Hardware Engineer TEM

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As a Hardware Engineer in the microscopy, SEM, TEM group, you’ll help us ensure improvement and optimization of the uptime of tools. You ensure that recurring problems with high impact are handled with priority such that all users can fine-tune innovative processes for tomorrow’s chips. We go smaller than you’ve ever seen!

What you will do

Join our cutting-edge semiconductor technology and systems (STS) unit as a Hardware Engineer and help us revolutionize the industry! As a member of our ELMiC group (Electron Microscopy and Characterization), you will play a key role in advancing our electron microscopy inspection techniques, which are critical to characterizing processes and materials at the wafer level. 

  • As the Hardware Engineer of all SEM- and TEM tools, you are responsible to maintain the tools (preparation + maintenance + qualification):  
    • You are responsible to set and maintain smart Preventive Maintenance schedule. 
    • You collect all required material and ensure maintenance of the tools are done (by tool OEMs). 
    • You proactively ensure maintenance of the supporting-tools (pumps, chillers,..).
    • You ensure availability of materials needed for PM and CMs.
    • You maintain stock for essential parts needed for PM and CMs.
    • You do hands-on (hardware/network/Basic ICT – backup mgt) PM/CM for SEMTEM tools that are outside warranty.
    • You ensure Green to Green performance for planned PMs.
    • You log all actions in the MES and other used platforms.
  • As a daily tool user/owner in the clean room and the lab, you report tool issues to our OEM and engineering experts.  
  • You come up with improvement ideas to smoothen the work.

With your contributions, we will achieve our targets and help shape the future of the industry. 

What we do for you

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will define the society of tomorrow.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer ( and proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. In everything we do, your future colleagues are guided by the imec values of passion, excellence, connectedness and integrity. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth.  

We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits.  

Who you are

  • Preferable you have a bachelor’s degree.
  • Hands-on experience with maintenance in the semiconductor industry is a great plus. 
  • Strong planning skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Excellent multitasking and prioritization abilities. 
  • Communicative team player with fluent English language skills. 
  • Willingness to work in a shift system (early/late and 1 weekend out of 4). 

Join our team and take the first step towards an exciting career with imec!

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Hardware Engineer TEM
Kapeldreef 75 Leuven, Belgium
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