Metals/Thinning Process Engineer

Greater KC Area


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


General Summary of Purpose

Provide support for all aspects of production in the areas of Metalization, This position will require a good understanding of the principles involved in semiconductor wafer processing and a good working level knowledge of the equipment used in thin film (PVD) deposition as well as the support equipment used to monitor these processes. The Process Engineer is responsible for maintaining a high level of out-going quality from the wafer fab, as well as development of various processes to support the growth of new products. This position requires the initiation and implementation of process changes that will improve yield, reduced production cycle time, lower cost, and improve quality.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Work with other Process Engineers to Support production operation on a daily basis. This involves maintaining shop instructions, troubleshooting production equipment, reporting of key area performance indices, and training key operators.

2. Identify and evaluate new process technologies to increase the efficiency of the Metalization area.

3. Assist in Engineering Product and Process improvement studies by evaluating process control wafers and process characterizations as needed. Evaluate and disposition maverick product in the area, with the help of the Product Engineer.

4. Assist in evaluation of process and material changes that will help to reduce cost and improve yield, quality, and throughput.

5. Establish good channels of communication for all shifts and support the area team in maintaining pass-down logs, equipment status, etc. to improve communication in the area.

6. Provide Area documentation in the form of Shop Instructions, FMEAs, ECNs, TECNs, and SWRs.

7. Provide Training to operators and trouble shooting support to technicians when needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Candidates should have minimum of Bachelors of Science in Engineering.

Candidates should possess good communications skills and be aggressive in driving change.

Candidate should be open to on-going education to keep current with industry trends.


Minimum of 5 years in semiconductor wafer processing or similar manufacturing environment.

Familiarity with standard industry practices.

Experience in plasma processing, high vacuum systems, PVD, and a strong mechanical background are preferred.

Familiarity with Varian 3180, 3190, 3280 and 3290 sputter tools, Anelva evaporators, Endura 5500, MatVac 943 and related metrology equipment.

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

Other Qualifications and Requirements

Good knowledge of Windows, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Word software.