a variety of software (and hardware) packages used in the facility for TGMS, video cameras, Lab Management System user interface, and process equipment interlocks.
Assist the LNF Director of Infrastructure by acting as a technical spokesperson for the LNF facilities and the operations of those facilities.
Actively participate and assist the LNF Director of Infrastructure in the planning of program and financial goals for the LNF, on both a technical and managerial level, and will be responsible for their timely achievement.
Interface with equipment and tool vendors which will demand a thorough, and preferably, expert knowledge of the technical details associated with both HVAC systems and laboratory instrumentation.
Establish and maintain contacts with peer institutions with similar facilities, to coordinate collaborations and mutual best known methods (BKMs) for operations of similar facilities.
Exhibit and mandate safe working and housekeeping practices. Foster teamwork and participate in team-building activities. Participate in Emergency Response Team training sessions, responses, and on-call rotation.
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline, with a minimum of five years of experience in semiconductor process facilities; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong demonstrated mechanical aptitude and excellent problem solving capabilities.
Excellent communications skills as well as strong interpersonal skills and ability to work alone or within a team environment.
Familiarity with AutoCad, MSExcel, MSWord, Google suite.
Ability to read and understand electrical and mechanical drawings for various systems and subsystems.
Experience with the facilities requirements of cleanroom processing equipment (vacuum, wet chemical processing, furnace, plasma, and photolithography systems).
Highly knowledgeable and direct experience in:
Design, operation, and maintenance of cleanroom facilities for semiconductor and materials fabrication, including air cleanliness, pressure balance, temperature stability, and humidity control.
HVAC, electric power, piping and plumbing systems, exhaust fans and machinery required to maintain building-wide supply of compressed air, house vacuum, and process cooling water systems
Cleanroom and laboratory safety systems, including hazardous gas detection, emergency response protocols (the candidate is expected to complete and pass, fit test and medical surveillance, in order to participate in the LNF Emergency Response Team), exhaust systems (toxic, corrosive, and heat), general abatement, spill control, fire detection and suppression,
Process-specific aspects of semiconductor and materials fabrication such as high purity piping systems for process gases (orbital welding), ultra pure DI water (fused PVDF systems), toxic gas storage, bulk gas delivery systems, hazardous waste treatment and abatement of effluent streams.
Experience in project management is desirable, including scheduling of renovation and maintenance workflows, as well as financial planning for new capital equipment and major maintenance.
Must have demonstrated maturity of judgment, goal-oriented project management experience, and a personality that will allow the candidate to function in a high-pressure, research-oriented yet disciplined environment that requires interactions and effective communication with a wide variety of constituents.
The actual title and salary for the position (Engineer in Research Senior or Engineer in Research Intermediate) will be determined based upon the candidate’s level of education and experience. Engineer in Research Senior ($75,000 - $85,000) Engineer in Research Intermediate ($60,000 - $75,000)
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