Cleanroom Technician

July 11, 2019


Cleanroom Technician


Research & Development

Reports To

Manager, Research & Development

Job Status

Regular Full Time



The Position:

Reporting to the Manager, Research & Development, the Cleanroom Technician will be responsible for executing nano and micro-fabrication process steps for developing optical security features. The position is heavily hands-on and requires the ability to attentively follow cleanroom protocols and delicate standard operating procedures. The Cleanroom Technician will have the opportunity to contribute to the team’s research by developing new fabrication procedures or improving the previously developed process steps. The position involves detailed execution of successive nano-fabrication processes ranging from wet-chemistry to electron beam lithography.  A record of experience to different areas of nanofabrication is considered as an important asset.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Nanofabrication – Learning and developing micro and nano-fabrication processes while operating in a Class 100 Clean Room environment.
  • Device and material analysis – Characterizing optical nano-structures and materials in and out of a clean room. Collecting and measuring data and developing characterization models. 
  • Maintenance – Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on a certain set of laboratory tools in and out of cleanroom.
  • Reporting – Maintaining and writing standard operating procedures (SOPs). Delivering biweekly or monthly reports on the development progress and the measured data.
  • Organization – Ensure all materials are filed following agreed conventions and are easily accessible.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Education – B.Sc., or M.Sc. in Electrical, Optics or Materials Engineering.
  • Experience – 3+ years of related experience in the nanofabrication industry.
  • Technical
    • Wet bench and chemical processing
    • Thin-film deposition (thermal, e-beam, sputtering deposition)
    • Electron beam resist and photoresist spin coating
    • Electron beam lithography and photolithography
    • Reactive ion dry etching (RIE or DRIE)
    • Characterization (microscopy, profilometry, SEM, AFM, EDAX)
    • Nanoimprinting
  • Characteristics – Motivated, self-driven professional. Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks – often under pressure with shifting priorities.

About us

Where ideas and innovation meet. 

Nanotech Security Corp. is a leading innovator of nano-optic image technologies used in anti-counterfeiting applications.  Nanotech’s KolourOptik® technology was inspired by unique structures found on the wings of the Blue Morpho butterfly.  Our nano-optic technology creates easy to authenticate security and branding images through a unique interaction of natural light with a grid of nano-sized indentations.  In addition to its nano-optic technology, Nanotech produces optical thin film, a high security material with color shift capabilities. This color shift film has been used in document security for over two decades as it is extremely difficult to reproduce or simulate.

Nanotech Security Corp. is a public company, listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.  Nanotech strives to create a corporate culture that values input and encourages individuals to express themselves in a team environment.  Nanotech is conveniently located next to a Sky Train station, with access to locked bike storage and gym facilities.

To Apply

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Email your application to  Please include a cover letter with your resume and use the position title in the subject line of your email.  Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.  Thank you for your interest in this position, we look forward to hearing from you! 

Note: We will not be accepting candidates from recruitment agencies at this time.  Only candidates who are eligible to accept employment in Canada WITHOUT sponsorship will be considered.