Santa Clara, California

Applied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions 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 enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. Our innovations make possible™ the technology shaping the future. To achieve this, we employ some of the best, brightest, and most talented people in the world who work together as part of a winning team.  

While virtually every nationality, culture, and background are currently represented within Applied Materials, we strive for a more robust Culture of Inclusion (COI) and diversity. Leveraging our COI vision helps drive innovation, build organizational capabilities, create equal opportunities for everyone, and achieve our company’s Definition of Winning.

Our Electrostatic Chuck and Heater Technology Group is actively recruiting for a Technologist with ceramic/thermal experience to join their team in Santa Clara, CA.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manages a mechanical engineering group with specific responsibility for mechanical systems and equipment design function, staffing, technical mentoring as required within the engineering group, staff professional and personal development, team building, defining organizational roles, hiring, and retention.  Additional responsibilities include developing and sustaining supervisors/technical leaders for critical areas of responsibility and budget adherence.  Also, technical lead and/or execute engineering projects/programs using deep technical first principle problem-solving.

  • Ensures customer satisfaction via on-time delivery of product releases and prompt resolution of extremely complex issues for the entire range of products for division of significantly complex scope

  • Ensures the integration of engineering resources with cross-functional teams to meet product goals for the units product line of significantly complex scope

  • Interface with internal and external customers regarding extremely complex engineering issues to address customers High-Value Problems (HVP) for a range of products for the division

  • Provides management with updates pertaining to progress in specific programs, initiatives and assures that information required in other functional areas is disseminated appropriately

  • Define, develop, and sustain product strategy, objectives, and roadmap

  • Guides programs for the research and development of new technologies relating to mechanical engineering as appropriate and ensures that newly created processes, designs, and/or methodologies are incorporated into Applied Materials products/services and/or disseminated to other areas as needed

  • Assures that a full range of technical reviews are held

Functional Knowledge

  • Has experience and expertise in thermal, electrical, and mechanical simulations and problem-solving

  • Ideally has experience in Semiconductor wafer handling and processing

  • Demonstrated understanding of hardware-driven solutions to processing equipment

  • Demonstrates comprehensive understanding of concepts and principles of direct and indirect job families

  • Has lead technical teams of individuals

Business Expertise

  • Applies an in-depth understanding of how own discipline integrates internal and external business groups and processes.

  • Demonstrated ability to engage and lead customer issues to solutions

  • Able to manage budget and program plans


  • Manages multiple related teams, sets organizational priorities, and allocates resources

  • Able to work in complex indirect resource management

  • Able to prioritize with group independent of external priorities

Problem Solving

  • Identifies and resolves complex technical, operational, and organizational problems

  • Ability to leads other persons and teams with technical direction and problem-solving techniques

  • Demonstrated delivery of technical problem solutions


  • Impacts the business results of a team or area by supporting and funding projects, products, services, and/or technologies and developing policies and plans

  • Guided by business unit, department, or sub-functional business plans

Interpersonal Skills

  • Influences others internally and externally, including senior management

Company Facts:

  • Ticker: Nasdaq: AMAT

  • Fiscal 2020 Revenue: $17.2 billion

  • Fiscal 2020 R&D: $2.2 billion

  • Founded: November 10, 1967

  • Headquarters: Santa Clara, California

  • Global Presence: 93 locations in 17 countries

  • Manufacturing: China, Germany, Israel, Italy, Singapore, Taiwan, United States

  • Employees: ~24,000 worldwide

  • Patents: ~13,300 issued

Position requires an understanding of Applied Materials global Standards of Business Conduct and compliance with these standards at all times. This includes demonstrating the highest level of ethical conduct reflecting Applied Materials' core values. #LI



Master's Degree




Years of Experience:

7 - 10 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Yes, 10% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:


Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Santa Clara, California

A global leader in the nanomanufacturing technology solutions for the electronics industry, Applied Materials is built on the strength of talented people. We offer a wide variety of job opportunities for experienced professionals and recent college students/graduates that will capitalize on your current skills while broadening your experience and engaging you in a dynamic, fast-changing industry.

Here, you will work in community to achieve a common goal and encounter exciting new challenges every day. Our company is continually evolving: implementing innovations to make semiconductors more portable, powerful, and affordable than ever before.


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