Senior Process Engineers - Semiconductor

$110,000 - $150,000 annually

Full Time

    Job Description

    Kforce has a client is seeking to hire a Senior Process Engineers-Semiconductor in Tempe, Arizona (AZ).

    We are working directly with the Hiring Managers on these search assignments. This company offers a competitive compensation package including base salary, annual bonus and stock/RSU's.

    Responsibilities include:
    * Senior Process Engineers develop semiconductor Epi films to meet the requirements of semiconductor devices through sharing of relevant knowledge and contributing creative and imaginative inputs to process development, product design, and performance enhancement
    * Generate innovative process solutions to address critical process problem
    * Senior Semiconductor Process Engineers will maintain pace with key inflections in the semiconductor industry and drive process development efforts to develop innovative solutions for opportunities created by the inflections; Technical publications and generation of IP is essential function of this position
    * Review of appropriate level of HR management, may be assigned supervisory duties over supporting process engineering technicians and aides; These supervisory duties will include direct input into employees' performance evaluations, discipline, and discharge
    * Creative problem solver with experience in developing new films for emerging applications and experience in chemistry/materials characterization
    * Works with semiconductor processing equipment to research, develop, and optimize unit processes focused on the deposition of Epitaxial films
    * Senior Semiconductor Process Engineers design and conduct experiments, in addition to measuring and interpreting experimental output, aimed at fulfilling stated objectives using DOEs
    * Ensures successful process transfer to customer base by performing demonstrations, training field applications personnel, and drafting documentation regarding process development

    * Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, or Physics; Master's or PhD degree preferred
    * 5-10+ years in the semiconductor/equipment process and manufacturing industry or similar
    * Ability to independently manage complex process development projects, including personnel, project schedules, experimental thrusts, hardware procurement and budgetary oversight
    * Ability to be a process consultant to internal and external customers
    * Solid knowledge and hands-on experience of using Chemical Vapor Deposition Equipment for the development of epitaxial films for the semiconductor device manufacturing; Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated knowledge and experience in the growth and characterization of Group IV Epitaxial films such as Si, SiP, SiCP, SiGe, Ge, etc.; Experience with of III-V films is desirable
    * Ability to characterize/analyze the films for their physical and electrical properties (such as XRD, XRR, SIMS, 4-point probe, Hall measurements, SEM & TEM, etc.); Establishing correlation between process results and the Epi tool towards optimizing the process, meeting HVM requirements is a highly desired
    * Experience in any of the following: PVD, CVD, ALD or Epitaxial would be preferred
    * Fundamental knowhow of semiconductor devices and process integration is a plus
    * Knowledge and hands-on experience with plasma-based chemistries for the deposition of films for semiconductor applications and surface modification is highly desired; Knowledge of plasma physics and concepts as it relates to deposition processes is a plus

    The pay range is the lowest to highest compensation we reasonably in good faith believe we would pay at posting for this role. We may ultimately pay more or less than this range. Employee pay is based on factors like relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, location, performance, union contract and business needs. This range may be modified in the future.

    We offer comprehensive benefits including medical/dental/vision insurance, HSA, FSA, 401(k), and life, disability & ADD insurance to eligible employees. Salaried personnel receive paid time off. Hourly employees are not eligible for paid time off unless required by law. Hourly employees on a Service Contract Act project are eligible for paid sick leave.

    Note: Pay is not considered compensation until it is earned, vested and determinable. The amount and availability of any compensation remains in Kforce's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified in its discretion consistent with the law.

    This job is not eligible for bonuses, incentives or commissions.

    Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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