GaN Engineering Manager



Preference is to have someone with III-V and GaN knowledge although it seems like we will also consider candidates with strong manufacturing management from the industry (preferably with some sort of advanced degree).  Salary up to $150,000; will relocate

MUST be US Citizen or Greencard…lots of government/defense contract work with ITAR restrictions/

Summary of Role, The GaN Engineering Manager is responsible for supervising, mentoring, encouraging and reviewing process engineers related to GaN at the site.  As a process engineering team, the Manager leads the team to ensure all qualified wafer products consistently meet specifications and manufacturing metrics as documented in the manufacturing specifications.  This role is the “front-line” responsibility for ensuring that each and every shipment is manufactured within family and any indications and tell-tales of process and equipment change are immediately identified, investigated for root cause and returned to in-tolerance variations prior to product shipment.  This individual must therefore interact very closely with Operations, Characterization, GaN Technology, Facilities and Quality so all manufacturing aspects are controlled and optimized for yield and throughput as well as minimal cost.

Essential Functions: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•Ability to communicate, motivate, critique and review the members of the GaN process engineering team.

•Knowledge, experience and ability to understand and enhance the manufacturing equipment (epi tools), the epi processes, in-line metrology results and quick lot (QL) device fabrication processes results to reproducibly manufacture qualified product wafers.

•The investigative curiosity, creative mindset and data-oriented ability to quickly and succinctly solve manufacturing and technology issues related to quality wafer products as well as issues of continuous improvement and cost reduction.

•The willingness and ability to professionally interact with personnel and management, customers and suppliers as part of project and/or troubleshooting teams.

•Ability to prepare annual operating plans and subsequent periodic reports detailing results to plan and continually streamline reports to include automated data entry.

•Ability to create or direct the creation of data queries, reports and software views which enhance the gathering, presentation and analysis of equipment, process and device data.

•Philosophy that safety and quality are always top priorities and teach this philosophy through his/her leadership and example to all site personnel.

Other Functions, Periodic travel by car, train and plane may be required domestically and internationally.


5+ years in III-V epitaxial material growth, including solid understanding of equipment and process.

2+ years in engineering management.

Solid SPC experience (JMP a plus).

Experience growing/forming a team is beneficial.

Education, BS in engineering, physics, material science or related field.  MA or advance degree is beneficial.


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