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Photolithography Process Development Engineer

Milpitas, CA

Posted: 11/23/2022 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Mechanical & Manufacturing Job Number: CA221121001799

Job Description

Under the direction of the Sr. Manager of Photolithography Development Engineering, the
Photolithography Development Engineer is responsible for the developing and implementing new
photolithography processes for next generation magnetic recording heads, including implementing
new photolithography processes which ensure product manufacturability; designs and conducts
experiments, analyzes data, and presents findings; researches, selects, and qualifies new tools which
improve efficiency and yield. 
? Develops and implements new photolithography processes for next generation magnetic
recording heads
? Implements new process control schemes or methodologies which ensure product
? Designs and conducts experiments, analyzes data, and develops recommendations for
improving performance and yield while reducing scrap
? Adheres to appropriate timeline for introducing new processes into the manufacturing line
? Partners with other groups and departments, including process and product engineering to
develop and deliver products and programs
? Oversees the work of the Process Technicians to ensure accurate process execution and
efficient wafer disposition
? Adheres to all safety policies and procedures as required
? Performs other duties of a similar nature or level*
? Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science, Physics, or Electrical Engineering and/or equivalent
relevant experience; PhD preferred
? Three years of experience working in the magnetic recording head, hard disk drive, or
semiconductor industry in Process Development
? Experience working in a wafer fab manufacturing environment
? Experience with Statistical Process Control (SPC)
? Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Applications
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
? Knowledge of semiconductor or HDD industry principles, practices, and techniques
? Knowledge of wafer fabrication processing techniques, including process development and
integration practices
? Knowledge of TMR and PMR processes and applications
? Knowledge of wafer manufacturing principles, processes, and equipment
? Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office applications to create spreadsheets, Word
documents, and presentations
? Knowledge and ability to use Statistical Process Control (SPC) to analyze data, create reports,
present findings, and recommend appropriate 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 problem-solving and trouble shooting skills
? Flexible and able to prioritize

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