Research Technician

Posted 18 Apr 2022

Tamaqua, Pennsylvania - United States

Req Id 245738



A career with EMD Electronics is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Electronics is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


Everything we do in EMD Electronics is to help us deliver on our purpose of being the company behind the companies, advancing digital living. We are dedicated to being the trusted supplier of high-tech materials, services and specialty chemicals for the electronics, automotive and cosmetics industries. We foster a global collaborative organization made up of individuals who have the passion to win, obsess about the customer, are relentlessly curious and act with urgency. Together, we push the boundaries of science to make more possible for our customers.


This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

Your Role:


This position is within Organometallics R&D group of Thin Film Solutions Business, located in Hometown, Pennsylvania.  You will work directly with the principal investigator to evaluate novel precursors for deposition of metal-containing films. You will operate and maintain semiconductor thin film deposition equipment and also be responsible for using standard thin film metrology to measure film properties.


  • Commitment to safety - following all safety protocols and procedures for safe operation of deposition tools
  • Develop process recipes using deposition tool software and execute test plans
  • Document experimental data and perform basic data analysis
  • Measure film properties
  • Preventative tool maintenance, troubleshooting and routine tool repairs
  • Participate in safety reviews, including updating P&ID


Who You Are:


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Associate degree in engineering or physical sciences


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or physical sciences
  • 3+ years experience with vacuum systems and/or thin film deposition tools
  • Experience with thin film deposition equipment and procedures using CVD, PECVD, ALD or PEALD techniques, including creating process recipes
  • Strong mechanical skills and mechanical attitude
  • Experience with thin film metrology techniques
  • Basic programing skills
  • Skills using Microsoft Excel or other similar programs to compile experimental operating parameters and large data sets
  • Interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Possess initiative and self-motivation   



What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!


Curious? Chat with one of our curious minds on our interactive Q&A platform and catch a glimpse of our people, values, and culture. You can also apply and find more information at
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If you are a resident of NYC, Connecticut or Colorado, you are eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday, for assistance.


The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.


As an employee of the Company, you will be required to comply with all of the Company’s COVID-19 safety protocols and policies. The organization has currently suspended enforcement of its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, but that policy may be reinstated by the Company in its discretion.

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