Engineer Equipment Engineering - Etch

Job Summary:
GLOBALFOUNDRIES Fab 8 is seeking highly skilled and motivated ETCH EQUIPMENT ENGINEERS to become part of our state of the art 300mm factory. This position will be located at GLOBALFOUNDRIES in Malta, New York, and report to the Fab8 Area Module Equipment Manager with the primary responsibility of installing new tools, working with the supplier on equipment issues and upgrades and supporting the manufacturing floor.
Specific Responsibilities:
In your role as Equipment Engineer you are responsible to support the Fab8 ETCH operations team. This responsibility includes, but is not limited to:
  • Drive equipment planning, equipment selection and configuration with the area process engineers
  • Own installation, start up and volume ramp for all respective semiconductor process equipment
  • Strong focus on keeping timelines and cost/budget control
  • Primary decision maker with facilities for equipment hookup and subsequent control
  • Establish and manage the equipment budget, cost model (multi-million dollar budgets per year)
  • Work in close collaboration with Process and Manufacturing
  • Establishment of the equipment engineering and maintenance related business processes, necessary to run the tools in production, as well as their documentation according to quality standards.
  • Develop and train the equipment technicians. Create materials and perform training of technicians working on tools in the area. Also includes owning the training budget.
  • Ensure close interaction with equipment suppliers. Supplier management ??" own escalation to the supplier of issues (includes calling in specialist ??" travel, service changes)
  • Define and control maintenance contracts as well as their continuous improvement
  • Advanced trouble shooting of semiconductor process tool issues.
    • Trace data analysis using OEM???s application (ex. Lam DA, TEL Ingenio)
    • Trace data analysis using current FDC implementation (FDC E3)
    • Able to read and understand tool schematics (electrical, PIDs, utilities diagrams)
  • Set up Equipment performance KPIs, monitoring and adjustment according to fab goals
  • After equipment start-up / ramp up responsibility for all daily equipment engineering tasks including performance tracking, continuous improvement and cost reduction programs
  • Ensure continuous knowledge exchange on best known methods and improvement levers with Fab 1 and Fab 7 engineers. Translate changes in other factories to improvement actions within current fab.
  • Perform all activities in a safe and responsible manner and support all Environmental, Health, Safety and Security requirements and programs.

Required Qualifications:
  • 2-year Technical/Associates Degree in Science, Math, Engineering, Semiconductor Manufacturing or a related discipline with a minimum of 3 years equipment engineering experience on relevant Etch equipment (ex. Lam, AMAT, TEL), or prior Military Experience with equivalent 5 years military training/experience, or BS technical degree with 0-2 years of experience
  • These entry level engineering positions are also an exceptional opportunity for recent college engineering graduates from strong educational programs. Previous Engineer internship or Co-Op experience; manufacturing or semiconductor industry.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • BS degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical), Materials Science, Solid State Physics or other relevant engineering physical science discipline is required with a minimum of 0-2 years of Etch experience on 300mm equipment (ex. Lam, AMAT, TEL, Mattson)
  • Alternatively, 2 Year Technical/Associates Degree in Science, Math, Engineering, Semiconductor Manufacturing or a related discipline with a minimum of 6 years equipment engineering experience on relevant Etch equipment (ex. Lam, AMAT, TEL) or prior Military Experience with equivalent 5 years military training/experience
  • Experience in advanced technology (32nm or below). Experience working in a high volume foundry environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, energetic and self-starter.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well within a global matrixed team or environment.
  • Language fluency-fluent in English language-written & verbal
  • Strong continuous improvement mindset, permanently driving to identify and eliminate waste and errors in business processes, work procedures and instructions, work organization
  • Capture complex situations very fast, react accordingly and manage multiple tasks simultaneously to react to shifting priorities to meet business needs
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well with all levels of the organization and experience in working with external constituencies.
  • Strong organizational skills; demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and able to react to shifting priorities to meet business needs.
  • Ability to drive internal and external CIP projects and aggressive cost reduction roadmaps
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and commitments.
  • Willing to work on shift/weekend if required due to business needs.
  • Willing to travel for business as required
  • Able to work in a cleanroom environment per semiconductor industry and GLOBALFOUNDRIES protocol/requirements, wearing all required clean room protective clothing and equipment up to a 12 hour day and lift a minimum of 30 pounds on a periodic basis throughout the shift (preventive maintenance) and/or process issues.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at usaccommodations@globalfoundries.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.
An offer of employment with GLOBALFOUNDRIES is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screen, as applicable and subject to applicable laws and regulations.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to ethnicity, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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