• Sr. Scientist Ceramics

    Job Location US-MA-Bedford
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  • Company Overview and Values

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    The Role

    Specialty Coatings (SC) at the i2M Center for Advanced Material Science in Bedford, MA is looking for highly motivated, talented individuals for the position of Principal Scientist-Ceramics in the Innovation Group.

    In this role you will

    • New materials/coatings development: Leads special projects, develop plans and manages the activities for understanding of ceramics as it pertains to use in electrostatic chucks and deposition of coatings. Analyzes situations, implements solutions, or develops new system elements, procedures, processes. Recommends solutions to product enhancements to address future customer requirements. Works with ceramics manufacturing vendors to examine, evaluate, and test advanced ceramics to qualify for variety of internal applications.  Proves, applies and interprets scientific or engineering laws and theories. This includes planning, development, and implementation of experimentation for current and future product applications. Communicates plans for development and results internal and external to the organization. Coordinates internal communications with Applications Development, Engineering, Sales, Manufacturing and Management via plans, team meetings, and other written/oral communications.
    • Materials expertise: Leads the understanding of fundamental materials characteristics and attributes of ceramics for existing and new materials/coatings systems. Provides key technical support for presentations and resolution of complex customer problems. Identifies internal and external IP areas that fit within existing corporate guidelines. Serves as major contributor to IP development in alignment to business strategy. Communicates plans and results to all relevant departments and participates in customer based product knowledge sessions.
    • Lean Sigma: Focuses on key development processes to ensure that they are robust, repeatable and reliable using Six Sigma principles.
    • Overall Support and Quality Focus: Demonstrates willingness to complete miscellaneous tasks as assigned in order to support the overall organization. Participates in Entegris' continuous quality improvement process, health and safety requirements and dedication to customer satisfaction.

    Traits we believe make a strong candidate

    • Expert knowledge in materials characterization methodologies, such as SEM, EDAX, modulus and nano-hardness measurements, XRD, optical thin film thickness measurement, FTIR, TGA analysis, thin film stress measurments, etc.
    • In-depth knowledge of vacuum thin film deposition trechniques specifically relating to PVD
    • MS/Ph. D Degree in Ceramics Engineering/Materials Engineering or highly related field; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Generally 5+ years experience the field of ceramicsor related field.
    • In depth Knowledge of the microelectronics industry and knowledge of ceramics. Experience in ceramic machining and polishing processes is a plus

    Your success will be measured by

    • People and Teamwork: Candidate is expected to work in a team enviroment
    • Accountability, Integrity, and Trust: Key competencies that are basic requirements for emplyment at Entegris
    • Creativity and Innovation:This position is an R&D/technology which requires a great amount of creativity and innovative midset.
    • Dedication to Excellence: Candidate is expected to strive for the best and produce high quality results

    What we offer:

    Our total rewards package goes above and beyond just a paycheck. Whether you’re looking to build your career, improve your health, or protect your wealth, we offer generous benefits to help you achieve your goals.

    • Very Competitive total compensation plans.
    • A 401(K) plan to help you plan for your future with an impressive employer match that’s all yours- no vesting!
    • Great health, dental and vision insurance packages to fit your needs to ensure you’re happy and healthy.
    • A progressive PTO policy that empowers our employees to take the time they need to recharge!

    At Entegris we are committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants. Our policy is to recruit, hire, train, and reward employees for their individual abilities, achievements and experience without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, marital or military status.




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