Inspector Semiconductor Wafer Processing Job Description Sample
Semiconductor Wafer Fab Integration Engineer
A Semiconductor Wafer Fab Integration Engineer is required by the Microcircuit Emulation Center at SRI International (formerly Sarnoff Corporation) to ensure manufactured microcircuits (integrated circuits) meet all necessary requirements before they reach the customer. The Wafer Fab Integration Engineer performs a variety of tasks including wafer lot inspection, root cause analysis, and the collection and interpretation of both physical and electrical data.
The successful candidate will have experience in semiconductor processing, testing, and device physics. Responsibilities include:
Hands on inspection and data collection of wafer lots being processed in the Wafer Fab.
Organizing and applying FMEA methods to resolve issues as they arise in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
Collaboratively define new technology requirements for the Emulation programs. This will require interaction with circuit designers, program management, and industry sources.
Characterize solutions to technical challenges through physical and electrical methodologies.
Define electrical parametric and reliability testing programs, and specifications for technologies being maintained and developed in support of the Emulation programs
Operation of and being highly competent in techniques including microscopy, spectrometry, ellipsometry, and other Wafer Fab metrology systems.
Providing and implementing solutions for continuous improvements in yield, cycle time, and cost.
Work with Process Engineering and others to improve and develop processes.
Communicate process data and actions through meetings, presentations, and reports to management and customers.
Executing all activities in line with Environmental, Health, Safety, and Security requirements.
BS in Physical Sciences, Electrical Engineering, or a related subject.
Due to government requirements candidates must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
Minimum 2 years' hands-on experience in Semiconductor fabrication including process integration (advantageous in Silicon Bipolar, CMOS, and/or Analog Technologies)
Candidate will be required to spend in excess of 65% of their work day in a Cleanroom.
The candidate must be able to multi-task simultaneously and efficiently.
Ability to troubleshoot using analytical methodologies in a collaborative team effort across disciplines.
Background of fundamental research in silicon semiconductor technologies is advantageous.
Demonstrated capability to create integrated process flows.
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
Wafer Test Operator I
Our Operations team is looking to hire several Operators to support Wafer Test Manufacturing and Assembly in our Alhambra facility.
Purpose of the Role: The test operator operates manufacturing process equipment according to written specifications, performs in-process inspections, tests, and critical measurements to insure quality within the specification guidelines.
They record results in manual logbooks, statistical process control (SPC) software or some other type of PC software, monitor calibration dates on equipment and tools, and track product flow through the process. In addition, the test operator utilizes specialized job skills in accordance with processes and procedures to complete a wide range of assignments that are moderately complex in nature, where judgment, versatility, and initiative are required to resolve problems and make routine recommendations. The ability to recognize deviations from the accepted processes and procedures is required. The individual will also monitor and support the production methods and processes, and interface with both Maintenance and Engineering groups on manufacturing issues.
Primary Job Duties: • Adhere to cleanroom safety and cleanliness procedures. • Process optoelectronic wafers and die through the manufacturing production process, including die test, wafer scribing, metal deposition, die pick and place, die attach finished good testing in a cleanroom environment following written specifications. • Perform in-process inspections, tests and dimension measurements; record results in logbooks, computers or statistical control software. • Clean and maintain equipment and work area using 6S principles • Track product flow through the manufacturing processes • Handle wafers and die using various methods (tweezers, vacuum wands & wafer transfer tools ) • Monitor surface quality of wafers using a microscope and/or bright light equipment. • Engage in daily production operation to ensure production objectives are met. • Exchange timely information with other team members on product flow and workforce needs. • Inform management and engineers of any unexpected results. • Perform other duties as assigned
Requirements Education: High school or equivalent
• Knowledge of semiconductor or opto-electronics test and assembly manufacturing processes, practices, and techniques experience is preferred • One year of experience as an Operator or Assembler in a manufacturing environment. • Able to read and understand process instructions and able to work effectively within a team environment. Working knowledge of clean room protocol and procedures. • Excellent manual dexterity, able to manipulate material with tweezers and other instruments • Able to understand and follow complex directions whether given verbally or in writing • Detail oriented and conscientious • Willing to wear clean room garments throughout the duration of the workday
NOTE: Due to the nature of the products involved candidates must be US citizens or Permanent Residents.
Documentation Inspector - Archive & Document Processing
At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.
Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.
Support Quality Inspectors in different work centers by processing build documentation into storage/archive
Input and maintain document archive database
Assist with build documentation closure including final QA review, scanning, filing, etc.
Assist with manufacturing and operations logs maintenance and monitoring (Ex: ESD log)
Work with QA personnel to help with inspections, tests, or any other QA activity as needed
Support metrology department with instrument processing, database updates, equipment certification
Education and Experience
- Generally requires HS & 2 years or equivalent combination of education & experience.
