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Process Engineer 3

Company: Silfex, Inc.
Location: Springfield
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Essential Function:

Position is responsible for developing, optimizing, and controlling critical chemical etch and cleaning processes of Silicon and other brittle materials to meet semiconductor grade cleanliness for dielectric etch and deposition applications. The primary focus is on managing and controlling the process to meet customer requirements with a strong emphasis of safety and quality. The position is the subject matter expert for Silicon cleaning for Semiconductor components in the company; and leads and establishes the processes required for our customers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the process capability of the existing chemical etch processes, including process development and optimization of equipment, processes, etc. for wet chemistries.
  • Establish critical to quality process parameters and work with manufacturing to define process controls ensuring the etch processes operate at peak performance.
  • Define/establish process key performance indicators and refine processes to drive KPI improvement for new or updated processes.
  • Complete both trainer and associate training on equipment as the process subject matter expert as needed.
  • Participate in specification review, factory acceptance testing, installation, and qualification of all new equipment.
  • Perform risk assessments and mitigation plans.
  • Refine process data requirements and statistical process control limits.
  • Write technical reports, work instructions and present status and results as required.
  • Partner with Research and Development Team to transfer new technology from concept to manufacturing to ensure stable production release.
  • Responsible for developing and establishing process capability and process control, repeatability, yield, cost, and stability through SPC, engineering controls, and other effective process management methods.
  • Responsible for project planning, creating budgets, and Return on Investment to ensure you meet Annual Operating Plans. Commits to deliverables and is accountable for executing projects on-time and within budget.
  • Collaborating cross functionally to support the business requirements for chemical etch process at Silfex.
  • Develops and maintains a working knowledge of the Silfex Quality Management System and properly apply Quality Procedures and Operating Procedures as appropriate.
  • Application of Lean manufacturing concepts, including 5S, SMED, Single Part Flow.
  • Perform all work related tasks in a safe manner and report any unsafe conditions to management.
  • Carries out special projects and all other additional duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Bachelor or Master of Science in Chemical Engineering or equivalent.
  • 5 years of relevant experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment or Semiconductor industry. Experience with silicon or wet chemistry processes is preferred.
  • Proficient in reading part drawings and in interpreting Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T) is desired.
  • Experience in Lean technologies in a manufacturing environment including advanced problem solving/6-sigma skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in process control and process optimization.
  • Must be able to work effectively individually and in a team environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities.
  • Must be able to perform successfully under minimum supervision.
  • Competent with MSOffice Suite products and advance skills in Microsoft Excel.
  • Statistical analysis software experience, preferably JMP or Minitab.
  • Experience with Quality Systems, Conformance, and Compliance standards.
  • Knowledge of Special Process Controls and or Copy Exact and other Semi Standards.

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand and use hands to handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms.

The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and; talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to lift up to 10 pounds. The vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently working near moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the environment is moderate. Employee is required to meet all PPE requirements as outlined in Silfex procedures.

Keywords: Silfex, Inc., Springfield , Process Engineer 3, Other , Springfield, Ohio

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