Machine Owner and Experimentalist | Delft

Can you control the beams?



Education type

higher professional education (hbo)



Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

For over a decade, we have been supporting the leading manufacturers of semiconductor equipment around the world with our knowledge of contamination control. Contamination control consists of the prevention, analysis and mitigation of contaminants or potential defects at nanoscale. Our work focuses on molecular contaminants, submicron particles and its impact in complex systems. Experimental work is performed in our Van Leeuwenhoek Laboratory, which houses a wide range of facilities: in-house built ultraclean vacuum equipment, EUV exposure facilities, XPS surface analysis, SEM, equipment for nanoparticle detection and much more. One of our main goals is to support our partners worldwide and enable the introduction of EUV lithography for high-volume manufacturing. The recently realised EUV Beam Line 2 (EBL2) forms one of the key systems for our research.

What do we require of you?

The Semiconductor Industry is a fast-moving market, which requires constant communication, flexibility and adaptability. This is reflected in our teams: fast-changing project goals demand a high degree of flexibility from team members. Good team-working skills and the ability to operate well during demanding discussions are thus vital for achieving project goals. To be able to fulfil the role of a machine owner and experimentalist it's important that you recognize yourself in this profile:
You have:
  • a BSc, preferably experimental physics, surface-, plasma- or material physics;
  • experience with working in clean rooms;
  • experience and/or affinity in working with vacuum systems and/or plasma systems;
  • good interpersonal skills, which you can apply when interacting with colleagues and clients.
You are:
  • accurate;
  • flexible and resilient;
  • are willing to work outside office hours and in weekends.

What can you expect of your work situation?

As a machine owner and experimentalist you will work in a multi-disciplinary and competitive environment where you will operate, maintain and perform experiments with unique, state-of-the-art and customized (vacuum) systems. Based on these systems TNO investigates and analyses the environmental (gasses and harsh radiation) effects on new developed coatings and materials. TNO works closely together with companies in the semiconductor industry such as ASML and Carl Zeiss. In our department, you will responsible for uptime and maintenance of these unique systems and be one of our experimentalists, You will work closely together with colleague experimentalists, surface analysts and scientist. 

What can TNO offer you?

Work enjoyment means something different for each employee. This is why we offer a-la-carte terms and conditions of employment that you can switch around on a monthly basis. Flexible working hours (like 4 days x 9 hours) and different leave schemes mean that you can create a package attuned to your specific wishes.
TNO attaches great value to both your personal and your professional development. Many opportunities exist for you to develop: conferences, courses, workshops, coaching, intervision, mentoring and job rotation. At TNO you can orchestrate your own career.

Application process

You can apply till the 19th of October. The first round of interviews is scheduled on the 29th and 31st of October. The second round of interviews is scheduled for the 13th of November.The process comprises at least two (selection) rounds. After a positive selection, we will finish off the process by discussing terms and conditions of employment. We try to complete the interviews and assessment within 4 weeks.

Recruiter: Paul Verschoor
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-29236794

Hiring manager: Frank Driessen
Phone number: +31 (0)88-86 64121

Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.


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