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Applied Materials Process Engineer III (Doctorate) Plasma Etch in Gloucester, Massachusetts

Applied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale helps our customers – who make smartphones, supercomputers, virtual reality headsets, autonomous vehicles and more – transform their ideas into reality. Our innovations Make Possible® a Better Future.

Inside our company, we apply the idea of make possible as we work together. We value our people and teams who turn possibilities into reality by advancing our strategy, accomplishing great things and empowering others. We are deeply committed to fostering a Culture of Inclusion where every person knows they belong, feels empowered to bring their whole self to work, and is inspired to grow.

If you’re looking for a great place to grow your career, consider Applied Materials. With the data explosion and new investment in semiconductors, it’s an exciting place to be.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, collect data, analyze and compile reports on a variety of difficult process engineering experiments, within safety guidelines

  • Perform hardware characterization on a variety of difficult systems, within safety guidelines

  • Troubleshoot a variety of complex problems, perform Root Cause Analysis and resolve a variety of difficult process engineering issues

  • Generate internal and external documentation for products, presentations and technical reports

  • Interact with customers to resolve a variety of difficult process engineering issues/problems with limited supervision

  • Measure film properties and interpret data

  • Identify, select and work with vendors and suppliers with limited supervision

  • Implement new technology, products and analytical instrumentation


  • Graduating with an advanced degree or postdoc in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Nanotechnologies or related field

  • Demonstrable breadth of expertise in semiconductor technologies

  • Able to solve complex problems and take a new perspective on existing solutions

  • Ability to exercise judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information

  • Communicates complex ideas, anticipates potential objections and persuades others to adopt a different point of view

  • Multi-disciplinary team collaboration

  • Flexible and adaptable mindset

  • Thrive in a results-driven culture

  • Has an appetite to grow a career in the semiconductor industry

  • Plasma etch experience preferred

  • Self-directed working attitude for experiment design and problem solving

  • Timely outcome delivery is required for this job

  • Application development for the product development



Doctorate Degree (Required), Master's Degree (Required)




Years of Experience:

Up to 1 Year

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Yes, 10% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:


U.S. Salary Range:

$104,000.00 - $143,000.00

The salary offered to a selected candidate will be based on multiple factors including location, hire grade, job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and with consideration of internal equity of our current team members. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, candidates may be eligible for other forms of compensation such as participation in a bonus and a stock award program, as applicable.

For all sales roles, the posted salary range is the Target Total Cash (TTC) range for the role, which is the sum of base salary and target bonus amount at 100% goal achievement.

Applied Materials is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.