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.

Mechanical Design Engineer with experience in hardware/mechanism design and development of vacuum systems, vacuum chambers, and vacuum isolation technologies.  Preferred experience in the semiconductor manufacturing capital equipment space with knowledge of semiconductor fabrication processes, & materials.  Ability to work independently, receiving guidance in only moderately complex situations.  Experience working with and managing OEM device suppliers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Interface with multiple design and manufacturing engineering disciplines to specify, design, develop and commercialize vacuum isolation hardware.
  • Lead and collaborate with OEM suppliers to research and development new vacuum isolation technologies. 
  • Interpret system level customer and functional requirements to define, design, & develop cost effective hardware solutions.
  • Develop and execute moderately complex design projects utilizing a mix of electrical, mechanical, control systems, and software design in the vacuum isolation space.
  • Work with Design Team, Marketing, & Legal to insure proposed solutions meets market requirements, is differentiated and sustainable.
  • Lead small design teams of designers, drafters, controls & electrical engineers to design and develop automation hardware solutions.
  • Own and execute the detailed design of vacuum system components, modules, & systems. Problem identification and troubleshooting significantly complex engineering problems on leading edge technology.
  • Support System Integration & Manufacturing during the assembly and final testing of new product designs.


  • Bachelor's Degree


  • 4-10 yrs experience

Functional Knowledge

  • Demonstrates expanded conceptual knowledge in own discipline and broadens capabilities

Business Expertise

  • Understands key business drivers; uses this understanding to accomplish own work

Problem Solving

  • Solves problems in straightforward situations; analyzes possible solutions using technical experience and judgment and precedents 


  • Impacts quality of own work and the work of others on the team; works within guidelines and policies

Interpersonal Skills

  • Explains complex information to others in straightforward situations

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 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.



Bachelor's Degree




Years of Experience:

4 - 7 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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