MEMs Research and Development Engineer

HP is a proven leader in personal systems and printing, delivering innovations that empower people to create, interact, and inspire like never before. We leverage our strong financial position to extend our leadership in traditional markets and invest in exciting new technologies.

HP has an impressive portfolio and strong innovation pipeline across areas such as:

  • blended reality technology - our unique Sprout by HP will change the way people do things
  • 3D printing
  • multi-function printing
  • Ink in the office
  • tablets, phablets, notebooks
  • mobile workstations

We're looking for visionaries who are ready to make an impact on the way the world works. At HP, the future's yours to create!

HP Inkjet and Printing Solutions (IPS) delivers market-leading printing experiences to consumer and business customers through inkjet solutions. These products are based on proprietary high-performance fluidic MEMS technology continuously developed and expanded since our first inkjet product. HP's MEMS development fabs are based in the Corvallis, Oregon facility that combines product development with high volume manufacturing using a combination of industry standard processes together with proprietary equipment and methods.

Job description

Develop, characterize, and stabilize MEMS fabrication processes used for the production of inkjet components. Our fab uses a variety of processes to create fluidic features for both thermal and piezo-driven inkjet devices. Processes include traditional photo, etch, and bond technologies as well as less common micromachining methods. Explore and develop improvements in process performance, tool capability, and product performance. Drive new technology implementation and tool selection. Investigate and integrate novel wafer processing techniques for new development programs.


  • Work with product development teams to translate new product specifications into manufacturable designs
  • Develop new processes and tooling capabilities to support next generation product development
  • Develop and improve methods to measure and evaluate MEMS processes and features
  • Define specification linkages between process, product, and test throughout the development cycle
  • Apply statistical process control (SPC) methodologies to monitor and improve production processes ·
  • Optimize fab processes for quality and yield

Education and Experience Required:

  • Master's degree or PhD in in engineering or physical sciences (ChemE, Chemistry, MatSci, Physics, EE, ME) with a research topic related to MEMS or microfabrication
  • Typically 4-6 years experience.

Knowledge and skills

  • Strong written and spoken communication skills.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of engineering fundamentals
  • Ability to creatively solve problems in a fast-paced product development environment
  • Ability to work & effectively interact (remotely, as needed) with team members from other disciplines, projects, organizations, cultures & companies
  • Demonstrated leadership, teamwork/interpersonal, communication and technical skills · Resourceful, creative and flexible · Fluency in English
  • Work experience in the following areas is desirable: Clean-room experience, Si etch, thin film deposition, photolithography, DOE, Data analysis, project planning
  • Fluency in English

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