Process Engineer, Sr. 2 - Plasma Etch

Date: 28/09/2021

Location: San Antonio, TX, USA, 78251

Company: Tower Semiconductor Ltd.

About Tower Semiconductor

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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

The position is for a Senior level Plasma Etch process engineer to lead the area for process development, transfer and improvement in a high-volume manufacturing fab located in San Antonio, TX. The Tower fab in San Antonio is a growing manufacturing site, delivering specialty electronic devices for a wide range of applications and with high quality, low cost, and good cycle times. A qualified candidate will have excellent process and equipment hands-on experience, and strong experimental skills. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in working with plasmas and understanding of plasma physics.

This Job Is For You If

  • Take ownership of the area, and lead by establishing the direction for improvements, sustaining and overall operation.
  • Work closely with process, integration and yield enhancement engineers to improve process metrics, such as SPC, yield, parametrics and defects, as well as to achieve first-pass success of technology transfers.
  • Recognize the need and define projects for process development and improvement.
  • Lead a group of process technicians in projects and daily sustaining activities.
  • Ensure matching of newly installed equipment to support production ramp.
  • Work with equipment engineering to improve uptime and tool utilization. 
  • Implement advanced process control to improve Cpk at critical levels.
  • Identify cost savings opportunities and drive projects to reduce overall costs.
  • Define projects and execute them to completion in order to improve cost, quality and productivity.
  • Develop and optimize processes to support new product introduction and demonstrate manufacturability.
  • The position requires an ability to multitask, to react fast to changing conditions, and the ability to recognize problems, limitations, and opportunities. The level of responsibility includes making decisions with strong technical implications. Because of the existing collaboration between teams, good verbal and written communication skills are needed. 

Job Requirements

  • Ph.D. recent graduate, or B.S./M.S. with more than 3 years of fab experience in plasma etch.
  • Major in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, mechanical engineering, or materials science. Chemistry degrees will be considered depending on the prior experience.
  • Proven strong skills in statistics, SPC, DOE, and data analysis techniques.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Hands-on experience with plasma tools and processes.
  • Good understanding of vacuum technology, plasma reactors, and plasma physics.
  • Some knowledge of device physics and device architecture.
  • High degree of discipline and organization with the ability to multi-task and successfully drive multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Understand cycle time, process flows, and material management.
  • The ability to analyze problems, and lead the area towards the development of effective solutions.
Perks And Benefits

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