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Engineer, Cleanroom

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Facilities Management

Posting Number: req7783

Department: RII Core Facilities

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Research, Innovation & Impact's Core Facilities at the University of Arizona is in search of an experienced Cleanroom Engineer (R&D Engineer/Scientist III). This Cleanroom Engineer will support the day-to-day operations of the NanoFab. This will entail repairing and performing preventative maintenance on process and facilities equipment. This person will also be responsible for new user training on equipment as well as to assist in process development for user research projects.

The ideal candidate will possess experience working specifically with Tempress CVD tools and AGS RIE tools. They will also be self motivated to address down equipment by immediately solving the issue as to why the tool is down and repair it as soon as possible. The ideal candidate will also have experience in training students with no prior cleanroom or process experience on safe practices and good processing practices.

Core Facilities

The University of Arizona is home to a host of research resources called core facilities or cores-highly specialized testbed facilities available for use by faculty, students, and scientists in government and industry. The core facilities provides users with access not only to the latest instrumentation, but also to experienced staff with expertise in designing and conducting experiments and analyzing data.

Our core facilities are:

Unique: Capabilities are not available elsewhere on campus and, in many cases, within the region

Enabling: Open to a broad range of research, fostering a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration

Accessible: In centralized locations to make them equally accessible to all users

Sustainable: Generally recover their cost, or a portion of their cost, by charging user fees

UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life
insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays;
UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members;
state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural
activities; and more!

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Employee COVID-19 Vaccine

All University employees, including student workers and graduate
assistants/associates, must verify that they are fully vaccinated for
COVID-19, unless they have been granted a religious or disability/medical

Duties & Responsibilities

Duties & responsibilities:

  • Support and train users on process equipment. New student users are trained weekly on various equipment and each student must be trained to operate the equipment safely. Typically, these users have no experience with operating the equipment, so extensive training must be provided in operation and safe use.
  • Maintain cleanroom equipment and facilities, including DI water system and waste water treatment system. With 30+ individual pieces of equipment and a self contained water treatment system, the cleanroom engineer will be responsible for ensuring that all equipment is maintained in both a preventative and responsive way, in order to keep the equipment available for research use.
  • Oversee the installation, modification, upgrade and maintenance of process and facilities equipment, with special attention given to the Tempress LPCVD and AGS RIE systems.
  • Oversee the installation, modification, upgrade and maintenance of process and facilities equipment, with special attention given to the Tempress LPCVD and AGS RIE systems.
  • Defining and writing training documents and preventative maintenance schedules
  • Evaluating, selecting and ordering equipment that is most appropriate and cost effective for the research activities in a university research center.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, skills & abilities:

  • Knowledge of cleanroom environment is essential, including DI water systems, water neutralization systems, exhaust systems, toxic gas monitoring systems.
  • Demonstrated skill working with Tempress LPCVD Furnace is essential.
  • Demonstrated skill working with AGS reactive ion etcher is essential.
  • Ability to work with many different users and to provide complete and safe training to new users.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.

Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in a university cleanroom is required.

Preferred Qualifications

10+ years experience working on a cleanroom environment.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: up to $85,000

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Research Engineering

Job Function


Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Greg Book

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume, Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special Instructions to Applicant

Applicant: Please be prepared to attach a document with your application materials that details experience with Tempress LPCVD and AGS RIE equipment.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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