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  • Headway Technologies
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Manufacturing Engineering Technician Vacuum - D Shift

Headway Technologies • Greater San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Posted 13 days ago

Job Snapshot

Travel - None
Experience - At least 2 year(s)
Computer Hardware, Electronics, Semiconductor
Relocation - No

Job Description






Under the direction of the Manager of Thin Film Manufacturing Engineering, the Manufacturing Engineering Technician (Vacuum) provides support to the Manufacturing and Engineering teams in the Vacuum/Focused Ion Beam (FIB) areas, assists and supports wafer fab production, reviews and documents processes or procedures, and dispositions abnormal wafers for rework; maintains process controls using Statistical Process Control (SPC), collects and analyzes data, and recommends corrective action; supports activities related to improved manufacturing efficiency This position is located in Milpitas, California.


  • Provides support to the Manufacturing and Engineering teams in the Vacuum/FIB areas
  • Supports wafer fab production and manufacturing processes to ensure that wafers are processed efficiently and cost effectively
  • Reviews and documents processes and procedures; partners with Engineering to implement changes effectively and with minimal disruption
  • Dispositions abnormal or atypical wafers for rework; ensures that rework is completed promptly
  • Collects and analyzes data and recommends corrective action if required
  • Reviews and maintains process controls using SPC and prepares charts and graphs as needed
  • Assists with trouble-shooting tools and process issues in the vacuum area, including Sputter Deposition Ion Milling (SDIM) and Reactive Ion Etching (RIE)
  • Participates in and recommends modifications to procedures or processes in support of continuous improvement initiatives
  • Assists with training and certifying Operators on various tools and manufacturing processes
  • Collaborates with Manufacturing or Engineering to qualify or approve new processes or procedures and may assist with identifying production integration timelines
  • Responds to inquiries from other team members, managers, or departments
  • Adheres to all safety policies and procedures as required
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level*


  • Associates degree in Electronics, Industrial Engineering, or Manufacturing Technology and/or equivalent relevant experience
  • Two years of experience working in the semiconductor industry in a high volume manufacturing environment
  • Strong knowledge of electronics and manufacturing processes
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Applications

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and ability to use various types vacuum/FIB tools or equipment, including thin film deposition, etching, and metrology
  • Knowledge of the semiconductor and hard disk drive industry principles, practices, and techniques
  • Knowledge of and ability to use MS Office, including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access to analyze data, create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
  • Knowledge and ability to use SPC to maintain process controls
  • Ability to collect and analyze data using SPC, including presenting findings and recommending corrective action
  • Ability to troubleshoot various types of tools and tool sets to ensure minimal downtime
  • Ability to adhere to all safety policies and procedures
  • Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, with contractors, consultants, employees, management, and vendors
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve
  • Skilled at time management
  • Skilled at resolving issues quickly and efficiently
  • Flexible and able to prioritize


The Manufacturing Engineering Technician (Vacuum) works in a class 100 ESD sensitive wafer manufacturing facility; wears a cleanroom (bunny) suit, including hood, gloves, safety glasses, booties, and mask. The schedule may be altered from time-to-time to meet business or operational needs; may travel from building-to-building as needed. May be exposed to hazardous conditions, chemicals, fumes, and/or gases during the course of work day; may be exposed to loud noise. Stands, walks, bends, twists, and crawls. Performs various fine grasping movements; operates a computer and enters information using a keyboard, operates a telephone, and other office equipment; may occasionally push, pull, or lift up to 30 pounds.

*Other duties of a similar nature or level are duties that may be required, but may not be specifically listed in the job description or posting.

TDK/Headway Technologies, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. Applicants requiring accommodation in order to complete the application process should contact the Headway Human Resources Department.

Job ID: 45/14
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