Applied Materials Mechanical Engineer III in Santa Clara, California

Manages professional employees (jobs that typically fall on the B/E band) and/or supervisors. Is accountable for the performance and results of a team within own job family. Adapts business unit, department, site or sub-function plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges. Decisions are guided by policies, procedures and business unit, department or sub-function plan; receives guidance from manager. Provides technical guidance to employees, colleagues and/or customers.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Manages an engineering group with specific responsibility for mechanical systems and equipment design function, staffing, technical mentoring as required within the engineering group, staff professional and personal development, developing and sustaining supervisors/technical leaders for key areas of responsibility, and budget adherence. Also, technically lead and/or execute engineering projects/programs

  2. Ensures customer satisfaction via on time delivery of product releases in accordance with predetermined requirements and prompt resolution of significantly complex issues of complex scope

  3. Ensures the integration of engineering resources with cross functional teams to meet product goals of complex scope

  4. Interfaces with internal and external customers regarding significantly complex engineering issues for entire range of products

  5. Reviews product requirements and contributes expertise and judgment throughout the product development processes

  6. Spearheads research and development of new technologies and ensures that newly created processes, designs, and/or methodologies are incorporated within Applied Materials, as appropriate

  7. Ensures that all projects and programs assigned are completed in accordance with predetermined requirements, with specific attention to product/process specifications, project/programs costs, resource utilization, and timeless completion

  8. Establishes operational objectives and assignments, and effectively delegate assignments to subordinate staff. Responsible for professional development, team building, defining organizational roles, hiring and retention.

Functional Knowledge

  • Demonstrates in-depth understanding of concepts, theories and principles in own job family and basic knowledge of other related job families

Business Expertise

  • Applies understanding of the industry and how own area contributes to the achievement of objectives


  • Manages a generally homogeneous team; adapts plans and priorities to meet service and/or operational challenges

Problem Solving

  • Identifies and resolves technical, operational and organizational problems


  • Impacts the level of service and the team’s ability to meet quality, volume, and timeliness objectives

  • Guided by policies and resource requirements within business unit, department or sub-function

Interpersonal Skills

  • Guides, influences and persuades others internally in related areas or externally

Position requires understanding of Applied Materials global Standards of Business Conduct and compliance with these standards at all times. This includes demonstrating the highest level of ethical conduct reflecting Applied Materials' core values.



  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 7 - 10 Years of Experience

Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Primary Location: California-CA,Santa Clara

Job Title: Mechanical Engineer III

Job: Engineering

Requisition ID: 1706323

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Posting Type: Internal / External

Relocation Package: No Relocation