Semiconductor Industry Expert

Columbia, MD, USA ● Washington, DC, USA ● Virtual Req #1723
Monday, July 25, 2022

SUMMARY: Looking for an opportunity to apply your passion for energy and sustainability? A place where you can make an important contribution in a collaborative, flexible work atmosphere? Energetics is seeking a Semiconductor Industry Technical Consultant to work with our team in supporting the Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office’s (AMO). Upcoming Semiconductor Program activities will include strategic planning, analysis, technical advising, and research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) program and Consortia support. In this position, the successful candidate will work closely with interdisciplinary teams to assess the potential for emerging industrial technologies at scale in a commercial marketplace. As part of your work, you’ll gain innovative knowledge and contribute towards technologies, policies, and R&D trends in industrial energy and emissions. Strong candidates for this position will have a science and/or engineering degree and semiconductor industry-related manufacturing or R&D experience. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator who is adept at communicating technical findings to non-experts. Excellent presentation and writing skills are desired for this role. Join our team at Energetics and help turn ideas into real impacts. Energetics is a subsidiary of VSE Corporation. The Semiconductor Industry Technical Consultant will work in a highly collaborative atmosphere, interacting directly with government program managers.

This position can be based in any of Energetics’ existing U.S. offices (Washington, D.C.; Columbia, MD; San Diego, CA; Lafayette, CO; or Utica, NY), or anywhere in the United States as a remote telework position. Minimal travel (1-2 trips/year) will be expected. Candidate must be able to legally work in the United States.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Synthesize and clearly communicate results of research related to the semiconductor industry to colleagues and clients through formal and informal presentations and written technical communications (reports, white papers, fact sheets, briefings, journal articles, etc.).
  • Participate, network, and help coordinate stakeholder engagements, workshops, and discussion with experts in fields such as semiconductor processing, microelectronic devices, wide bandgap semiconductors, and optics.
  • Support and advise government clients with programmatic analysis and strategic planning.
  • Conduct technical merit review and provide technical support and documentation for RD&D and Consortia program management activities.
  • Work closely with program managers and co-workers in a fast-paced collaborative team environment (diligent and responsive contributor). Advise on industry-relevant demonstration opportunities for decarbonization technologies and processes within the semiconductor and optics industries.
  • Provide connectivity to other research areas and offices through cross-cutting activities.
  • Liaison between scientists at universities/laboratories and government decision-makers to assist in distilling key technical results and potential impacts from R&D.
  • Support analysis related to semiconductor industry supply chains and related technical areas and markets.
  • Work closely with co-workers and clients in a fast-paced, collegial, and collaborative team environment (diligent and responsive contributor).
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Engineering degree with a minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience (3 years with Masters or Ph.D. degree). Higher education science and engineering degrees are a plus, but not required. Candidates with greater years of experience are encouraged to apply also.
  • Semiconductor industry experience (experience in a research or industrial/manufacturing setting required, including manufacturing process development, cost modeling, and scale-up).
  • Interest in manufacturing energy efficiency, decarbonization, and/or clean energy technologies.
  • Excellent communication skills, including strong technical writing skills and an ability to tailor written and verbal communications for technical and non-technical audiences.
  • A strong interest in pursuing work in the area of sustainable manufacturing, industrial decarbonization, and the clean energy transition.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; advanced analytical and Excel skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to excel when working on self-managed tasks and as a member of a team.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities.
  • In compliance with Executive Order 14042, any successful applicant for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain an accommodation from the vaccination requirement based on disability or sincerely held religious belief, on or before the start date

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

  • Technical publications in the field of manufacturing or clean energy technologies.
  • Experience in analyzing manufacturing supply chains, material flows and sourcing, and sustainability/resiliency in supply chains.
  • Candidates with experience in energy systems modeling, technoeconomic analysis (TEA) and environmental assessment techniques (including techniques such as life cycle assessment (LCA), environmentally extended input/output (EEIO) modeling, and carbon foot printing) are particularly encouraged to apply.

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