Silicon Austria Labs (SAL)

Cleanroom Process Engineer - Plasma Etch (f/m/d)

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  • Develop new and maintain/calibrate existing plasma etching processes for various materials: Silicon, metals, III-V semiconductors, piezo thin films and dielectric layers, polymers
  • Perform characterization: SEM, AFM, Profilometry, Reflectometry, Ellipsometry and experimental data analysis
  • Active participation in the design of experiments for new process definition
  • Process flows definition, review and plasma processes integration
  • Statistical process control (SPC)
  • Work hands-on with interdisciplinary teams (maintenance, facility, …)
  • Documentation of standard operating procedures (SOPs), reports and cleanroom documentation
  • Knowledge of other plasma based processes is a plus (PECVD, PEALD, ...)


  • Master / PhD in relevant Engineering field
  • Already several years of relevant working experience
  • Solid understanding of plasma chemistry and material science
  • Experience in MEMS fabrication is an advantage
  • A good team player with effective communication skills
  • Proficiency in English.
  • German is a plus


  • Diversified research activities with plenty of interesting technical challenges.
  • State-of-the-art lab facilities and instruments.
  • Internal and external training opportunities for further development.
  • Home Office possible.
  • € 4 per day food allowance in restaurants or € 2 per day in supermarkets.
  • Family & kids friendly.
  • Free coffee/milk/tea & fresh fruits.

This position is subject to the Collective Agreement for employees in non-university research (Research CA) starting in occupational group E (E3 salary = EUR 3804, paid 14 times a year). For this position we offer competitive salaries and additional benefits based on your experience and qualifications, starting with a minimum salary of EUR 61.000 (annual, based on an All-in contract and bonus).  


The Process engineer will work in ISO 5 cleanroom environment using state of the art micro-/ nanofabrication equipment and characterization tools in the field of Plasma etching and CVD.

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Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) is a top research center for Electronic Based Systems (EBS). At three locations (Graz, Villach, Linz), SAL is conducting research along the entire EBS value chain in the areas of sensor systems, power electronics, RF (radiofrequency) systems, system integration and embedded systems to develop future-oriented solutions for industrial production, health, energy, mobility, safety and more. SAL brings together key players from industry, science and research and thus valuable expertise and know-how and conducts cooperative, application-oriented research along the value chain. Cooperative projects are co-financed by SAL and enable a fast and unbureaucratic project start. SAL is thus shaping the high-tech location Austria and Europe and developing the future  

Innovation is our top priority and so are our employees. We are a family-friendly company and support the compatibility of work and family as much as possible. That is why we have been awarded the Work and Family Certificate until 2023. But we are constantly working on new measures to offer our employees an environment where they feel good, healthy and motivated. 
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Cleanroom Process Engineer - Plasma Etch (f/m/d)
Inffeldgasse 33 Graz, Austria
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