Engineer I Technology

Photronics, Inc.

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Boise, ID

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Photronics Inc.
 Established in 1969
 Largest Global Photomask Supplier
 Reputation of Service Excellence
 Department of Defense Trusted   

Our People Make the Difference
 Join our family and grow with us! 


As part of our expansion and technology roadmap needs, Photronics has multiple equipment engineering leadership positions available at our Boise, Idaho location in the U.S.  With cutting-edge technology serving customers globally, we offer the opportunity to work on some of the most complex photomask equipment in the industry.

We are looking for highly motivated and experienced engineering team members who can drive excellence across our mask making equipment portfolio covering high volume mainstream IC nodes through cutting edge EUV IC lithography applications.  We seek candidates with direct, hands-on experience debugging and solving problems at machine level as part of our program to drive equipment uptime and continuous improvement initiatives.  The ability to collaborate with and guide supplier field service engineers to rapidly solve problems at root cause level and to implement proactive monitoring and tracking programs supporting the ongoing health of the equipment will be important for the candidate success.  Finally, an interest in and understanding of process quality output from the equipment and a history of collaborating with process and manufacturing disciplines to enable high performance production as part of a unified team are important characteristics.

Qualifications/ Skills/ Attributes 

  • Curious...examines both the physical equipment and the digital data points and questions what they see, why the data looks as it does, why the process is performing in a certain way.
  • Relentless...takes ownership for the tools, views equipment functionality as their legacy.  Ability to anticipate, repair and prevent tool/process down-time important to performance objectives
  • Innovative...clearly identifies current status, sees what is possible, seeks creative ways to achieve the possibilities.
  • to connect multiple team member/functions to identify issues, achieve optimal functionality and quality, and drive process improvements.
  • Technology savvy...strong mechanical and/or electrical background to aid in product handling and fault investigations.  Troubleshooting background capable of diagnosing component circuits to the board level, and a broad understanding of software/code would be helpful.  May have written and validated program/recipes for normal tool/equipment operation to ensure the manufacturing equipment performs to and above manufacturing requirements. 
  • Education...requires a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical equipment engineering or a related engineering discipline.

Photronics will provide a competitive salary based on the individuals experience and education. Competitive Benefits include:

  • Annual Bonus Program
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance with Orthodontia option
  • Vision Insurance
  • Basic Short and Long Term Disability
  • Enhanced Long Term Disability
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

New employment offers are contingent upon applicants providing a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card to Photronics on a confidential basis prior to their scheduled start date confirming the COVID-19 vaccination process has been completed.  Requests for medical or religious accommodation, to the extent permitted by applicable law, should be submitted to Photronics Human Resources.

This facility is a government trusted facility. Applicants selected for this position will be required to apply for DOD Secret Clearance. Only US Citizens are eligible for Security Clearance.   

Photronics is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other classifications protected by law. This includes providing reasonable accommodation for team members’ disabilities or religious beliefs and practices. 

Photronics is an E-Verify company.