Microfabrication Technician



Fremont, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

Company Description:

We are creating the future of brain-computer interfaces: building devices now that have the potential to help people with paralysis regain mobility and independence and invent new technologies that could expand our abilities, our community, and our world.

Team Description:

The Microfabrication Team within Brain Interfaces designs, manufactures, and verifies the thin-film microelectrode array that records and relays neural signals to the body of the implant. The team operates at an in-house cleanroom facility in Fremont.

Job Description & Responsibilities:

As a Microfabrication Engineering Technician at Neuralink, you will be responsible for production of our microelectrode arrays, collaborate with engineers to maintain equipment and processes within specification, and work to improve array quality and throughput. As such, you will be instrumental in ramping production and accelerating Neuralink’s progress.

  • Operate equipment such as ASML, mask aligner, photoresist spin coater, reactive ion etcher, e-beam evaporator, sputter physical vapor deposition system, plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition, and wet sink
  • Troubleshoot and maintain equipment calibration and performance. Create and maintain process documentation and equipment documentation including daily process logs and equipment logs
  • Actively collect data and visually detect defects on production lines in a fast paced environment. Assist in data analysis of throughput, quality, and repeatability of manufacturing processes
  • Ensure product quality and conformance to design requirements
  • Collaborate with engineers to refine, troubleshoot, and improve processes while maintaining or enhancing product quality and yield
  • Keep a clean, organized, and thoroughly maintained workspace

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 6+ years of hands-on experience working in a cleanroom where precision is critical
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Resourceful, flexible, and adaptable; no task is too big or too small
  • Strong self-discipline and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a medical device regulatory environment
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic and constantly changing environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with design software such as K-Layout, L-Edit and Solidworks
  • Solid understanding of basic physics and engineering fundamentals
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret, distill, and disseminate relevant technical information

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to travel to and work at any and all of the study locations including Fremont and Austin

Pay Transparency:

Based on California law, the following details are for California individuals only:

California base salary range:
$26$30 USD
For Full-Time Employees, your compensation package will include two major components: salary and equity. Guidance on salary for this role will be determined according to the level at which you enter the organization, with the ability to gain more over time as you contribute. In addition, Full-Time Employees are eligible for the following benefits listed below.

What We Offer:

  • An opportunity to change the world and work with some of the smartest and most talented experts from different fields
  • Growth potential; we rapidly advance team members who have an outsized impact
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance through a PPO plan
  • Paid holidays
  • Commuter benefits
  • Meals provided
  • Equity + 401(k) plan *Temporary Employees & Interns excluded
  • Parental leave *Temporary Employees & Interns excluded
  • Flexible time off *Temporary Employees & Interns excluded

Multiple studies have found that a higher percentage of women and BIPOC candidates won't apply if they don't meet every listed qualification. Neuralink values candidates of all backgrounds. If you find yourself excited by our mission but you don't check every box in the description, we encourage you to apply anyway!

Neuralink provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status, genetic information or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, transfer, disciplinary action, layoff, return from layoff, training and social, and recreational programs. All such employment decisions will be made without unlawfully discriminating on any prohibited basis.

If you need a reasonable accommodation at any point in the interview process, please let us know. Reasonable accommodations are modifications or adjustments to the application or hiring process that would enable you to fully participate in those processes. Examples of reasonable accommodations include but are not limited to:

  • Documents in alternate formats or read aloud to you
  • Having interviews in an accessible location
  • Being accompanied by a service dog
  • Having a sign language interpreter present for the interview