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Process Technologist

Metamaterial Inc.

Metamaterial Inc.

Burnaby, BC, Canada
Posted on Friday, August 11, 2023

META is seeking a Lab Technician/Process Technologist for our facility in Burnaby, BC!

What You’ll Do:

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Technology Integration, the Lab Technician/Process Technologist will be responsible for executing nano and micro-fabrication process steps for developing nano-optical security devices. The position is heavily hands-on and requires the ability to attentively follow lab cleanroom standard operating procedures. The position provides the opportunity to contribute to the R&D and Product Development teams by fabricating optical devices, assisting in developing new fabrication procedures and optimizing the previously developed process steps. The position involves detailed execution of micro and nano-fabrication steps ranging from wet-chemistry to nanoimprinting.

Some of the typical responsibilities will include:

Wet chemistry – Nickel electroforming, BOE cleaning, general wet bench work.

Physical vapour deposition – Sputtering, E-beam and Thermal evaporation of metals and dielectric materials.

Nano-imprint lithography – Bench top UV casting and NIL tool operations.

Cleanroom operations – Clean room microfabrication with mask aligner. Learning and executing fabrication processes operating in Lab and Clean Room environs.

Device and material analysis - Characterizing optical nanostructures and materials in and out of a clean room using optical microscope and profilometer. Opportunity for AFM and SEM training available to high performers.

Maintenance - Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on assigned laboratory tools.

Reporting - Maintaining and writing standard operating procedures (SOPs). Delivering biweekly or monthly reports on project progress.

Organization - Ensure all materials are filed following agreed conventions and are easily accessible.

Qualifications and Experience:

Education – B.Sc. or B.Eng or PhD in Chemical, Mechanical or Materials Engineering or equivalent.

Experience – One to three years of related experience academic or industry laboratory experience. 1+ years of hands-on experience in nanofabrication/microfabrication with mask aligners. Experience and qualification in 4DLabs Cleanroom are considered an asset.

Technical – Wet bench and chemical processing, thin-film deposition, characterization (microscopy, profilometry, SEM, AFM).

Characteristics - Motivated, self-driven professional. Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks – often under pressure with shifting priorities.

Feel like you can’t tick all the boxes above? If you have some of the skills and experience that we’re looking for and are willing to use your talent to learn the rest, we encourage you to apply!

What You’ll Love About Us:

META is a fast-growing company with a positive and committed work culture and a phenomenally talented workforce. Our employees are inspired to do exceptional and innovative work, are proud to contribute to the success of the company and are our greatest asset.

META attracts people from many countries and cultures, with over 37 spoken languages represented across our teams. META believes that diversity drives creativity and innovation. We welcome and encourage applications from underrepresented populations; Aboriginal peoples, racialized persons, people living with disabilities (including invisible and episodic disabilities) and members of the LGBTQ2 community.

Our Benefits:

  • META (MMAT) Equity
  • Retirement Savings Matching
  • Company provided Group Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision).
  • Competitive paid time off policy; vacation, paid sick leave; personal days; time off between Christmas day and New Year’s day
  • Casual dress

About Us:

Meta Materials Inc. “META®” (NASDAQ: MMAT) is a developer of high-performance functional materials and intelligent surfaces that are scalable, sustainable, and efficient. Through applied physics and advanced design, we are pioneering a new class of multi-functional materials — called metamaterials — which have engineered properties that Go Beyond what is found in nature. Our extensive technology platform encompasses three core capabilities, holography, lithography, and wireless sensing, and is software and AI-design driven. This allows us to develop a library of solutions and functional prototypes much faster and at lower cost than traditional chemical synthesis.

Our technology platform enables leading global brands to deliver breakthrough products to their customers in consumer electronics, 5G communications, health and wellness, aerospace, automotive, and clean energy. Our nano-optic technology provides anti-counterfeiting security features for government documents and currencies and authentication for brands.

META has worked with some of the world’s leading companies including Airbus, Satair, Lockheed Martin, and Sekisui. META’s Nanotech business recently renewed a frame agreement with a top-ten central bank to develop a new security feature, and has delivered its LumaChrome™ security feature for more than 30 banknote denominations.

At META we make surfaces smarter, more sustainable, and we do more with less. Together with our partners, we go beyond what’s possible today by creating intelligent surfaces that protect, detect and connect.

Our achievements have been widely recognized, including being named a Lux Research Innovator of the Year in 2021. Learn more at