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Technologist, R&D Engineering

JR-0000053820 Requisition #

Western Digital®


The next big thing in data is you!

The Western Digital Fremont wafer fab is a world class manufacturing and research center located in  Fremont, California.  Research activities focus on all aspects of information storage and storage architecture. We are inviting applications for a position in the Advanced Head Development, Process & Materials group, where our mission is to invent and develop new materials, processes, and designs for advanced magnetic recording heads and other nanoscale devices.  We have the capabilities of a fully functional cleanroom with state-of-the-art equipment and support staff.

  • Work as a Process Development Engineer in the Advanced Head Development, Process & Materials group at Western Digital wafer fab in Fremont. 
  • Candidate will be responsible for developing new processes for fabrication of HAMR wafers.  
  • Job requires interfacing with engineers and scientists in process and design groups.
  • MS or PhD in Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, or Physics
  • A minimum of five years of experience in semiconductor and/or magnetic head wafer processing
  • Experience with one or more of the following a plus:  CMP, Plating, Photolithography, RIE, Ion-mill
  • Experience working with process and metrology engineers to do block level process development/integration.
  • Candidate must be innovative, detail-oriented and have strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent teamwork and people skills are required.


The future. It’s on you. You & Western Digital.

We’ve been storing the world’s data for more than 50 years. Once, it was the most important thing we could do for data. Now we’re helping the world capture, preserve, access and transform data in a way only we can.

The most game-changing companies, consumers, professionals, and governments come to us for the technologies and solutions they need to capture, preserve, access, and transform their data.


But we can’t do it alone. Today’s exceptional data challenges require your exceptional skills. It’s You & Us. Together, we’re the next big thing in data.


Western Digital® data-centric solutions are found under the G-Technology™, HGST, SanDisk®, Tegile™, Upthere™, and WD® brands.



Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer.


Western Digital does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming standards), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender (including a person’s gender identity, gender expression, and gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth), age, national origin, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status (including domestic partnership status), physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected medical and family care leave, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. We also prohibit harassment of any individual on any of the characteristics listed above. Our non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law" poster.

Federal and state laws require employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job.  Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you need any accommodation or assistance with our career site, please contact us at staffingsupport@wdc.com.

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