Fluent in use of Microsoft applications and ability to quickly learn new computer programs/applications.
Good technical writing skills are needed.
Good communication skills
Ability to multitask
Working knowledge of TipQA and/or Costpoint and/or Versatile database applications
Familiarity with mechanical tools calibration
Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
Process Technician - Semiconductor
LEONARDO DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture that rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com.
LEONARDO DRS Electro Optical Infrared Systems (EOIS) has locations in Dallas, TX, Melbourne, FL, and Cypress, CA. We develop, manufacture, and support infrared and electro-optical solutions for soldiers, ground vehicles and airborne platforms. We offer an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive salary and benefits package, and a business culture that rewards performance.
Employing the world's brightest. Supporting the world's bravest.
As a leading supplier of infrared (IR) imaging, DRS NIS – Illinois is seeking a process technician who will join the manufacturing team for semiconductor parts by epitaxial growth. This position is primarily responsible for maintaining and operating process equipment, preparing wafers and holders, inspecting and handling parts according to product specific requirements. Other technical support tasks in the manufacturing facility and administrative support tasks will be required.
Basic Qualifications and Required Skills
Education: Associate's degree
Experience: 2+ years or equivalent combination of education and experience
(These represent the minimum years of experience and education required)
Interpret and follow written documents such as SOPs and safety rules
Good communication skills (oral and written)
Work under minimal supervision and provide guidance to other technicians
Ability to coordinate several activities at the same time, and to reprioritize in response to changing operational conditions
Ability to handle small delicate components
Ability to handle hazardous chemicals
Work from engineering specifications, operation sheets, wiring and assembly drawings, and sketches
Experienced in the use of various computer applications, including Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Test, inspect, and repair electronic, optical or mechanical assemblies
Soldering, wire bonding, and/or machine tool experience are a plus.
Duties and Responsibilities
Operate various types of manufacturing, material growth reactors and or process equipment to conduct experiments or to grow custom materials
Provide technical support to engineers and scientists on components, devices, material, products, processes and/or equipment
Responsible for testing, reworking, and repairing electronic, optical and mechanical assemblies
Assist in training new team members
Interface with other team members to assure efficient flow of information and materials
Other duties as assigned
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Sitting about 30% of time
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Must wear frock, gloves, and safety glasses
Travel – Up to 5% of year
Only candidates that meet the qualifications as outlined above will be contacted for further information.
Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Only US citizens are eligible for a Security Clearance.
LEONARDO DRS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. #EOIS
Semiconductor Process Engineering Manager 2
The Advanced Technologies group of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking an exceptionally talented, motivated, and creative Semiconductor Process Engineering Manager will be responsible for technical and management activities associated with foundry semiconductor chemical wet etching, chemical mechanical polishing (CMP, solvent clean, liftoff, plating and various R&D process areas.
Advanced Technology Lab (ATL) - located outside of Baltimore, Maryland - where we design, manufacture, and test semiconductor products for internal and commercial production customers as well as emerging technology programs. Northrop Grumman's ATL semiconductor foundry is a unique capability supporting a range of production microelectronic devices (Silicon, Gallium Arsenide, Gallium Nitride, Silicon Carbide, Carbon Nanotubes) and providing leading edge technology development in superconducting electronics.
Our devices enable a number of Northrop Grumman's ground based radars, avionic radars, and space systems.
Join us for the chance to work with an amazing, experienced, and talented team while helping serve your country. Enjoy the opportunity to grow and learn with a variety of challenging projects in R&D, ongoing long term programs, and new
programs targeting future military platforms. Our multidisciplinary foundry team enables activities from development to sustainment process engineering. ATL is
responsible for all aspects of semiconductor technology including design, mask making, wafer fabrication, test, and assembly. The candidate must be a strong team participant, have excellent communication skills, and be resourceful and
multi-talented. A strong understanding of semiconductor technology and microelectronic process engineering is essential.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate strong leadership characteristics, a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business. In this blended role, the ideal candidate will possess the ability to balance programmatic needs to deliver results within cost, schedule, and quality parameters while encouraging and rewarding innovative behaviors in the staff.
The Semiconductor Process Engineering Manager will be responsible for technical and management activities associated with foundry semiconductor physical vapor deposition (PVD), chemical vapor deposition (CVD) , epitaxy, diffusion/thermal, and/or grinding/lapping processes chemical mechanical polishing (CMP),plating, and various R&D process areas. In addition, the Semiconductor Process Engineering Manager will be responsible for staffing, employee tasking, project management, budget oversight, and program /engineering interface activities. Functional duties include hiring, onboarding, personnel performance assessments, time charging approval, and employee development.
