Gloucester, Massachusetts


Applied Materials, Inc. is the global 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 enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.  As a Systems Engineer V, you will lead and execute Plasma Etch system projects that may have a mix of mechanical, electrical, physics, control system and materials compatibility with common etch chemistries.  Will be an Etch system expert in the business unit applying experience and knowledge with Etch systems to a novel system architecture.  Should be able to anticipate technical challenges and will contribute to the architecture strategy. Will manage implementation of system upgrades to fielded systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with marketing/management to understand system requirements
  • Ensure designs meet market requirement specifications (MRS)
  • Provide input at design review to ensure HW/SW specifications are met
  • Problem identification & troubleshooting a wide range of difficult, complex engineering problems in field of technical expertise, including serviceability and manufacturability
  • Be able to chair architecture brainstorming meetings and drive the systems process to down select to a final architecture of a top-level system
  • Support system integration during the assembly and final testing of new product designs
  • Provide remote and onsite support to field support personnel as required
  • Interface with other groups to workout design, systems architecture development and integration issues
  • Write detailed specifications that cover all aspects of subsystem modules
  • Define all equipment interfaces and systems architecture and insure they are up to date and documented
  • Work with suppliers to develop new competitive products, including development of key suppliers

Additional Skills:

  • Dynamic, innovated, results oriented skillset, ability to influence at all levels, vocal with opinions, ambitious.
  • Strong problem solving skills with the ability to breakdown using root cause problem solving skills and make recommendations from multiple design options and interpret data to determine system capability.
  • Ability to work cross functionally with engineering, marketing, process and applications, manufacturing, documentation and customer field organizations.
  • Off-hours work at times to support activities in different time zones.


Education: BS in ME, EE, ChemE, Mat Sci, or related area.  Advanced degree preferred.  

Experience: 7-12+ Years of experience in semiconductor, etch system experience preferably at an etch system supplier

US and international Travel 25-40% 



Bachelor's Degree




Years of Experience:

10 - 15 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Yes, 25% 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.

Gloucester, Massachusetts

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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