Cleanroom Engineers / Technicians – TU Delft – Delft

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TU Delft

Job description

The nanotechnology-driven research conducted in the of Kavli NanoLab and Else Kooi Laboratory of TU Delft covers many of the societal challenges and ranges from quantum computing and security to medical applications and the energy transition. As a cleanroom engineer or technician, you will enable this crucially important research, as well as the education of TU Delft’s bachelor and master students and other cleanroom users.

We have 6 vacancies and offer you the unique opportunity to become an expert in cleanroom facilities, equipment and/or processing. Let’s outline the options:

  • As a cleanroom facilities engineer you will be responsible for the maintenance of the building and cleanroom systems, including the building management system, enabling 24/7 operations.
  • As an equipment technician, you will be responsible for the maintenance and optimisation of our nanofabrication equipment. You will also instruct users to safely use the equipment and assist them in case of defects or disruptions.
  • As a processing technician/engineer, you will operate the machines, producing nanodevices, including sensors and quantum devices, on behalf of our academic and corporate clients.

Although the focus differs, these roles overlap. You don’t have to make a choice just now: together we’ll match the role to your background, interests and ambitions. You will receive extensive training to become an expert in cleanroom technology.

Our cleanroom users include academics, students, but also users in corporate R&D, with clients ranging from start-ups to leading high-tech brands. To ensure that essential and time-sensitive research activities are not interrupted, you will consult with our users to carefully plan maintenance, repairs and operations. You will also accurately document your work, which includes writing manuals. And you will help improve our Standard Operation Procedures and Health, Safety and Environment policy, protocols and procedures.

You will be joining our highly motivated and internationally diverse team of some 30 technicians and engineers in our two laboratories. We collaborate closely and meet regularly to share knowledge in an open, informal and supportive atmosphere. As a tight-knit community, we also engage in social activities. Working with the latest technology, we help each other respond to challenges. And we will give you all the training and coaching you need to develop your career and become an expert in your field.


  • You hold a BSc or MSc in a relevant subject, such as, but not limited to, applied physics, materials science, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, mechatronics or electrical engineering.
  • You are keen to learn all there is to know in your chosen field, and become an expert cleanroom engineer or technician.
  • If you opt for a role as a facilities engineer, you know how to read and interpret complex CAD drawings.
  • You thrive on maintaining and optimising highly complex systems and take initiative to improve facilities, equipment or processes for research and education.
  • You leverage your communication and social skills to interact with students, scientists, professors, commercial researchers and laboratory colleagues.
  • You work well in teams, taking ownership while collaborating to achieve meaningful team results and flawless cleanroom operations.
  • You have a good command of English and if you’re not yet proficient in Dutch, you are willing to learn the language.

Conditions of employment

  • A salary is depending on experience and responsibilities and is based on scale 8 to 10 of the CAO for Dutch Universities, with a minimum of € 3.072,- and a maximum of € 5.090,- gross per month based on a fulltime contract (38 hours), plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • Flexible working week.
  • Every year, 232 leave hours (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice budget.
  • Plenty of opportunities for education, training and courses.
  • An excellent pension scheme via the ABP.
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
  • Discount with health insurers.
  • Partially paid parental leave
  • Attention for working healthy and energetically with the vitality program.

TU Delft (Delft University of Technology)

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core  and we actively  to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three scientific disciplines. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we all use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make completely sustainable and future-proof. At the same time, we are developing the chips and sensors of the future, whilst also setting the foundations for the software technologies to run on this new generation of equipment – which of course includes AI. Meanwhile we are pushing the limits of applied mathematics, for example mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. In other words: there is plenty of room at the faculty for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1000 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

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