Section Leader - Photolithography
Become a member of a team that produces the world’s fastest GaN transistors and MMICs as well as state-of-the-art quantum nanoelectronic devices. Lead a team of 4-5 engineers in the Photolithography group of the Microfabrication Technology Laboratory. Duties include:
- Operation of optical lithography tools working in collaboration with a team of world leading experts in GaN HEMT and nano technologies;
- Work with program managers to define HRL’s lithography roadmaps in micro/nanofabrication;
- Allocation of resources and prioritization of assigned work;
- Working with the Equipment Support Group and external vendors to keep lithography tools mission ready;
- Mentoring staff members in technical excellence; leading capital acquisition projects;
- Developing and executing engineering experiments for improved quality;
- Maintaining existing processes;
- Recording, analyzing data, and presenting results;
- Maintaining process control of supported processes; and
- Developing and communicating options for lithography processes for new micro/nanofabrication needs to HRL program managers.
Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Material Sciences.
- 5+ years’ hands-on experience in optical lithography for semiconductor and/or MEMS microfabrication.
- Experience working in Class 10 or better cleanroom facilities.
- Expert user of g-line or i-line steppers, contact aligners, and automated coat and develop systems.
- Experience in optical lithography processes on a diversity of substrates including, but not limited to InP, GaAs, GaN, Si and Quartz.
- Experience in the use of optical, analytical SEM, and CDSEM metrology to maintain quality of pattern resolution and alignment.
- Experienced in root cause analysis and correction of lithography problems, e.g., those arising from resist coating, exposure or development problems.
- Ability to correlate observed pattern defects to tool health. Experience in using statistical process control methods to ensure process quality.
- Experience leading others is preferred, either in a project leadership role or in a direct line management role. Proven track record of collaborating across organizational boundaries, demonstrating ownership, demonstrating a high quality standard, track record of driving projects to conclusion, and experience achieving similar results through others.
- Experience working in an AS9100 Quality Management System production environment is a plus.
The ideal candidate for this position will have a deep understanding of underlying physical principals of optical lithography processes. This candidate will also have broad knowledge of lithography tools used in III-V and/or MEMS wafer foundries. Good understanding of statistical and analytical sciences as applied to process control.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
Proficiency in use of computers, engineering work stations, complex electronic equipment, verbal and written communication, interaction with customers/colleagues and willingness to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Must be sufficiently mobile to work within confined spaces and have both visual and hearing acuity. Must be able to work within a class 10 Cleanroom. Must be able to work safely with and around potentially toxic and hazardous materials, chemicals and gases.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
- Pay Type Salary
- Malibu, CA, USA