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As an innovation leader, we push the boundaries of science, technology and engineering every day. At Applied, you will work with and learn from the smartest, most talented people in their fields as we extend our expertise to new frontiers. You will make an immediate impact as you work to solve our customers’ toughest problems. We don’t see the limits of what we can achieve and neither should you.

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This is an exciting place to work as more and more industries depend on materials engineering to drive progress. If you are an innovator, ready to create the technology shaping the future, then Applied is the place for you.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions: 
How to apply
Do recruiters or managers contact applicants via text/instant message?

Unlikely. Our recruiters never ask candidates to disclose bank account information as part of the interview process. To validate the communication is legitimate, you may either send an email to staffing_inquiries@amat.com or contact the Applied Materials Main Office at 408-757-5555 and request to speak to Human Resources.

What is the best way to apply for a job at Applied Materials?

We highly recommend that you create a Résumé Profile first. The Résumé Profile allows you to input your specific job preferences. Your job preferences are matched against open positions. Each time you logon to your Résumé Profile, you can access the "Show jobs matching my profile" link to see which jobs match your desired preferences.

What should I have prepared prior to applying on-line?

It's highly recommended that you have a complete electronic copy of your résumé available before you logon. This will make the application process so much faster. Once you create your new Résumé Profile, make sure you write down your username and password as you will need this information each time you access your résumé information or apply to positions.

What is the difference between creating a Résumé Profile and applying to a specific job opening?

A Résumé Profile is a non-req specific application. It contains your desired job preferences which enables the system to match you to job openings ongoing. It's highly suggested that you complete your Résumé Profile before you apply to specific positions. When you apply directly to positions, your application will be instantly visible to the recruiters and hiring managers who are responsible for the job opening. We encourage you to use our Advanced Search feature to look for positions.

How long will the on-line application take to complete

The application process should take less than 5 minutes to complete if you have an electronic copy of your résumé prepared in advance prior to creating your Résumé Profile on-line.

Can I attach a résumé/CV in a different language?

Yes, you can attach résumés/CVs in any language provided they are in Microsoft Word.doc or .PDF formats

How can I get assistance or accommodation due to a disability in applying for a job on-line?

Applied Materials is committed to offering reasonable accommodations, upon request, to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us via e-mail: Accommodations_Program@amat.com, or by calling our HR Direct Help Line at 877-612-7547, option 1, and following the prompts to speak to an HR Advisor.

Correspondence
How will I be contacted should there be an interest in my resume?

An Applied Materials recruiter or hiring manager will reach out to potential candidates using the contact information that was provided in their online application. Applied Materials recruiters in the U.S. typically do not make initial contact with potential candidates through cell phone texting or web instant messaging.

What happens to my application once I apply?

Once you apply, your application will be saved directly into our staffing database.

After applying on-line, how can I contact the hiring manager or recruiter?

You can not contact the recruiter or hiring manager. If you qualifications match their requirements then they will contact you directly.

How can I be notified of future openings?

If you created a candidate profile, you can logon to your profile and then search for jobs. At the top of the job list, if there are requisitions matching your job preferences, a link will appear, "Show jobs matching my profile". Click on the link to view openings.

How can I apply to telecommuting positions?

There isn't a way to search on telecommuting positions. If telecommuting is allowed, it may be stated within the job description.

What does it mean when a job openings listed as located "Anywhere"?

These jobs are not geographically specific and can literally be performed Anywhere.

How will I know if my information was received successfully?

You should receive a Congratulations message at the end of your application process.

Searching for jobs
How do I search for available openings?

There are two ways to search. You can use the Basic Search feature and search based on Job Function, Location, and Keyword. Advanced Search enables you to search on additional fields (job type, job level, shift, and travel) for a more refined search.

What is the best way to search for a position?

We suggest searching based on job function, location, and/or by job type.

How can I search for college or internship positions?

Visit our College / Internship Career section.

