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Equipment Engineer (Thin Film)

Company: Headway Technologies
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

SUMMARY:Under the direction of the Manager of Equipment Engineering, the Equipment Engineer is responsible for the evaluation, selection, order installation, modification, upgrade, and maintenance of tools in the thin film area; uses AutoCAD, SolidWorks or similar software to draw diagrams or schematics; analyzes data, compiles reports, presents findings, and recommends corrective action if required; manages projects of various size, scope, and budget; consistently seeks opportunities to optimize tool performance, increase yield, and lower overall operational costs. This position is located in Milpitas, California.

  • Researches, evaluates, and recommends the selection of tools in the thin film area which improve yield and lower operational cost
  • Analyzes tool data, compiles reports, presents findings, and recommends corrective action if required
  • Manages projects of various scope, schedule, and budget to ensure the establish timelines are met
  • Coordinates, tracks, and prioritizes tool maintenance to ensure maximum tool up-time; ensures that all tools are maintained per the established schedule and within specification
  • Uses AutoCAD, SolidWorks, or similar software to draw diagrams or schematics
  • Responds to inquiries regarding equipment or tool issues from other departments or groups
  • Ensures that all objectives are consistently attained in the areas of quality, productivity, yield, and cost
  • Collaborates with engineering or other cross functional groups to resolve maintenance issues, improve equipment reliability, review procedures, and minimize equipment downtime
  • Investigates and implements countermeasures to prevent the repetitive breakdown of parts; maintains spare parts inventory to ensure appropriate level of available parts
  • Researches, develops, and implements an emergency tool recovery plan to ensure tools remain functional during hard down situations
  • Adheres to all safety policies and procedures as required
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level*
    • Associate's degree in Electronics and/or equivalent relevant experience
    • Three years of experience working as an Equipment Engineer or Sr. Equipment Maintenance Technician in a high volume manufacturing environment in the semiconductor industry
    • One year of hands on experience working with thin film tools and equipment
    • Experience using AutoCAD, SolidWorks, or similar software program
    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Applications
      Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
      • Knowledge and ability to research, evaluate, order install, maintain, or upgrade various types of thin film equipment, tools, or tool sets
      • Knowledge of semiconductor manufacturing principles, practices, and techniques as they relate to equipment engineering and maintenance
      • Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office applications to create spreadsheets, Word documents, and presentations
      • Knowledge and ability to use AutoCAD, SolidWorks, or similar software program to create schematics or drawings
      • Able to manage projects of various scope, schedule, and budget successfully
      • Able to implement procedures and processes that increase reliability, improve yield, lower cost, and improve tool performance
      • Able to analyze data, compile reports, 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
      • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
      • Demonstrated ability to repair and maintain various types of manufacturing tools and equipment
      • Demonstrated problem-solving and trouble shooting skills
      • Flexible and able to prioritize
        WORKING CONDITIONS:The Equipment Engineer (Thin Film) works primarily in an indoor 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 and walks, bends, twists, and crawls; May occasionally be required to work in crawl spaces, shafts, or other areas that could cause claustrophobia. 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 , Equipment Engineer (Thin Film), Engineering , Milpitas, California

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