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Process Engineer (Level 1-4)

Location: Hillsboro, Oregon, United States
Job ID: R0015017
Date Posted: Jan 9, 2023
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi High-Technologies
Company Name: Hitachi High-Tech America, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Entry Level
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Note: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hitachi High-Tech America, Inc. adopts, implements, and updates certain safety protocols in its efforts to promote a healthy and safe workplace for the well-being of our employees, their families, and visitors to our facilities, and to pursue continuity of the Company’s business operations. Where permitted by law, new hires will be required to disclose and certify COVID-19 vaccination status shortly after hire.

Work Style Designation: Hybrid (+50% Onsite)

The Process Engineer I position is located in Portland, Oregon and supports the business objectives of HTA’s Semiconductor Equipment Division (SED).  The main objective of this position is to provide process engineering support to SED’s various demonstration labs, customer activities, and development programs associated with plasma etchers and Reactive Ion Etch (RIE) processes.  This is a developmental position where the engineer is expected to acquire job skills, learn company policies and procedures, perform routine tasks, enhance process development skills and acquire hardware proficiency.  Continued training will be given to develop specific skills and knowledge.  The employee must be willing to travel to Japan for a 1-3 month training assignment if necessary.  The engineer should be able to independently perform tasks, understand RIE theory, work in a cleanroom environment, and interface with customers on a detailed level within 3 years.  The engineer is also interfacing with engineers globally so strong interpersonal skills are required.


  • Day-to-Day responsibilities include: completing assigned tasks in a timely fashion, learning routine development tasks and tool operation, and acquiring specific process development knowledge and skills.
  • Perform hands-on RIE/dry etch process development.  This includes performing customer demonstrations, R&D of new dry etch technology trends, and meeting the objectives of customer requirements for current and future technology processes. 
  • Perform etch process development to support productivity programs related to meeting the targeted customer specifications. This includes interacting with the customer to understand needs, making process and dry clean adjustments, and achieving defectivity and process stability specs.
  • Utilize analytical tools & techniques to solve process development issues.
  • Analysis of data, design and execution of experiments including DOE.
  • After training, must be able to operate Hitachi plasma etch systems and all associated semiconductor metrology equipment including scanning electron microscopy, focused ion beam milling, and thin film metrology techniques. 
  • Working under supervision, must be able to complete process development tasks after receiving instructions.
  • Generate internal and external documentation for products, presentations, and technical reports, and generate process engineering specifications.
  • Interface with customers regarding demonstration results, new product evaluations, training of process and/or equipment, and troubleshooting of process issues.


  • BS Degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, related field, or equivalent experience. 

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to [email protected]

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