Process Engineer 2 - Etch

Date: 09/06/2022

Location: Newport Beach, CA, USA, 92660

Company: Tower Semiconductor Ltd.

About Tower Jazz

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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 is the place to be!

Tower 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

Sustain, improve, and develop etch processes for the high-volume manufacturing of semiconductor devices.  This position partners with Operations, Equipment Engineering Support, Integration, and R&D to deliver products on time to customer specification.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to,

  • monitoring and controlling RIE etch processes
  • developing and implementing new etch capabilities and process enhancements and procedures to improve key performance metrics such as yield, throughput, and cycletime.
  • troubleshooting and solving yield issues
  • characterizing and qualifying new equipment, equipment upgrades, chemicals, and process technologies
  • suggesting work methods for new tasks and for tasks that he/she leads 
  • creating and maintaining operations specifications and out-of-control action plans 
  • investigating and containing non-conforming material and events
  • providing recommendations to the material review board
  • interfacing with global counterparts to benchmark and improve etch processes and procedures company-wide
  • supporting process and technology transfers
  • leading task teams
  • using FMEAs, lean manufacturing, six sigma, and 8D problem solving processes


This job is for you if:

  • You are able to perform sustaining and improving dry and wet etch processes in a high volume manufacturing environment.
  • You can perform monitoring and controlling wet etch processes, troubleshooting yield problems, developing process enhancements, and implementing new processes to address quality and bottleneck situations.
  • You are an expert at Installing and qualifying of new tools and process technologies.
  • You are able to perform supporting process and technology transfers.
  • You are experienced with participating in troubleshooting taskforces as needed and helping develop solutions that prevent recurrence.
  • You can support the Integration team and Quality organization to ensure technologies meet all qualification and reliability requirements.
  • You have experience using lean manufacturing and six sigma processes.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Materials Science, Solid State Physics, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.
  • Strong organizational skills; demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and to react to shifting priorities to meet business needs
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and commitments
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, energetic and self starter
  • Outstanding communication skills - both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated ability to work well within a team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of device physics, semiconductor, processing, and etch chemistries
  • Monitoring and sustaining etch processes in a production environment for the manufacture of semiconductor devices. (two years’ experience)
  • Dispositioning production lots during and after etch process steps per out-of-control action plans (two years’ experience)
  • The use of statistics (e.g., probability plots, t-test) to analyze wafer/lot test results from various tools and/or with various process conditions to check for differences in populations
  • The use of statistical design of experiment (DOE) in optimizing a process recipe
  • The use of 8D/5 Whys problem solving methodology to resolve yield and/or process control issues
  • Knowledge of PROMIS wip management software and JMP statistical analysis software


Perks And Benefits

Industry leading healthcare.

Community outreach programs

Savings and Investments

Educational resources

Opportunities to network and connect

Recruiting incentive program

Employee recognition programs