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Semiconductor Applications Engineer

Department: US Sales
Location: Home Office, AZ

Company Overview

INFICON is a growing, global, leading provider of innovative technologies that enhances productivity and quality in sophisticated industrial processes. The products provided by INFICON are world-class instruments for gas analysis, measurement, and control and are vital to manufacturers and end-users. INFICON is headquartered in Switzerland and has world-class manufacturing facilities in Europe, the United States and China with subsidiaries located throughout the world. 

In this role, you will perform deployment and application support for INFICON Semiconductor products focusing on our FabGuard Software Platform but also includes our broad range of Sensors and Leak Checkers at a large semiconductor manufacturing facility in the OCOTILLO, ARIZONA area. In this position you will work from your home office when you are not on site.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Deploy and Support FabGuard Software Platform (Primary focus on Fault Detection and Classification) on semiconductor manufacturing equipment toolsets.
  • Create recipes and data analysis of tool based sensors (data),  INFICON sensors and the customer’s sensors for the purposes of Fault Detection and Classification (FDC) using FabGuard.
  • Provide installation and application support of INFICON sensors, FabGuard Controllers (computers) and Leak Detectors.
  • Provide written and oral feedback to the customer on applications work including process troubleshooting, recipe development, and advanced analysis techniques.
  • Provide written and oral feedback to Account Manager on weekly activities, customer requests, needs and requirements.
  • Provide onsite training on INFICON products including FabGuard FDC software, INFICON hardware usage and basic troubleshooting.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in (Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or related sciences) with 5 years’ work experience
  • Solid understanding of Semiconductor Processes and OEM tools including Etch, Thin Films, and Diffusion. Broad understanding of ALD, Etch and PVD is desirable. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for both external and internal customer relationships.
  • Ability to adapt to various field situations and to foster strong relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Fault Detection and Classification (FDC), Computer Networking and Factory Automation, is required.  Residual Gas Analysis (RGA), Run to Run Control and Statistical Process Control experience is desirable.
  • Requires strong Analytical Skills and Critical Thinking to Solve Complex Problems
  • Requires strong organizational and computer skills.
  • Ability to travel (approximately 10-15%).


Compensation will be commensurate with experience including a competitive base salary, bonus opportunity, competitive benefits package, and relocation assistance.

INFICON, is committed to ensuring that our online application process provides an equal opportunity to all job seekers that apply without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, gender, age, protected veteran status, disability status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected  characteristic.    A notice describing Federal equal employment opportunity laws is available here and here to reaffirm this commitment.  

INFICON is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities.  If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity at INFICON and require special assistance or an accommodation during the application process, please contact Human Resources at 315-434-1100.  Determination on requests for reasonable accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis.


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