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Thin Film Process Development Engineer

Milpitas, CA

Posted: 11/23/2022 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Mechanical & Manufacturing Job Number: CA221121001804

Job Description

Under the direction of the team leader, the Thin Film Development Engineer is responsible for developing,
monitoring, sustaining, and supporting complex thin film development and process, primary in the IBD
area; designing and conducting complex wafer experiments, analyzing large volumes of data, and reporting
the results; developing and driving the implementation of new practices or methodologies which reduce
cost and improve operational efficiency; conducting root cause analysis and implementing corrective action;
collaborating and leading initiatives with other groups or teams; developing and implementing advanced
procedures for transitioning new products into the production line; and reviewing, updating, and
maintaining documentation and process instructions. 
? Develops, sustains, and supports thin film processes for new and prototype products; develops and
implements novel approaches to improve and develop thin film and process, especially in IBD area.
? Develops and implements novel practices or methodologies which reduce cost and improve yield,
performance, and process capability
? Conducts root cause analysis and implements corrective action if required
? Develops and implements advanced processes or procedures for transitioning new products into the
production line
? Resolves process issues related to material selection; recommends corrective action
? Instructs operators and technicians on processes and procedures, including modifications to existing
? Partners with equipment and maintenance personnel in order to minimize tool down time and
integrate new tools into the production line
? Designs and conducts complex experiments, analyzes large volumes of data, and develops
recommendations for improving the performance or reducing cost based on test results
? Responds to inquiries from other team members, managers, or departments
? Adheres to all safety policies and procedures as required
? Performs other duties of a similar nature or level*
? PhD in Materials Science, Physics, or Electrical Engineering
? Experience working in thin film process development, magnetics, or similar area
? Strong knowledge and experience using JMP, SPC, or similar software
? Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Applications
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
? Strong knowledge and experience of IBD, PVD, CVD and thin film process developments.
? Strong knowledge and experience of thin film manufacturing processes, practices, and techniques
? Strong knowledge of wafer fabrication processing techniques and tools
? Strong knowledge to design experiments, analyze results, and recommend corrective action in order to
reduce scrap and improve yield
? Strong knowledge to use critical thinking to resolve issues, conduct root cause analysis, and make
recommendations for process improvements
? Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office applications to create spreadsheets, Word documents,
and presentations
? 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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