Equipment Engineering Technician Sr

Date: 17/07/2023

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

Responsible for performing advanced level repair, calibration, and preventative maintenance for semiconductor equipment, Dry Etch area.  Must demonstrate ability to take a leadership role in evaluating and providing maintenance requirements in order to ensure maximum availability of production equipment.  Interfaces with Production and Engineers to identify and resolve process-related issues, and provides technical guidance to other lower level technicians. Determine methods and procedures on new assignments. May be informal team leader, and lead/direct the activities of the area shift pass-downs, and set priorities based on production requirements for the rest of the team. Must be able to work on difficult tasks as an independent contributor and in a team environment.


This job is for you if

  • Perform complex machinery problem solving of semiconductor equipment in production environment for Hivac area, and participate on problem solving teams.
  • Ability to work under direction of an Equipment Engineer and/or Engineering Manager to plan and execute improvement project initiatives.
  • Able to develop his/her own resources to solve problems, and provides imaginative solutions to a broad range of difficult problems producing significant results.
  • Analyze recurring equipment failures and suggest innovative technical solutions, or new work methods.
  • Lead and direct the activities to develop/improve existing semiconductor equipment maintenance procedures and systems.
  • Collect equipment-specific performance data working with Engineering to develop and implement solutions to equipment-specific failures based on collected Pareto data, and tool deficiencies.
  • Provide technical equipment-specific training to lower level technicians.
  • Interface and direct vendor support to resolve equipment related failures.
  • Ability to perform diagnostic troubleshooting and repair on malfunctioning equipment to component level (diagnostic to component level), as needed.
  • Ability to take a lead role in resolving process issues and participate in yield investigations
  • Proper judgment is required in resolving problems and carrying out assignment and making recommendations
  • Participate and lead/direct ERT/Safety events, during the absence of supervision.
  • Ensure all required parts are on order and follow up as required to minimize equipment MTTR.
  • Must be able to work independent with minimal support.

Working Environment:

Assignment Complexity

  • Work assignments are complex in nature, where analysis of data requires an in-depth evaluation of various variables. Lead important and high complexity technical projects.


  • Viewed as a recognized technical expert and demonstrates proficiency in more than one major production or test area.

Working Relationships

  • Interface with all Production, Process, Facility and support functions to identify and resolve Production Equipment related issues, and provides technical guidance to other lower level technicians


  • Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments.

Working Conditions

  • Works in a fab clean-room environment


Job Requirements

  • Associate of Science degree with an emphasis in Electronics or equivalent.
  • Five or more years technical experience in the semiconductor industry.  
  • Must have demonstrated working knowledge of advanced electro-mechanical systems operations and maintenance and be able to work with minimal or no assistance.
  • Must have strong knowledge of electronic theory, vacuum and pneumatics theory, principles of electrical circuits, motor control systems and test procedures and the ability to troubleshoot to component level.  
  • Direct working experience with at least one of the listed toolsets is required: Applied Materials DPS Metal, Applied Materials DPS Poly, Applied Materials EMAX Oxide, Applied Materials MxP+ Oxide, Applied Materials MxP+ Oxide, Applied Materials Super-E platforms. Applied Materials Producer systems experience is also desirable.

Pay range:

$23/hr - $38/hr


United States Perks

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

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