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Transitioning Military - Electronics, Avionics, Mechanical, and Nuclear - Military Veterans

at Applied Materials

FIELD SERVICE ENGINEERS - As an Applied Materials Field Service Engineer, you will work side-by-side with our customer inside their factory. You will Install, Maintain, and Repair the most advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing systems in the world. During a routine work day, you may be working on systems that incorporate:

  • Precision Optics
  • Hydraulics
  • Thermal Systems
  • Lasers
  • Advanced Control Software
  • Pneumatic Controls
  • Gas & Chemical Delivery Systems
  • High Vacuum
  • Computers and Networking
  • High/Low Pressure Systems
  • Scanning Electron Microscopes
  • Robotics


  • Installation and integration of multi-million dollar precision wafer fabrication systems thru customer handoff
  • Utilize advanced tools (Oscilloscopes, DVM’s, Advanced Software Diagnostic’s, etc.) to ensure that maintenance and calibration are perfect
  • Review equipment engineering specs and provide feedback to the factory for improvements
  • Build and maintain customer satisfaction through clear, consistent communication and the sharing of collective knowledge. Consistently demonstrates safety as a value.
  • Opportunities for global travel to support our customers, manufacturing and/or R&D engineering labs


  • May be exposed to cramped work space, mechanical, electrical, and/or chemical hazards. Requires attentiveness to safety precautions at all times.
  • Occasionally required to work rapidly for prolonged periods of time. Will routinely bend, stoop, reach, or walk.
  • Will be required to work overtime and/or travel on short notice, including unscheduled call-in from home and work other shifts as needed.
  • Opportunity to work compressed shifts


  • Capable of operating in high pressure and/or ambiguous situation
  • Ability to solve complex electro-mechanical problems
  • Demonstrate creative problem solving to generate abstract solutions
  • Ability to routinely lift, pull, or push objects weighing up to 50 lbs. with or without accommodation.
  • Ability to effectively use hand tools, meters, scopes, and other pertinent specialized equipment.


  • Experience in Electronics Technology, Mechatronics Technology, Microelectronics.
  • Must be willing and able to travel, including internationally.
  • Flexibility to work on shifts/overtime/stand-by/on-call/holidays when required.



Associate's Degree




Years of Experience:

2 - 4 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information

Time Type:

Full time

Employee Type:

Assignee / Regular


Yes, 10% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:


U.S. Salary Range:

$30.50 - $41.80

The salary offered to a selected candidate will be based on multiple factors including location, hire grade, job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and with consideration of internal equity of our current team members. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, candidates may be eligible for other forms of compensation such as participation in a bonus and a stock award program, as applicable.

For all sales roles, the posted salary range is the Target Total Cash (TTC) range for the role, which is the sum of base salary and target bonus amount at 100% goal achievement.

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. 


Austin, TX

Applied Materials

A global leader in the nanomanufacturing technology solutions for the electronics industry, Applied Materials is built on the strength of talented people. We offer a wide variety of job opportunities for experienced professionals and recent college students/graduates that will capitalize on your current skills while broadening your experience and engaging you in a dynamic, fast-changing industry.

Here, you will work in community to achieve a common goal and encounter exciting new challenges every day. Our company is continually evolving: implementing innovations to make semiconductors more portable, powerful, and affordable than ever before.

Employee Benefits:

  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Paternity Leave
  • Custom Work Station
  • Disability Insurance
  • Gym/ Wellness Reimbursement
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Maternity Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • Sick Leave
  • On Site Gym/ Fitness Classes, Clinic (Site Dependent) 

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