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Applied Materials Application Engineer IV - (E4) in Phoenix, Arizona

Key Responsibilities

  • Ownership of local metrology equipment and material characterization capability roadmap to support research and development activities.

  • Strong understanding of in-line and destructive film analysis techniques including but not limited to spectroscopic ellipsometry, x-ray fluorescence (XRF), x-ray diffraction (XRD), reflectometry, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) and tunneling electron microscopy (TEM).

  • Works closely with R&D scientists and engineers to evaluate material properties to aid in thin film development for advanced logic, memory and More than Moore (MtM) applications.

  • Evaluates new characterization techniques and works with vendors to maintain and optimize equipment to achieve best performance.

  • Primary interface with metrology equipment vendors for evaluation of new purchases. Manages service contracts and maintains statistical process control (SPC) of existing equipment including regular health checks and calibrations.

Successful candidates for this position will have:

  • M.S. degree in Material Science, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering or related discipline, Ph.D. strongly preferred.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the semiconductor industry characterizing thin film deposition

  • Must have in-depth understanding of customer technologies and critical gaps.

  • Technically leads difficult, complex application activities and team

  • Create and Leads the execution teams ß-sites, evaluation and demos at customers site, through high involvement in the SOW and commitment schedule

  • Interfaces with the customer regarding technical requirements analysis and schedule

  • Define/approve Product application support plans for installation

  • Create & Lead new methodologies in order to optimized system performance for specific application

  • Analysis, Develop and Transfer new application capabilities in the system envelope from product division to customer application support team

  • Lead customer Technical review meetings

Functional Knowledge

  • Demonstrates depth and/or breadth of expertise in own specialized discipline or field

Business Expertise

  • Interprets internal/external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services


  • May lead functional teams or projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity

Problem Solving

  • Leads others to solve complex problems; uses sophisticated analytical thought to exercise judgment and identify innovative solutions


  • Impacts the achievement of customer, operational, project or service objectives; work is guided by functional policies

Interpersonal Skills

  • Communicates difficult concepts and negotiates with others to adopt a different point of view



Bachelor's Degree




Years of Experience:

4 - 7 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Yes, 20% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:


Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Applied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.