Process Metrology Engineer

    • Cupertino, CA


Posted: May 12, 2020

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number: 200154141

The thin film group is looking for a near-line metrology and yield analysis engineer who will support materials process engineering. The candidate will have a background in optical metrology, defect inspection thickness metrology and experience with statistical methods. This position will involve interaction with all aspects of process, test, and validation of advanced materials. A strong track record of data-driven outcomes is required.

Key Qualifications

  • Practical experience in development of high throughput defect inspection and correlation to device performance and failure modes
  • Experience with statistical and data analysis software such as JMP, Python
  • Experience working with instrument vendors to improve measurement
  • repeatability, tool-to-tool matching and correlation to first principles
  • Collaboration with cross-functional engineering teams to determine root- cause analysis
  • History of effectively organizing, planning and executing engineering experiments from start to finish
  • Data rigor: experience in statistical analysis methods
  • Statistical analysis and formal problem solving tools (GR&R, DOE, ANOVA, FMEA, RCA, etc.)
  • Understanding of materials characterization and FA techniques
  • Ability to prioritize and execute on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Good communication, presentation and teamwork skills are essential


• Develop, run and analyze DOEs to improve processes. Work closely with process engineering to identify CTQ's, understand & reduce variation • Develop optical and mechanical based near line metrology and inspection to feedback and improve materials process capability • Own near-line methods and feedback systems; train technicians to execute measurements • Apply failure analysis procedures to identify the failure location and root causes • Develop Paretos for yield loss with root cause and potential corrective actions • Analyze device failures to define new unit process CTQs • Establish systems and procedures to quickly identify issues and monitor for excursions • Identify new instruments and techniques for near-line defect and mechanical metrology • Prepare project updates and goals, travel to suppliers, manufacturing sites, conferences as needed

Education & Experience

Bachelor's degree in Materials Engineering or related field, M.S. preferred

Additional Requirements

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