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Director, MEMS Process Engineering

Company: FormFactor, Inc.
Location: Livermore
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Director, MEMS Process Engineering

FormFactor, Inc.

Livermore, CA

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.

MEMS Process Engineering Director


The MEMS Process Engineering Director will lead FormFactor's process engineering module teams to sustain existing high volume production processes, and develop next generation processes used in advanced memory and SOC probe cards. Will be responsible for driving MEMS process performance to critical success indicators, high volume production sustaining, and support new process development, qualification, and release to production. The successful candidate will need a deep understanding of MEMS process sustaining, process capability, yield improvement, and cycle time.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead our MEMS Process Engineering organization and drive process improvement efforts for continuous growth in our MEMS probe card business.
  • Drive the production output of existing processes & equipment, and the ramp of new MEMS processes to high volume manufacturing in our state of the art MEMS fabrication facility in Livermore, CA.
  • Work closely with peers in Operations and Development to meet Safety, Quality, Output and Cost criteria for existing and New Process Introduction (NPI).
  • Provide technical leadership to ensure the development of successful products utilizing advanced engineering methods and technology. Strong interpersonal skills with capable leadership to manage and lead a senior team of engineers.
  • Demonstrate methodical troubleshooting and management of all process and manufacturing tool escalations.
  • Assess the manufacturability of new unit processes and process flows, and manage the effective and timely qualification of new processes or new products. Identify opportunities and present solutions to improve existing Manufacturing process flows.
  • Perform daily analysis of data from production and engineering process runs, qualifying changes or additions to manufacturing toolsets and process flows, and designing and executing engineering experiments to either resolve process excursions or to drive process performance improvements. Drive weekly reviews and continuous improvement efforts for yield and quality issues.
  • Apply Statistical Process Control (SPC) and continuous improvement methodologies to ensure manufacturing processes remain both predictable and capable at the lowest possible operating cost. Improve the yield of processes to meet technology cost requirements.
  • Ensure the manufacturing process controls and quality control systems are in place and effective to maintain product reliability criteria.
  • Conduct periodic reviews of Process Engineering, performance to Critical Process Indicators (Cp, Cpk), development team improvement plans and product release schedules.

Education, Experience, and Skills

  • B.S., M.S., Ph. D. in Material Science, Mechanical, Chemical or Electrical Engineering, with process & equipment experience related to MEMS, Microfabrication, and or Semiconductor processing.
  • 10+ years of progressive experience in MEMS Process Development, Process Engineering, or related experience with a proven record of leading teams, problem solving methodologies, and ramping manufacturing processes to high-volume capability.
  • Expert knowledge of MEMS process engineering and the interaction of process, design, materials, and reliability. Direct experience in one or more of the following module areas: Lithography, Thin Films, Etch, Plating and Planarization.
  • A disciplined use of statistical methods to establish robust process controls and healthy process capabilities, analyze process yield, and experimental design and analysis. Demonstrated expertise of statistics knowledge, Design of Experiments (DOE) and usage of tools such as JMP.
  • Experience in use of Statistical Process Control and Design of Experiments; quality and continuous improvement methodologies such as Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Root-cause Analysis (RCA), Lean Manufacturing, and 5's or 8D corrective actions.

FormFactor 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

Keywords: FormFactor, Inc., Livermore , Director, MEMS Process Engineering, Other , Livermore, California

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