Samsung Austin Semiconductor is one of the most advanced semiconductor manufacturing facilities in the world with more than 3,000 employees and 2.45 million square feet of floor space. Samsung Austin Semiconductor has broad semiconductor process technology offerings serving customers in various application areas including mobile, consumer, networking/high performance computing, Internet of Things, RF and automotive. Since 1996, SAS has invested approximately $17 billion in its Austin, TX campus, making it one of the largest direct foreign investments in United States history. Samsung Austin Semiconductor is a US-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The Austin facility is one of the few semiconductor plants the company has outside South Korea. Visit www.samsung.com/us/sas.
EPI Process Engineer is responsible for performing activities involved with the recovery of Diffusion tools from preventative maintenance, running and analyzing tool qualifications, responding to qualification failures using existing procedures, change point monitoring review and data collection, and must be able to perform data analysis and make decisions based on findings. Daily process trend monitoring will be required, as is responding to SPC interlocks in a timely manner. Engineer will interact with the team and manager when delivering ETAs for tool release, shift support needs, abnormal events, and project progress. Documenting and following standard operating procedures is required. High energy with a focus on quality and detail is required.
SAS is focused on being the World’s Best Foundry product supplier.
Role and Responsibilities
eSD Chamber recovery/qualification
Change point monitoring
Data collection, analysis, and troubleshooting
Daily documentation of chamber qualification activities
Following and revising Standard Operating Procedures
SPC trend review
Coordination with engineering on equipment and process improvement activities
Drive operational improvements in SOPs:
Regularly audit SOPs and OCAPs for completeness and correctness. Interface with office engineers and fab technicians to evolve procedures.
Apply advanced process control techniques for process optimization
Act as key Diffusion representative on cross functional task force teams.
Chamber qualification optimization and creation of detailed pre-task plans
Manage Tool Spread Activities:
Collect, analyze, and present data to the PCCB (Process Change Control Board) to qualify processes across multiple tools.
Run experiments and analyze data to improve capacity, tool to tool variation, and defect performance.
Use statistical analysis methods to develop data driven process improvement opportunities.
Create and execute DOE for enhanced tool performance.
Regularly monitor feedback left by technical staff to complete experiments with minimal product interruption.
1st - Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm.
Skills and Qualifications
Bachelors in Chemical, Electrical, Materials Science, or Physics required.
Prefer 2+ years of experience in semiconductor field or High Volume Manufacturing Facility.
Prefer semiconductor experience with Diffusion AMAT mainframes equipped with EPI, CVD, Metals or RTP chambers.
Experience with MS Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word)
Must be able to follow SOP
Strong written and oral communication skills
Experience with 5s and LEAN methodologies
Reliable and punctual attendance required
Experience with Samsung systems is a plus but not required (YMS, SPC, Workplace, EES, EMS, SiMAX, GPM, SharePoint)
Experience on AMAT toolsets (AMAT Centura) is a plus
Self-Driven, Highly Motivated Individual
Familiarity with basic chemical and mechanical engineering principles.
Strong analytical skills/ Data Mining (using MATLAB, JMP, Excel)
FMEA experience, 6 Sigma and Lean certification a plus
Ability to read and interpret engineering specifications, maintenance manuals, and have familiarity with a variety of precision measuring instruments.
The candidate should be able to “assist” a given tool set in the Diffusion; helping to generate install plans, PM schedules, qualification plans, qualifications, failure responses, create Out of Control Action Plans, and create Standard Operating Procedures.
Samsung Austin Semiconductor is an Equal Opportunity employer.