If I can't find an internship in my area, can I still apply?

Yes, you can submit a Résumé Profile. Within your profile fields, you'll need to make sure you list your job type preference as "Internship".

How often are the jobs updated?

Jobs are updated daily so check back at our Career Site frequently.

How long will my application remain active?

Your application will remain active in our database depending upon local country rules.

How do I search for specific positions? (ie solar, thin films, ETCH)

With the keyword section, type in the keywords, solar, ETCH to locate these words in the job title, job description, and qualifications.

Support
I have received communication from a person who indicates they are a recruiter with Applied Materials. How do I verify that this is a legitimate contact?

You may either send an email to staffing_inquiries@amat.com or contact the Applied Materials Main Office at 408-757-5555 and request to speak to Human Resources.

Who do I contact if I have user logon problems?
Is there a timeout feature for the application process, if so how long?

There is a 30 minute timeout feature if the application is left unattended.

What if I get timed out?

Open a new browser and re-logon.

If I applied to a job opening in error, how can I delete my application?

Email career opportunity support.

Resume Profile
How do I update my Résumé Profile?

You must logon to your Résumé Profile. You will need to know your username and password.

Can I submit an attached file of my résumé/CV? Which formats?

Yes, you can attach a copy of your résumé/CV. Microsoft Word.doc or .PDF files are acceptable.

In which language can I apply in?

When filling out the on-line application fields, we recommend that you fill this out in English. If you'd like to attach a résumé in a different language, you can do this, any language résumé attachments.

If I change my email address, should I create a new account with my new email address?

No, we recommend that you update your email address vs create a new record.

How do I change my email address?

Logon to your candidate profile using your username and password. Within the email address field on your application form, update your email address and save your file.

If I have multiple experience, can I customize a different résumé/CV for each job opening?

Yes, the résumé within your résumé profile acts as your "default" résumé/CV whenever you apply to a specific job opening. You have the ability to change the résumé for each job opening by changing the text of the résumé for the job opening or deleting any old attached résumés/CVs and replacing it with a job specific résumé/CV.

Once I've applied on-line, can I still change/update my data?

Yes, you can update your résumé profile at anytime by logging onto your résumé profile on-line. You can change or update information by re-applying to the job opening. You can only do this if the job opening is still open. Once a job opening is filled, cancelled, or put On Hold, it will no longer be accessible to you.

How do I update my résumé?

Logon to your résumé profile using your username and password. If you have your résumé in the text box, you can delete the résumé and replace it with a new résumé. If you have your résumé as an attached file, you will need to delete the old file and re-attached the new file with your updated résumé/CV.

Will I be considered for other positions other than the one that I applied for?

Yes, once you are in our database, you can be considered for any job openings that you've applied to but recruiters can also search for candidates and match them to qualified positions.

New University Graduate Program
What types of positions are available at Applied Materials for new college graduates?

College candidates with a GPA of 3.0 or higher may be considered for full-time positions through our College to Corporate Development Program (CCDP). Openings are based upon projected needs and include both technical and business positions.

Technical Positions include:

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Field Process Support
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Product Marketing Engineer
  • Product Support Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Supplier Quality Engineer
  • Test Engineer

 

Business Positions:

  • Buyer
  • Business Process Development Analyst
  • Contract Specialist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Human Resources Representative
  • Planner
  • User Systems Analyst
In which locations are CCDP opportunities offered?

The majority of these positions are located in Santa Clara, California, and Austin, Texas. Occasionally, due to business needs, other opportunities may be available in sales and service offices in other parts of the United States.

What does Applied Materials look for in a résumé?

Please view our online résumé tips for a complete list. Be sure to include the school you attend(ed), your year in school or graduation date, grade point average (GPA), and major.

Do you relocate new college hires?

Yes. We offer a comprehensive relocation package for students and recent graduates who meet the eligibility criteria.

What is the best way to apply for a college hire position?

