Lab Equipment Engineer – R&D / New Product Development

Job details

Location: Singapore
Job Type: Permanent
Reference: ENG/MW/LEE/100718C
Posted: 12 months ago
Consultant: Michael Wilkshire
Consultant Email: email Michael
Consultant Phone:

Job description


The Lab Equipment Engineer will be expected to provide technical expertise in engineering activities by specifying and maintaining the lab infrastructure to support product development in a semiconductor plasma processing facility. You will provide innovative solutions and recommendations to enhance equipment features to meet new development requirements. This position requires knowledge semiconductor vacuum systems and proper speciality gas handling. Additionally you will also support development in performing testing of plasma processing systems.



  • Able to work with diagrams, written and verbal descriptions, layouts or schematics to build and maintain vacuum equipment to handle semiconductor and toxic gas processing.

  • Perform testing and trouble-shooting on equipment

  • Performs operational test and fault isolation on systems and equipment. Assists in determining methods or actions to remedy malfunctions.

  • Assists in the design, construction, test, and calibration of equipment.

  • Maintain proper function of vacuum pumps, gas handling and storage, gas scrubbing, pressure measurement and gas delivery systems.

  • Ability to acquire and specify vacuum processing equipment, working with vendors to achieve cost-effective solutions for pumps, scrubbers, piping, MFC’s, valving, pressure measurement and safety systems.

  • Develop and maintain proper documentations and procedures for equipment operation.

  • Coordinate with contractors for all equipment hook up activities

  • Devise proper corrective maintenance (CM) and preventive maintenance (PM) for improved equipment reliability.

  • Familiar with local regulations on toxic gas handling.

  • Hands-on ability to build, test and maintain equipment.

  • Design and execute controlled experiments (including DOEs) in support of engineering needs.

  • Perform scripting and/or programming of vacuum processing control systems.

  • Performs support functions for development including documentation and procurement.

  • Work with other engineering teams in Asia and the US.



  • Must have previous experience of working in a lab and/or manufacturing/service facilities.



  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in a plasma processing environment, semiconductor experience preferred.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Must have strong electro-mechanical problem-solving attributes.

  • Able to operate and maintain a variety of electrical and vacuum process instrumentation such as flow controllers, pressure gauges, gas monitoring, pumping systems and oscilloscopes.

  • Knowledge of facility/lab requirements related to ventilation, exhaust, gas handling, cooling water, etc.

  • Ability to link equipment through control systems for automated and manual operations of vacuum equipment, gas handling and toxic gas monitoring.



  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Science. Or Diploma in Engineering with at least 5 year(s) relevant experience


NB: Candidates must be currently based in Singapore & eligible to work in Singapore



This is an exciting opportunity to work for US based MNC & to get in on the ground floor of what will be a rapidly expanding business unit with career path.


Only successful candidates will be notified.

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