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Staff Engineer, Hardware Development Engineering

Location: San Jose, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000039732


Position Description:

  • Be a part of the wafer manufacturing engineering team in Wet Etch processes / photoresist strip / liftoff processes in 24x7 wafer fab.
  • This candidate will be the focal point for continuous process improvements working with the manufacturing team, equipment team, vendors, and the development team.
  • Lead and expedite engineering projects.  
  • Perform Failure Analysis on defective wafers, disposition wafers on hold, and implement corrective / preventive actions.
  • Responsible for achieving yield, cost, and cycle time goals.
  • Evaluate / qualify new equipment, materials, and processes. Document and provide training to manufacturing team.
  • Implement and optimize APC, SPC, and process control scheme.
  • CMP experience and knowledge will be a plus
  • Weekend schedule may be required.


  • At least 2 years of hands-on experience in wafer processing and high volume manufacturing, preferably in magnetic head manufacturing. 
  • BS degree in chemical engineering, materials science, or a related field. MS or PhD is preferred.
  • Analytical, logical, and data-driven, and demonstrated ability in analyzing big data in decision-making process using tools such as database query and JMP.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. 
  • Able to work and interact with various interdepartmental engineering and other support organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects with set milestones and timelines, and ability to execute under minimal supervision.
  • A responsible team player that is detail-oriented and has a willingness to learn and thrive in a cross-functional manufacturing environment.