Bachelor's degree with five years of relevant experience including prior experience with semiconductor process engineering and device fabrication.
Must have some leadership or management experience.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance.
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering , Material Science, Chemistry, Physics or a related technical area.
Experience with microelectronics physical vapor deposition (PVD), chemical vapor deposition (CVD) , chemical mechanical processing, epitaxy, diffusion/thermal, plating, and/or grinding/lapping processes
Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.
For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
Wafer Fab - Process Technician (Cmp)
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By employing the world's brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the future of technology. TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the future, today. We're committed to building a better future – from the responsible manufacturing of our semiconductors, to caring for our employees, to giving back inside our communities and developing great minds. Put your talent to work with us – change the world, love your job!
About the job:
The DMOS6 CMP/Wet team is seeking an experienced process technician. As a technician, you will be responsible for performing lot dispositions, investigating process tool related issues, and creating metrology recipes. By monitoring and analyzing all related data, you will improve and maintain process performance, work to eliminate repetitive lot holds, and improve disposition procedures.
This technician will be an invaluable part of the team, interfacing and communicating with engineering and manufacturing groups across the fab to ensure all issues are solved appropriately and efficiently. Additionally, you will provide process and product support to the organization and address production concerns.
The ideal candidate will have:
Ability to identify, multi-task, and resolve multiple priority issues quickly and efficiently to improve overall fab performance
Ability to learn and understand process flow quickly, and support the engineering organization as needed
Outstanding organizational, teaming, and troubleshooting skills on electrical and mechanical systems
Exceptional attention to detail
Proficient with MS Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Strong collaborative skills in team environment
Excellent communication and presentation skills
- Associate's degree in a technical field
- 2 years of Process Technician experience working in semiconductor manufacturing fabs
To be considered for this position, please apply to this requisition.
Texas Instruments is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected characteristics, including race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age. - Associate's degree in a Electronics related area or equivalent military experience or related technical field
- Understanding of semiconductor manufacturing environment
Wafer Processing Engineer - Summer Internship
Micross Advanced Interconnect Technology is seeking a knowledgeable, self-motivated physical science or engineering student for an internship with our Process Engineering team. The internship will require extensive hands-on wafer processing in our cleanroom facilities with the successful candidate performing any of the following: wet processing, thin film depositions (sputter, e-beam, and/or PECVD), dry etching, and electroplating. The successful candidate should have some knowledge of wafer processes and basic device processing steps. Experience with material characterization, metrology measurements, data recording, and data presentation/summation is a plus.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures.
- Comply with all quality and ITAR policies, practices and procedures;
- Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals;
- Contribute to building a positive team spirit;
- Communicate effectively with all levels of employees;
- Protect confidential information by not communicating, disclosing to, or using for benefit of 3rd parties.
- Perform other related duties as assigned
- Rising senior in a B.S physical science or engineering program or B.S. working toward an advanced degree.
- Excellent hands-on laboratory skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- PC proficiency is a must
- Working knowledge of Word, EXCEL, and PowerPoint
- Cleanroom experience required
- wafer processing experience is a plus
Due to Micross AIT’s business and ITAR-registration status, successful candidates must be US citizens or US permanent resident.
If you are interested in gaining valuable semiconductor processing experience, working in a dynamic, back-end-of-line wafer processing facility focused on advanced packaging and interconnect technologies, please apply.
Semiconductor Process Engineer
Resonant Inc. is a publicly-traded, development-stage company (NASDAQ: RESN) creating innovative circuit designs for RF front-ends of mobile devices. Resonant offers a competitive salary, ownership in the company through stock options and benefits including 401(k) with matching and health insurance. Resonant is an equal opportunity employer.
We are seeking a Semiconductor Process Engineer to join our product development team. The successful candidate will work closely with a cross-functional engineering team to develop novel RF filters for high-volume production. This is an excellent opportunity to become a key contributor to our dynamic organization and leverage your experience to solve high value problems.
The work location for this position is in Santa Barbara or Burlingame, California.
MSc or PhD in Electrical/Mechanical/Chemical Engineering or related field
5+ years of hands-on experience in MEMS or CMOS microfabrication in manufacturing or R&D
Proficiency in MEMS wafer fab processes including photolithography, RIE, DRIE, ion mill, thin film deposition, wet etching, wafer strain analysis, and SEM/TEM analysis
Experience with wafer bonding, dicing, RF probe test, and assembly
Ability to work well in a small group environment at pace
Strong written and verbal English communication
Matlab or equivalent, SW Version Control, MS Office
Desired Skills and Experience
Experience with supporting technical issues with foundries and customers including failure root cause investigation
Engineering product development experience working in a cross-functional team
Experience with RF/Microwave Acoustics or MEMS including bulk micromachining
Experience with Jira/Confluence and agile project management
Develop, implement, and support new process flows for packaged MEMS or RF acoustic devices
Manage multiple domestic and foreign partner foundry activities, including wafer vendors
Disseminate process capabilities and design rules to product design engineers
This is a full time position
R&D Semiconductor Integration And Radiation Effects
What Your Job Will Be Like
Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a diverse team that solves challenging issues of national interest?
