Analytics and Process Control Application Engineer III, Sr.

at Applied Materials in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Job Description

Applied Materials AGS Automation Products Group is hiring an Application Engineer to support product development, customer deployment, and services for Applied SmartFactory and SmartFactory Rx automation products and solutions in the areas of manufacturing execution, factory performance, equipment performance, and advanced process control. Additionally, candidate will drive continuous improvement, help improve knowledge base management, and seek opportunities to build organizational efficiencies using technology, AI, machine learning, automation, and optimization.

Key Responsibilities

+ Implement Advanced Process Control (APC) solutions featuring SmartFactory Fault Detection, Run-to-Run, Statistical Process Control, Equipment Automation as well as SmartFactory Rx Analytics and Control solutions

+ Develop new solutions and products with product engineering team to address market demands

+ Coordinate customers internal teams to deploy and optimize control solutions to achieve factory KPIs

+ Coordinate with systems administration and IT teams on developing and deploying control solutions.

+ Present technical information to customers including technical contributors and managers.

+ Create and implement software training and/or demonstrations

+ Project management tasks

+ Perform software installations

+ Knowledge base contribution/management

+ Respond to customer requests for proposal (RFP)

+ Develop and deliver statements of work (SOW)

+ Improve operations through continuous improvement standards such as: 8D, Six Sigma, Kaizen, 5-Whys.

Key Skills and Experience:

+ Two years of experience working in semiconductor, pharmaceutical, solar, or chemical manufacturing.

+ Experience with factory automation applications with specific experience in process control

+ Process control expertise such as time series analysis, model predictive control, multivariate modeling, optimization, R2R, SPC, and FDC

+ Understand complex factory automation systems.

+ Project management skills with ability to work on multiple projects concurrently.

+ Expert in application of E3 products or similar for implementing process control

+ Working knowledge of databases and use of SQL for data collection & manipulation.

+ Working knowledge of programming and scripting languages such as R, Python, C#.

+ Working knowledge of data analysis platforms such as Tableau, Microsoft SSRS, JMP, MATLAB

+ Experience explaining technical concepts to Sr. management and managing diverse requirements among multiple stakeholders.

Other Functional Knowledge

+ Software expertise familiarity working with enterprise automation software running on Windows/Linux platforms with Oracle database

+ Demonstrates conceptual and practical expertise in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines


+ Education and Experience

+ MS or PhD degree in engineering field

+ 2 years of experience in factory operations




Bachelor’s Degree




Years of Experience:

2 – 4 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Yes, 25% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:


Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

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Job Posting: JC189760669

Posted On: Aug 11, 2021

Updated On: Oct 21, 2021