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Applied Materials Process Engineer III - (E3) in Santa Clara, California

Key Responsibilities

  1. Design, collect data, analyze and compile reports on a variety of difficult process engineering experiments, within safety guidelines

  2. Perform hardware characterization on a variety of difficult systems, within safety guidelines

  3. Troubleshoot a variety of complex problems, perform Root Cause Analysis and resolve a variety of difficult process engineering issues

  4. Generate internal and external documentation for products, presentations and technical reports

  5. Interact with customers to resolve a variety of difficult process engineering issues/problems with limited supervision

  6. Measure film properties and interpret data

  7. Identify, select and work with vendors and suppliers with limited supervision

  8. Implement new technology, products and analytical instrumentation

Functional Knowledge

  • Demonstrates conceptual and practical expertise in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines

Business Expertise

  • Has knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; is aware of the competition and the factors that differentiate them in the market


  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead small projects with manageable risks and resource requirements

Problem Solving

  • Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information


  • Impacts a range of customer, operational, project or service activities within own team and other related teams; works within broad guidelines and policies

Interpersonal Skills

  • Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus



Bachelor's Degree




Years of Experience:

4 - 7 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Yes, 10% 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.