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Sr. Thin Film Manufacturing Engineer

Company: Headway Technologies
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

TITLE: SR. THIN FILM MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT

REPORTS TO: SR. MANAGER, THIN FILM MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING

SUMMARY:
Under the direction of the Sr. Manager, Thin Film Manufacturing Engineering , the Sr. Thin Film Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for the monitoring, sustaining, and supporting day-to-day thin film manufacturing processes utilizing ion beam techniques, including providing technical support to ensure process reliability; verifying process robustness with characterization of process latitudes through experimentation; improving the efficiency of deposition and/or dry etching processes; developing and implementing practices or methodologies which reduce cost and improve operational efficiency; conducting root cause analysis and implementing corrective action; and improving production yields via process/tool manufacturability optimization. This position is located in Milpitas, California.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Monitors, sustains, and supports day-to-day thin film manufacturing processes, programs, and activities
Ensures process reliability by providing technical support to operators, technicians, and other engineers
Collaborates with development team regarding new PVD/IBE/RIE/ALD process integration and manufacturing process improvements
Improves the efficiency of TMR film deposition and/or dry etching processes analyzing data, conducting experiments, and researching alternative methods which reduce scrap
Designs and conducts experiments to verify process robustness with characterization of process latitudes
Develops and implements practices or methodologies which lower cost, reduce cycle time, and improve operational efficiency
Conducts root cause analysis and implements corrective action if required
Responds to inquiries from other team members, managers, or departments
Uses Statistical Process Control (SPC) to analyze product quality data; develops charts or reports and presents findings before groups or teams
Adheres to all safety policies and procedures as required
Performs other duties of a similar nature or level*

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Masters degree in Chemistry, Chemical or Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, or Physics and/or equivalent relevant experience; PhD preferred
Six years of hands on experience working in magnetic thin film fabrication or semiconductor industry in manufacturing or process engineering role
Strong experience using semiconductor device testing, including I-V, C-V, M-H Hysteresis, and Magnetoresistivity
Hands' on experience in SPC and Design of Experiments (DOE)
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Applications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong knowledge of magnetic thin film fabrication techniques using PVD/IBE/RIE/ALD and TMR technology
Strong knowledge of the vacuum tools such as Anelva, Veeco, Nexus, etc.
Knowledge or background of TMR film structure and characterization techniques are a bonus but not require.
Strong knowledge of magnetic thin film fabrication wafer fabrication techniques, processes, and tools
Knowledge of surface analytical/materials characterization techniques, including XRD, AFM, TEM, SEM, and FIB
Knowledge and experience using JMP or Excel and the ability to create macro formulas
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
Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of contractors, 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
Able to use critical thinking to resolve issues, conduct root cause analysis, and make recommendations for process improvements
Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills
Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
Demonstrated problem-solving and trouble shooting skills
Flexible and able to prioritize

WORKING CONDITIONS:
The Sr. Thin Film Manufacturing 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 building-to-building as needed. Works in a class 100 ESD sensitive wafer manufacturing facility; wears a cleanroom (bunny) suit, including hood, gloves, safety glasses, booties, and mask. May be exposed to hazardous conditions, chemicals, fumes, and/or gases during the course of work day; may be exposed to loud noise. Stands, walks, bends, and twists. Performs various fine grasping movements; 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 30 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, Milpitas , Sr. Thin Film Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering , Milpitas, California

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