Paid Apprenticeship Technician Program

Essex, VT 05452
Full-time, Part-time
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Job Description





is the world's first full-service semiconductor foundry with a truly global footprint. Launched in March 2009, the company has quickly achieved scale as one of the largest foundries in the world, providing a unique combination of advanced technology and manufacturing to more than 250 customers. With operations in Singapore, Germany and the United States,



is the only foundry that offers the flexibility and security of manufacturing centers spanning three continents. The company's 300mm Fabs and 200mm Fabs provide the full range of process technologies from mainstream to the leading edge.


GLOBALFOUNDRIES Fab 9 is seeking a skilled and motivated 2020 and 2021 high school graduates to participate in the GLOBALFOUNDRIES Technician Program with Vermont Technical College.  In order to be selected for the program, successful candidates must pass through an extensive panel interview process and pre-testing (math) in order to be considered. Candidates will be expected to work full-time while attending one Vermont Technical College course per semester, for 3 semesters per year.  The program consists of 9 total Vermont Technical College Technical Courses all paid for by GLOBALFOUNDRIES and 9 Internal Courses to teach lean manufacturing and equipment based applications.  Candidates accepted into this program, with successful completion, and satisfactory performance, will receive a certificate of completion, and will attain ~ 34 credits towards a 2 year Associates Degree in Electrical or Mechanical disciplines. Opportunities exists to continue education through GLOBALFOUNDRIES Tuition Reimbursement Program.


A candidate will be performing preventive and first call maintenance to support semiconductor equipment and its support equipment.  Ability to execute and perform Quality Standard Work and provide leadership in continuous improvement to improve equipment productivity. This person needs to be flexible and dependable in order to meet business demands on the equipment.  This position is in the 200mm factory in Essex Jct., Vermont. Technician positions are hourly shift positions working a compressed week of 12-hour shifts. GLOBALFOUNDRIES is a 24/7 manufacturing facility providing technician support across all shifts.


Successful Manufacturing Support Technicians are self-motivated and work effectively in team or individual situations; demonstrates flexibility with regard to assignments, overtime, and work area.


Essential Responsibilities\:    

  • Operate equipment; Execute preventive and first call maintenance on semiconductor equipment.

  • Successfully Participate in GLOBALFOUNDRIES Technician Program

  • Strong communication skills and ability to work within a tightly-coupled team.

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



  Required Qualifications\:         Education – High School Education or equivalent, or High School Tech Center Education Travel – 0-5% Language Fluency – Fluent in English Language – written & verbal Physical Capacity Demands – Able to perform shift work on a 12 hours per shift schedule Able to work in a cleanroom environment per semiconductor protocol/requirements Able to wear all required clean room protective clothing and equipment for normal 12 hour shift (excluding breaks) Ability to perform work in a standing position for majority of a 12 hour shift (excluding breaks) Able to lift a minimum of 30 pounds on a periodic basis throughout the shift (preventive maintenance) and/or process issues   Additional Eligibility Qualifications\: An offer of employment with GLOBALFOUNDRIES is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screen, as applicable, and subject to applicable laws and regulations.   Preferred Qualifications\: Demonstrated  Technical Aptitude Demonstrated  Extra-Curricular Activities Demonstrated ability to follow detailed instructions and procedures to complete tasks and required documentation Demonstrated work performance in an environment requiring high level of attention to detail and timeliness Strong team player with ability to work well within a global team  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 ofyour 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 of employment with GLOBALFOUNDRIES is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screen, as applicable and subject to applicable laws and regulations.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 physicaldisability, national origin, race, religion, political and/or third-partyaffiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other characteristic or category specified by local, state or federal law. 

Posting ID: 599920623Posted: 2021-02-21