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Process Integration Engineer
Samsung Austin Semiconductor is one of the most advanced semiconductor manufacturing facilities in the world and an integral part of Central Texas for more than 26 years, driving job generation, economic impact and engagement with the surrounding community. Samsung Austin Semiconductor serves a global customer base with broad semiconductor process technology offerings that impact everyday life including mobile, graphic, consumer, networking/high performance computing, Internet of Things, RF and automotive. Through successful collaborations with foundry customers and a continuous drive to develop the most cutting-edge technologies, Samsung Austin Semiconductor has become a major player in the foundry market. Samsung Austin Semiconductor's technology portfolio ranges from 65nm to 28nm using planar transistor technology to the more advanced 14nm 3D FinFet technology.
With more than 3,300 employees, 2.45 million square feet of floor space, and more than 600+ acres in land holdings, Samsung Austin Semiconductor's economic impact in 2021 generated $6.3 billion into Austin's economy through salaries and other expenditures. Plus, that same year, its parent company, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd announced a $17 billion investment to boost semiconductor production capacity at a new site in Taylor, Texas. This is in addition to the $18 billion invested in Samsung Austin Semiconductor's Austin, Texas campus, since 1996 -- making it one of the largest direct foreign investments in United States history.
Samsung Austin Semiconductor is a premier and growing employer who provides a great place to work, is committed to environmental stewardship and being a good corporate citizen. Our employees are the key to our success and we invest in our people with competitive compensation & benefit packages, career development opportunities and programs that enhance physical, emotional and intellectual well-being. Our employees work at various locations throughout Central Texas including the main plant on East Parmer Lane in northeast Austin, a satellite office near Pflugerville and the construction site in Taylor, Texas. Learn more at www.samsung.com/us/sas.
Role and Responsibilities
The Process Integration Engineering (PIE) team is focused on incoming technology transfer, production ramp up, new product introductions, yield improvement, stop loss reduction, cycle time reductions and other KPI improvements. As part of the Advanced Node Process Integration team, you will provide Process Integration for 14nm and beyond products in a high volume production environment.
Leads projects related to incoming technology transfer, production ramp up, new product introductions, yield improvement, stop loss reduction, cycle time reductions and other KPI improvements.
Design, execute, and analyze experiments.
Uses software to analyze data including statistical analysis; Consults with senior level engineers on experimental results in order to make decisions about large scale changes.
Participate in Task Force Teams.
Responsible for critical or complex steps or layers in the wafer fabrication process.
Develops Change Point Management Plans.
Communicates technical information to senior leadership outside of the department through presentations.
Communicates Foundry Product's technical summary to Foundry Customer
Completes other duties as assigned.
Workdays and hours: 1st-Shift, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.
Skills and Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related field is required. Master's or Ph.D. is preferred.
Electrical Engineering, Materials Sciences, and Physics expertise within semiconductor field is required.
Expertise in Excel, PowerPoint, and various statistics programs (i.e. JMP, Spotfire).
Experience in Yield or Process Integration in semiconductor manufacturing is strongly preferred.
Experience with FINFET technology is strongly preferred.
Experience with Foundry Customer communication is strongly preferred.
Programming and/or scripting experience is a plus.
Basic understanding of some unit processes including thin films deposition, lithography, etch, diffusion, wet process, Cu plating, and CMP.
Basic understanding of the interactions between process and yield.
Must have basic understanding of process flow in assigned areas.
Analysis skills, including yield analysis, electrical device characterization, yield issue investigations, data mining, DOE, and SPC.
Must be capable of shifting focus and changing priorities - dealing with ambiguity.
Must demonstrate strong core values including: Integrity, Respect, Teamwork, Quality, and Continuous Learning.
Must have excellent communication, documentation and presentation skills.
Must have interpersonal skills to escalate issues, get support, and effect lasting change.
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and commitments.
Must be able to work on different shifts based on project need.
* Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and its subsidiaries are committed to employing a diverse workforce, and provide Equal Employment Opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.