Samsung Austin Semiconductor to Hire 300 Engineers and Technicians

Samsung Austin Semiconductor today announced it will hire 300 engineers and technicians in the first six months of 2011 as part of the $3.6-billion expansion of the semiconductor’s plant.

“In 2010, we hired more than 600 employees as part of the current expansion, bringing total employment to approximately 1,700,” Charmaine Winters, senior human resources manager at Samsung Austin Semiconductor, said. “We are delighted to continue this positive hiring trend in 2011.”

Samsung is actively seeking experienced and entry-level process and equipment engineers and technicians.

Engineers must have an engineering degree or a degree in a like science such as chemistry or physics. For upper-level engineering positions, experience working in semiconductor-related fields is preferred.

Technicians should have an associate’s degree in a technical field or experience in a related industry.

“The Austin Chamber, through Opportunity Austin, is committed to the creation of quality jobs that will continue to ensure the vibrancy of our regional economy,” said Tim Crowley, 2011 Opportunity Austin Chair and Regional President, Frost Bank. “This announcement from Samsung Austin is a great example of the kind of growth and progress that personifies our mission and bolsters Austin’s reputation.”

Interested applicants can learn more about positions and the application process by visiting

About Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC

Samsung Austin Semiconductor (SAS), located in Austin, Texas, is owned by Samsung Electronics and is the company’s only semiconductor manufacturing plant located outside Korea. The complex includes one of the most advanced semiconductor plants in the United States where state-of-the-art NAND Flash memory chips are made. SAS was the first major Austin corporation to join Austin Energy’s GreenChoice program, which supports alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power, and has one of the most advanced water recycling programs in the industry.