Saturday, February 11, 2017

Product Development Engineer (# 114498)

Position: Product Development Engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The Film and Scatterometry Technology (FaST) Division provides industry leading metrology solutions for worldwide semiconductor IC manufacturers. The FaST Division portfolio of metrology products includes hardware and software solutions for optical film thickness, optical critical dimension (CD), composition, and resistivity measurement systems. These products are essential for the IC manufacturers as they provide critical metrology capabilities for the development and implementation of their advanced IC processes. The FaST division is committed to support our customers to achieve performance entitlement of our solution and we effectively partner with our customers from their early research and development phase to the high volume in-line manufacturing implementation specific for their process needs. The division consists of a global team located in US, Israel, China, and India.

  • Work with metrology systems engineers to develop detailed written specifications for wafer transport and robotics systems. Create test plans to qualify and characterize new subsystems, perform the testing and hold reviews to share the test results with other functional engineering groups
  •  Define wafer choreography and automation sequences for new products. Create flow charts and timing diagrams to design highly reliable, high speed automated routines to accomplish desired metrology tasks
  •  Create and maintain models of the measurement sequence. Support marketing in modeling throughput improvements for future products
  • Analyze machine logs to help troubleshoot tool issues affecting the throughput of our machines.  Create reports and provide feedback on how to resolve throughput issues. Create diagnostics and troubleshooting guides to prevent issues from reoccurring
  •  Evaluate Failure mode, effects and criticality analysis (FMECA) of the new systems to anticipate and mitigate machine failures during the design process
  • Support manufacturing and field service escalations related to the automation subsystems during the introduction of new products
Preferred Qualification:
  • Demonstrated analysis and problem solving skills in engineering or the physical sciences
  • Hands on lab or manufacturing experience and mechanical aptitude
  • The candidate will be able to create, run and analyze the results from experiments
  • Proficiency with JMP, Matlab and / or Excel to create complex models of the machine automation system and to perform statistical analysis is preferable
  • It is also important to be a good communicator with proven troubleshooting skills
  • Familiarity with machine vision would be helpful
  • Knowledge of semiconductor manufacturing processes and robotics is desirable
  • Some domestic and international travel may be required, up to 25% of the time
Minimum Qualifications:
MS in Mechanical Engineering or other STEM degree with at least 3 years work experience in the semiconductor industry or related field.
BS in Mechanical Engineering or other STEM degree with at least 5-7 years’ work experience in the semiconductor industry or related field.

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