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Equipment Engineer - Wet Etch

Company: Tower Semiconductor
Location: Newport Beach
Posted on: January 16, 2023

Job Description:

About Tower Semiconductor

Looking for a career path in the high-tech manufacturing industry? Become part of a team focused on delivering the most exciting semiconductor technology to the world! If you enjoy working with others in a fast pace environment and are looking for an opportunity to grow your career in the high-tech industry, then Tower Semiconductor is the place to be!

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

Position Description Summary:

Working in a world class Equipment Engineering organization with talented group of Equipment Engineers, Technicians, and technical supportive management. An organization that focuses on growth, talent development, and continuous improvement. Responsible to support area technicians, sustain and optimize tools and improve Semiconductor Equipment performance and reliability in the Wet Etch area: DNS SU2000, DNS FC-821L, Lam SABRE, SEZ223, FSI Mercury, Naura-Akrion Gama and Rear Mount benches. Lead all maintenance activities scheduled and unscheduled on assigned equipment. Provide leadership, guidance and assistance to area technicians, drive cost savings projects, generate and execute on time improvement projects on assigned equipment. Work with Process, Production, Procurement, and Facility groups.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Work toward achieving and exceeding assigned goals such as Equipment availability, MTTR, MTBF
Eliminate reoccurring equipment failures by devising new approaches and developing solutions to complex problems
Optimize preventive maintenance procedures and provide clear instructions and documentation to technicians
Work with equipment vendors or second source companies to modify parts and improve Equipment performance

Identify opportunities for reducing maintenance and operating costs and provide cost studies for preventive maintenance activities. Optimize spare parts inventory and reduce spares cost.
Lead the process of evaluating new equipment or software and make recommendations to meet TowerJazz business objectives. Perform source inspections at the vendor site as required, and work with facilities and the vendor to meet installation schedules.
Work with the Process Engineering group on identifying opportunities to improve yield, and maintaining equipment process parameters within specifications
Identify and implement sustaining capital upgrades that can increase tool performance, with associated ROI justification
Work with IE, Production, and Process groups on identifying opportunities to improve cycle time
Provide a monthly report summarizing all maintenance and project activities
Work with a high level of autonomy according to managerial priorities
Comply with all ISO requirements and be able to develop new ISO procedures as needed.
Ability to travel to domestic and international Tower sites to provide support as needed

Working Environment:

Assignment Complexity - Problem solving is a primary function and multitasking is required to coordinate other functions

Accountability/Discretion - Needs to meet all established goals and metrics by area manager, and deliver commitments on time

Working Relationships - Daily interactions with area manager, technicians, other groups, and equipment vendors

Supervision - Work under minimum supervision. Independently develops solutions, and interacts with area manager on implementation, and follows escalation plans

Conditions - Very dynamic work environment with changing priorities and high urgency to respond without any delay

Working Conditions - Work in a FAB clean-room environment with repetitive motion and lifting load up to 50 pounds. For load higher than 50 pounds help from other technicians and follow safety procedures will be required

Experience/Proven Skills

A minimum of two to five years of experience supporting and maintaining Semiconductor Equipment, with strong problem solving, and troubleshooting skills to a component level on Akrion Rear-mount, DNS FC-821L, FSI and/or Gamma Wet bench equipment. Experience on DNS SU2000, SEZ223, SEZ4200 and LAM SABRE toolsets is a plus. In depth knowledge of equipment functionality, subcomponents, control circuit, and its process parameters is required. Thorough knowledge of measurement instrumentations, electro-mechanical devices, vacuum systems, Robotics/Sensors, and strong engineering/Technology skills is a must. Candidate must have the ability to conduct data and statistical analysis to evaluate equipment performance. Strong leadership and computer skills are required.


A Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering discipline or equivalent work experience


Equipment Engineer, wet etch: I - Sr Staff

$70,000 - $165,000

*Tower Semiconductor encourages inquiries from talent at all levels where pay will be based on experience*

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Perks And Benefits

Industry leading healthcare.

Community outreach programs

Savings and Investments

Educational resources

Opportunities to network and connect

Recruiting incentive program

Employee recognition programs

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