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Process Engineer - Plano, TX

Job Summary: 

Reporting directly to the Product Engineering Manager, the ideal candidate will maintain a sound knowledge and understanding of discrete semiconductor device technologies in the market place (especially for diodes, rectifiers and transistors) and transfer that knowledge to others (internal or external wafer fabrication sites).  

PRINCIPLES, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Act as the principle interface with wafer fabrication sites, Marketing and product engineers to ensure effective process design and implementation   
  • Develop and maintain Process technology roadmaps for diodes and rectifiers  
  • Interface with Foundries to identify processes which meet BU’s product requirements  
  • Review and evaluate Foundry process technologies for accuracy, design ability and production readiness.   
  • Evaluate and benchmark new process technologies and introduce them to support internal product roadmap, when necessary. Initiate, evaluate and execute strategic process technology activities with internal and external wafer fabrication sites  
  • Develop/transfer diode and rectifier device and process technologies   
  • Definition, development, and layout of test structures and design of experiments to evaluate and verify devices, processes, models and reliability  
  • Monitor yield statistics and be accountable for taking appropriate remedial action on yield and product manufacturing issues 
  • Photomask layout, .GDS file development and tape-out; work with photomask plate suppliers to review the tape-out files and minimize the incidence of errors requiring re-spinning of the mask designs  
  • SPICE model generation 
  • Other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the BU or BG Managers  

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

  • 5+ yrs. experience in the Semiconductor industry as a process and/or device engineer 
  • Expertise in semiconductor devices including layout, device development, process development, device characterization, Simulation and wafer level reliability   
  • In-depth knowledge and familiarity with process technologies needed for diodes and rectifiers 
  • Expertise and experience in device physics  
  • Familiarity and expertise in various major pieces of wafer fabrication equipment including photolithography, etching, implant, background/back metal deposition, epitaxial growth, chip probing 
  • Familiar with wafer fabrication process flows and the various raw materials involved in the wafer fabrication process including gases, liquids, metals, dopant sources, substrate materials, solid targets  
  •  Able to handle projects and strategic activities independently and execute them successfully  
  •  Good written and verbal communication skills.  
  •  Well-developed interpersonal and influencing skills within and outside field of expertise, good team player 
  •  Ability to coach and mentor junior engineers 
  •  Willing to travel 50%+ of the time, including protracted trips to regions including Asia and Europe 
  •  Proficient in Microsoft Office   

 

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