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Thermo Fisher Scientific Systems Engineer in Hillsboro, Oregon

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When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $22 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

This Systems Engineer opportunity is a part of the Materials and Structural Analysis Semiconductor Business Unit located in Hillsboro, OR. We focus on providing root cause analysis and metrology solutions to the semiconductor market to help our customers develop and ramp to production their most advanced integrated circuits. Our Hillsboro site produces world class electron microscope systems and core technology used by scientists and engineers to drive innovation around the globe. Our products have been instrumental in Nobel prize winning at discoveries, have been highlighted by National Geographic at , and were awarded Gold at the Edison awards. You will join a growing team committed to collaboration, continuous improvement, and development of you as a person.

How will you make an impact?

Our Product Quality Assurance (PQA) Engineering team is responsible for system integration, test and quality, including requirement definition, system integration, performance testing, reliability modeling, and verification that the implementation meets application and market needs.

This role is responsible for integrating work from the New Product Development (NPD) agile teams into the system and process for Large Dual Beam (LDB) systems. This person will be leading the coordination of the product development team, at the integration level. Facilitating the electro-mechanical integration and proving software functionality required for the automated LDB system to meet application requirements. This person will ensure that the processes are appropriately characterized and controlled, championing quality from project inception to completion. This is an exciting opportunity and offers potential for growth.

In this position, you will join a team developing the preeminent innovative wafer-to-atomic information workflows, enabling our semiconductor customers to make timely decisions. By accelerating the information age, you will be helping make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

What will you do?

  • Inspire the development team to build quality and reliability into the design and development of new products

  • Develop improvements to project flows that adds meaningful value and efficiency to our processes

  • Responsible for key aspects of system integration and qualification working hands-on with complex prototype electro-mechanical systems

  • Evaluate system and automated processes through testing and data-driven analysis, determining appropriate control limits and variables for specifications

  • Support the characterization of system performance of automated Large Dual Beam (LDB) microscope system using statistical analysis, design of experiment (DOE) and statistical process control (SPC)

  • Optimize the alignment and maintenance strategies

  • Work with a variety of technologies including SEM, FIB, HVPS, vacuum, gas chemistry, detectors, optics, robots, electro-mechanical systems and pneumatics

  • Document to the project team the test strategy and report on progress for each part of the system under development

  • Develop and document the instructions to integrate and calibrate new modules, systems and features

How will you get here?


  • Bachelors degree Engineering, Science, Technology, or Math (STEM) discipline (Electrical Engineering and Controls Engineering preferred). Master’s degree preferred.


  • 5-7 years meaningful experience developing high performance electro-mechanical systems or subsystems used in semiconductor capital equipment or related industries

  • 2 + years as a lead role in new product introduction

  • Some component of the experience ideally would involve a quality role, reporting or modelling system reliability

  • Hands-on capability to integrate, test and troubleshoot electro-mechanical systems

  • Proven capability to learn new technologies

  • Strong analytical perspective with the ability to demonstrate practical decision making

  • Ability for proactive, result-oriented performance, priority and time management

  • Aptitude and desire to apply systems engineering principles and science-based innovation to a wide range of cross-cutting problems

  • Proficiency in aligning and maintaining SEM equipment

  • Familiarity with Building PC equipment, operating systems and networking

  • Proficiency applying a scripting language to produce a desired automated functionality

  • Experience applying six sigma and performing statistical analysis and modeling is preferred

  • Experience with laboratory instrumentation, electronics, and electromechanical systems

  • Knowledge of specifying, verifying and reporting system reliability growth modeling; Weilbull analysis is preferred

  • Knowledge of statistical analysis and modeling using DOE and SPC is preferred

  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally as needed (20% maximum)

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.