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Semiconductor Lithography Engineer, Evening Shift

City: Ottawa 

Organizational Unit: Advanced Electronics and Photonics 

Classification: RCO 

Tenure: Term 

Duration: 2 Years  

Language Requirements: English 


** Note that this is a repost of the Semiconductor Lithography Engineer, Evening Shift position and if you have previously applied you do not need to re-apply.

The NRC Advantage



The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.


We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you.  Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.


At NRC, we know diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, an open and inclusive work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system. 


NRC welcomes all qualified applicants and encourages candidates to self-declare as members of the following designated employment equity groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.


Please advise of any accommodation measures required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. They are available to all candidates for further assessment. Related information received will be addressed confidentially.

Your Challenge

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada's largest research and technology organization.


We are looking for a Semiconductor Lithography Engineer to work the evening shift for the Canadian Photonics Fabrication Centre (CPFC) within our Advanced Electronics and Photonics (AEP) Research Centre. The successful candidate would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.


This position will focus on activities related to process systems located in the Canadian Photonics Fabrication Centre (CPFC) and would act as the primary technical Lithography leader during the second shift of operation of the CPFC.


Working with clients and partners, the National Research Council Canada provides strategic research, innovation support, scientific, and technical services to develop and deploy solutions to meet Canada's current and future industrial and societal needs. The CPFC offers our clients and partners access to cutting-edge photonics fabrication services providing simulation, design, fabrication, testing, characterization, and prototyping services to help move innovative photonic and electronic devices to market. It plays a key role in NRC’s Advanced Photonic Components.


The key activities of the Semiconductor Lithography Engineer are:


• Ensure that lithography goals are met and effectively contribute to overall CPFC goals.
• Comprehensive record keeping and the provision of detailed reports to clients, and publications where appropriate.
• Establish validation and verification criteria for new processes and products to address new client/project needs and Identify opportunities for process improvements.
• Create and revise documentation detailing production processes.
• Assistance in maintenance of the patterning related equipment.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.
• Maintaining a safe work environment.

Screening Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:


Bachelor’s degree in the Physical, Chemical or Materials Sciences or other engineering disciplines.


A PhD in one of these disciplines will be considered an asset.


For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency

  • Extensive relevant hands-on experience in an industrial R&D or semiconductor fabrication environment.
  • Recent experience in semiconductor lithography tools and processes (process optimization, CD control, photoresist process optimization).
  • Significant experience in Statistical Process Control (SPC).
  • Extensive experience in InP process systems and techniques.
  • Recent experience with ASML Stepper exposure tools.
  • Experience with PROLITH and Minitab would be an asset.
Condition of Employment

Reliability Status


The incumbent will be required to work the evening shift (Mondays to Wednesdays from 13:00 to 23:00 and Thursdays from 13:00 to 22:30).

Language requirements



Assessment Criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies
  • Solid knowledge in lithography and its characterization techniques as they relate to other processes.
  • Ability to integrate complex process steps in the fabrication of semiconductor-based photonics devices.
  • Solid knowledge of the use of design of experiments, process control checks, trend charts, WIP tracking and paperless MES.
  • Solid knowledge of process improvement in order to maintain superior quality.
  • Solid knowledge of safe practices for working with chemicals, compressed gases, liquid nitrogen, and electrical, mechanical, and vacuum systems.
Behavioural Competencies
  • Research - Communication (Level 2)
  • Research - Creative thinking (Level 2)
  • Research - Partnering (Level 1)
  • Research - Results orientation (Level 2)
  • Research - Teamwork (Level 2)
Competency Profile

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile: Research


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Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.

Salary Range

This position is classified as a Research Council Officer (RCO), a group that is unique to the NRC. The RCO group uses a person-based classification system instead of the more common duties-based classification system. Candidates are remunerated based on their expertise, skill, outcomes and impacts of their previous work experience. The salary scale for this group is vast, from $56,374 to $159,364 per annum, which permits for employees of all levels from new graduates to world renowned experts to be fairly compensated for their contributions. 

  •  A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
  • The incumbent is expected to work in a clean room laboratory environment and follow the established health and safety guidelines.
  •  The incumbent will be expected to work with hazardous chemicals and materials.
  • We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.



Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (9732) to:


Telephone: 613-299-8089 

Closing Date: 11 December 2020 - 23:59 Eastern Time



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