Research / Senior Research Technician, Electronics assembly and manufacturing

Are you interested in electronics assembly and manufacturing and looking for a new job opportunity in the field? Would you like to work at the interface of 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 organizations in Europe. What unites us at VTT are the curiosity, passion for learning, and devotion to finding solutions to global challenges and answers to our customers’ needs. Our cross-disciplinary community of over 2000 brilliant minds is focused on creating impact through science-based innovation. Get to know us further by exploring VTT’s research infra through VTT World.

We are looking for a Research or Senior Research Technician in electronics assembly and manufacturing in Oulu

You would be working in the assembly processes in close collaboration with the other cleanroom process technicians and engineers and with researchers developing our key technologies. Our Photonics and RF Integration team does research and development of advanced micromodules for various applications including communications, sensing, medical, defense and space. Our versatile manufacturing, assembly and packaging processes are in VTT’s cleanroom facility in Oulu. We participate in ambitious international research activities in the fields of millimetre-wave devices, microsystems and photonics solutions, and we serve our customer companies worldwide by developing and manufacturing photonics and microwave devices. We now wish to strengthen our capabilities in bonding processes and possibly in other assembly and packaging processes.

Read more about our research:

Your responsibilities as a technician:

  • Various bonding and other assembly work in the cleanroom
  • Planning, development and optimization of the processes, together with your colleagues
  • Measurements of the assembly results
  • Improvement of quality and yield of the assembly processes
  • Communicating, documenting and problem solving

Who are we looking for?

  • Strong experience in die bonding, wire bonding and flip-chip bonding
  • Expertise in various assembly and packaging processes, such as, soldering, glueing, sealing, encapsulation, dicing, etc. and related fabrication, measurement and imaging techniques
  • Expertise in R&D and cleanroom processes

As a person, you:

  • Are willing and able to do work requiring patience, precision and meticulousness. You are steady-handed and able to use microscopes.
  • Enjoy working hands-on with can-do attitude.
  • Are focused, systematic and hardworking. You strive for excellent results but also prioritize and make pragmatic choices.
  • Are eager to work with new topics with open-minded and curious attitude. You also have the ability and patience to tolerate uncertainty and unexpected outcomes.
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively. You contribute to a positive team spirit and prioritize the needs of the team high.

What we offer you:

  • 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 real, positive impact. Read more about our strategy – the path of exponential hope.
  • 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 over 10 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. Read more about our organisational culture as the builder of the world's most meaningful place to work.
  • Support for your well-being. Our people are our main asset, so we take good care of them. We aim to nurture great 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 programmes and trainings on cognitive ergonomics.

Apply now and join our community of brilliant minds!

Please send your CV and application with your salary request via our recruitment system as soon as possible but at the latest by 2nd June 2024. We will process applications as they come in, and fill in the position as soon as we find the right candidate.  

Interested and want to hear more?

For further information, please contact Research Team Leader Mikko Karppinen, (+358407660310)

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Employment type: full-time, permament


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 in cutting-edge research and science-based results. VTT is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together.

VTT – beyond the obvious.

Location: Kaitoväylä 1

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