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University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on September 7, 2019
Req #: 169462
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 07/08/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.  

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for five consecutive years. 

The College of Engineering has an outstanding opportunity for an Equipment Manager.  

The Equipment Manager will be responsible for the development and support of facility user projects, nanofabrication process development, and overseeing equipment maintenance and support.

• Work with other facility staff and users to develop, characterize, document and report nanofabrication processes within the user facility.
• Execute and document processing project activities for remote and local facility users
• Work directly with local researchers, including university staff and students as well as industrial users, to support their nanofabrication research needs through process development, as well as equipment and processing training and support.
• Evaluate the feasibility of proposed projects by facility users and develop alternative solutions
• Assume primary responsibility for several pieces of complex equipment used in nanofabrication, including but not limited to photolithography, dry etching, thin-film deposition, Back-End-Of-Line (BEOL), and inspection and analysis. Responsibilities of tool ownership include preventative maintenance, system documentation and training, and user support.
• Establish performance requirements for nanofabrication processes and evaluate performance metrics
• Lead and mentor maintenance staff members. Be cross-trained and provide secondary support on other equipment in the cleanroom
• Establish and maintain a critical spare parts inventory and preventative maintenance schedule.
• Lead or assist in capital equipment acquisition planning and coordination of vendor activities.
• Maintain equipment performance and facilities infrastructure utilization data.
• Other duties as assigned.
Work will be primarily within the Fluke Hall cleanroom facility, and will involve hands-on work with complex processing equipment, delicate samples, chemicals, compressed gasses.

• Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering or equivalent years of experience may be considered.
• At least 5 years working experience with micro and nanofabrication equipment, preferably in a multi-user, multi-disciplinary research-oriented facility.
• Significant experience working in a cleanroom environment
• Working knowledge of vacuum systems
• Working knowledge of hazardous materials handling and emergency response procedures.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

• Nanofabrication experience including both process development and equipment maintenance including high vacuum systems.
• Experience with a wide range of nanofabrication processes desired, including chemical and physical vapor deposition, etch, lithography, metrology and inspection equipment
• Ability to plan and execute complex projects such as wafer processing projects, process development and characterization, or equipment installation planning
• Experience with Emergency Response Teams (ERTs) is preferred.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or