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Semiconductor Backend Assembly Process Engineer

Company: FormFactor Inc.
Location: Livermore
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Semiconductor Backend Assembly Process EngineerLivermore, CAFormFactor, Inc. We live in a mobile driven world where technology is constantly improving. Semiconductor manufacturers need a partner as they pioneer and drive the most advanced integrated circuits (ICs) ever made. FormFactor is the world's leading supplier of semiconductor test and measurement products used to test the ICs that power the majority of smart phones and tablets on the planet, as well as electronic systems used in computing, consumer, automotive, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other applications. We are a big company with a small time feel. Working at FormFactor gives you the opportunity to work with cutting edge technology, have a direct influence on next generation products hitting the market and drive the overall growth and development of the semiconductor industry. We are a fast-paced, agile, growing company that values diversity of thought and constantly strives for a more diverse, inclusive environment. We are looking for enthusiastic, talented individuals who can thrive in a changing and challenging environment. PURPOSE:The Semiconductor Backend Assembly Process Engineer performs functions associated with leading edge probe card manufacturing assembly operations. We are seeking a tech-savvy, hands-on individual to apply their education and past experience to solve new problems. The successful candidate will want to gain an understanding of, and eventually drive innovation for, the process of assembling wafer test probes into a complex substrate. This niche technology leverages a mix of custom in-house equipment, standard manufacturing strategies and various types of metrology. As the semiconductor world continues to evolve, our products also change- the position may start out by learning the standard processes but will grow into a role where you could own introduction of new technologies, assembly and inspection methods and eventually play a key role in the FormFactor manufacturing organization. From a semiconductor perspective this would be considered the back end as we use internally manufactured MEMS components, machine shop fabricated parts and various other off the shelf components in the assembly processes. Experience from all industries and educational backgrounds welcome as it brings a fresh perspective and innovation to existing processes. Exceptional candidates will be considered if they possess some of the skills listed below; over time you will have the opportunity to grow to be an expert with all of the skills listed below. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to grow their career in the semiconductor manufacturing field! This position is Monday-Friday 8am-5pm (on-site) and will report directly to the Director of Manufacturing Engineering. RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Sustaining existing processes
  • Performs functions associated with all probe card manufacturing engineering & operations, including direct material part flows, build, QA, part disposition & inspection.
  • Support to the Manufacturing Engineering activity by recognizing, prioritizing & acting on improvement opportunities, pioneering new ideas and finding innovative methods to accomplish goals.
  • Creating or maintaining SPC for critical process & equipment function indicators.
  • Create or update operator work instructions for various processes and process improvements.
  • Performs operator training and certification across CWW shifts as required.
  • Implement & log "One Point Lessons" for immediate issue containment, timely follow-up to integrate into WI's.
  • Modify automated assembly systems process / machine parameters and create/modify recipes.
  • Coaches or trains technicians, to develop teamwork, leadership, and technical skills.
  • Innovation / New Product Introduction (NPI)
  • Conducting tests and experiments to improve production processes or develop new products and processes.
  • Build first article probe cards including mechanical substrate alignment & sub-assembly, initial recipe set-up and verification, various metrology steps & rework if necessary.
  • Create or update Visual Defect Criteria with Revision control that is used to enable operators to disposition non-conformances.
  • Own HVM readiness: Finalize design improvements, Customer Pilot Validation + CIP, Process flow documentation updated, KPI's specified
  • Submit IT tasks and partner with web app developers to update & modify factory MES system routings & data collection.
  • Capacity ramps
  • Drive Ramp Phase: Process flow documentation released, KPI's released and IT supported, Transfer to Operations plan completed
  • Project manage & participate in probe handling equipment HW & SW upgrades based on Process quality & throughput objectives.EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND SKILLS:
    • BS + 4-6 years or experience equivalent
    • Have solid computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point; Excel Macros, JMP & MySQL are a Plus).
    • Working knowledge of addition, multiplication, algebra, and statistics.
    • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
    • Demonstrated strong problem-solving skills as related to manufacturing issues.
    • Familiarity with mechanical machined parts, CAD component & assembly drawings.
    • Able to use hierarchy BOM structure to determine parts required for builds
    • Able to work with limited supervision, is self-directed, and has a methodical approach to solving technical problems.
    • Able to work with high power microscopes and automated stages.
    • Have excellent manual dexterity.
    • Familiarity with clean room procedures.
    • WORKING CONDITIONS:
    • Sitting, standing and working in a clean room environment for prolonged periods of time - up to 8 hours or more per day.
    • Must be available to work overtime and weekends when the job demands it - based on commitment to objectives
    • Able to work in a cleanroom environment per semiconductor protocol/requirements
    • Work area has fluorescent lighting and air conditioning
    • Moderate to loud noise levelFormFactor is committed to providing a work environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and are committed to compliance with all Federal, State, and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, sex (including breastfeeding and related conditions), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, registered domestic partner status, medical condition, military or veteran status, genetic characteristics or information, or any other legally protected characteristic. These protections extend to all employment and management decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

Keywords: FormFactor Inc., Livermore , Semiconductor Backend Assembly Process Engineer, Engineering , Livermore, California

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