Manager Process Development Engineering

Job Description

This opportunity is for an experienced Process Engineering Manager to fill a newly-created leadership position in a fast growing, SiC and GaN wafer fab servicing the communications and power semiconductor markets.  You will be responsible for the Process Engineering and Process Technician groups supporting 24x7 Fab operations.  This individual will manage other managers establishing robust, scalable processes and will drive the expansion of our production technologies in these rapidly growing markets.


What can Wolfspeed do for you?

  • The Wolfspeed team within Cree provides the opportunity for professional and technical growth in a rapidly expanding business sector.
  • Offers the opportunity for you to groom and grow an engineering team
  • Position will work directly with Product, Process, Yield and Operations teams to support increasing customer demand for technology leading products.

What can you do for Wolfspeed? 

  • The Process Engineering Manager will be responsible for establishing new and robust processes across all areas of device fab, improving product quality, and enabling the production ramp of multiple technologies
  • This leader should have the capability to groom and develop the Process Engineering team during a period of high growth and dynamic change as we move from a legacy of technology leadership to a more robust and large-scale production operation.
  • Develop the skills and leadership within the team and provide vision and input on how to grow the organization
  • This individual will also be intimately engaged in the ongoing transition to 150 mm.

What you need for success:

  • Minimum of 3 years of Engineering Management experience in a production Semiconductor Fab
  • Minimum of 5 years of as a Process Engineer
  • Proven track record developing the leadership and technical competencies of a team
  • Solid understanding of multiple process competencies including Photolithography, Etch, PVD, Implant and Thermal processing
  • Experience demonstrating and driving process improvement through statistical control methodologies
  • BS in Chemical or Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, Material Science or other relevant Physical Science
  • Must be a US citizen or Green Card Holder

Highly preferred skills and certifications:

  • Masters or Doctorate in Engineering or related Physical Science
  • Experience with SiC, RF GaN or compound semiconductor device manufacturing
  • Experience manufacturing for a customer in the automotive industry
  • Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt
  • Proficiency with data analysis software, such as JMPTM or equivalent

Company Overview

Since our beginning 30 years ago, we have introduced innovative and disruptive solutions that enable a more efficient, productive and safer world. We continue our leadership in developing market-leading lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and semiconductor products for power and radio frequency (RF) applications. We believe in unlocking the power and potential of technology, enabling the world to do more with less. We aim to transform the way people experience light and are also leading the innovation of Power/RF products that move us toward a more energy efficient future.

Be part of our future and have a direct impact while working for an organization that provides a place to work alongside brilliant people, a competitive total rewards package, and a problem solving culture. We invite you to submit an application if you feel we would be a good fit.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Meet Some of Cree's Employees

John R.

Director of Advanced Technology

John leads a team of diverse engineers creating the next generation of LED lighting products. His focus is intelligent lighting systems and innovative advancements for current technologies.

Katrina Z.

Manager, Sustaining Engineering

Katrina pushes lighting technology forward by managing the engineers who assemble the inner workings of the Cree LED Bulb. She also looks at data to brainstorm ways to make the brightest LED components possible.

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