RF Engineer - (E5)

Applied Materials Phoenix , AZ 85002

Posted 2 months ago

General Profile: Recognized as a Process Power or Plasma expert within company/industry. Background in EE, Physics or similar. Anticipates internal and or external technical challenges and/or regulatory issues; originates design, analyses issues and recommends process, product or service improvements. Solves unique and complex technical problems that have a broad impact on the business. Contributes to the development of functional product design strategy. Leads project teams to achieve milestones and objectives. Progression to this level is typically restricted on the basis of business requirements.

Competencies: EE - Validate designs (4 - Subject Matter Expertise);EE - Test & validate modules (3 - Extensive Experience);EE - Select Components (3 - Extensive Experience);EE - Process Power (2 - Working Experience);EE - PCB Layout Team (3 - Extensive Experience);EE - Network Architecture (2 - Working Experience);EE - Grounding & Shielding (3 - Extensive Experience);EE - Electronic Packaging (3 - Extensive Experience);EE - Design configurable modules (4 - Subject Matter Expertise);EE - Design circuits (3 - Extensive Experience);EE - Design & maintain firmware (2 - Working Experience);EE - AC Power Systems (2 - Working Experience);Technical Documentation (4 - Subject Matter Expertise);DEfx Ergonomics Safety (3 - Extensive Experience);Project Management (3 - Extensive Experience);AMAT Product Development Life Cycle (3 - Extensive Experience);Accuracy & Attention to Detail (3 - Extensive Experience);Problem Solving (4 - Subject Matter Expertise);Innovation (0 - No Experience)

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement plasma generation and process power concepts for a wide range of applications in a significantly complex product portfolio

  • Technical lead and/or execute engineering projects and spearhead research and development of new technologies, as appropriate

  • Problem identification and troubleshooting a wide range of significantly complex engineering problems in existing designs

  • Specify and/or perform engineering analysis of significant complex scope

  • Interface with internal and external customers regarding significantly complex electrical issues to address customers High Value Problems (HVP) for a range of products

  • Independently generate product specifications, collaborate and manage vendors, and define OEM testing

  • Specify the development of design and/or modify engineering assemblies, layout/schematics and/or detailed drawings/specifications of significantly complex scope

  • Define, coordinate, perform and document engineering tests

  • Occasional travel to other company offices, vendor and customer sites

Functional Knowledge

  • Regarded as a technical expert in process power and its application to plasma processing, with associated track record of projects/products

  • Demonstrates in-depth and/or breadth of expertise in own discipline and broad knowledge of other disciplines related to the design of Semiconductor Capital Equipment Tools.

Business Expertise

  • Anticipates business and regulatory issues; recommends product, process or service improvements; Manages appropriate vendor partner relationships; Explains complex technical subjects to management, customers and partners


  • Leads projects with notable risk and complexity; develops the strategy for project execution

  • Provides engineering leadership with appropriate internal and external partners

Problem Solving

  • Solves unique and complex problems with broad impact on the business; requires conceptual and innovative thinking to develop solutions


  • Impacts the direction and resource allocation for program, project, product or services; works within general functional policies and industry guidelines

Interpersonal Skills

  • Demonstrated teamwork and communication skills

  • Communicates complex ideas, anticipates potential objections and persuades others, often at senior levels


  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in EE, Physics or similar






Years of Experience:

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Yes, 20% 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.

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