Santa Clara, California

Applied Materials Core Emergency Response Team (ERT) Technician - (T4)


The professional Emergency Response Teams (ERT) for the company’s headquarters in Santa Clara and Sunnyvale (SCLA) responds to hazardous material, medical, fire, and a variety of other emergency incidents. Depending on the nature and magnitude of an event, ERT Technicians will be required to perform hazardous activities during incident mitigation. ERT members collaborate with individuals from all departments to maintain and improve the existing ERT program to keep our assets safe.

  • Respond to emergency incidents on campus to stop the emergency and mitigate risks to people, facilities and the environment as well as assume Incident Command (IC), if first on scene.
  • Ensure appropriate internal and external notifications are made in a timely manner during emergency incidents.
  • Write comprehensive emergency incidents reports.
  • Facilitate communicationamongteam members on different shifts through verbal and written passdowns.
  • Perform required inspection and maintenance of ERT equipment and supplies.
  • Develop and write administrative and/or response related procedures as required.
  • Professionally interface with outside emergency services, company management, employees, and ERT volunteers.
  • Provide ERT training for medical and hazardous materials response to SCLA volunteer team members.
  • Provide emergency response and preparedness training as well as awareness communication for all employees.
  • Develop policies, procedures, templates, standards and documentation in support of the deployment, management and sustainability of the ERT program.
  • Develop and conduct emergency response exercises and drills.
  • Ensure that all Emergency Management plans, activities, and operations are carried out in compliance with applicable local, state, federal regulations and laws.
  • Effectively coordinate and manage assigned ERT programs or projects.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned or apparent.

  • Candidates must have authorization to work in the USA (Required).
  • Successfully complete physical examination as specified by Applied Materials prior to any offer (Required).
  • High school diploma (Required) and BA/BS in Emergency Management, Business Resiliency Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) or related field. (Preferred).
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in emergency response, emergency management, military, or public safety (Required).
  • Current 1st aid and CPR certification and demonstrated experience (Required) and Paramedic or Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B) (Preferred).
  • Incident Command System (ICS) course 100 and 200 required and on the job ICS experience (Preferred).
  • Knowledge of Federal and State safety and environmental-related regulations (Preferred).
  • Familiarity with Hazardous materials response Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) “levels of protection” (required). California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI) Hazmat Technician or Fire Department Firefighter I (Preferred).
  • Experience in semiconductor manufacturing environment or equivalent high hazard environment (Preferred).
  • Background and training in chemistry, toxic gas systems and wastewater, also familiarity with chemical hazard classes for common gases and liquids (Preferred).
  • Experience conducting formal inspections, e.g., hazardous materials or safety equipment (Preferred)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Required).
  • Adaptable, innovative and detail oriented. Ability to resolve issues, partner with others and drive solutions that create win-win situations.
  • Excellent written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to write technical documents.

***Due to 24/7 schedule, you may be required to work off-hours and weekends or called in for emergency incidents.



Associate'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.

Employee Benefits:

  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Paternity Leave
  • Custom Work Station
  • Disability Insurance
  • Gym/ Wellness Reimbursement
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Maternity Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • Sick Leave
  • On Site Gym/ Fitness Classes, Clinic (Site Dependent) 

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