Cleanroom CMP Process Engineer in Aurora, Illinois
DISCOVER employment opportunities with Cabot Microelectronics Corporation (CMC). CMC is the leading supplier of advanced polishing materials used in the manufacture of advanced semiconductor devices and data storage disks—critical components driving today’s electronics.? As we continue investing in our core Chemical-Mechanical Planarization (CMP) business we are also looking beyond the semiconductor industry to pursue our vision to be the world leader in shaping enabling and enhancing the performance of surfaces.
We are looking for a Cleanroom CMP Process Engineer to operate in a changing environment due to multiple technical requests from R & D and Business teams. The candidate will meet aggressive yet attainable goals and objectives to satisfy Cleanroom CMP polish experiments improve cost structure in the Cleanroom quality needs and develop robust and consistent polish processes. The position will support R & D/ Business experimentations and transfer of new products and processes to manufacturing mode.
The key responsibilities of the Cleanroom Process Engineer are:
•Collaborate closely with various functions of R & D Teams to ensure experimental goals are executed in a timely manner.
•Create and document new processes. Provide and coordinate training of polishing and metrology operations to application and team engineers.
•Provide engineering support for the introduction/qualification of new supplier products/consumables used in polisher tools and polish experiments.
•Proactively identify and eliminate sources of variation to improve process quality and consistency.
•Help drive Root Cause/Corrective Action effort for tool related issues originating from within Cleanroom operations.
•Partner in New Product Development to establish the parameters for viable commercial processes.
•Identify and implement improvements in environmental health and safety areas.
•Identify and work on limited number of projects on improving Cleanroom cost structure.
Technical – Requires a CMP Engineering background in a manufacturing environment with core competency in at least one of the following: process engineering quality and/or production management. A strong knowledge and background in statistics and process control methodologies in SPC is required. A critical thinker and confident problem solver with expertise in FMEA-like skill-sets and troubleshooting experience. Six-sigma experience a plus.
Behavioral – Good listening and persuasion skills with the ability to drive / effect change through balance of influence and authority. Flexible and attentive to detail. Good technical and business judgment. Effective communicator and team player.
Business – Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Able to work collaboratively with teams across R & D and Business Teams to build relationships and drive activity to meet company business needs.? Ability to assist in organizing teams focused on specific projects/goals. Planning prioritizing goal settings and project management skills. Good written and oral communication skills.
Experience –Five years minimum work related experience.
Preferred: Experience in cross-functional teams with demonstrated effectiveness as well as experience with Quality Systems Process control systems. Knowledge of silicon wafers processing and material surface changes due to surface modifications.
Computer – Proficient PC skills. Experienced with databases and Microsoft Applications. Comfortable with multiple data acquisition systems.Preferred – Experienced with statistical software packages such as Minitab and/or Northwest Analytics.
Educations: B.S. degree required in Chemical Engineering Material Science Physics Mechanical Engineering or related field. Additional course work towards an advanced degree is preferred. Candidates with a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelors degree and 8 years of CMP experience coupled with a track record of innovation and problem solving will be considered.
We offer a world class benefits package that includes medical dental vision health care & dependent care flexible spending accounts employee assistance plan and company paid basic life/AD&D/Short Term Disability/Long Term Disability coverage. Benefits eligibility begins on first day of employment; no waiting period! Employees seeking additional income protection may also purchase supplemental life insurance (employee & dependent) and LTD coverage. In addition to these highly competitive benefits company employees receive generous paid time off floating holidays and company holidays. Other benefits include on-site fitness center and cafeteria.
Cabot Microelectronics Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.