Process Engineer/Senior Process Engineer, Lithography

Are you interested in microelectronics process development especially in the lithography area and looking for a new job opportunity in the field? Would you like to develop innovative technology with superb colleagues who are top experts in their field? Do you want to work at the interface of the academy and industry? Are you enthusiastic about working with fascinating projects in state-of-the-art research facilities? VTT might be just the place for you.

VTT is one of the leading applied research organisations in Europe. What unites us are curiosity, a passion for learning, and a purpose: to solve the biggest challenges of our time and turn them into sustainable growth and well-being. Our cross-disciplinary community of over 2000 brilliant minds focuses on creating impact through science-based innovation. In recent years, we have created ground-breaking innovations such as the world's fastest and most accurate radiation detector, a cancer-sniffing sensor device for smartphones, and a headphone set entirely made of microbial materials. Get to know us further by exploring VTT's research infra at VTT World

We are now looking for a Process Engineer/Senior Process Engineer to join our Fab Operations team!

You are responsible for critical process parameters such as process capability, process window and yield optimization. You create and control standard process recipes and modules as well as implement quality control procedures for the processes. You will handle monitoring, design rules and characterization of the process and take the responsibility for the tool instructions, training and investments.

In this versatile role, you will work with specific projects as well as develop the equipment capabilities in the entire fab. You will develop new processes in close collaboration with research scientists and process integrators developing new devices and technology platforms. You support cleanroom operators and other equipment users and collaborate closely with tool maintenance, operations and quality assurance teams.

Who we are looking for:

Ideally, you have a degree in physics/chemistry/materials/engineering and experience working in lithography engineering/research role in a semiconductor/microelectronics fab or otherwise acquired equivalent expertise. You have an understanding of lithography processes and general knowledge of microsystem manufacturing processes. You have worked closely on projects that have demanding requirements for quality and traceability. 

You have some relevant work experience in

  • lithography area including understanding of process parameters and their effect on device properties
  • line width and resist thickness characterization methods
  • statistical methods
  • working in either R&D or commercial microelectronics field.

In addition, we consider the following skills and backgrounds as clear assets

  • background in materials science, physics and chemistry 
  • skills in electrical engineering
  • experience and knowledge of LEAN and Six Sigma methods

As a person, we hope that you are:

As a person, you are systematic, precise and patient. You demonstrate strong analytical and practical problem-solving skills and communicate clearly within the organization. The working language is English, and good knowledge of Finnish is a clear asset.

With VTT, you’ll enjoy:

  • Visionary work in technology. We offer positions at the cutting-edge of technology and engineering, from next-generation microelectronics and quantum technology to automation and robotics, energy systems, and more. Our research agenda is dedicated to creating sustainable growth by solving systemic and technological challenges, so your work will go towards creating a real, positive impact. Read more about our strategy – the path of exponential hope.
  • Fascinating projects, excellent research environment. Our researchers get to work on a combination of cutting-edge academic research and applied customer projects locally and internationally. At VTT, you'll have state-of-the-art research facilities, such as Micronova, the Finnish research infrastructure for micro-, nano-, and quantum technologies.  
  • Great career opportunities, superb colleagues. At VTT, excellence in research is a strategic priority. We offer long-term positions and stable career paths in top-level research. People tend to stay with us for over ten years since there are always new roles and responsibilities to grow into. Collaborating in a cross-disciplinary community with superb colleagues is a source of learning, inspiration, and fun.
  • Support for your well-being. Our people are our main asset, so we take good care of them. We aim to nurture excellent team spirit and leadership and offer versatile well-being services to enable a good work-life balance. On top of 6 weeks of paid holidays, we offer exercise and culture benefits, hobby clubs, and voluntary well-being services such as meditation and cognitive ergonomics training.

Apply now and join our community of brilliant minds!

Please send your CV and application with your salary request via our recruitment system, at the latest by Tue 19th July 2022. We will process applications as they come in. Interviews will begin in early August.

Interested and want to know more?

Contact Heini Saloniemi - Process Engineering Manager for more information 30.6. or 12.7. at 12-13 o'clock by phone at +358 40 733 4719.  

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Employment type: Full-time, Permanent


VTT is a visionary research, development and innovation partner. We drive sustainable growth and tackle the biggest global challenges of our time and turn them into growth opportunities. We go beyond the obvious to help the society and companies to grow through technological innovations. We have 80 years of experience of top-level research and science-based results. VTT is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together.

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