Photo Process Engineer
The Photo Operations team is focused on delivering solutions by developing 24x7x365 teams of elite, fab-oriented, excursion-free, safety and quality minded members. As part of the Photo Operations team, you will work together to support one another and our customers regardless of organizational boundaries. Engineers are responsible for performing activities that maintain the flow of production through the factory, maintaining high quality, and working to achieve the company's business objectives. This includes but is not limited to: troubleshooting basic tool issues and making decisions based on effective data analysis, responding to failures using existing procedures, proposing solutions using existing best known methods and procedures, daily process monitoring for SPC trends and change point monitoring; performing data analysis and making informed decisions based on findings, providing support for abnormal events; ongoing defectivity and yield improvement, interact with external yield/defect/manufacturing teams, and implementing operational projects using LEAN principles to improve existing practices and procedures.
SAS is focused on being the World's Best Foundry product supplier.
Role and Responsibilities
- Ability to understand and manipulate overlay process control/strategies.
- Identifies complex problems and reviews related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
- Perform routine process monitoring, adjustments and qualification in a high-speed, high-throughput manufacturing environment.
- Disposition lots, identifying the critical failures that imply bigger problems. Fix those problems or document and escalate.
- Communicate with other engineers, technicians and manufacturing personnel.
- Own a critical module of the process flow: investigate quality issues, improve process margins, and maintain high level of process control.
- Designs and runs all aspects of experiments to test hypotheses.
- Must be able to work well in a team environment and effectively communicate throughout organization.
- Familiar with foundry style semiconductor manufacturing.
- Understanding of photolithography process qualification.
- Work a flexible schedule based on company needs which include (but are not limited to) night shift rotations, weekend, and holiday coverage split amongst the team. c Limited on call is associated with the engineering position based on unexpected failure issues.
Skills and Qualifications
- 4-year bachelor's degree in engineering.
- 1-5 years' experience in semiconductor process engineering.
- Ability to prepare and present reports of a technical nature.
- Understanding of semiconductor wafer processing fundamentals.
- Fosters cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables. Participates and encourages transparent information sharing amongst team members.
- Dedicated to meeting and surpassing expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.
- Makes timely, informed decisions that take into account facts, goals, constraints, and risks.
- Develops fresh ideas that provide solutions to all types of workplace challenges.
- Identifies new assignments/projects that should be worked on.
- Works on advanced assignments that require considerable judgment and initiative.
- Understands implications of work and makes recommendations for solutions.
- Must be capable of shifting focus of individual/group's goals once priorities change.
- Knowledge of statistical analysis tools (JMP, Minitab or otherwise).
- Work Environment: The role of the photo process engineer is split between an office environment and a Class 100 Cleanroom.
- Office: desk/workstation with personal computer, natural and fluorescent light.
- Cleanroom: sudden alarms, sounds exceeding 65dB, yellow florescent lighting, must be gowned in issued cleanroom attire which includes but not limited to smock, overboots, nitrile/vinyl gloves, and surgical mask.
- Physical Demands: While performing the normal duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.
- The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
- The employee is occasionally required to stand.
- The employee may occasionally be required to lift or move objects up to 25 pounds unassisted.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.
- Specific hearing abilities required by this job include being able to react to sounds exceeding 65dB.
- Travel: Potential requirement to travel abroad for training or technical information transfer.
Samsung Austin Semiconductor (SAS) is one of the most advanced semiconductor manufacturing facilities in the United States. SAS produces digital LSI logic components for tablets, smart phones, and other mobile devices. In August, 2012, SAS invested $4 billion to accommodate full System LSI production, bringing our total investment in Austin to more than $17 billion. With over 2500 employees and 2.3M square feet of space, SAS is producing a full range of design rule devices. Since 1997, SAS has been at the forefront of manufacturing technology, enabling the world's digital devices to operate at their highest performance.
What we offer:
- Ample training and development opportunities
- Competitive compensation package
- Generous PTO policy starting at 4 weeks
- Employer paid health insurance, long-term disability, short-term disability, and life insurance
- Onsite gym, basketball court, and soccer field
- Subsidized cafeteria meals
Samsung Austin Semiconductor is an Equal Opportunity employer.
Name: Megan Burmeister