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Field Service Engineer

Applied Materials, Bloomington, MN, United States
Employer Description

We are the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations Make Possible a better future. 

Our strength is in our global reach and resources.

Applied Materials has over 27,000 employees in more than 115 locations and 19 countries. Every day, we help high tech manufacturers around the world stay in the vanguard of technology and increase efficiency throughout the equipment lifecycle, so they can realize their technology roadmaps, solve tough problems, and overcome production challenges. We’re where they need us, when they need us, with the in-depth process expertise, advanced services, and continuous innovations they demand.


Job Description

Field Service Engineer IV (C4)

Our senior-level Field Service Engineers work independently, and help train junior colleagues, to create and support the technology that the world relies on to manufacture semiconductor chips and related materials. You’ll work beside global customers to install, maintain and upgrade their Applied Materials equipment, delivering world-class support for multimillion-dollar production systems.

You will:

  • Install leading-edge customer equipment, perform scheduled preventative maintenance and corrective maintenance, and upgrade equipment

  • Use your troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, as well as company diagnostic tools and documentation, to solve complex equipment issues

  • Generate, follow and possibly approve documented procedures and published task plans

  • Lead projects (when needed), document progress, and communicate with customer and internal business units on progress

  • Complete required job documentation, safety training and procedures for processing parts

  • Professionally represent Applied Materials to the customer, using your “customer first” mindset

  • Satisfy the company’s and customer’s on-site requirements, including safety, environmental and COVID-19 guidelines

  • Train junior engineers on site-related safety, troubleshooting procedures, and developing a customer-first mindset

Job Requirements

You’ll need:

  • An associate degree in electronics or engineering technologies, or equivalent work experience, or completion of military technical training and field experience

  • Ability to read electrical and mechanical schematics, and an advanced knowledge of pneumatics, hydraulics, electronics, lasers, and optics

  • Clear and effective written/verbal communications skills, with an emphasis on documenting details, and proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)

  • Strong knowledge of hand tools and proper usage, including a digital multimeter

  • Advanced knowledge of wafer processing parameters

  • Extensive knowledge of Applied Materials systems and company processes

  • Project management skills, and an ability to lead key customer and internal product meetings


Nice to have:

  • 7–10 years of work experience in semiconductor industry or another equipment support industry.  AMAT/Varian ViiSTA Implant experience.


What to expect:

  • You’ll work Day shift Mon – Fri at customer site.  Some travel possible (10%)

  • Your job requires the ability to:

    • lift at least 35 lbs.

    • work in a clean room environment wearing coveralls, hood, booties, safety glasses, and gloves

    • sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach and stretch to reach equipment when needed, and stand for extended periods of time

    • determine differences in colors

  • You’ll need a valid driver’s license and passport



Bachelor's Degree

Years of Experience:

7 - 10 Years

U.S. Salary Range:

$44.00 - $60.50 

The salary offered to a selected candidate will be based on multiple factors including location, hire grade, job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and with consideration of internal equity of our current team members. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, candidates may be eligible for other forms of compensation such as participation in a bonus and a stock award program, as applicable.

For all sales roles, the posted salary range is the Target Total Cash (TTC) range for the role, which is the sum of base salary and target bonus amount at 100% goal achievement.

Applied Materials is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. 



31 January 2024
01 March 2024
Bachelor's Degree
Advanced Manufacturing
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