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Cymer, Inc.

Cymer is the leader in developing light sources used by chipmakers worldwide to pattern advanced semiconductor chips, and is pioneering new crystallization tools for the flat panel display industry. We are Leading the Light Generation. Read More

Address      Cymer USA Headquarters 17075 Thornmint Ct. San Diego, CA 92127
Website      www.cymer.com/
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Optics Engineer

Assists with the optical design of next-generation optical subsystems for the creation and control of EUV radiation.  Performs a variety of engineering tasks including designing, developing, testing, analyzing, troubleshooting and implementing optical subassemblies and modules.  Creates and evaluates optical designs to meet requirements of specified applications.  Design activities include stress and thermal analysis of mounted optics, and optical tolerancing.  Provides technical skills supporting research and product development.

    * Assists higher level optical engineers with the engineering responsibility for optical component, module or subsystem design from concept design through manufacturing transfer and ramp.
    * Develops and conduct experimental procedures to increase understanding of fundamental aspects of Cymer optical systems including collation, analysis and presentation of data
    * Validates concepts through breadboard builds and analysis.
    * Works with Mechanical Engineers and CAD Designers for prototype and pilot detailed design.
    * Assists with driving full documentation of design including, BOM, drawings, and procedures.
    * Analyzes problems in existing systems, plans and conducts investigations, and develops solution proposals.
    * Assists in the development of test plans, create test procedures, performs tests and data reduction and evaluates test data.  Modifies designs based upon test results.
    * Assembles and tests opto-mechanical and electro-optic prototypes.
    * Uses Cymer’s change management process to implement demonstrated product improvements.




    * Knowledge of optical engineering principles.
    * Experience using optical design and analysis software (Zemax, Code V, ASAP, FRED etc.).
    * Hands-on experience with mounting and alignment of optical components
    * Practical experience with developing, setting up, running and collation of data from optical experiments
    * Experience with analytical software e.g. MatLab, LabView, Igor etc.
    * Ability to work either independently or as part of a development team.
    * Self-motivation and ability to work in a fast-moving high-tech environment.  


    * Requires  a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Chemistry or Physics and a minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience.  Advanced degree preferred.
    * A minimum of one (1) year hands-on experience in an Optical or Opto-mechanical Design environment


    * The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
    * Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
    * Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.
    * Can learn and apply new information or skills.
    * Able to work at CAD station for several hours at a time.
      Able to put together mechanical assemblies including lifting 25 lbs. from floor to shoulder height.
    * Requires working with a firing laser (which is noisy) on a frequent basis.
    * Requires working in a manufacturing clean room environment occasionally.
    * Requires working with Excimer lasers in noisy environments (requiring ear protection) and potential radiation hazards (requiring eye and skin protection).

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