Process Engineer

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Join us as a Process Engineer and take on dry and wet processing challenges!

What you will do

Dry and wet processing such as isotropic etching, cleaning and surface functionalization processes play a vital role in the semiconductor industry, spanning various stages such as Front, Middle, Back, and far Back-end-of-line (3D). The Surface and Interface Processing (SIP) team assumes a pivotal role in device integration (for Logic CMOS, Memory, beyond-CMOS, and Quantum computing) and 3D packaging, which serve as consistent drivers of innovation, bringing forth a continuous stream of novel and increasingly complex wet processing challenges. To attain such requirements, a good understanding of cleaning processes and state-of-the-art wet processing hardware is a must.

As a Process Engineer, you will:

  • focus on developmental aspects to set up wet processes on the state-of-the-art 300 mm tools.  
  • work in a dynamic multidisciplinary and multicultural environment together with imec researchers, hardware engineers, industry assignees, tool suppliers, device and process experts and scientists.  

What we do for you

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth. 

We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits. 

Who you are

  • You obtained a master’s in chemical engineering/chemistry and display strong experimental skills and mindset. 
  • Any experience in the semiconductor industry and specifically in wet cleaning processing and hardware, is a plus.  
  • This position requires you to work in the FAB > 80% of the time.  
  • You have strong analytical skills and are motivated to look into the problem with an engineering mindset. 
  • You are working autonomously, well organized, with good attention to detail and set high standards of quality.  
  • You can work within cross-disciplined technical teams. 
  • You are a strong team player and also able to work independently. 
  • Given the international character of imec, fluency in English is a must. 

Are you interested in this position, and do you want to learn more about it? Then you can contact Naveen Reddy ( and/or Efrain Altamirano-Sanchez ( 

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Process Engineer
Kapeldreef 75 Leuven, Belgium
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