Research / Senior Research Technician, Fab Maintenance

Are you looking for a meaningful job where you can really make a difference?

VTT is one of the leading research organizations in Europe and we are operating the largest R&D cleanroom in the Nordic countries, located in Micronova premises, Espoo. We develop innovative enabling technologies and apply them to practical micro- and nanosystems. We work closely with global players in the microelectronics field, including demanding industrial partners. You can familiarize with us further by exploring VTT’s research infra through VTT World

We are looking for a maintenance technician for our cleanroom located in Otaniemi, Espoo

We are looking for a maintenance technician for our VTT Micronova cleanroom located in Otaniemi, Espoo, to be responsible for the maintenance of processing equipment. In the cleanroom, mainly silicon-based electronic components and future technologies are researched, developed and manufactured, for example, for new sensors and quantum components. We offer you a broad and challenging field of tasks in research and pilot production, as well as the opportunity to develop your expertise in a skilled maintenance team.

What your responsibilities would include?

The work includes maintenance of process equipment typical of the semiconductor industry. Your tasks include, among other things: maintenance, development, planning and implementation of equipment updates, and solving equipment problems for ion implanters, silicon wafer dicing equipment, and other process equipment. The work is mainly carried out in a cleanroom.

In addition to the diverse tasks of your own team, you will work closely with process engineers, operators and researchers in your area related to the use and possibilities of the equipment.

We expect from you

  • You have a suitable education in automation, electricity, machinery, or another technical field.
  • Knowledge of micro-packaging, silicon wafer dicing and vacuum technology as well as bonding processes.
  • Previous experience in cleanroom equipment maintenance is considered an advantage.
  • You are careful, precise, systematic and want to learn new things.
  • Your approach to work is active and independent, but you know how to and want to work in a team.
  • Your communication languages are Finnish and English.

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.
  • Fascinating projects, excellent research environment. With us, you get to work on a combination of cutting-edge academic research and applied customer projects, both locally and internationally. At VTT, you’ll have state-of-the-art research facilities at your disposal.  
  • 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.
  • 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.

Read more about our Tech & Infra and Micronova’s cleanroom

Interested and want to know more?

For more information about the position, please contact Manager, Fab Maintenance, Veikko Nikkanen via email ( ), or by phone on Mon-Fri at 3.00pm – 5.00pm o’clock, +358 400 262 206

Apply and join us!

Please send your application at the latest by 30th of May 2024. 

Job location: Micronova, Tietotie 3, Espoo

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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 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: Tietotie 3, Espoo

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