I’ve officially been at my new job (process engineer) at Intel for 2.5 weeks now and I really like it. I’m training for the next few weeks, so I work a modified shift: Tuesdays-Fridays 2PM-12AM. Once I finish training, I’ll jump back to the standard Monday-Friday thing along with on-call hours at night and on weekends.
Even though I can’t get into what I do or how I do it, I can at least show you what I look like when I’m working!
Introducing, the bunny suit:
I look gooooooooood.
We work in clean rooms (a very, very particle-free environment) (the size of multiple football fields) and everyone wears full “bunny suits” to reduce contamination, etc. Although, in this photo, I’m totally violating apprope dress code protocol (my mouth shouldn’t be exposed).
When this photo was taken, we were told this will be the only photo we’re allowed to take on campus (sorry ahead of time, no more Day in the Life of Efo videos here). And because we all look anonymous in these badboys, they said to strike a memorable pose so we could ID ourselves.
So the job? It’s fantastically difficult. It’s like learning a new language, by throwing you into an advanced fluency class when you don’t even know “bonjour”. It’s fast paced, dynamic, intricate, overwhelming, and exciting. My coworkers are approachable, easy to help, and impossibly brilliant.
If you really want to get a feel for what it’s like INSIDE a clean room, go to YouTube and search “semiconductor fabrication” or “working in a clean room”. You’ll get an idea what it’s all about :)
This is a whole new ballgame, folks. And I’m stoked to be a part of it.