Director, MEMS Process Engineering
Company: FormFactor, Inc.
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Director, MEMS Process Engineering
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
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
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
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Lead our MEMS Process Engineering organization and drive
process improvement efforts for continuous growth in our MEMS probe
- 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,
- 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
- Ensure the manufacturing process controls and quality control
systems are in place and effective to maintain product reliability
- 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
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