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Senior Process Engineer

II-VI Incorporated
Starkville, MS 39759
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Primary Duties & Responsibilities
  • Optimizes substrate fabrication/polishing technology. C ontributes to ideas, concepts, approaches and engineering solutions.
  • Provides technical and engineering support to the manufacturing team in MS. Focuses on specific technological elements with the goals of improving yields, throughput and meeting the requirements of customers and R&D contracts.
  • Ensures that each technological step is properly documented, reviewed, validated, approved and Provides feedback to the R&D Center that will help improve manufacturing processes, improve yield and lower cost.
  • Uses statistical tools such as SPC, DOE or similar in the process development and data analysis.
  • Performs technological steps of commercial substrate polishing and characterization. Ensures that each step is carried out in accordance with our standard technological procedures.
  • Performs process and equipment troubleshooting, problem identification and corrective action activities.
  • Instructs and trains Process technicians.
  • Assists Production Manager in planning, scheduling and resource allocation for fabrication and polishing.
  • Using statistical tools performs characterization of technological processes to determine process reliability and bottlenecks. Analyses process/product failure modes.
  • Characterizes fabrication processes to determine process reliability and "bottlenecks". Analyzes process/product failure modes and provides feedback for process optimization.
  • Provides rapid feedback to the SiC production team such that they can optimize the processes, maximize the yields and improve the product quality.
  • Contributes to the work of the quality assurance team by providing expertise in process characterization. Serves as a resource to the QA personnel with respect to the characterization techniques, equipment, and procedures.
  • Participates in R&D Programs by organizing and carrying out project activities. Adheres to the project timelines and milestones.
  • Summarizes experimental results in formal or informal written and oral reports. Participates in R&D meetings by providing reports, plans, meeting minutes, action items and other requested documentation.
  • Participates in report and proposal writing activities and writes sections as assigned by Program Manager. Helps to prepare and deliver presentations to government contract monitoring personnel.

Job Requirepments


  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Physics, Chemical Engineering or similar disciplines.

  • 5 to 10 years of hands-on experience in process control and manufacturing, or engineered materials industry.
  • Hands-on experience with substrate manufacturing process is a strong plus.
  • General knowledge of semiconductor materials, technological processes used in their manufacturing and methods of materials characterization.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results independently or working with others
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Special Skills:
  • Knowledge of substrate processes that include lapping, polishing and wafer surface cleaning.
  • Hands-on experience with substrate characterization and use of optical, interferometric and other tools.
  • Familiarity with statistical process control tools, such as SPC charts, Design of Experiments (DOE) & process effect screening.
  • Familiarity with statistical data processing package such as JMP, Minitab or R is a strong plus.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities involving external and internal priorities
  • Ability to excel in a cross-organizational, cross cultural, global team environment
  • Handle special assignments promptly and professionally
  • Set a high standard of ethics, professionalism, leadership, and competency
  • Due to ITAR compliance, this position requires candidates to be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident Alien, or Protected Individual per 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)

Demonstrates and promotes the II-VI Worldwide values:
  • Customer First
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Open Communications
  • Teamwork
  • Continuous Improvement and Learning
  • Manage by the "Facts"
  • A Safe, Clean and Orderly Workplace
II-VI is a global leader in engineered materials and optoelectronic components and is a vertically integrated manufacturing company that develops innovative products for diversified applications in the industrial, optical communications, military, life sciences, semiconductor equipment, and consumer markets. II-VI provides a comprehensive career development platform within an environment that challenges employees to perform at their best, while rewarding excellence and hard-work through a competitive compensation program. It's an exciting opportunity to work for a company that offers stability, longevity and growth. Come Join Us!Works within a team of engineers and technicians on projects and specific tasks related to the manufacturing of wide bandgap semiconductor substrates. Actively participates in Engineering and R&D projects and commercial substrate manufacturing. Designs and carries out experiments related to material processing and substrate fabrication and analyzes their results. Characterizes produced substrates using all necessary tools and techniques, including those available at II-VI, as well as from other sources. Investigates and models experimental data to establish correlations and trends. Develops, optimizes and sustains manufacturing processes of substrate polishing and cleaning. Establishes process capability and reliability benchmarks using Statistical Process Control methodologies. Finds innovative solutions to technical problems that lead to the improved product quality, increased yields and throughput.

Posted: 2021-09-11 Expires: 2021-10-10
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