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Semiconductor Equipment Engineer

Palm Bay, Florida

Job ID 8670
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L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 50,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Job Title: Semiconductor Equipment Engineer

Job Code: 8670

Job Location:Palm Bay, FL

Job Description:

L3Harris is expanding our in-house semiconductor research and development efforts and capabilities. This role will allow you shape the process development, sustainment, and improvement of semiconductor processing. This opportunity is at the core of a new technology area and is looking for innovative researchers and operators to develop, grow, and transition from lab development to a high-volume environment.

L3Harris Technologies is seeking a Semiconductor Equipment Engineer for Microelectronics at our Palm Bay, FL location.  As a Semiconductor Equipment Engineer at L3Harris you will play a crucial role in supporting the development and manufacturing of advanced semiconductor components and technologies for defense applications. Your primary focus will be on the installation, setup, and commissioning of semiconductor manufacturing equipment. You will be responsible for ensuring that the installation process is seamless, and the tools are optimized to meet production requirements efficiently.

**This role may provide relocation assistance to the selected candidate(s) if minimum requirements are met.**

Essential Functions:

  • Lead the installation and setup of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment for defense industry projects.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure the timely and successful integration of equipment into the production line.
  • Conduct thorough equipment testing and verification to guarantee compliance with performance and safety standards.
  • Develop and implement preventive maintenance schedules for newly installed tools to sustain equipment reliability.
  • Monitor equipment performance metrics, analyze data, and implement measures to improve Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) and yield.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve any issues related to tool installation or commissioning to minimize production downtime.
  • Work closely with equipment suppliers and vendors to coordinate the delivery, installation, and qualification of tools.
  • Collaborate with Process Engineers to optimize tool settings and parameters for specific semiconductor processes.
  • Implement and follow safety protocols and adhere to industry regulations during the installation and setup processes.
  • Maintain detailed documentation, including installation procedures, troubleshooting guides, and maintenance records.


  • Bachelor’s Degree Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or other related field and minimum 9 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 13 years of prior related experience.
  • 6 years of experience in semiconductor equipment engineering, with a strong focus on tool installation, preferably in the defense industry.
  • Hands-on experience with semiconductor manufacturing equipment installation and setup, in one or more areas such as photolithography, wet/dry etch, deposition, CMP, Dicing metrology or AMHS.
  • Proficient in troubleshooting complex electrical and mechanical issues related to semiconductor equipment.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Familiarity with statistical process control (SPC) and Design of Experiments (DOE) methodologies.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with diverse teams.
  • Knowledge of safety standards and protocols related to semiconductor equipment installation and operation.
  • Active Top Secret/SCI Clearance
  • Experience working in classified government programs
  • Previous experience working in a Class 100 cleanroom
  • Previous experience using commercial Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
  • Proficient in maintaining and repairing a wide range of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, including lithography, wet etch, dry etch, deposition, CMP, dicing, metrology, and inspection tooling.
  • Proven experience in diagnosing and efficiently resolving complex electrical, mechanical, and process-related issues in semiconductor tools.
  • Familiarity with statistical process control (SPC) and data analysis tools to drive process improvements.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Detail-oriented with exceptional problem-solving capabilities and the ability to adapt to changing priorities.

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

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