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PVD Pilot Line Engineer

Are you ready to be a member of the team responsible for PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) tools both 200mm and 300mm cleanrooms?

What you will do

The Pilot Line Engineer is responsible for:

  • Daily follow-up of process & tool qualification, stability, improvements and problem prevention.
  • Troubleshoots issues related to the processing and enables first and second line trouble shooters to step up.
  • Investigates recurring issues, focusing on root cause analysis and structural solutions.
  • Keeps focus on quality and reproducibility, monitoring stability and taking actions in case of process fluctuations.
  • Designs experimental plans and executes them in the cleanroom, performing data analysis and taking care of reporting and documentation.
  • Works in a dynamic multidisciplinary and multicultural environment in close cooperation with researchers, hardware engineers, operations, industry assignees, device and process experts.
  • Works in a two-shifts system (Early/Late) including 1weekend (Sa/Su) out of 4.

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 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 imec.academy, '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 in Science or in Engineering or equal to this by experience, and you display strong engineering skills and mindset.
  • You are able to rapidly adapt to changes in circumstances by being able to change priorities at very short notice.
  • A process & quality driven problem solver: you manage multiple priorities in a flexible manner in a continuously changing environment with a proactive “can do” attitude.
  • You take ownership and you enjoy completing your tasks autonomously.
  • As you will work in cross functional teams, strong communication and reporting skills are required.
  • You are a flexible team player, and you enjoy working in environments where experiences and knowledge are shared with colleagues.
  • Given the international character of imec, fluency in English is a must.


Nederlands - English


Electronics & Engineering

How can we help?

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We also facilitate collaboration and innovation between companies, knowledge institutes and government within the Leuven Innovation Region, and we are happy to guide any of these stakeholders towards innovation.