Process Engineer


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Starkville, MS

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Job Description

Basic Function of the Job:

Works within a team of engineers and technicians on projects and specific tasks related to the manufacturing of wide bandgap semiconductor substrates.  Actively participates in Engineering and R&D projects and commercial substrate manufacturing.  Designs and carries out experiments related to material processing and substrate fabrication and analyzes their results.  Characterizes produced substrates using all necessary tools and techniques, including those available at II-VI, as well as from other sources. Investigates and models experimental data to establish correlations and trends.

Develops, optimizes and sustains manufacturing processes of substrate polishing and cleaning. Establishes process capability and reliability benchmarks using Statistical Process Control methodologies.  Finds innovative solutions to technical problems that lead to the improved product quality, increased yields and throughput. 

Education & Experience

  • BS, MS or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering or similar disciplines.
  • 2 to 5 years of hands-on experience in process control and manufacturing, or engineered materials industry.
  • Experience in substrate cleaning, etching, and other wet chemistry process is a strong plus
  • Experience in substrate surface analysis techniques such as particle scan, surface metal characterization, X-ray fluorescence is a strong plus, ICP-MS.
  • Experience with statistical analysis tools such as JMP, Minitab, or R is a strong
  • General knowledge of semiconductor materials, technological processes used in their manufacturing and methods of materials characterization. 
  • Experience with problem analysis and resolution
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results independently or working with others
  • Ability to recommend and implement improvements.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 

Special Skills:

  • Knowledge of substrate processes that include lapping, polishing and wafer surface cleaning.
  • Hands-on experience with substrate characterization and use of optical, interferometric and other tools. 
  • Familiarity with statistical process control tools, such as Design of Experiments (DOE) and Minitab.
  • Fluency with programs and tools used for data collection, analysis, modeling and plotting, such as Excel or similar.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities involving external and internal priorities
  • Ability to excel in a cross-organizational, cross cultural, global team environment
  • Handle special assignments promptly and professionally
  • Set a high standard of ethics, professionalism, leadership, and competency
  • Due to ITAR compliance, this position requires candidates to be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident Alien, or Protected Individual per 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)

Safety Requirements

All employees are required to follow the site EHS procedures and II-VI Corporate EHS standards.

Quality and Environmental Responsibilities

Depending on location, this position may be responsible for the execution and maintenance of the ISO 9000, 9001, 14001 and/or other applicable standards that may apply to the relevant roles and responsibilities within the Quality Management System and Environmental Management System.

Culture Commitment

Ensure adherence to company’s values (ICARE) in all aspects of your position at II-VI:

Integrity – Create an Environment of Trust

Collaboration – Innovate Through the Sharing of Ideas

Accountability – Own the Process and the Outcome

Respect – Recognize the Value in Everyone

Enthusiasm – Find a Sense of Purpose in Work

II-VI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.