Chemist/Chemical Engineer

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.

Inspired by our unique motto, “JOY and FUN,” we focus on social responsibilities by building state-of-the-art products for scientific advancement; especially for protecting health, safety, and the environment.  “HORIBARIANs,” the HORIBA employees all over the world, look forward to working with additional creative and entrepreneurial self-starters. To learn more about our unique culture, visit our culture page.

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 Chemist or Chemical Engineer, toconduct vaporization research and provide sales support, at our new R&D Technology Center in Reno, Nevada, minutes from the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. Discover more about this area by visiting

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define methods, sets up equipment, and conducts experiments of semiconductor process chemistry liquids/gases/vapors for thermo-physical and transport property determination, and reaction/disassociation kinetics/ chemistry. 
  • Provide technical support, technical sales demonstrations and QA of equipment to support the marketing of these experiments for customers and support of HORIBA products and services related to semiconductor fluid/chemistry delivery, or similar industries like fiber optics and thin film coatings.



  • Minimum Bachelor Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Requires knowledge of Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (or NIST chemical webbook), basic knowledge of various gas/liquid analytical methods (NIR, FTIR, GC/MS, RGA), analytical test method preparation, sampling and flow dilution/calibration techniques, lab equipment setup experience and PC literacy. 
  • Good problem-solving and analytical skills; good verbal and written communication skills. 

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: Apply Here

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application/hiring process, please email 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.

 EEO/Affirmative Action/Veteran Status/Disabilities.