R & D Engineer-Fluid Control/Metrology

The HORIBA Group of worldwide companies provides an extensive array of instruments and systems for applications ranging from automotive R&D, process and environmental monitoring, in-vitro medical diagnostics, semiconductor manufacturing and metrology, to a broad range of scientific R&D and QC measurements.  Proven quality and trustworthy performance have established widespread confidence in the HORIBA Brand.

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HORIBA Semiconductor's proprietary analysis technology is fully demonstrated in a wide range of fields - semiconductors, medicine, environment, science and engine measurements. In high-tech industries like semiconductor manufacturing, HORIBA provides an extensive selection of process monitors for integration into manufacturing lines that aid the safe production of high performance devices. 

Our North American Semiconductor group is searching for an experienced R&D Engineer at our new R&D Technology Center in Reno, Nevada, minutes from the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. Discover more about this area by visiting https://www.visitrenotahoe.com

The Research and Development Engineer conducts research, processes and analyzes gas and other fluid data, research thermo-physical and transport properties, develops fluid dynamic and thermodynamic models, conducts joint development or co-engineering with semiconductor companies, research institutions, and critical sub-suppliers.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Conducts research, processes and analyzes gas data, research thermo-physical properties,
  • Develops fluid dynamic and thermodynamic models based on empirical data, existing physics, and/or computer simulation,  
  • Ensures timely and accurate responses to internal requests for services.  Works with other technical personnel performing complex engineering experiments to test, prove, or modify theoretical propositions on basis of research findings and experiences of others researching in related technological areas.
  • Evaluates findings to develop new concepts, products, equipment, or processes, or to develop applications of findings to new uses. 
  • Analyzes collected data and draws conclusion based on this data concerning suitability of the products performance and to recommend design modifications to enhance performance if warranted.
  • Convert raw data into refined data displayed in a graphical nature.
  • Oversees the data collection, report generation and scheduling of semiconductor gases.
  • Ability to analyze large amounts of data for trends.


Minimum of bachelor degree in related engineering field and 3+ years’ experience in an engineering, physics, or chemistry discipline with fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, chemistry, and analytical mathematics knowledge/ experience.  

Experience working in an ISO9001 R&D environment preferred.  Experience with multi-physics simulation, computational fluid dynamics is a plus.  

Compensation Package:

HORIBA Instruments offers a competitive compensation package that includes a 401(k) plan with match; employee group dental, vision, life, and disability (short and long-term) paid for by the company; medical insurance, family dental and vision insurance, and supplemental life insurance available with reasonable employee contributions; employee assistance program; paid holidays, vacation, and sick time; flexible spending accounts; and educational reimbursement and commuter benefit programs.

To apply, please submit your resume along with a letter of interest describing how you meet the required qualifications at the following link: R&D Engineer-Reno-Apply Now

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application/hiring process, please email semiconductorjobs.us@horiba.com or call (800) 446-7422 ext 7528 for assistance. HORIBA will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, to support individuals with disabilities to be able to participate in the hiring process. HORIBA is committed to making our workplace accessible for individuals with disabilities.

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