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. The
employee must be willing to travel to Japan and Boise, ID, for specific project and process development as
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
- 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.
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
- 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.
EDUCATION, LICENSES, AND/OR
- BS Degree in
Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, related field,
or equivalent experience.
AND TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
- 0-5 years Plasma
Etch Process Experience or semiconductor processing preferred.
- Possible travel to Boise, ID, and Japan for training or customer sites
worldwide as needed
AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS
- Must be willing
to travel to Japan and Boise, ID, for project and process development programs
- Periodic oversees business trips may be required throughout the year.
- Strong general
technical knowledge of semiconductor wafer processing.
understanding of and experience with Dry Etch / RIE.
and show ability to adapt to changes in a fast moving environment.
- Strong knowledge
of chemistry, the ability to analyze OES data, and utilize other predictive
software is required.
engineering analytical/problem solving skills. Understanding of scientific method and
experience using it.
- In depth
knowledge of Design of Experiments (DOE).
- Candidate must
have good verbal and written communication, strong analytical capabilities and
trouble shooting skills, and must work well in a team environment.
project planning, execution, and leadership skills with on-time delivery of
- Ability to work in teams in leadership and subordinate roles.
- 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.
- Research, create
and submit purchase orders for materials and services
- Strong computer
skills including Microsoft Office software competency.
Opportunity Employer (EOE) – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals
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