Equipment Automation Application Engineer IV

at Applied Materials in Conway, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Applied Materials AGS Automation Products Group (APG) 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 Equipment Automation (EA) solution, integrated with other key factory and business systems, for our customers

+ Work with product development team to develop new solutions and products with to address market demands

+ Coordinate with customers systems administration and IT teams on deploying, configuring, developing and deploying EA solutions.

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

+ Create, evolve and implement EA application training and/or demonstrations

+ Project management tasks in accordance with APG standard PM lifecycle

+ Perform software installationsat customer locations

+ Knowledge base contribution/management

+ Respond to customer requests for proposal (RFP) and requirements collection

+ Develop and deliver statements of work (SOW) and cost estimates for projects

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

Key Skills and Experience

+ Experience working in semiconductor or Solar or Display or PCB manufacturing as equipment automation developer is required

+ Familiar with SECS/GEM protocol and SEMI automation standards

+ Experience working with other factory automation and business systems such as MES, Recipe Management (RMS), and Advanced Process Control (APC)

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

+ Working proficiency using visual studio, C#, .Net, databases and use of SQL

+ Experience explaining technical and business 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 or Unix platforms with Oracle database

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


+ Education and Experience

+ BS or MS degree in engineering field

+ Experience in factory operations




Bachelor’s Degree




Years of Experience:

4 – 7 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Yes, 25% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:


Applied Materials is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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Job Posting: JC208373189

Posted On: Mar 25, 2022

Updated On: Jun 18, 2022