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Semiconductor Packaging Engineer
Reference #:21-3125
Open Date:5/19/2021
Location:Greenbelt, MD
US Citizenship Required:No
Job Description:

Science Systems and Applications, Inc (SSAI) is seeking a Semiconductor Packaging Engineer to support multiple ongoing spaceflight projects. The engineer will receive on-the-job-training on the specific silicon wafer processing techniques and equipment used in NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Detector Systems Branch facilities.

Specific duties for this position may include the following:

  • Working with advanced electronic or MEMS packaging and materials
  • Working with die attach, dicing, wire bonding, encapsulation, flip chip, and hermetic sealing, conductive epoxies, underfill, solders, encapsulates
  • Metrology and imaging of completed or in-process devices using a profilometer, optical microscope, SEM, or AFM
  • Awareness of encapsulation failures, e.g., water transport, diffusion processes, and galvanic and electrolytic corrosion
  • Working in a clean room environment and following good practices to maintain the clean room environment
  • Maintaining a high attention to detail, including the ability to precisely follow process instructions and to inspect and report results
  • Demonstrating excellent communication skills, including providing clear verbal and written communication and documentation of fabrication process results
  • Providing status reports to project team members, during informal and formal group meetings and via email
  • Displaying initiative and working independently on project tasks, while also working effectively with other project team members and with other laboratory team members to coordinate wafer processing, use of lab equipment, training on equipment, and/or to transfer knowledge of processing techniques
  • Managing time effectively to meet project deadlines
Required Qualifications:
  • B.S. or M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Material Science and 5+ years experience in industry or research laboratory environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
Desired Qualifications:
  • MS in either a Materials Science, Physics or Engineering field
  • Prior NASA or industry experience