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Engineer Sr. - Facilities Management, MacroTechnology Works

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

IT, Operations
Tempe, AZ, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024

Engineer Sr. - Facilities Management, MacroTechnology Works


Campus: Tempe

Engineer Sr

Job Description

Facilities Development and Management, FM KE Facilities Services, MacroTechnology Works (MTW), seeks an experienced Senior Engineer to assist in the operation of the MTW semiconductor research facility. This position will play a substantial role in the design, operations and maintenance of a number of complex systems. This role ensures the availability, reliability and capacity of mechanical systems that support the semiconductor research cleanrooms, labs and offices at MacroTechnology Works (MTW).

About MacroTechnology Works:
MacroTechnology Works (MTW) is an advanced state-of-the-art semiconductor research facility located in the ASU Research Park in Southeastern Tempe. MTW provides ASU researchers, private industry researchers, partner companies and start-up operations with office, lab, and cleanroom space appropriate to advance research into semiconductor related processes from basic material research to advanced semiconductor processing.

Looking for an employer that offers you solid growth opportunities, as well as an inclusive culture and work/life balance? ASU offers the following employee benefits to enhance the total compensation of its staff:

  • Flexible work schedules
  • 22 days of vacation leave, 12 days of sick leave and 10 paid holidays annually for all staff
  • World-class educational opportunities at deeply discounted rates for employees and eligible family members through its employee tuition reduction program. For more information visit https://cfo.asu.edu/reduced-tuition
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave following the birth or adoption of a child
  • Comprehensive and very affordable benefits package including dental, vision, and life insurance benefits. More information available at https://cfo.asu.edu/benefits
  • Retirement program designed to promote long-term savings and provide income upon retirement which includes Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
  • Paid time for volunteer and professional development
  • Wellness program for preventative health education and screenings
  • Disability and leave program for income protection
  • Free and confidential Employee Assistance services, helping to manage personal difficulties or life challenges
  • ASU Discounts to sports/events along with discounts with ASU partnerships

Job Family

Engineering & Tech Support

Department Name

FDM FM KE Facilities Svcs



VP Code


Scope of Search


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$140,000 - $150,000 per year, commensurate experience and education. ASU offers a comprehensive benefits package with the State of Arizona.

Close Date




Essential Duties

  • Monitor the operation and design of mechanical systems that support the cleanrooms and labs. This includes, but is not limited to, Make-up Air Systems, Air Handling Systems, Exhaust systems (Acid, Solvent and General), Exhaust treatment systems, Chillers, Boilers, Cooling Water Systems, and HVAC water treatment systems.
  • Coordinate with outside entities and key stakeholders at ASU Research Park.
  • Review and evaluate standard specifications and details used in other jurisdictions for possible adoption by the University.
  • Consult with and advises inspectors regarding mechanical problems encountered during construction of major projects.
  • Attend final inspections and recommends acceptance or rejection of completed work.
  • Provide technical advice to management and staff.
  • Formulate standard specification language or mechanical construction projects. Represents the University on panels and boards as needed.
  • Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.

Days and Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. May be required to work extended daily or weekend hours depending on activities at site.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field AND five years of engineering or related experience; OR, nine years of engineering or related experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

Evidence of a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering/construction management/business administration. LEED Certification.

Experience in:

  • Facilities Operational Engineering role in an advanced semiconductor cleanroom (class 10/100, ISO Class 4/5).
  • Consulting experience in the design of advanced technology facilities.
  • Developing RFP’s/RFQ’s (request for proposal/quote).
  • Advanced semiconductor cleanrooms and laboratory operations.
  • Mechanical systems that operate cleanrooms and labs.
  • AutoCAD and drawing database.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles of operation of cleanrooms and mechanical systems.
  • Local, state and federal codes, regulation and mandates- especially building codes and fire codes.
  • H5 semiconductor regulations.
  • Cleanroom performance monitoring for particles, airflow, AMC’s.
  • Control Systems and programming of controls.

Ability to:

  • Troubleshoot and diagnose system and adjust or modify to achieve maximum efficiency.
  • Establish and track overall site capacities and work with management to plan timely upgrades.

Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse.
  • Outdoors in uncontrolled environment subject to excessive heat or cold, wind, weather, etc.
  • Advanced research laboratory environments containing hazardous chemicals and processes.
  • Low hazard cleanrooms involving potential exposure to low hazard chemicals, gases and processes.
  • Advanced H5 (high Hazard) semiconductor cleanrooms utilizing extremely toxic and hazardous gases, chemicals and processes.
  • Standing for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.
  • Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 50 pounds.
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
  • Will be expected to participate in emergency events including evacuations, medical emergencies, and utility interruptions.
  • May be exposed to hazardous and dangerous materials, tools, and equipment which will require safety precautions and/or specific process to be followed, and may include the use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) (e.g. gloves, safety glasses, hearing protection, foot protection, garments, face coverings, hardhat, negative pressure and positive pressure respirator).
  • Will involve extended periods of time in cleanroom environment, wearing appropriate cleanroom garb, to include: Full cleanroom suit, hair net, face mask, gloves, shoe/foot coverings, etc.
  • Use of PPE may require medical clearance prior to use.
  • Drives university vehicles.
  • Clearly communicate to perform essential functions of the job.

Department Statement

ASU Facilities Development and Management (FDM) maintains and services all university-owned property, and develops and constructs innovative and sustainable facilities. FDM’s vision is to contribute to and guarantee the success of the university’s mission by creating and caring for the ASU campus and environment. We provide quality customer service, effectively steward our resources, and meet the needs of the university through creative and collaborative efforts.

Facilities Development and Management at ASU employment requires current eligibility to legally work in the United States. Facilities Development and Management will not be a sponsor for this position.

This position is located in Facilities Management on the MacroTechnology Works site, 7700 S. River Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85284.

This position requires that you must possess a valid Arizona driver's license (minimum of Class D) upon employment and maintain throughout employment. Post-offer of employment, selected candidate must possess an acceptable driving record which is 5 or fewer points in the most recent 39 month period from date of hire.

This position is dependent on the continuation of funding from a specific source other than general operating funds. As such, this appointment may terminate when the funding is no longer available.

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU PD at 480-965-3456.

Relocation Assistance – For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/az-resources.

Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

Work reference history information for 3 current and/or former supervisors will be requested at time of interview.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.