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CMP Process Development Engineer

Company: Headway Technologies, Inc.
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE: CMP PROCESS DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER

FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT

REPORTS TO: SR. MANAGER, CMP PROCESS DEVELOPMENT

SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Sr. Manager of CMP Process Development, the CMP Process Development Engineer is responsible for developing and delivering strategies for improving and optimizing wafer CMP and post-CMP cleaning processes and procedures; designing and conducting routine wafer experiments, analyzing the data, and reporting the results; developing and implementing practices or methodologies which reduce cost and improve operational efficiency; conducting root cause analysis and implementing corrective action; developing and implementing 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 and delivers strategies for improving and optimizing wafer CMP and post-CMP cleaning processes and procedures
Develops and implements practices or methodologies which reduce cost and improve operational efficiency
Conducts root cause analysis and implements corrective action if required
Develops and implements processes or procedures for transitioning new products into the production line
Resolves process or metrology issues related to material selection; recommends corrective action
Reviews, updates, and maintains documentation and process instructions
Instructs operators and technicians on processes and procedures, including modifications to existing procedures
Partners with equipment and maintenance personnel in order to minimize tool down time and integrate new tools into the production line
Designs and conducts routine experiments, analyzes data, and develops recommendations for improving the performance or reducing cost based on test results
Partners with other groups and departments, including process and product engineering to develop and implement new processes which reduce scrap and improve yield
Responds to inquiries from other team members, managers, or departments
Adheres to all safety policies and procedures as required
Performs other duties of a similar nature or level

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree in Chemical or Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, or Physics, and/or equivalent relevant experience; Master's degree preferred
Three years of hands' on experience working in the magnetic recording head, hard disk drive, or semiconductor industry in a CMP or process engineering role
Strong knowledge and experience using JMP, SPC, NOVAS, or similar software
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Applications
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of CMP manufacturing processes, practices, and techniques
Knowledge of wafer fabrication processing techniques and tools
Knowledge of various metrology and optical inspection tools and techniques
Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office applications to create spreadsheets, Word documents, and presentations
Able to design experiments, analyze results, and recommend corrective action in order to reduce scrap and improve yield
Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of contractors, consultants, employees, and management
Able to work productively and collaboratively with all levels of employees and management
Able to comply with all safety policies and procedures
Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
Demonstrated problem-solving and trouble shooting skills
Flexible and able to prioritize

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The CMP Process Development Engineer works primarily in an office environment from Monday thru 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. 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 push, pull, or lift 10 or more 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.

Keywords: Headway Technologies, Inc., Milpitas , CMP Process Development Engineer, Engineering , Milpitas, California

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