Manufacturing Equipment Maintenance Technician

Job Description

Job Summary


This position provides manufacturing equipment sustaining support for the Wafer fab and adjacent semiconductor manufacturing areas. This individual will work on one of the 4 dedicated 12-hour shifts in support of a 24/7 operation. Successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to perform corrective, preventative and predictive maintenance tasks designed to improve / sustain equipment availability, reliability and maintainability. Successful experienced candidates will be able to demonstrate a strong troubleshooting capability and exemplary “root cause” corrective skills and techniques.



What can Cree do for you?


  • This role will provide you the opportunity to work with semiconductor equipment
  • You will have the opportunity to gain diversified development experience working on multiple projects


What can you do for Cree?

  • Performs Electro-mechanical root cause troubleshooting of semiconductor manufacturing equipment.
  • Disassembles, repairs, and reassembles equipment according to operating manuals, schematics, blueprints, etc.
  • Uses test and diagnostic equipment to perform equipment checks.
  • Works with process engineers to understand process-equipment interactions and limitations relative to operating specs.
  • As needed, modifies equipment to improve up- time or overall process performance.
  • Performs routine preventive maintenance on tools in accordance with equipment specifications.
  • Supports production as needed.

What you need for success:

  • AAS in Electronics Technology or military electronics equivalent
  • Able to read and interpret instructions, schematics, and maintenance manuals
  • Minimum of 5 years equipment maintenance experience on semiconductor tools
  • Knowledge of vacuum and gas delivery systems
  • Team player with a positive attitude
  • Ability to read and understand technical instructions, schematics, and maintenance manuals
  • Must be able to lift 65 lbs
  • Strong work ethic and self starter
  • Able to perform duties with little direction/supervision
  • Strong sense of ownership in work performed



  • BS in Mechanical engineering or Electrical engineering disciplines
  • Working knowledge of Statistical Process Control








Company Overview

At Cree, we’re always on. We believe that meaningful change happens through sheer force of will and the determination of a team solving a problem, and we’re unafraid to kick down the door to make it happen. That’s how we inspired the LED revolution and continue to create brilliantly affordable, radically simple, uncompromisingly efficient solutions that transform the way we experience light. From inventing America’s best-selling light bulb to commercializing the brightest lighting-class LEDs, our vision isn’t just to cultivate a thriving business – it’s to better the world. And we don’t take no for an answer. Be part of what’s next. Join our growing multi-billion dollar start-up, named a 2014 MIT Technology Review “50 Smartest Company,” to revolutionize energy efficiency and transform the way we experience light. 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.





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