Senior Engineer

Dallas, Texas
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
Oct 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Senior Engineer supports the activities in the instructional and research labs of the Electrical Engineering Department, including the Cleanroom. This position works with faculty and students on research and instructional projects, including the purchase of materials and supplies.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversee and schedule the maintenance and repair of equipment in both the instructional and research EE labs. Develop semiconductor processes, implement those processes, update & install new equipment in the Cleanroom, research labs, and instructional labs. Work with faculty and students to ensure proper lab safety and processes are followed.
  • Purchase, stock, and issue equipment, electronic components and lab supplies to students for numerous instructional courses & some research activities in the instructional labs, research labs, and the Cleanroom.
  • Provide expert guidance and contribute to research projects for a broad group of research active faculty.
  • Direct overall and day to day operations of the Cleanroom/Semiconductor Processing Lab. Train TAs in the proper use of chemicals, processing equipment, safety equipment, and lab procedures in the Cleanroom and other research labs.
  • Safety training for laboratory users. Interface with Risk Management to maintain and improve lab safety throughout the building 

  Qualifications   Education and Experience:

A Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in Engineering and/or related field. 

A minimum of five years of work experience is required. 

Multi-year experience of silicon and compound semiconductor processing is also required. Background of semiconductor processing equipment (use and repair) is essential. Experience with goal-oriented customers is a plus. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Candidate must have a thorough understanding of silicon and III-V semiconductor processes (photolithographic procedures, deposition techniques, etching processes (wet and dry etches), and thermal related processes). Must also have the ability to develop processes and train graduate and undergraduate students, as well as lab users, on use of those processes and safety procedures on projects and grants. 

Candidate must be able to document equipment use, cleanroom costs and revenue, and process invoices related to cleanroom use. Must have a basic understanding of analog and digital components and circuits. Vacuum system repair experience is essential. 

Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills to effectively interact with a wide range of constituencies. Must also demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing. A strong customer service orientation is essential. 

Candidate must possess strong time-management, organizational and planning skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks. A strong focus on attention to detail is essential 

Candidate must possess strong problem-solving skills with the ability to be resourceful, proactive and seek assistance as needed. Strong project management skills are essential. 
A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office is required.


Physical/Environmental Demands:

  • Bend, squat, stand
  • Reach above shoulders
  • Handle objects (dexterity)
  • Push/pull
  • Carry/lift 25 - over 50 lbs.
  • Kneel
  • Work in confined quarters

Deadline to Apply:

The position is open until filled.

EEO Statement:

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