Applications Engineer - US OEM

May 11, 2017

Location: San Jose, CA

Salary:  Open

Job Description:

OEM Teams are on the front end (sometimes years in advance) of most R&D technology at the OEM tool makers that will eventually be rolled out into the End User sites. This position is critical as he/she will heavily influence where the company needs to go in product design in order to be prepared when new OEM Systems are deployed to the End Users. Applications Engineer – US OEM reports to Senior Global OEM Account Manager.


  • Work with key customer engineers to integrate products into customer systems as default standard.

  • Work with customer engineers to determine the product requirements; communicate the requirements to management and product development teams.

  • Influence product development by identifying key customer and product issues and potential solutions.

  • Manage multiple short and long term projects from inception to closure.

  • Develop and distribute an expressed understanding of customer’s stated and apparent roadmaps for systems development for vacuum and gas management related products.

  • Work closely with account team to ensure full awareness of commercial and technical requirements of all projects.

  • Maintain an awareness of technical and commercial competitive position with respect to customer’s product and process roadmaps.

  • Work with Product Managers and Product Specialists to ensure relevant product issues are addressed and exploit technical advantages.

  • Contribute to the development of overall business and product strategies including an awareness of potential competitor technical capabilities.

  • Provide on-site technical support as required.

  • Travel 25 – 30%.

Skills Needed:

  • Proven ability to motivate and manage people. Interface and drive projects with cross-functional teams. Understand and operate in high visibility customer relationships.
  • Proficient managing multiple projects and ability to leverage and influence internal/external resources.
  • Familiarity with Semiconductor, Solar or LED manufacturing equipment and processes.
  • Experienced and comfortable at the customer interface.
  • Ability to develop working relationships with customer engineers and managers.
  • Ability to influence departments and peers.
  • Sensitive to the commercial and marketing issues underlying the technical work being undertaken.
  • Knowledgeable with project management to influence and manage resources.
  • Knowledge of products and engineering capabilities a plus.


  • BS in Engineering or higher.  MBA desirable.

  • Semiconductor, Solar or LED manufacturing equipment and processes.

  • Vacuum and abatement experience a plus. Applications experience a plus.

  • Demonstrated project management success.
  • Work and develop good cross-functional team relationships.

Contact Information:

Associate:  Myrna D. Parkin

Phone:  508-647-0221