Jenoptik is an international photonics group with representatives in over 80 countries. Optical technologies are the foundation of our business. We employ around 4,000 people worldwide.

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Maintenance /Facilities Technician

Job ID:  1405

Huntsville, AL, US

Date:  Jan 6, 2023


Troubleshoots, repairs, and preventive maintenance on semiconductor related wafer fabrication equipment. Establishes effective preventative maintenance schedules and procedures. Displays a working knowledge of vacuum, RF, pneumatics, valves, control systems, electronics, computers, robotics, calibration, process piping or other manufacturing equipment and Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO).  Modifies and repairs electronic subsystems, including PLCs, through use of schematic diagrams, logic diagrams, or equipment manuals as furnished.   Performs root cause troubleshooting to the board and component level. Utilizes hand tools, meters, scopes, and other test and diagnostic equipment to perform system checks. Reviews and maintains spares inventory to ensure tools availability.  Conducts all work with a positive attitude and with a continuous focus on meeting and exceeding customer expectations.  Secondary: Performs troubleshooting, repairs, preventive maintenance work on semiconductor photolithography equipment including exposure tools (projection and contact photolithography), wafer track tools, thin film metrology tools.


A Fab Tech, Equipment Support Specialist is expected to perform the following duties and responsibilities.

  • Troubleshoot to board/component level. Interface and coordinate as needed with equipment vendors to source parts and outside repair expertise in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Dismantle, adjust, repair, and reassemble equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, operating or maintenance manuals.
  • Assist in equipment installs and upgrades.
  • Monitor and recommend equipment improvements to reduce downtime, increase capacity, and improve quality of product.
  • Implement permanent corrective actions to prevent reoccurring equipment failures, wafer scrap, or defect excursions, and recommend procedural improvements.
  • Perform test runs to document effective tool repair.
  • Perform preventative maintenance procedures and modify existing procedures to ensure optimum equipment performance.
  • Support continuous improvement activities to improve equipment availability, productivity, yield enhancement and reduce cycle time.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to resolve maintenance issues, install new tools, improve equipment reliability and minimize equipment downtime.
  • Demonstrate effective team skills, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal direction from supervisor or equipment engineering.
  • Support promotion of a safe work environment.
  • Willingness to learn job functions and responsibilities outside of current job function. 


  •  Associates Degree with an emphasis in electronics or semiconductor technology and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preferred: Minimum of five years as a maintenance technician in a semiconductor wafer fabrication facility, semiconductor equipment manufacturing facility or related manufacturing facility.   
  • Experience with MS Office software for data recording, report writing, documentation.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must possess “soft skills”: conflict resolution and negotiation, personal effectiveness, creative problem solving, strategic thinking, team building, and influencing skills.          
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.


The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use of hands or fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls and keyboarding; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

About Jenoptik

At Jenoptik, people with the specific JENIUS character are changing the world with the power of light. That demands a spirit of exploration and dedication. If you’re one of us, come meet the challenges facing the world. At Jenoptik, we’re creating a better future for all of us.

The Advanced Photonic Solutions division of Jenoptik is a global OEM and machine supplier of solutions powered by photonics. Our engineering expertise excels across a broad portfolio of technologies in the fields of optics, laser technology, digital imaging, optoelectronics, sensors, as-well-as optical test and measurement equipment

In the Semi & Advanced Manufacturing strategic business unit, we serve our customers with high-performance optical systems differentiated by uncompromising precision. In close collaboration with our customers we develop application tailored beam-shaping optics, outstanding microoptics and opto-mechanical assemblies. Off-the-shelf F-theta lenses complement our offering.

Help us explore and maximise the potential of the digital world and medical technology.

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