The most effective way to apply is through an on-campus interview. If Applied Materials is not interviewing at your school, you can still be considered for our opportunities. To be considered, please search for experienced or college/internship opportunities and submit your résumé profile online.

Internship Program
Does Applied Materials ever offer part-time jobs to students?

Yes. On a case-by-case basis, managers may allow summer interns from local schools to continue part-time work during the academic year.

What is the duration of internships and co-ops?

The duration of an internship is determined together by the manager and the student. Co-op positions typically run six to eight months.

Who is eligible for an internship or co-op opportunity with Applied Materials?

Students currently enrolled in a degree program and a major that aligns with the business objectives of Applied Materials are eligible.

What kind of work do interns and co-ops do?

Positions vary greatly depending on the specific opportunities. All positions are designed to provide students with hands-on experience, the opportunity to develop skills in an area of interest, and the ability to gain knowledge about Applied Materials and the semiconductor industry while enhancing the their education.

What kinds of benefits are offered to interns and co-ops?

Depending upon the number of hours worked per week, interns and co-ops may receive medical insurance, paid holidays (including 3 floating holidays), 401k, Employee Assistance Program, use of the on-site workout facilities (where available), and relocation assistance (if eligible).

Who is eligible for relocation? What is the relocation package?

Students who live 50+ miles from their designated worksite are eligible for relocation. The relocation package may include: en-route travel (miles or airfare), temporary housing (up to 7 days), rental car (up to 7 days), a relocation allowance (to help cover additional costs of relocating), and tax assistance.

What is the best way to apply for an internship or co-op?

Please apply at a career fair on your campus. You may also search for internship opportunities or you may submit a résumé profile online.

What does Applied Materials look for in a résumé?

Please view our online résumé tips. Be sure to include the school you attend, your year in school or graduation date, grade point average (GPA), and major.

How soon after I submit my résumé will I be contacted?

You will be contacted only if you have been selected for an interview. We will keep your résumé on file for three months. If a position becomes available that matches your qualifications, you will be contacted.

How long does the hiring process take?

The hiring process may take several weeks. Applied Materials conducts an extensive background check on all potential employees; Austin-based candidates also must complete a drug screening as a condition of employment.

Logon
How do I create a username?

You will need to register as a new user. You will be asked to create a username and password. It's important to write down your username and password as you will need this each time you update your candidate profile or apply to requisitions.

Can I change my username?

You will need to be able to access your résumé profile before you can modify your username within the Login Information. If you change your username, you will also be asked to change your password.

What if I forgot my username?

Within the Login page, under Returning User, click on the Forgot Username link. Type in the email address that you created your account under and click on the "Validate" button. If a valid email exists, it will then ask you your security question, if you get the security question correct, it will then give you your username and ask you to create a new password.

What if I forgot my security question?

Email to career opportunity support. Give them the email address that you think you created your account under and we can try to lookup your username and reset your password.

Can I change my security question? Can I change my security answer?

Yes, you will need to be able to access your candidate record before you can modify your security question within the Login Information.

How can I change my password? What do I do if I forgot my password?

Within the Login Page, type in your username and click onto the Forgot Password link, it will then ask you for your security question, if you answer this correctly, it will then enable you to change your password.

What do I do if I get locked out of the system?

If you get locked out of the system, send and email to career opportunity support and they should be able to assist you.

Who do I contact if I get an error message?

Send an email to career opportunity support and they should be able to assist you.

What do I do if the system states that I already have a valid record in the database?

Email career opportunity support. Provide the email address that you think you created your account under and we can try to lookup your username and reset your password.

Applied Materials is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. The company does not discriminate based upon race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, family care leave status, status as a protected veteran, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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Applied Materials is committed to offering reasonable accommodations, upon request, to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us via e-mail: Accommodations_Program@amat.com, or by calling our HR Direct Help Line at 877-612-7547, option 1. Follow the prompts to speak to an HR Advisor.