Equipment Engineering Technician 3 - Diffusion

Date: 17/07/2023

Location: Newport Beach, CA, USA, 92660

Company: Tower Semiconductor Ltd.

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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

Responsible for performing advanced level repair, calibration, and preventative maintenance for semiconductor equipment, Diffusion area.  Must demonstrate ability to take a leadership role in evaluating and providing maintenance requirements to ensure maximum availability of production equipment.  Interfaces with Production and Engineers to identify and resolve process-related issues and provide technical guidance to other lower-level technicians. Determine methods and procedures for 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 Diffusion 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.
Accountability/Discretion - 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
Supervision - 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+ 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 Applied Materials Producer system experience is required.
  • Novellus C1/C2 Sequel/C2 Speed/C2 Altus experience is also desirable.

Pay range:

$28 - $42/hr


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Opportunities to network and connect

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Employee recognition programs

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