Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Department of Physics

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

The Division of Solid State Physics runs NanoLund’s core, world-class semiconductor nanofabrication facility, namely Lund Nano Lab (LNL) that is part of Myfab – the national infrastructure for micro and nano fabrication. LNL turns over approximately 30 MSEK annually, consists of approximately 600 sq. m area of clean room with about 80 installed tools, including epitaxial systems, patterning and processing equipment and characterization instruments, and has more than 150 users from academic research groups and industry. LNL is currently in a planning phase for building a new cleanroom at Science Village Scandinavia to double its capacity. At the moment the Lund Nano Lab team includes 11 highly qualified scientists, engineers and technicians. More information can be found at:,, and

Tasks and responsibilities
The Division of Solid State Physics, Lund Nano Lab (LNL), is now seeking a qualified Equipment  Technician/Engineer who will be responsible for service and preventive and corrective maintenance on a variety of tools and support equipment, including chemical vapor deposition equipment, scanning electron microscopes and contact mask aligners. Another key part of the job will be hands-on involvement in installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of gas distribution systems. You will interface with students, scientists and engineers to provide training and support on equipment and gas related matters. You will report to the Operations Manager of LNL.

Responsibilities will include: 

  • Installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of gas distribution systems.
  • Routine preventive maintenance and calibrations on tools in accordance with equipment manufacturer specifications.
  • Electrical and mechanical root cause troubleshooting and repairs of all equipment. Use test and diagnostic equipment to perform equipment checks, calibrations and characterization.
  • In close collaboration with the Equipment engineer, or, independently, modify equipment to improve overall process performance and equipment availability.
  • Work with vendors for technical assistance and support.
  • Maintain critical spare parts inventory. Assist in new equipment installations and with start-up and acceptance testing.
  • Establish preventive maintenance strategies in collaboration with other staff members.

Requirements and basis of assessment:
The position as Equipment Technician/Engineer requires that you have a degree in a relevant area such as mechanical or electrical engineering, or a similar education. The following documented experiences and qualifications are required:

  • Minimum of 5 years of technical equipment maintenance required – maintenance of semiconductor processing equipment a strong plus.
  • Hands-on experience in installation and maintenance of gas distribution systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot gas and cooling systems to component level.
  • Knowledge of basic vacuum principles and basic vacuum components, including vacuum pumps/gauges/valves.
  • Proficiency in English including the ability to write technical documentation in English.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Further, these additional qualifications and experience would be beneficial:

  • Knowledge of Swedish regulations with regards to gas installations.
  • Experience with compressed gases widely used in the semiconductor industry and knowledge of installation and maintenance of same.
  • Extensive knowledge of gas and cooling related equipment - fittings/valves/regulators/MFCs etc.
  • Excellent understanding of the safety hazards associated with exchange/installation/storage/usage of process gases.
  • Working knowledge of tubing/threads/fittings commonly used in gas and cooling equipment and familiarity with product ranges from most common suppliers.
  • Hands-on experience with vacuum systems (high/ultra-high/plasma systems) – troubleshooting/installation/maintenance.
  • Experience with chemical vapor deposition (CVD) equipment.
  • Experience/training with SCBA (Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus) equipment.
  • Ability to perform basic troubleshooting on electrical/electronic systems e.g. power supplies/control loops/communication systems.
  • Ability to operate basic electrical/electronic test equipment.

We expect you to be self-motivated and service-minded and have an ability to prioritize and handle multiple demands. Furthermore, in the selection of the successful candidate, much emphasis will be placed on interpersonal skills and the ability to work well within a team.

We also expect that a non-Swedish speaking person within two years will have acquired sufficient knowledge of Swedish for the job.

With this recruitment, we hope to stimulate our environment with fresh influences and explicitly welcome applications from national and international companies, institutes or university laboratories.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2017/3253
  • Maria Huffman, Operations Manager, Tel. +46 (0) 46 222 0691, Cell: +46 (0) 722 276950
Published 17.Oct.2017
Last application date 14.Jan.2018 11:59 PM CET

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