RESPONSIBILITIES:A Kforce client is seeking to hire a Process Engineers in Phoenix, Arizona (AZ).Responsibilities include: Drive improvements in Thermal and Plasma Enhanced ALD system component longevity, stability, refurbishment/service strategy and process performance to enable reliable and efficient deposition of a range of next generation advanced thin film materials exhibiting various electrical and physical properties Process Engineers will work independently to develop new approaches to clean, coat, protect and refurbish internal ALD chamber components to improve performance, lifetime, defectivity, and CoO for customers processing various materials for use as functional/active layers in semiconductor device stacks Connect process conditions, physical characterization, and electrical response towards understanding of mechanisms Specify, procure, and develop state-of-the-art advanced process equipment Process Engineers will formulate new protective and release coating formulations Direct/manage projects, relationships with critical 3rd party suppliers, and supporting institutionsREQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. or Master's degree involving an appropriate thin film deposition technique whilst studying Materials Science, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, or similar technical/scientific field 2-5+ years of industrial experience in ALD (atomic layer deposition), PECVD (plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition) or PVD (physical vapor deposition) technology, semiconductor materials design or physical and electrical characterization for advanced memory and processor applications/related fields Complementary expertise in semiconductor clean, etch, and thermal spray approaches highly advantageous Solid understanding of Design-of-Experiments execution and statistical data analysis Familiarity with common thin-film, chemical characterization, and metrology techniques including Optical microscopy, SEM, TEM, XRD, Ellipsometry, XPS / AES as well as ICP-MS, particle analysis, sheet resistance probe analysis, etc. Ability to engage with customers both on a highly technical basis and personally Self-motivated, results-oriented with high commitment to work quality in a fast-paced environment Demonstrate experience within a high-volume semiconductor clean room environment Open to travel (10-50%) to customer and supplier global sites when necessary Proven ability to solve complex analytical problems and provide robust solutions based on solid technical backgroundKforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.The pay range is the lowest to highest compensation we reasonably in good faith believe we would pay at posting for this role. We may ultimately pay more or less than this range. Employee pay is based on factors like relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, location, performance, union contract and business needs. This range may be modified in the future.We offer comprehensive benefits including medical/dental/vision insurance, HSA, FSA, 401(k), and life, disability & ADD insurance to eligible employees. Salaried personnel receive paid time off. Hourly employees are not eligible for paid time off unless required by law. Hourly employees on a Service Contract Act project are eligible for paid sick leave.Note: Pay is not considered compensation until it is earned, vested and determinable. The amount and availability of any compensation remains in Kforce's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified in its discretion consistent with the law.This job is not eligible for bonuses, incentives or commissions.Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.