Microchip Technology Senior Process Engineer - Etch in Gresham, Oregon


At Microchip Technology employees are our greatest strength! In order to attract and retain the best talent, we provide a work environment that promotes flexibility, which we believe naturally leads to teamwork, creativity and pride in work. The Company benefits from productive employees who take ownership of their jobs; and the employees benefit from being able to enjoy their personal lives. Microchip Technology’s beautiful Oregon campus is seeking a qualified, motivated and creative Process Engineer to help the Process Engineering Department at Microchip's Fab-4 manufacturing facility in Gresham, OR.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a strong technical background, to include the use of designs of experiments, process characterization and optimization, and statistical process control. Desired engineering strengths should include experience with yield improvement, transfer of new technologies, sustaining manufacturing, and ramp of the etch area. Hands on participation with frequent factory floor presence is expected and required. Behavioral traits for this position include good communication and interpersonal skills, self-direction, integrity, teamwork, leadership skills, strong time management skills, and attention to detail.

Duties (include but are not limited to):

  • Process development and characterization at the 130nm technology node or smaller, to implement robust processes.

  • Develop solutions to problem solving utilizing formal education, experience, statistical knowledge, and problem solving tools as well as developing strategies to prevent problems from recurring.

  • Drive continuous improvements in quality, yield, reliability cost, process stability / capability, and productivity.

  • Deliver the highest possible tool availability, lowest cycle time, lowest defect performance and optimized parametrics.



  • You must possess minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position.

  • BS in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Material Science, Microelectronics Engineering, or Physics, Chemistry or equivalent.

  • Exposure to Etch / Ash / Strip semiconductor processing.

  • Experience with design of experiments (DOE) principles and process characterization in a manufacturing environment.

  • Experience in statistical analysis (ANOVA, sample / population comparisons, hypothesis testing, sample size, modeling, etc.)

Desired Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience with AMAT DPS Metal Etchers / Lam Metal Etchers / TEL DRM Etchers / Lam Poly Etchers.

  • 5+ years of experience in statistical data analysis (examples include, JMP, SPC)

  • Process integration knowledge.

  • Technology transfer experience.

Critical Physical Requirements:

May need to attend work related meetings on unscheduled days. Able to lift approx. 25lbs, push and pull approx. 60lbs; carry 15lbs; sit 50%; stand 30%; walk 20%; must be able to perform activities that include climbing, bending at waist, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, crawling, handling, feeling, hearing, talking, seeing.

This is classified as a safety sensitive position.


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