Equipment Engineering Manager, Photolithography

Date: 10/04/2021

Location: Newport Beach, CA, USA, 92660

Company: Tower Semiconductor Ltd.

About Tower Semiconductor

Looking for a career path in the high-tech manufacturing industry? Become part of a team focused on delivering the most exciting semiconductor technology to the world!  If you enjoy working with others in a fast pace environment and are looking for an opportunity to grow your career in the high-tech industry, then Tower Semiconductor is the place to be!

Tower Semiconductor is a global specialty foundry leader! We specialize in manufacturing analog integrated circuits for more than 300 customers worldwide in growing markets such as automotive, medical, industrial, consumer and aerospace and defense, among others

Job Description

Working in a world class Equipment Engineering organization with talented group of Equipment Engineers, Technicians, and technical supportive management. An organization that focuses on growth, talent development, and continuous improvement. Responsible for Photo and Metrology Equipment Engineering area for schedule and unscheduled maintenance activities, new equipment installations/start up, and continuous equipment performance improvement. Directly manage team of Equipment Engineers and Equipment Technicians with 4 shifts coverage (24x7) supporting production focusing on Photolithography tools such as ASML i-line, ASML DUV, Canon i-line, and Canon DUV. Also, Metrology tools such as KLA-Tencor, Rudolph, and AMAT tools. Manage vendor activities and drive the continuous improvement programs (CIP). Interface with Production, Process, R&D, Facility, and Procurement groups.  

This Job Is For You If

•    You can manage resources on a daily basis, including off  hours/weekend if necessary, to optimize equipment maintenance activities with a focus on top bottleneck tools, leading problem solving for difficult equipment failures, delivering on time PMs, providing adequate man power coverage, and ensuring parts availability to support Production.
•    You can identify and initiate projects to improve equipment performance (based on Pareto analysis eliminating chronic/repeat failures), reliability, product cycle time, and yield.
•    You can meet set metrics goals based on business need and work on solving obstacles, escalate issues, and needed resources
•    You can assign critical equipment metrics to Engineers that align with the Tower Operations business requirement (Availability, MTBF, MTTR, CoV, wafer scrap, PM compliance).
•    You are able to track and monitor engineering improvement projects, and execution scheduling to ensure set deadlines are met.
•    You possess technical and non-Technical coaching and mentoring for equipment engineering staff. Solving conflicts and promoting teamwork environment. Use 1:1 methodology 
•    You can manage administration activities, goal setting and Annual Performance Reviews, and track performance. Address low performing employees and provide roadmap for improvement and disciplinary actions if needed.
•    You can drive quality implementation system and improvement for Photo-Metrology equipment engineering in assigned area.
•    You can manage cost for Photo-Metrology department with an AOP budget over ~$3.8M and be gatekeeper for budget spending to stay below planned AOP.  Control spare parts inventory and reduce cost through improvement or second sourcing without compromising quality.
•    You can manage and optimize service contracts to achieve low cost and adequate coverage for equipment services.
•    You can work In conjunction with Human Resources, ensure skill requirements are planned for and met in the most cost-effective way while maintaining a highly productive work environment.
•    You can participate in Photo core team and work in cross-functional groups: Process, Facility, Production and R&D
•    You are able to maintain open communication and periodically communicate to the team about Photo-Metrology area key metrics, equipment performance, and projects updates.


Job Requirements

Six to ten years of semiconductor Fab experience in Photolithography (i-line/DUV ASML and Canon equipment knowledge) and Metrology area is a plus, with 3 to 5 years of management experience. Candidate must possess strong leadership/management skills, including listening, communication, project management, motivational, and teamwork skills. Must have knowledge of wafer processing with a solid understanding of Photolithography Equipment and troubleshooting capabilities. In addition, candidate must demonstrate a strong knowledge of optical systems, electrical, and electronic circuitry.  Also, knowledge of lean manufacturing and Cycle Time theories is preferred.

Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis on Electrical/Electronics, Opto-electronics, or Electro-mechanical Engineering, or related field experience is required. 




Perks And Benefits

Industry leading healthcare on day one.

Community outreach programs

Savings and Investments

Educational resources

Opportunities to network and connect

Recruiting incentive program

Employee recognition programs