Applications Scientist

Applications Scientist

United States
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Role Description

NOVA Materials Metrology Division is a supplier of metrology equipment for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Our technology involves a combination of x-ray and electron/ion optics, high-precision opto-mechanical systems, vacuum technology, and electronic data acquisition systems.

  • Develop optical metrology applications for Nova’s products in semiconductor manufacturing
  • Support company’s activities on-site and at other key accounts as necessary – projects include beta evaluations, new product introduction, head-to-head evaluations, customer production ramp, etc.
  • Provide on-site application support to Nova’s strategic customer
  • Solve application problems received from customer End Users, Applications Manager and Nova Service team in a timely manner
  • Develop a good working relationship with Nova customers and Nova employees
  • Test new features in Nova’s products and make proposals for software/hardware changes to support new capabilities
  • Train & update customers, peers in the applications group and other Nova employees
  • Assist End Users and Nova service engineers in troubleshooting Nova products in the field
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge of the semiconductor process and industry trends
  • Remain involved and up-to-date with new application solutions and products
  • Perform demos and make presentations to Nova customers as required
  • Support development of new application features and assist in their market penetration
  • Support various pre and post sales activities and assist in marketing activities
  • Provide assistance with other key projects as necessary
  • Be familiar with customer operating methods, procedures, and policy
  • Adhere to customers’ site policies and guidelines with regard to performance and behavior
  • Maintain customers’ information with the utmost confidentiality
  • Be polite, cordial, considerate, and respectful when communicating with customers, vendors and fellow employees
  • Perform at all times within the boundaries of all applicable laws
  • Perform with the highest degree of integrity and dignity
  • Perform at all times within the boundaries of Nova’s company policy
  • Be able to work additional hours in order to complete the tasks, as required
  • Be able to travel both domestic and international
  • Support other duties as assigned

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Ph.D. or Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Material Science or relevant field
  • Strong knowledge of optical metrology systems
  • 3-5 years of experience in the semiconductor manufacturing environment