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Danaher Corporation Principal Engineer in Inashiki-gun, Japan

Engages in New Product Development (NPD) of advanced filtration projects independent of direct supervision. Provides development leadership within the group and cross-functionally as needed to drive innovation and transfer to manufacturing. Contributes to NPD roadmap using application knowledge from Semiconductor OEMs. Role is a part of our growing R&D team at the Manufacturing Center of Excellence for Microelectronics to develop state-of-the-art filtration, purification and separation products and processes for advanced semiconductor markets in photolithography and wet etch and clean chemicals.

  • Leads experiments in the advanced development of filter assemblies and performance testing for cutting edge semiconductor photolithographic processes.

  • Leads innovation and develops new technologies, builds new ideas that enable New Product Development

  • Works closely with manufacturing to assure the development of new products can be effectively scaled up and manufactured with high reliability

  • Utilizes sound fundamentals like Design of Experiments (DOE)

  • Communicates clearly to leadership, team members, and other key partners.

  • Works with global teams by overcoming cultural and language barriers

  • Uses global R&D and engineering resources in other time zones

  • Participates in teleconferences during off hours

  • Requires 10% travel both nationally and internationally


  • BS in Science or Engineering (MS or PhD highly preferred) with at least 8 years of R&D or product development experience is required.

  • Experience in product development of electronic materials at OEMs or Material suppliers is required. Preference will be given for Photolithography related chemicals and experience.

  • Knowledge of Filter Design, Fluid dynamics, Chemical and Hydromechanics, advanced membrane technology and exposure to surface modification of inorganic or organic substrates is desirable

  • Exposure to advanced semiconductor wafer fabrication processes related to photolithography with hands on experience with track processes is preferred.

  • Understanding of semiconductor wafer inspection methods and metrology is highly desirable, as is exposure to wet etch and clean processes used in semiconductor fabrication.

  • Familiarity with a range of analytical techniques to analyze and quantify very small quantities of organic and inorganic chemical impurities related to on-wafer defects is highly desirable.

  • Experience with process optimization using DOE and process scale-up is highly preferred

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