• Process Support Engineer Development Program (Bachelor's Level) (2023 Graduate Opportunity)

    Applied Materials Hillsboro, OR 97124

    Job #2420808836

  • Applied Materials is the 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 helps our customers who make smartphones, supercomputers, virtual reality headsets, autonomous vehicles and more transform their ideas into reality. Our innovations Make Possible a Better Future.

    Inside our company, we apply the idea of Make Possible as we work together. We value our people and teams who turn possibilities into reality by advancing our strategy, accomplishing great things and empowering others. We are deeply committed to fostering a Culture of Inclusion where every person knows they belong, feels empowered to bring their whole self to work, and is inspired to grow.

    Process Support Engineers (PSEs) play key roles necessary to complete the Product Life Cycle from concept-to-qualification and everything in between. The PSE is customer facing, responsible for recipe optimization to maximize the performance of the designed product in support of the customers needs. You will partner with our globally recognized R&D teams and work directly with customers in their fabs to develop solutions that drive the semiconductor industry.

    As a PSE, you will play a critical role in enabling our customers success. You will partner with our globally recognized R&D teams while working directly with our customers in their fabs to develop solutions that power the semiconductor industry. PSEs work across our broad portfolio of technologies, including Chemical Vapor Deposition, Atomic Layer Deposition, Plasma Reactive Ion Etch, Physical Vapor Deposition, Anneal and Implant.

    Key Responsibilities

    Provide high visibility customer support through the performance of on-site installations, system diagnoses, and the service and repair of complex systems and equipment

    Work closely with the customer to develop leading-edge processes used to manufacture the most advanced semiconductor chips, many of which are inside everyday electronic devices

    Design both hypothesis experiments and design of experiments (DOE), analyze data with statistics and compile reports with high level conclusions on technically challenging process engineering experiments

    Troubleshoot a variety of complex problems, perform root cause analysis and resolve a variety of difficult process engineering and customer product issues

    Communicate with both internal stakeholders and the customer to achieve goals with a focus on building relationships and establishing trust


    Your journey with Applied begins in our Process Support EngineerDevelopmentProgram, where you will experience a blended learning environment and expanded networking opportunities. With rotations in our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Texas and our two R&D innovation centers the MaydanTechnology Center (MTC) in California and the Materials Engineering Technology Accelerator (META) in New York you will gain high-level visibility into the organization and the skills to propel your career as a PSE.

    The PSE role is a broad, career-growth foundation. Your quick exposure to Applied Materials tools and technologies, internal operations and customer requirements can lead to future opportunities in technical program management, account management (sales), product and technology development, as well as field service.


    Bachelors degree in Materials Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or related field

    Good academic standing with a preferred GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale

    Strong interpersonal skills with an emphasis on building trust

    Exercise judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information

    Explain difficult or sensitive information and work to build consensus

    Able to solve problems creatively and analytically

    Flexible and adaptable mindset

    Thrive in a results-driven culture

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



    Bachelor's Degree (Required)




    Years of Experience:

    Up to 1 Year

    Work Experience:

    Additional Information


    Yes, 75% of the Time

    Relocation Eligible:


    U.S. Salary Range:

    $68,000.00 - $93,500.00

    The salary offered to a selected candidate will be based on a number of factors including location and level and will vary depending on confirmed job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, candidates may be eligible for other forms of compensation such as participation in a bonus and a stock award program, as applicable.

    Applied Materials is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

    Applied Materials is the 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 a Better Future.

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