• Laboratory Technician - Packaging San Francisco
  • Atomic Semi in San Francisco, CA, United States
  • jobs
  • 1 week ago

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About Atomic Semi

Atomic Semi is building a small, fast semiconductor fab...

It’s already possible to build this with today’s technology and a few simplifications. We’ll build the tools ourselves so we can quickly iterate and improve.

We’re building a small team of exceptional, hands-on engineers to make this happen. Mechanical, electrical, hardware, computer, and process. We’ll own the stack from atoms to architecture. Our team is optimistic about the future and we want to continue pushing the limits of technology.

Smaller is better. Faster is better. Building it ourselves is better.

We believe our team and lab can build anything. We’ve set up 3D printers, a wide array of microscopes, e-beam writers, general fabrication equipment - and whatever is missing, we’ll just invent along the way.

Atomic was founded by Sam Zeloof and Jim Keller. Sam is best known for making chips in his garage, and Jim has been a leader in the semiconductor industry for the past 40 years.

About The Team

The packaging engineering team is responsible for developing a novel method to rapidly produce semiconductor packaging devices. We design, prototype, and build our own fabrication equipment, and develop novel processes. We have assembled a specialized team, skilled in machine design, physics, and chemistry, to achieve this.

About The Role

As a lab technician at Atomic Semi, you’ll work with a full-stack team to develop a complete process for fabricating semiconductor packaging devices. You’ll be working on things like metal plating, recipe development, lithography, deposition, etc.

We’re looking for a generalist lab technician with experience across new process development, recipe formulation and material characterization, etc. Besides these skills, good fundamental knowledge helps: you’ll be working across disciplines like chemistry, process control, and physics.

The ideal candidate has hands-on metal plating experience and can move through testing cycles fast. Our philosophy is to get things built/tested in days or weeks, not months.

• Testing and iterating on various metal plating processes
• Characterizing materials’ electromechanical properties
• Conduct lab experiments end-to-end
• Collaborating closely with team members to provide technical support on experiments
• Creating thorough documentation (SOPs, etc.) and maintaining equipment
• Maintaining a well-stocked and clean laboratory environment

Required Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree or higher in engineering, or equivalent in skill and 1 or more years of experience in a chemistry lab
• Hands-on wet lab experience
• Experience with metal plating process
• Experience operating lab metrology instruments (microscopes, SEM, profilometers, etc.)
• Ability to troubleshoot equipment when issues arise

• Laser safety knowledge
• Experience with electronic connections, including soldering, and addressing issues like thermal expansion and soldering reliability

Working at Atomic Semi

We’re an early-stage hardware startup with solid funding, world-class advisors, and a lab/office in San Francisco, CA.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or other legally protected statuses
San Francisco CA USA


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