OCTOBER 2013: Open position at IFAE: Micro-systems Packaging Technician 

Job Reference: IFAE-2013-SO-02
Publication date: 31-October-2013
Closing date: 30-November-2013

The Institut de Fisica d'Altes Energies (IFAE, see www.ifae.es) is looking for an experienced micro-systems packaging technician. IFAE has state-of-the-art infrastructure and hardware dedicated to the fabrication of hybrid pixel detectors for applied physics and fundamental research. The selected candidate will be responsible for assorted assignments related to the operation, programming, and maintenance of some, or all, of the following equipment: F&K Delvotec G5 wire-bonder, Pactech SB2-SM Solder Ball deposition, and Süss-Microtech FC-150 flip-chip machine.

 Primary duties/responsibilities:

• Operate, program and maintain the wire-bonding equipment.
• Operate the solder ball deposition and flip-chip machines.
• Maintain the clean room in which the above equipment is installed (includes timely replacement of air filters and supply materials, ensuring availability of nitrogen, vacuum, etc.)
• Work closely with physicists and engineers to ensure successful packaging of different devices.


• Education: technical or technical engineer degree in electronics or electronics-related area.
• At least two-year experience specifically in the operation of wire-bonding equipment. Experience with solder ball deposition or flip-chip machines is a plus. Otherwise, the candidate should be willing to be trained.
• Knowledge of basic electronics. Experience with failure analysis of electronic assemblies and components is a plus.
• Experience working in a clean-room environment.
• Language: good level of written and spoken English.
• Availability for short trips in Spain and abroad.


• Frequently required to stand/sit at a wire-bonder in a clean room.
• Manual operations requiring fine motor skills (i.e. work with thin wires or small hand tools).

IFAE wishes to fill this post as soon as possible. Applications should be submitted to Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla. no later than November 30 2013, indicating clearly the Job Reference in the "Subject" field of the email. Nevertheless, applications will be accepted until the post is filled. Sending CVs to the above address implies consent to the legal warning at the bottom of the IFAE Home Page.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The initial contract will be for 3 years. Extensions and/or indefinite employment will be subject to mutual satisfaction.




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