Senior Radio Frequency Engineer

Fremont, CA
Mattson Technology
Posted 04/16/2024

About Mattson

Mattson Technology is a global company with nearly 30 years of experience delivering leading-edge technology and products in the Dry Strip, Plasma and Thermal markets to our customers. While we consider Silicon Valley our roots, we have evolved into a worldwide organization that includes manufacturing, research and development, customer support, finance and sales operations throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

Our success is a result, in large part to the highly qualified and dedicated employees at Mattson Technology. Our employees represent a diverse group of individuals, committed to working as a team to deliver on our commitments. We value the ingenuity, flexibility, passion, knowledge and “can do” attitude that our employees exemplify daily. We encourage you to consider a career at Mattson Technology. Mattson Technology recognizes that to recruit and retain a team of highly qualified employees, we must invest in our employees and therefore, we offer a comprehensive employee benefits package.

We have an open position for a candidate with experience in RF engineering enabling technologies for RF power delivery to generate plasma in process reactors. This hands-on role will be responsible for supporting and improving existing semiconductor RF plasma processing equipment products and developing new products with emphasis on C&F (concept & feasibility) activities from new concept proposal, validation, hardware design, and performance tests.

What you will do here:

  • Develop RF power delivery systems 1-10KW range that include generators, matches and ICP coils to guarantee optimal power delivery conditions to generate and sustain plasma
  • Generate specifications for OEM components as generators and matches
  • Drive RF suppliers for generators and matches to meet our specifications
  • Develop coils and other unique RF components for plasma generation
  • Design RF systems with anti-arcing features
  • Design RF systems and chamber for best grounding
  • Resolve field escalations related to RF power delivery and plasma stability
  • Materials selection and use of them in RF design
  • Develop RF sensors to measure EM fields and integrate them into system design
  • Support cost reduction programs for qualification of lower cost OEM generators and matches


  • B.S. Degree + 5 years experience, M.S. Degree + 2 years experience or Ph.D. Degree in electrical engineering or plasma physics
  • Candidates with or without industrial experiences are all encouraged to
  • Familiar with basic lab test equipment (e.g., oscilloscope, network analyzer, plasma diagnostics tools, etc.)
  • Familiar with basic conductive and dielectric materials properties.
  • Hands-on skills in basic soldering, hand tool usage, sheet metal work, etc.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Mattson Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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