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Sr. Thin Film Process Development Engineer (Reader Development)

Company: Headway Technologies
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: June 28, 2020

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION TITLE: SR. THIN FILM PROCESS DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER (READER DEVELOPMENT) FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR, THIN FILM PROCESS DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERING SUMMARY:Under the direction of the Director of Thin Film Process Development Engineer, the Sr. Thin Film Development Engineer is responsible for developing, monitoring, sustaining, and supporting complex thin film development and process, primarily in the IBD area; designing and conducting complex wafer experiments, analyzing large volumes of data, and reporting the results; developing and driving the implementation of new practices or methodologies which reduce cost and improve operational efficiency; conducting root cause analysis and implementing corrective action; collaborating and leading initiatives with other groups or teams; developing and implementing advanced procedures for transitioning new products into the production line; and reviewing, updating, and maintaining documentation and process instructions. This position is located in Milpitas, California.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Develops, sustains, and supports complex thin film processes for new and prototype products; develops and implements novel approaches to improve and develop thin film and processes in IBD areaDevelops and drives the implementation of novel practices or methodologies which reduce cost and improve yield, performance, and process capabilityConducts root cause analysis and implements corrective action if requiredDevelops and implements advanced processes or procedures for transitioning new products into the production lineResolves process issues related to material selection; recommends corrective actionInstructs operators and technicians on processes and procedures, including modifications to existing proceduresLeads and manages programs or projects of various size or scope; communicates and updates key stakeholders regarding project milestones and statusPartners with equipment and maintenance personnel in order to minimize tool down time and integrate new tools into the production lineDesigns and conducts complex experiments, analyzes large volumes of data, and develops recommendations for improving the performance or reducing cost based on test resultsResponds to inquiries from other team members, managers, or departmentsAdheres to all safety policies and procedures as requiredPerforms other duties of a similar nature or level* MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Physics, Materials Science, and/or equivalent relevant experience; PhD preferredSix years of hands' on experience working in the magnetic recording head, hard disk drive, or semiconductor industry in a thin film process development engineering roleStrong knowledge and experience using JMP, SPC, or similar softwareProficient in the use of Microsoft Office ApplicationsKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Strong knowledge and experience of IBD, PVD, CVD, and thin film process developmentStrong knowledge and experience of thin film manufacturing processes, practices, and techniquesStrong knowledge of wafer fabrication processing techniques and toolsStrong knowledge to design experiments, analyze results, and recommend corrective action in order to reduce scrap and improve yieldStrong knowledge to use critical thinking to resolve issues, conduct root cause analysis, and make recommendations for process improvementsKnowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office applications to create spreadsheets, Word documents, and presentationsAble to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of contractors, consultants, employees, and managementAble to work productively and collaboratively with all levels of employees and managementAble to comply with all safety policies and proceduresDemonstrated organizational and time management skillsDemonstrated problem-solving and trouble shooting skillsFlexible and able to prioritizeWORKING CONDITIONS:The Sr. Thin Film Development Engineer works primarily in an office environment from Monday to Friday. The schedule may be altered from time-to-time to meet business or operational needs; may travel from site-to-site as needed. May also work in a class 100 ESD sensitive wafer fab manufacturing facility; adheres to required safety and dress standards (wears a bunny suit). May be exposed to hazardous chemicals, fumes, or vapors and excessive noise from time-to-time while in the wafer manufacturing facility; stands and walks; performs various fine grasping movements, bends, and twists; operates a computer and enters information using a keyboard, operates a telephone, and other office equipment. May occasionally be required to push, pull, or lift up to 20 pounds. *Other duties of a similar nature or level are duties that may be required, but may not be specifically listed in the job description or posting. TDK/Headway Technologies, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. Applicants requiring accommodation in order to complete the application process should contact the Headway Human Resources Department. Job Requirements:SDL2017

Keywords: Headway Technologies, Milpitas , Sr. Thin Film Process Development Engineer (Reader Development), Engineering , Milpitas, California

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