Diffusion Process Engineer


Not too long ago CNN/Money and Money magazine ranked this location/town 44th on its list of the 100 Best Cities to reside in the United States.

The ranking improved to 27th more recently as well


Benefits - Full, begin the first day

Relocation Assistance Available - Yes

Bonus Eligible - Yes

Interview Travel Paid – Yes


JOB SUMMARY: This position reports to the Process Engineering Section Manager and is responsible for providing process support in the Diffusion area of the fab. It includes responsibility of evaluating existing processes and configuring manufacturing systems to improve process control, increase yield, prevent scrap and reduce cost.



1. Interface closely with manufacturing, equipment engineering, IT, etc., to fully support the diffusion area.

2. Disposition nonconforming materials in a timely and logical manner.

3. Develop, sustain, and improve processes to achieve fab and area goals.

4. Monitor processes and equipment for optimum performance.

5. Work with integration and process engineering groups to develop &/or troubleshoot products, processes and process flows and provide customer support as needed.



Process control and improvement of the diffusion and cleans process; solid state diffusion of boron, phosphorous and other elements into silicon.

Solid state diffusion of boron, phosphorus and other elements into silicon.

Pyrogenic and dry oxidation of silicon.

Chemical vapor deposition of nitrides, oxides, polysilicon and other typical semiconductor films.

Identify significant components of variability and perform tests and establish methods/processes to control and/or reduce variation. Typical topics include; tool availability, process stability, process output characteristics, process yield, performance yield, and unit cycle time.

Improve process capability and production volume while maintaining and improving quality standards.

Provide technical process development for new product introduction in the diffusion and cleans disciplines.

Work with equipment and manufacturing to develop a cost effective and working production processes.

Collect, record, and transcribe data.

Maintain reliable and safe manufacturing systems while improving production rates, efficiencies, yields, cost and changeovers.

Create written operational procedures for operations.

Assist in mentoring and training of Operators.

Assist with capital planning and acquisitions.




Minimum of BS degree in Engineering



Minimum 5 years’ of hands-on semiconductor processing or related manufacturing experience.

Familiarity with operation of BTI horizontal furnaces and Apex control systems, Applied Materials RPCVD, FSI Mercury Spray Acid tools, transfer tools and related metrology.

Experience in Diffusion/Oxidation, Anneal, CVD and PECVD plasma processing and high vacuum systems.

Hands-on experience with semiconductor processes

Strong communication skills and collaborative ability across all operational levels

Solid problem solving and analytical skills



Semiconductor experience with Schottky, Planar PN Junction, and MOSFET devices is preferred.

Experience with Novellus PECVD, AST/Steag RTP desirable.