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 Process Operator Level I - Albany, New York, United States

Job information
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: T61nLPaBJYDpONytvTGQ6C7DMkbdsg / Latpro-3829295 
Date posted: Oct-04-2021
State, Zip: New York, 12203


About SUNY Polytechnic Institute:

Employment is with the Research Foundation for The State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly)

The Research Foundation for The State University of New York (SUNY) is the largest, most comprehensive university-connected research foundation in the country. The Research Foundation manages SUNY's research portfolio, providing essential sponsored programs administration and innovation support services to SUNY faculty, students and staff performing research in areas including life sciences and medicine; engineering and nanotechnology; physical sciences and energy; social sciences; arts and humanities; and computer and information sciences.

The Research Foundation, a private, not-for-profit corporation, is an employer separate from both SUNY and the State of New York, and offers comparable compensation and benefit plans. The Research Foundation is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment. Potential applicants who share this goal, especially underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.



Job Description:

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Process Operator Level I (PO) duties assigned will include but will not be limited to: operating equipment in various semiconductor process areas such as photolithography, etch, wet cleans, CVD, PVD, CMP, metrology and others. Write and update operating procedures as needed. Perform inspection, test, minimal repair, troubleshooting and operation of several process tools or tool clusters of a complex nature. The PO may be involved in new tool installation, troubleshooting, and qualification. The PO will provide technical assistance to operations management and resolve tool problems. Must exhibit self-discipline and be able to work under minimal supervision. The PO would support peak workload periods, recognize and correct any errors or deficiencies. The PO will correct improper operation of equipment and will take corrective action. The PO will be accountable for individual results and for the impact of the results on the team. Accuracy, quality and productivity are all required. The PO is accountable for equipment utilization of assigned equipment.  Other essential functions include:

  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must have MS Windows, Word, Excel, and basic File Management, Zip Files, etc. experience
  • Must be able to perform minimal training/mentoring of PO's on various tool sets
  • Ability to Operate SIVIEW applications
  • Ability to effectively communicate End of Shift pass downs                                                            
  • Must be able to achieve Level I and Level II certification on all assigned tool sets 
  • Ability to wear full clean room attire & stand for up to 12 hours at a time
  • Must perform at a level where minimal editing and revisions of MPS's are necessary
  • Must perform at a level where minimal tool recipe building and adjustments are necessary
  • Ability to wear a respirator (half face/full face), if assigned to the photolithography department
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds on a regular basis throughout shift
  • Membership in the Emergency Response Team is a possibility
  • Must have the ability to work OT as needed.
  • Other reasonable duties as assigned.


$19/hour starting salary

15% shift differential paid for overnight shift

Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance

Employer Paid Retirement Benefits

Generous Paid Time Off

13 paid Holidays




This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent.  The determination to the applicability and relevance of the candidate's qualifications resides solely with SUNY Poly. Candidate must have good mechanical skills, excellent computer literacy, including Microsoft word and Excel, possess good written communication skills, be well organized with attention to detail, have the ability work well under pressure and in a fast-paced environment as well as be available for overtime work.

Candidates must address in their applications their ability to work with culturally diverse populations.  This position is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a background check; this position may require annual background checks.


An Associate's degree in a relevant technical field from a college or university accredited by the USDOE or internationally recognized accrediting organization; OR equivalent educational and professional experience and training associated in a highly technical/engineering environment.

Applicants must address in their applications their abilities to work with a culturally diverse population.  This position is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a background check; this position may require annual background checks.

Notes:  Position contingent on the availability of funding


Additional Information:

Research Foundation for SUNY Polytechnic Institute offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, Research Foundation for SUNY at SUNY Polytechnic Institute will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, creed, religion, color, citizenship, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, gender identification or expression, genetic information, familial status, marital status, pregnancy, status as a domestic violence victim, criminal conviction, disability, military status, disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces Service Medal veteran, active duty or wartime campaign badge veteran, or other characteristic as protected by law. Please feel free to review your equal employment opportunities protections and laws pertaining to these protections at

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the College's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the College's current campus security policies. The SUNY Polytechnic Institute Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link:

Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and other laws, regulations and policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Inquiries may also be directed to the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, 32 Old Slip 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005-2500; Tel. (646) 428-3800; Email

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Research Foundation employees are subject to restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1. You will be asked to disclose any such participation at the time of hire for review by the Research Foundation. The full text of the Order may be found at:

NOTE: Some positions may require access to export-controlled commodities, technical data, technology, and software. U.S. Government authorization may be required. For positions requiring such access, offers of employment are contingent upon the employer being able to obtain the necessary authorization, including, if required, an export license from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security, the U.S. Department of State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, or other government agencies. The decision to pursue an export license application is at The Research Foundation for SUNY's sole discretion and may require proof of status prior to employment in connection with such authorization.


Application Instructions:

Persons interested in the above position should submit a cover letter, resume, three letters of reference, letter of application, along with The Research Foundation for SUNY employment application.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position please email us at or call 518-437-8686.  


Learn more and apply at the Times Union Job Fair October 11 from 1-4pm at the Albany Marriott.



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