Process Engineer Dry Etch, Strip & Implant

Leuven - Engineers
More than two weeks ago

As Process Engineer Dry Etch, Strip & Implant you will be responsible for the standard dry etch, strip and implant processes and tools.

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Process Engineer Dry Etch, Strip & Implant


​Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.  

As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. All of these particular traits make imec to be a top-class employer. To strengthen this position as a leading player in our field, we are looking for those passionate talents that make the difference!

The job

You will be a member of the Dry Etch Strip and Implant Engineering team. This team is responsible for the standard dry etch, strip and implant processes and tools, and follows up processes under evaluation/validation for upscaling. Besides the follow up, also processes for new applications in the area of CMORE (MEMS, actuators, sensors, etc..) and Core CMOS are set up, based on existing building blocks. You will effectively operate the tool and handle first line troubleshooting, be able to recognize the need to interact with internal customers and suppliers depending on quality event types. You will evaluate impact of tool/recipe settings and parts on process performance. You will perform advanced problem solving by consistently applying methodology. You will report periodically on engineering and development activities and projects.

After receiving an intensive on-the-job training, you will be responsible for process qualification, process stability, process improvements, problem prevention and for the introduction of new processes. You will work in a dynamic multidisciplinary and multicultural environment in close cooperation with Researchers, Hardware Engineers, Operations, Industry Assignees, Device and Process Experts.

As Process Engineer you will work in a shift system (early/late and 1 weekend out of 3).


You have a Master’s degree in Industrial Sciences in Electronics or a Master’s degree of Science in Chemistry, Physics, or equal by experience and display strong engineering skills and mindset. Ideally you have ca. 5 years of experience in process engineering. You like to work autonomously, well organized, with a good attention to detail and set high standards for quality. As you will work in cross functional teams, strong communication and reporting skills are required. You are a team player with a strong drive to share your experience and knowledge with colleagues. You strive to document and report your work to the highest quality standards. You are able to adapt to changing priorities. You have a methodical and logical approach to problem diagnosis and resolution. Given the international character of imec, fluency in English is a must.       


In exchange for your talent, passion and expertise, you will join a multicultural and high-tech company, with challenges there for the taking. Our flexible, progressive and informal working environment offers you a range of possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. This is your opportunity to contribute to the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow. imec supports and guides you in this process; not only with words but with concrete actions. Through imecAcademy, 'our corporate university', we are actively investing in the further development of all our employees to assure their technical and personal growth. Your valuable contribution and that of your colleagues make imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of an attractive and competitive salary with many fringe benefits.  

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