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Equipment Engineer/ Equipment Technician

Job Description

Alchemy are currently partnering with a global technology firm who are looking to recruit a Equipment Engineer/ Equipment Technician, to be based onsite a client site in Redmond, WA.

Responsibilities:
  • Equipment engineering related services that span the nanofabrication and post processing/packaging toolset including but not limited to lithography and patterning, cleaning, deposition, etch, metrology and simulation, adhesive dispensing, and chip mounting/bonding.
  • Levels can be distinguished as Engineer 1, Tech 3, Tech 2, Tech 1.
  • Engineer levels may own simple tools and related metrics, but overall metric goal setting and vendor relationship is owned by superior engineer.
  • Perform preventative maintenance operations on equipment following SOPs and general equipment best practices.
  • Perform basic clean room materials operations and logistics, as specified, including but not limited to handling of chemicals, gases, supplies.
  • Schedule maintenance activities with vendors.
  • Conduct repair activities on equipment in collaboration with equipment engineering team, process engineering team and vendors as required.
  • Document all repair and PM activity.
  • Support root cause analysis of tool failures.
  • Support log data for tool uptime and utilize metrics to drive continuous improvement for tool availability including MES.
  • Attend shift turn-over meetings.
  • Perform or support installation and upgrades of tools and systems.
  • Train new team members as needed.
  • Prepare and maintain SOPs.
  • Work with facilities to support area maintenance and upkeep.
  • Support workstation safety and cleanliness.
Skills:
  • Years of experience in Process Engineering.
  • Implementation of SPC methods.
  • Laser Characterization and Photonic Integrated Circuits.
  • Experience with software tools: K-Layout, Synopsys, Python or similar.
  • Candidates must have at least a bachelor’s degree in science or engineering, or equivalent experience combined with education in nano-/micro-fabrication and semiconductor processing.
Preferred Skills:
  • Operate nanofabrication tools to support experiments and pilot runs according to workflow and project schedules.
  • Manage the development of Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) from conception through implementation.
  • ECP processes and can independently handle  and develop and ECP processes improving current fab equipment performance.
  • Conduct repair activities on equipment in collaboration with equipment engineering team, process engineering team and vendors as required.
  • Document the results of all process work.
  • Prepare and maintain SOPs.
  • Train new team members as needed.
  • Support process engineering, equipment engineering and field service staff for tool trouble shooting, introduction and modifications.
  • Support movement of materials and material logistics and timely transactions of workflow.
  • Support maintenance of technical systems and repair activities on tools especially cleanroom devices.