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Equipment Engineer

Milpitas, CA

Posted: 12/07/2022 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Mechanical & Manufacturing Job Number: SS98654997

Job Description


  • 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*

Job Requirements:


  • 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 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


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.

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