City:  Berlin
Date:  Nov 16, 2023

Microtechnologist*/ Physical Laboratory Technician* - Wafer Processing

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 000 employees work with an annual research budget of 2.9 billion euros. 

Future. Discover. Together.

Photonics is one of the most exciting and innovative areas of applied research. The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute is a world leader in the development of photonic integrated circuits (PICs). About every second bit transmitted on the Internet touches a PIC from HHI. We are researching hybrid integrated photonic devices for the dynamically growing application fields of telecommunications, sensor technology, environmental analytics, diagnostics and quantum technology. The Hybrid PICs group is involved in national and international research projects and develops hybrid integrated optoelectronics circuits based on future-oriented material systems in close cooperation with renowned companies. Be a part of our team and come on a journey of research and innovation!


What you will do

  • Responsible manual wafer processing for the fabrication of integrated optical devices using semiconductor manufacturing techniques such as photolithography, plasma etching, plating and metallization techniques.

  • Technical support and start-up of new manufacturing equipment such as evaporation equipment, electroplating, etching equipment and various coating equipment

  • Manual and automated inspection of wafers and components for integrated optical devices

  • Technical support of production measurement equipment such as surface profilometers, white light interferometers, microscopy and thin film measurement equipment

  • Preparation and maintenance of work documents as well as documentation of work results according to ISO


What you bring to the table

  • Completed vocational training as a microtechnologist*, physics laboratory technician* or chemical-technical assistant

  • Practical experience in the processing of wafers in the field of semiconductor technology (such as photolithography, plasma processes and microanalysis) is desirable, but not a prerequisite

  • Committed, independent, goal-oriented, accurate and structured way of working

  • Willingness to work in a clean room

  • Teamwork and communication skills


What you can expect

  • Attractive salary package according to TvöD with 30 vacation days, pension scheme (VBL), wealth creation benefits (VWL)

  • Modern and excellently equipped workspace in central location

  • Great and cooperative working atmosphere in an international team

  • Flexible working hours

  • Support, if you wish to do a doctorate

  • Opportunities to work from home

  • Extensive training-, health- and sports offers

  • Various employee discounts and discounted BVG ticket

  • Offers for families (parent-child office, emergency care, leisure activities, etc.)

The position is initially limited to 2 years. An extension is explicitly desired.


The weekly working time is 39 hours. This position is also available on a part-time basis. We value and promote the diversity of our employees' skills and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability. Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD). Additionally Fraunhofer may grant performance-based variable remuneration components.

With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future. 

Interested? Apply online now. We look forward to getting to know you!

Mr Crispin Zawadzki and Mr Norbert Keil

Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI 


Requisition Number: 63016                Application Deadline: 11/30/2023


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