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Battelle Memorial Institute Failure Analysis Master Technician in Columbus, Ohio

Battelle delivers when others can’t. We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients—whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We are currently seeking an Failure Analysis Master Technician . This position is in Columbus, OH . Come in for an interview to find out why Battelle is right for you.


  • Collaborate with the trust and assurance team to assess the security, reliability, and trustworthiness of electronic devices, integrated circuits, and embedded systems

  • Responsibility for operation of laboratory equipment including cutting edge tool sets for integrated circuit deprocessing and imaging

  • Understand and follow all health, safety, and environmental procedures and requirements

  • Complete complex tasks under minimal supervision or guidance. Plan and perform project work from a basic understanding of objectives and work statements. Track progress against identified milestones and report to supervisor any deviations from the plan.

  • Work on assignments that are complex in nature where considerable judgment, creativity and initiative are required to identify the problem and provide input into a solution.

  • Perform moderately complex analysis to verify the accuracy, applicability and reasonableness of project work. Contribute to the technical planning of project work including recommending and implementing improved methods for new approaches.

  • Train and guide staff members in order to complete work assignments. May act as a working leader by assigning and reviewing work of less experience staff members

  • Familiarity working with wet chemical laboratory process

  • Travel to collaborative laboratories within the United States for technical interchanges and information transfer


  • Must be a sole US citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a US government security clearance.

  • High School Diploma with a focus on Science, Math, Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Semiconductor Manufacturing or a related discipline or equivalent military training / experience or a related discipline and 10-15 years relevant experience working as a senior level technician

  • Experience working in an analytical laboratory

  • Demonstrated ability of mechanical aptitude including ability to learn, use, and maintain equipment and machinery

  • Ability to follow detailed instructions and procedures to complete tasks and required documentation; demonstrate solid work performance in an environment requiring high level of attention to detail and timeliness

  • Ability to demonstrate good organization, communication, problem-solving and teamwork skills


  • Technical/Associates Degree in a Science, Math, Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Semiconductor Manufacturing or a related discipline

  • Experience using SEM, FIB, TEM sample preparation, layer by layer delayering.

  • Experience working in an analytical laboratory, preferably related to failure analysis, materials science, inorganic chemistry or semiconductor manufacturing

  • Experience with mounting, polishing and evaluation of samples

  • Familiarity of Semiconductor processes

  • Familiarity of one or more analysis methodologies used in failure analysis for state-of-the-art semiconductor manufacturing


The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle’s Legal Department.


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

As a condition of employment, Battelle will inquire about COVID vaccination status, and in the event that vaccinations are mandated at a work location (including client site and Battelle sites) we expect all candidates to comply with these required safety protocols.

Battelle is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact recruiting@battelle.org .

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

For more information about our other openings, please visit www.battelle.org/careers