Intern - Chemical Operations I&C Technician

  • GlobalFoundries
  • East Fishkill, NY 12533, USA
  • Jun 17, 2022

Job Description


About GlobalFoundries\:

GlobalFoundries is a leading full-service semiconductor foundry providing a unique combination of design, development, and fabrication services to some of the world’s most inspired technology companies. With a global manufacturing footprint spanning three continents, GlobalFoundries makes possible the technologies and systems that transform industries and give customers the power to shape their markets. GlobalFoundries is owned by Mubadala Investment Company. For more information, visit

Summary of Role\:

GlobalFoundries is looking for skilled Instrument & Controls (I&C) Technician Interns to work in the facilities organization.  Tasks will include but are not limited to working with senior Staff and Engineers learning all computerized control systems and their associated subsystems within the Facilities Organization supporting our Semiconductor Manufacturing Facility.  98% of all systems are networked Modicon PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers) which report into our multiple GE (General Electric) iFix SCADA (Supervisory, Control and Data Acquisition) systems.  These higher level systems then allow for remote alarming, monitoring, control, and reporting, to our various facility teams, as well as, our enhanced alarm and trending systems.  The successful candidate must be a motivated self-starter which is able to work in a team environment with a primary focus on customer satisfaction and a commitment to excellence and quality. They will need to have an understanding of programming, electrical interfacing, networking concepts, computer configurations, and HMI’s (Human Machine Interfacing).  Strong communication skills and schedule flexibility are important and sometimes required. 

Essential Responsibilities Include\:

  • Position is for Day shift, overtime or weekend duty may be required at times and emergency call-ins are a possibility.
  • Train under Senior I&C Technicians and Engineers, complete assigned tasks.
  • Troubleshoot PLCs, Networks and Communications, and make necessary PLC logic changes as required to simplify and standardize like processes.
  • Interface with Engineering on all System/Equipment concerns and problems.
  • Perform preventive maintenance activities and visual inspection tours, documenting performance metrics on state of the art 300mm semiconductor equipment.
  • React to error messages on building and site systems and/or equipment, recover from process and tool interruptions.
  • Utilize computers to document and communicate system status for all site operation systems, including shift logs to collaborate across all shifts.
  • Familiarity with and utilization of LEAN tools to ensure continuous improvement, utilization and costs.
  • Work in noisy areas and the ability to handle chemicals / chemical handling equipment safely is required. Working outside in all seasons 50% of the time.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are required. Strong team member, able to work well with a global team, new team members as needed based on assignment, while able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously in an effective manner.
  • Able to operate computer and system interface programs to ensure appropriate computing and analysis of statistical data\:
  • Able to follow detailed instructions and procedures, read Facilities Building and  Sub-System prints to complete tasks and required documentation.
  • Effectively demonstrate solid work performance in an environment requiring high level of attention to detail and timeliness.

Other Responsibilities\:

  • Perform all activities in a safe ad responsible manner and support all Environmental, Health, Safety & Security requirements and programs













Required Qualifications\:

  • Pursuing a Technical / Associates / bachelor’s degree from an Accredited College and or University in Mechatronics, Science, Engineering, Computer, Semi-Conductor Manufacturing or related discipline or Military Equivalent.
  • Able to lift a minimum of 30 pounds on a periodic basis throughout the shift (preventive maintenance) and/or process issues ability to perform maintenance activities, and work in the standing position for majority of a 8 hour shift (excluding breaks).
  • 0-2 Years Relevant Experience
  • Language Fluency – English (Written & Verbal)

Preferred Qualifications\:

  • Semiconductor, HVAC, Mechanical, Electrical, and I&C / PLC experience.
  • Strong technical skills and knowledge of semiconductor processing, process equipment, and a cleanroom manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to understand Logic, Sequencing, and Programming.
  • Must be “hands-on” and be able to work in the field alongside operators and Technicians.
  • Familiarity with hand tools and ability to utilize a DMM (Digital Multimeter).
  • Knowledge in Equipment Control Systems, ie PLCs, Single Loop Controllers, SCADA’s etc.
  • Knowledge in Instrumentation and Final Control Element Devices.
  • Knowledge in Ethernet Networks and Communications.
  • Proficiency with software applications\: Microsoft Office, Google Suite.
  • Working knowledge of Statistical Process Control methodologies & systems.
  • Familiarity with Lean processes & activities and Kaizen teams.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

An offer with GlobalFoundries is conditioned upon the successful completion of pre-employment conditions, as applicable, and subject to applicable laws and regulations.           

Effective January 4, 2022, GlobalFoundries will require all US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  GlobalFoundries will follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) definition of fully vaccinated and will require proof of vaccination.  Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, will have the opportunity to submit an accommodation request. 

GlobalFoundries is fully committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and believes that cultural diversity within the company enhances its business potential. GlobalFoundries goal of excellence in business necessitates the attraction and retention of highly qualified people. Artificial barriers and stereotypic biases detract from this objective and may be illegally discriminatory.

All policies and processes which pertain to employees including recruitment, selection, training, utilization, promotion, compensation, benefits, extracurricular programs, and termination are created and implemented without regard to age, ethnicity, ancestry, color, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religion, political and/or third-party affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other characteristic or category specified by local, state or federal law.