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Role Description

Technical support engineers must understand and demonstrate knowledge of varied technologies and across multiple disciplines - ion optics, mass spectrometry, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, secondary ion mass spectrometry, ion optics, high voltage and low voltage electronics, mechanical systems, high vacuum systems, power systems, and various software operating systems and applications. Technical support engineers need to be experienced and demonstrate capability in project management, escalation management, and management of new product introduction (NPI) programs from a service perspective.

Nova Ltd. is a leading innovator and key provider of metrology solutions for advanced process control used in semiconductor manufacturing. Our products are used in-line by leading chip foundries as well as original equipment manufacturers. Nova’s technology serves critical sectors of patterning, thin film deposition, CMP and diffusion in leading logic and memory fabs worldwide. market.

Pay Range: $100,000 -140,000 Annually (DOE)

About us:

  • Nova provides insights into process control in the world’s most technologically advanced industry. We employ physics, mathematics, algorithms, software and hardware expertise to redefine the limits of what is possible in semiconductor manufacturing.
  • We invite you to join our dreamers and winners and brilliant high- aimers who see impossible as the starting point to exciting challenges, and work together in multidisciplinary global teams to find answers.
  • We dive deep to extract unique insights and provide our customers and partners with crucial decision-making data. Each and every one of us helps redefine what people can achieve through technology.


Why Nova:

  • Certified Best Places to Work from "Great Places to Work" in 2022 & 2023 (Rated by our employees) Top 30 in our industry category 
  • Doubled in revenue from 2020 to 2022
  • Customer focus: We value building strong relationships. You'll be the face of Nova, working closely with customers to understand their needs.
  • Continuous learning: We're passionate about growth. You'll gain in-depth knowledge of cutting-edge metrology tools, participate in industry trainings, and receive ongoing mentorship from experienced engineers. 

Responsibilities

  • Provide field engineer and customer support, including technical problem solving, diagnosis, repair, installation, modification and upgrade of systems as well as customer training.
  • Demonstrate ability to manage escalations and critical customer situations successfully.
  • Act as primary contact between factory, field team, and customers for collection and analysis of system performance data, collection of system reliability data, as well as system tracking and customer satisfaction.
  • Coordinate all service activities with field teams and customers to maximize system tool up time and performance.
  • Collect, prepare and formally communicate with the field, customers and headquarters, daily, weekly, monthly and other routine customer and factory required data analysis and quality metrics reporting.
  • Work closely with field support, engineering and operations to provide feedback on serviceability, reliability, ease of installation, upgrades and other customer / tool related quality metrics and issues.
  • Report design, reliability and/or maintenance issues to engineering.
  • Create, edit and review technical field and training materials and documentation.
  • Support beta programs at customer sites and at headquarters
  • Demonstrate ability to develop technical training programs and classes, as well as experience in delivery of training to field personal and customers including the successful mentoring and on-the-job training of new personnel.

SKILLS

  • Ability to work effectively in a multifunctional team, including Field Teams, Engineering, Operations, Tech Support, Applications, Marketing and Sales.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Strong analytical, data analysis and diagnostics ability.
  • Excellent written and oral communications
  • Excellent knowledge of semiconductor technical support requirements as well as field service processes and procedures.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physics, Material Science, Chemistry and/or 5 years of relevant experience in the field. Military and/or other technical experiences will be considered.
  • Experience in a semiconductor manufacturing technical support role or equivalent experience in a similar technical business such as an analytical instrument capital equipment organization, is a plus  
  • Semiconductor metrology equipment or related equipment manufacturing experience is a plus.

 Travel:

  • This position requires global travel as needed; estimated travel time is at least 30% of the year


Physical Requirements:

  • This position requires manual and physical labor
  • Must be able to bend, crawl and work in and around systems and within semiconductor manufacturing facilities.
  • Must be able to lift, carry and move job related items.

 

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