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Ion Source Product Engineer Position at Oregon Physics

Job Description:

Oregon Physics is a small volume manufacturer of ion and electron beam systems used for scientific and industrial applications. Oregon Physics’ new Hyperion II Dual Polarity Ion Source is a state-of-the-art, industry-leading product for secondary ion mass spectrometry. Oregon Physics is looking for a full-time Product Engineer for the Hyperion II Ion Source whose responsibilities will be to:

  • Become an expert on the operation and testing of the Hyperion ion source.
  • Coordinate the factory acceptance testing of new ion sources.
  • Develop and document improved test procedures for new ion sources.
  • Install new ion sources on customers’ instruments while providing high quality service.
  • Troubleshoot technical and performance issues related to ion sources on customer systems.
  • Provide in-field technical assistance and training to customers.
  • Demonstrate ion source performance to specifications on customer instruments.
  • Be able to travel globally up to 25 % of the time.
  • Assist scientists at Oregon Physics with developing and testing new products.

Position Requirements:

  • Undergraduate technical degree such as mechanical, industrial, electrical, or computer engineering.
  • Five or more years of relevant experience may be substituted for a technical degree.
  • Experience with commercial SIMS systems such as instruments from Cameca, ION-TOF, and PHI-Ulvac. Experience should include servicing of instruments as well as operating instruments.
  • Strong component- and system-level troubleshooting skills.
  • Experience providing high quality field service in difficult customer environments.
  • Strong technical understanding of modern SIMS instruments and associated technology.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills.

Preferred Experience:

  • Ten years or more experience as a field service engineer for SIMS instrumentation.
  • Experience maintaining and operating a variety of SIMS instruments from Cameca, ION-TOF, and PHI-Ulvac.
  • High level knowledge of laboratory practices involving vacuum systems, high voltage systems, RF power, AC power systems, and pressurized gas systems.
  • Knowledge of basic electronics including safe practices, electronics trouble shooting, reading circuit diagrams, and soldering.
  • Experience with focused ion beam system and dual beam systems from Zeiss, FEI or Tescan.


  • Medical/dental Insurance Plan
  • Sick leave
  • Vacation leave
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer match

Please contact with questions or resumes.

Oregon Physics Careers

Oregon Physics develops and markets advanced ion and electron beam products for scientific and industrial applications. We are an innovative and expanding company with exciting opportunities for career development. Our employees develop state of the art products that are transforming industries. We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits including medical/dental insurance, sick leave, vacation, and a 401k with a company match. Qualified applicants should contact us at

Oregon Physics

19075 NW Tanasbourne Dr.
Suite 150 • Hillsboro, OR 97124 USA

Phone: 503.601.0041
Fax: 503-992-6710


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