Senior Vacuum Technician

Senior Vacuum Technician

Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (RMD), founded in 1974, has been recognized as a national leader in the specialized fields of radiation detector materials, nuclear instrumentation, and custom detector applications. RMD has a unique corporate culture that incorporates a combination of intellectual excellence, challenging cutting-edge research, as well as diversity, stability and flexibility that combine to create an outstanding working environment. The organization is built around the principle that when the best people in the field are encouraged to merge their entrepreneurial spirit with their knowledge and curiosity, the best work product will emerge. Ultimately, through the pursuit of individual success and achievement, the organization will benefit. To learn more, please check us out at


RMD is seeking a Senior Vacuum Technician with substantive vacuum experience to support equipment operation and maintenance in the research and development of thin films grown by atomic layer deposition and physical vapor deposition. You will support innovative research by performing a wide range of tasks in the labs, collaboratively working with other Engineers and Scientists to carry out lab work, providing technical support and assistance regarding projects and experiments.


  • Will work with atomic layer deposition, chemical vapor deposition, thermal evaporation, and sputter deposition equipment.
  • Will perform the operation and maintenance of vacuum systems / thin film deposition systems.
  • Will be responsible for maintaining, testing, repairing, and operating thin film deposition systems.
  • Will work with scientists and engineers.
  • This position applies knowledge of electrical/electronic and mechanical principles in determining equipment malfunctions and applies skills in restoring equipment to operation.
  • The technician must have substantive experience with vacuum systems.
  • The technician provides skilled vacuum, mechanical, and electrical/electronic support to all areas of research and development.
  • The technician maintains company-required performance and maintenance records for identified equipment.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Required Education/Experience

  • Two-year technical degree or accredited apprenticeship program or the equivalent in a technical field.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a servicing Electro-Mechanical Vacuum equipment used in the Microelectronic/Semiconductor field.
    1. Thermal, e-beam, sputtering evaporation equipment
    2. Atomic Layer Deposition and Chemical Vapor Deposition (desired)
  • Shall be proficient in the use of common hand tools and possess skills in electrical wiring, soldering, and use of electrical test instruments (multi-meter minimum req.) machine shop practices – drilling, cutting, grinding & shaping of sheet metal and thread tap & die.
  • Trained and experienced in workshop safety and safety programs.
  • Experienced in handling hazardous chemicals and knowledge of hazardous waste procedures.
  • Experienced in corrective measures & procedures in maintenance, repair, and installation of electrical & electronic equipment and machines used for manufacturing and research operations.
  • Create documentation logs to track and schedule preventive maintenance, record failure trends, and monitor equipment history to improve production and throughput efficiency.
  • Upgrade and improve equipment systems to increase operating performance and product quality.
  • Skilled in assembly of plumbing stainless steel hazardous gas lines & manifolds, pneumatic, hydraulic and e control systems.
  • Conceptualize, design, and fabricate electromechanical systems to meet company demands for new technology and improvements in equipment operation.
  • Design circuits for electrical operation of test stands and hazardous gas alarms – visual and audio annunciator systems for operator safety.
  • Ensure equipment is operating safely and within its fullest capacity to deliver superior performance and product quality.
  • Knowledge/experience in Atomic Layer Deposition and Chemical Vapor Deposition is highly desirable.


RMD is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.

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