Engineer 1

Updated: 21 days ago
Location: Salt Lake City, UTAH
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 28 Feb 2021

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Open Date 01/21/2021
Requisition Number PRN25106B
Job Title Engineer 1
Working Title Cleanroom Engineer
Job Grade E
FLSA Code Professional
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary

Monady-Friday, 8am-5pm

VP Area Academic Affairs
Department 00051 - College of Engineering-Dean
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 39300 to 65000
Close Date 02/28/2021
Open Until Filled No
Job Summary

The Utah Nanofab Cleanroom is seeking applicants for a clean room equipment maintenance and process engineering position. The clean room engineer will report to the clean room manager and assist in the installation, troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of cleanroom equipment and infrastructure. In addition, the engineer will be responsible for the development and maintenance of fabrication processes, instrumentation, and nano and micro device fabrication. The engineer will develop and write standard operating procedures and reports, orient and train researchers on processes, equipment, and safety, and assist in the implementation of safety systems and protocols. This includes working with professors, researchers, staff and other departments such as environmental health and safety, facilities, the college of engineering, campus design and planning for future facilities, safety, and equipment installation needs.

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at work site if they are healthy and without COVID-19 symptoms.


1. Troubleshoot, repair and operate tools used for microfabrication: vacuum-based thin film deposition, plasma etch systems and laser-based patterning tools, as well as Nanofab standard wet chemical processing and photolithography.
2. Tests and monitors equipment and engineering systems.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Cleanroom lab environment.

Occasional: Hazards (includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on high places, or exposure to gases or chemicals).

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Standing, walking, reading.
Often: Repetitive hand motion, bending, talking
Seldom: Kneeling, reaching overhead.

3. Develops design protocols and manufacturing procedures including the selection, testing and evaluation of materials.
4. Trains technicians and students in micro and nano fabrication techniques. May implement and coordinate a training program for facility users.
5. Performs engineering tasks to contribute to clean room projects such as designing, developing and implementing engineering systems, devices and/or equipment.
6. Prepares process data and documentation recording project results and makes recommendations for resolving design, maintenance, microfabrication, tool installation, or infrastructure concerns.
7. Maintains quality control in the manufacturing and engineering design of components, devices, and systems.
8. Provides scientific and technical design and creative guidance to University faculty, staff, teaching assistants, students, and industrial customers. May work on microfabrication projects for outside entities.
9. Assists in maintaining a safe and effective work environment and enforces safety protocols.
10. Assembles budgets for reports or proposals.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in a related engineering field or equivalency required. Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills also required.

Specific areas of expertise may be preferred by departments.

This position is not responsible for providing patient care.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Ability to work with independently with minimal supervision as well as with a team.

Knowledge of and experience with safety systems, general safety practices, chemicals and gases, and hazardous waste protocols.

Knowledge of and experience with cleanroom infrastructure support.

Strong organizational skills and high productivity.

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

In-depth knowledge of engineering design software and computer systems such as AutoCAD, SolidWorks, MS Office, e-mail, etc.

Experience in photolithography techniques, thin film deposition, etching, and scanning electron and optical microscopy imaging techniques.

Demonstrated experience and knowledge in troubleshooting mechanical, electrical/electronic systems and complex instrumentation.

Demonstrated experience and knowledge of vacuum pump maintenance and high-vacuum chambers.

Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * Do you have a related Bachelor's degree or equivalency? (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education)
    • Yes
    • No

  • Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
  • Resume
  • Optional Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission
  • Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169


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