Dow Chemical Semiconductor Plasma Etch Development and Research Engineer in Marlborough, Massachusetts

We are looking for a highly self-motivatedPlasma Etch Development and Research Engineerthat will be located atMarlborough, MAwho will focus on creativity, problem-solving, overcoming technical challenges by expanding technical knowledge, and developing new concepts and inventions. The successful candidate should work with R&D researchers and engineers closely and provide support on understanding plasma etch by applying etch chemistry, physics, processes, and process integration.


Provide technical ownership and innovative solutions to R&D and engineering on etch-related activities for new products and continuous improvement projects.

Apply plasma physics, plasma chemistry, dry etch theories, process methods and research techniques to the investigation, troubleshooting, and resolution of technical problems.

Work with etch process engineer to develop new or modified processes to support material development and screen.

Interact directly with internal and external customers, provide design of experiment, SPC techniques, and data analysis skills to determine appropriate limits and variables for process optimization and material specifications.

Interact with external vendors for new process and equipment demonstrations and evaluation.

Perform process and capability studies to ensure that key parameters are identified, monitored, and controlled.


  • MS or PhD in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering or other related engineering.

  • With 5 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, plasma physics and chemistry or relevant PhD work.

  • Able to travel Domestically and Internationally

Preferred Requirements:

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills with an ongoing innovation mindset.

  • Understanding of integrated metrology techniques.

  • Experience in design of experiment, statistical analysis, and process control, including strong data analysis skills Hands-on experience in etch processing equipment such as AMAT, LAM and TEL highly preferred.

  • Fab Litho experience, Photoresist chemistry, and process control knowledge are all positive additional criteria for consideration.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at:

Dow Offers:

  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits

  • An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company

  • Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings

  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment

  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth

  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world

  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

  • Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at:, you may call us at 1 800-523-3945 and select Option 1, or send a facsimile request to 1 989-636-3674.


Semiconductor Plasma Etch Development and Research Engineer



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