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Photolithography Manufacturing Engineer

Company: Headway Technologies
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTIONTITLE: PHOTOLITHOGRAPHY MANUFACTURING ENGINEER FLSA STATUS: EXEMPTREPORTS TO: MANAGER, PHOTOLITHOGRAPY MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING SUMMARY:Under the direction of the Manager of Photolithography Manufacturing Engineering, the Photolithography Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for the monitoring, sustaining, and supporting day-to-day photolithography processes and programs on the manufacturing line, including developing and delivering strategies to improve and optimize materials characterization and process margins, developing and implementing practices or methodologies which reduce cost and improve operational efficiency; analyzing data, creating reports, and making presentations to groups; conducting root cause analysis and implementing corrective action; developing and implementing procedures for transitioning new products in the manufacturing line; and reviewing, updating, and maintaining all documentation and MPI's. This position is located in Milpitas, California. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:--- Monitors, sustains, and supports day-to-day photolithography manufacturing processes, programs, and activities which improve and optimize wafer quality and performance --- Ensures process reliability and consistency by providing technical support to operators, technicians, and other engineers --- Designs and conducts experiments to verify process efficiency and robustness; analyzes results and reports findings--- Develops and implements practices or methodologies which lower cost, increase yield, and improve operational efficiency--- Conducts root cause analysis and implements corrective action if required--- Recommends improvements to photolithography processes with improve production yields via process/tool manufacturability optimization--- Responds to inquiries from other team members, managers, or departments--- Uses Statistical Process Control (SPC) and other complex software applications to analyze large volumes of 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:--- Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Chemical or Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, or Physics and/or equivalent relevant experience--- Three years of hands on experience working in either the magnetic thin film fabrication or semiconductor industries in a manufacturing or process engineering role--- Strong analytical and critical thinking skills--- Hands' on experience in SPC and Design of Experiments (DOE)--- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office ApplicationsKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities:--- Strong knowledge of photolithography principles, practices, and techniques --- Strong knowledge using steppers/scanners in a thin film manufacturing environment--- Knowledge of magnetic recording head or HDD manufacturing --- 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, 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 --- Able to use critical thinking to resolve issues, examine trends, conduct root cause analysis, and make recommendations for process improvements--- Demonstrated analytical skills--- Demonstrated organizational and time management skills--- Demonstrated problem-solving and trouble shooting skills--- Flexible and able to prioritizeWORKING CONDITIONS:The Photolithography 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 , Photolithography Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering , Milpitas, California

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