We are seeking an experienced R&D Semiconductor Integration Engineer, to apply technical judgment, skills, and experience to develop new advanced device technologies. The role will support both National Security production and the research and development missions of the Radiation-Hardened CMOS Technology and Advanced Device Development Department.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
Develop new process integration concepts for a variety of CMOS, sensor and memory technologies.
Support the fabrication, production, and R&D of integrated circuits.
Serve as a vital part of a growing team of engineers and technologists creating state of the art silicon integrated circuits for national security missions and R&D collaborations.
Publishing of new material in leading international journals.
Qualifications We Require
Masters or PhD in engineering, material science, physics, or chemistry, plus two or more years of applicable experience in semiconductor devices and process integration.
Ability to work in a cleanroom environment.
Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-Clearance.
Qualifications We Desire
Ideally, we would like to see your background include some of the following:
Experience with CMOS, advanced memory materials and devices, or other semiconductor systems, including integration.
Publishing history in leading journals and professional presentations.
Demonstrated experience working in teams.
Demonstrated experience leading teams.
Demonstrated vision for developing new devices.
Active DOE or DoD Security Clearance.
About Our Team
Responsible for developing, integrating, characterizing, and ensuring the reliability of radiation-hardened microelectronics fabricated in the Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications (MESA) facilities. Advanced device development activities are also a significant part of the team¿s work, focusing on end-of-the roadmap technologies such as resistive memories, optoelectronics, and heterogeneous integration.
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:
Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
Flexible schedules, generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*
World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov
- These benefits vary by job classification.
Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level security clearance.
Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.
Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
Wafer FAB Equipment Engineer
nLIGHT is seeking an excellent Equipment Engineer to join our Engineering team at our headquarters located in Vancouver, Washington.
The Equipment Engineer is responsible for the overall availability and performance of assigned equipment within the wafer fab operation. This includes but is not limited to equipment availability, Mean Time to Repair (MTTR), Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF), and cost of ownership. The purpose of the Equipment Engineering job is also to ensure that product moves smoothly through the factory uninhibited by issues that could have something to do with equipment performance.
Analysis of specific equipment failures and recommendations for modification/repair
Create Preventive Maintenance documents based upon equipment performance and failure analysis
Determine the root cause of complex problems and recommend modifications
Analyze failures and determine order quantities for essential spare parts
Analyze equipment parameters and schedule corrective action
Supervise/execute the repair of equipment and ensure repairs are properly completed
Repair equipment and complete PM's in situations where technicians are unavailable or the repair requires a complex and unique solution.
Design maintenance programs which will be used to improve tool availability and reduce cost of ownership.
Define and write equipment specifications and work instructions for assigned equipment set.
Evaluate and recommend the selection of new process equipment.
Manage/recommend new tool installations, modifications and upgrades to existing tools.
Assist maintenance technicians troubleshooting critical down tools.
Mentor, train, and direct maintenance technicians.
Establish and maintain spare part Bill of Materials (BOMs) for assigned equipment.
Solve complex technical problems in a timely manner such that schedule (production or development) are maintained.
Develop a consensus among all appropriate groups before implementing new procedures.
Evaluate, select and qualify new process equipment.
Participate as a member of the ERT (Emergency Response Team)
Bachelor degree or 5 years Equipment Engineering experience.
Solid background working as a sustaining equipment engineer in a manufacturing environment. Experience with HV, UHV thin film deposition equipment or MOCVD, electrical trouble-shooting at component level desirable.
US Citizenship or Permanent Residency Required
Project leadership, organizational, and communication skills.
Strong computer skills to include Word, Excel.
nLIGHT is subject to US Export Control regulations. To qualify for this position, a Foreign Person (that is, not a US Citizen or legal Permanent Resident) must be eligible for a deemed export license under the US Department of Commerce and/or the US Department of State.
Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or age. For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please see these government posters: "EEO is the Law" and its accompanying temporary supplement. If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (360) 566-4460 or Hr@nlight.net.
nLIGHT is a rapidly growing vertically integrated supplier of high-performance lasers that enable innovation in materials processing, microelectronics and defense applications. nLIGHT develops and manufactures fiber lasers based on industry-leading semiconductor laser and optical fiber technology. nLIGHT is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington with additional sites in North America, Asia and Europe. nLIGHT lasers are not only changing the way things are made, but what can be made.
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