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Sr Process Hybrid MIC Technician at National instruments

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Santa Clara, California

Job Description:

Why NI?

For 40 years, National Instruments has worked with engineers and scientists to provide answers to the most challenging questions. Through these pursuits, NI customers have brought hundreds of thousands of products to market, overcome innumerable technological roadblocks, and engineered a better life for us all.   Historically, National Instruments has been a top 100 employer of choice as ranked by several different sources.  If you want to work on cool stuff at a cool company, you’re in the right place!  Here’s a snippet of some of our core industry leadership.

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  • 5 G – Setting world records in spectral efficiency using MIMO

  • Internet of Things (IoT) - With NI’s technology providing unmatched capabilities in measurement, control, ruggedness, and connectivity, along with our expert ecosystem, you can realize the benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) today.

  • Semiconductor - NI semiconductor test customers report 10X improvement in test times while maintaining measurement and performance requirements.

  • Autonomous Automotive - As vehicles advance towards autonomous operation, test engineers face drastically increasing system complexity while dealing with ever present cost and time pressure.

  • Aerospace & Defense -  NI provides industry-leading performance and accuracy with best-in-class synchronization for large systems, so you can get to the right decision faster.

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Hybrid MIC Process Technician


The Hybrid MIC Process Technician will implement, document, and maintain cost-efficient, robust assembly processes to create high performance, high reliability, and consistent microwave and millimeter-wave hybrid circuit assemblies.  This includes maintaining and improving existing processes and machines in the microwave and millimeter-wave hybrid circuit lab. Successful candidate will work with the Process Engineer in process development and improvement projects and ensure satisfactory training, operation, monitoring, and control. 

Core Responsibilities:


    • Good hands-on knowledge of hybrid microwave integrated circuit (MIC) technology in a manufacturing environment

    • Good command configuring, programming, operating, qualifying, and sustaining the operation of manual and automated assembly machines (thin film, epoxy, wire bond, solder, eutectic die attach, pick-n-place, plasma cleaning, etc.)

    • Maintain, document and deploy the processes, methods, tools, and quality monitoring related to MIC hybrid assembly




    • Dynamic ability to get things done, both as an individual contributor and by collaborating with others across the organization at all levels

    • Life-long learner, continually striving to execute and improve in house processes.

    • Experience with the assembly of flip chip and microwave PCB assemblies

    • Experience with set up and maintaining manual and automatic bonders.

    • Experience with programing and maintaining automatic pick-n-place, and epoxy dispense/stamp machine



  • 5+ years of experience of demonstrated, successful process engineering in a commercial or military hybrid microwave integrated circuit manufacturing environment

  • Computer skills:

    • Programming control software for automated assembly machines

    • Using AutoCAD to view/edit 2D drawings and to review microcircuit and thin film layouts, preferred

    • MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 

    • Excellent writing and communication skills