Process Engineer (Wet Etch)

Process Engineer 

Location: Sedgefield  |   Job Ref: 181029PEWE

PragmatIC is expanding and is looking for an experienced Semiconductor Wet Etch Process Engineer who will be responsible for improving existing and new processes to enable current and next generation integrated circuit devices. They will also be responsible for evaluation of new hardware platforms and process chemistries. The ideal candidate will have a track record of creative and proactive approach to problem solving.

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Key tasks:

  • Thorough characterisation of all unit processes in owned module
  • Evaluate interactions between equipment, modules and other process areas and work closely with your counterparts to help resolve process integration issues
  • Focus on process variation improvement in your module to meet SPC goals and stay on the new technology roadmap
  • Transfer developed process to manufacturing with good support and documentation.
  • Work with counterparts (Wet process or other areas) to define and implement solutions to improve the overall quality metrics (cost, throughput, scrap, defectivity, cycle time, rework)
  • Identify the opportunities and provide feedback to management/R&D personnel for setting module level roadmaps
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives working closely with the Quality team
  • Regular interaction with counterparts and understanding the manufacturing requirement


Qualifications and training:

  • HNC/HND level in an electronics/mechanical engineering discipline
  • Experience in Semiconductor high volume manufacturing
  • Six Sigma or Lean Methodology

Skills and experience:

  • Demonstrable experience in a similar position
  • Knowledge or experience with SPC charts
  • Knowledge or experience using wet chemicals (acids / bases / oxidisers / solvents)
  • An open and collaborative approach with the ability to work across teams to achieve results
  • Outstanding communication skills, able to adapt style to different parts of the organisation and liaise with external partners
  • A good level of competence with Microsoft tools