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TEM Process Engineer

  • Imec
Leuven, Belgium
  • Imec
Leuven, Belgium

As a TEM Process Engineer, you’ll help us develop and fine-tune innovative processes for tomorrow’s chips. We go smaller than you’ve ever seen!


You will be a member of the SEMTEM team within semiconductor technology and systems (STS). This team is responsible for in-line and out- of-line electron microscopy inspections. Electron microscopy inspections are needed at different development steps to characterize, at the wafer level the process and materials, which were used in the area of More Than More (MEMS, actuators, sensors ...) and Core (SRAM, MRAM, 3D ...). As TEM process engineer, you ensure a smooth intake of the different requests with a focus on high quality TEM service.

The pinnacle of our ambitions as international frontier is our extreme advanced pilot production line. In this experimental production line, we create our own developed technological production processes, which are ready to be transferred to large international IC-production companies. We deliver to our customers, the necessary knowledge to produce chips to an increasing number of requirements which result in an innovated production process. To fulfil these goals, we have high-tech clean rooms.


  • You are a technical expert in TEM inspections and up-to date on the current limitations and possibilities of the tools with a focus on semi-conductor materials;

  • You follow-up the different service queues in collaboration with specialists, assistants, operations managers;

  • You are co-owner in achieving the different targets set within the department;

  • You are responsible for high quality and efficient first-time request intake;

  • You are the point of contact for the evaluation of the documented request (from the customer);

  • You execute SEMTEM requests;

  • You detect potential efficiency and quality issues and take the appropriate action;

  • You coach and train operators within the SEMTEM team.

You will work in a dynamic multidisciplinary and multicultural environment in close cooperation with researchers, hardware and process engineers, industry assignees, tool suppliers, device- and process experts.


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 define 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.


  • You obtained a Master’s degree/PhD degree and have already some experience in the field of microscopy and/or process engineering;

  • A background in Materials Science is a plus;

  • Experience in microchip technology is a plus;

  • You can plan and organize your work on your own;

  • You can work in a fast-paced setting, multi-task and prioritize assignments;

  • You have good communication and organizational skills;

  • You are assertive and a good team player;

  • You will work in an alternating shift regime (1 week Early/1 week night/1 week late) and 1 out of 4 weekends;

  • You are a a communicative team player with a fluent knowledge of English.

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