Silicon Austria Labs (SAL)

Cleanroom Process Engineer - Wet Processing (f/m/d)

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The process engineer will work in ISO 4/5 cleanroom environment using state of the art micro-/ nanofabrication equipment and characterization tools in the field of wet processing (wet benches and stand-alone, wet clean/etch, ,electrochemical deposition, and CMP process equipment). 

Future tasks include: 

  • Process development in the fields of wet processing (Clean/Etch), electrochemical deposition /CMP for target applications in MEMS and microfabrication
  • Process test and procedure design
  • Process validation and characterization including documentation
  • Develop and implement metrology/monitoring methods to measure equipment health and process performance data (eg: SPC chart)
  • Use of characterization techniques SEM, AFM, Profilometry, experimental data analysis
  • Work hands-on with interdisciplinary teams (maintenance, facility, …)
  • Sample processing for research projects internal/external
  • Experience with trouble shooting and fingerprint of equipment
  • Documentation of standard operating procedures (SOPs), reports and cleanroom documentation


  • Bachelor / Master / PhD in Chemical Engineering or relevant Engineering field
  • Several years of experience in the cleanroom in one of these fields: wet etch/clean, electrochemical deposition or CMP process
  • Process test design capability
  • Hands on metrology and characterization
  • Solid knowledge and working behavior according to health and safety regulations
  • Experience in MEMS fabrication is an advantage
  • Chemical handling and management experience is a plus
  • Proficiency in English. German is an asset
  • A good team player with effective communication skills


  • 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 3.804, 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).

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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 - Wet Processing (f/m/d)
Inffeldgasse 33 Graz, Austria
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