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Manager, Process Engineering

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Location: Hillsboro, Oregon, United States
Job ID: 44560
Date Posted: Jan 16, 2020
Segment: High-Tech
Business Unit: Hitachi High-Technologies
Company Name: Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Engineering
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: No

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The Process Engineering Manager position is located in Boise, ID and supports the business objectives of HTA’s Semiconductor Equipment Division.  The position will lead and manage the Portland Demo Lab (PDL) staff in order to meet team, department, and company objectives.  The positions main objectives are focused toward meeting customer requirements for current and future technology process solutions with the goal of achieving new and expanding current business.


• Establish strategic goals by gathering pertinent business and operational information, identifying trends and options, defining objectives, choosing a course of action, and evaluating outcomes.  Maintains service standards by analyzing and resolving problems, identifying trends, and recommending system improvements.  Interfaces with customer management team to clarify objectives.
• Develops and implements operational metrics and reporting to evaluate effectiveness.
• Establishes operational objectives and delegates assignments to subordinates.
• Manage staff according to company policies, procedures, and business expectations while maintaining a safe, secure, and legal work environment. Develop employees by training, cross training, and providing continuing education opportunities.  
• Provide leadership, guidance and direction and develop personal growth opportunities for employees. 
• Manage the scheduling and staffing of resources, i.e. time off requests, payroll, etc, ensuring that the lab is staffed properly to fulfill work requirements.  
• Manage the recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training of new employees.
• Reviews current and future needs and develops resourcing plans, presenting these plans to the senior management team.
• Implement and oversee performance reviews, evaluating department personnel to ensure efficient completion of established objectives.  Communicate regularly to staff regarding the company’s plans and how their work fits into corporate and SED goals and objectives.  
• Plan, coordinate, lead and/or attend meetings related to projects or operations.
• Facilitate and manage current operations including logistics and miscellaneous supply needs. 
• Research, create and submit purchase orders for materials and services maintaining accuracy and conformance with established policies, procedures, and guidelines.
• Keep abreast of industry trends and market conditions by continuing education, attending or participating in seminars, and reading industry-related publications. 
• Lead and drive to completion special projects and assigned tasks without supervision.
• Day-to-Day responsibilities include: completing assigned tasks in a timely fashion, performing routine development tasks and tool operation, and improving specific process development knowledge and skills.
• Hands-on 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.  
• Must be able to independently complete process development projects with minimal instructions. Should be able to manage multiple demos with limited support.
• Lead customer discussions regarding demonstration results, new product evaluations, training of process and/or equipment, and troubleshooting of process issues.  
• Must be able to interface with mulitiple levels of customer contacts while maintaining strong customer relations.
• Generate internal and external documentation for products, presentations, and technical reports, and generate process engineering specifications. 
• Operate Hitachi Etch Systems and be able to train new engineers in the use of these toolsets.
• Must be able to operate all associated semiconductor metrology equipment utilized in the demo lab and be able to train new engineers in their use.  
• Utilize analytical tools & techniques to solve process development issues. 
• Analysis of data, design and execution of experiments including DOE. 
• Interface with Hitachi Corporate R&D headquarters in Japan. 



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


 Should have a minimum of 5 years Plasma Etch Process Experience or semiconductor processing.
• Previous supervisory experience preferred.
• Knowledge of semiconductor devices is required.
• Possible travel to Japan for training or customer sites worldwide as needed.  
• Additionally, travel between Oregon and Boise, ID to support customer demands is expected.


• Ability to communicate in Japanese is a plus  
 Must be willing to travel to Japan for project and process development programs.
• Periodic oversees business trips may be required throughout the year.
• Candidate must have good verbal and written communication, strong analytical capabilities and trouble shooting skills, and must work well in a team environment.
• Strong general technical knowledge of semiconductor wafer processing. 
• Advanced understanding of and experience with Dry Etch / RIE.
• Self-motivated and show ability to adapt to changes in a fast moving environment.
• Demonstrate project planning, execution, and leadership skills with on-time delivery of milestones.
• Strong engineering analytical/problem solving skills.  Understanding of Scientific Method and experience using it.
• In depth knowledge of Design of Experiments (DOE).
• Ability to effectively lead a team by providing leadership, coaching and guidance to employees and support business objectives and results.
• Ability to work in teams in leadership and subordinate roles.  Supervise new hires and provide basic training and guidance.
• Must be able to work in a clean room environment for extended hours. 
• Oversee some of the logistics of the demo lab like: tacky mats, LN2 fill, clean room garments pick up and drop off, miscellaneous supply needs, and occasional delivery or pickup of demo lab parts or wafers.
• Should be able to manage some scheduling of resources.  Both human and Equipment.
• Research, create and submit purchase orders for materials and services.
• Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office software competency.

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