Manufacturing Equipment Maintenance Technician

Job Description

Cree | Wolfspeed’s Global Operations team is looking for an Equipment Technician to support the Power & RF Wafer Fab manufacturing areas. The Equipment Technician is responsible for all aspects of repairs; troubleshooting and preventive maintenance related to the semiconductor fab. This includes assigned projects; working to improve/sustain system availability, reliability and maintainability.

Initially, this position will be located at our Durham, North Carolina facility. After two to four years (depending on business needs and the progress of construction), this position will relocate to our new facility in the Utica, New York area to support our expansion plans.

This is a 12-hour night shift position.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform preventive maintenance, installs, modifies, and repairs, all fab semiconductor processing equipment.
  • Perform at a high level using hand tools and electrical/mechanical measurement devices
  • Perform high level vacuum system repairs
  • In depth use of electrical and/or mechanical drawings during troubleshoot efforts
  • Assist in training and hands on skill development of new or existing team members in areas/tools of expertise
  • Review and updates and/or develops maintenance procedures to match best practices
  • Recommend PM intervals changes based on repair data and PM findings
  • Actively participate in project activities as assigned
  • Record parts and materials used, and ensures ordering of new parts and materials as necessary.
  • Work with and capture training, lessons learned and troubleshooting skills from tool vendor field service engineering when onsite
  • Understand and perform various leak check methods on all systems and/or components
  • Ensures documents are accurate for PM and repair data in the maintenance program
  • Provide communication to all fab members by following proper escalation procedures
  • Complete assigned tasks, goals, and critical objectives to meet committed schedules
  • Promote and mandates safe working and housekeeping practices within the team
  • Foster teamwork and support team-building activities
  • Emergency Response Team participation/membership.



  • Associates Degree in an Engineering discipline or military equivalent
  • 5+ years experience in an industrial mechanical, electrical equipment maintenance position
  • 5+ years service in a hands-on maintenance or engineering capacity
  • Full understanding of mechanical, electrical and P&ID drawings for semiconductor equipment repair
  • Full understanding of detailed vacuum system troubleshooting and operations
  • Experience maintaining and installing a wide variety of electrical and semiconductor components including electrical boards, valves, pumps and motors.
  • Familiar with various methods of leak checking vacuum systems
  • Able to work overtime to support business needs.
  • Able to work in clean room for extended period
  • Must have a positive, professional, energetic, can-do attitude and a “do whatever it takes” work ethic
  • This position requires the lawful ability to access technical data, information, and areas controlled by United States export control laws and regulations. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship by the Company.



  • Direct experience working on equipment in one or more of the following areas: Deposition, Implant, Photolithography, Etch, Anneal or Diffusion.
  • 10+ years experience in a industrial mechanical, electrical equipment maintenance position at a chemical or semiconductor site
  • 10+ years service in a hands-on maintenance or engineering capacity
  • Expert in various methods of leak checking vacuum systems
  • Expert level of skill in maintaining and installing a wide variety of electrical and semiconductor components including electrical boards, valves, pumps and motors
  • Work effectively and take initiative with little continuous direct supervision
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced manufacturing


This role may require additional duties and/or assignments as designated by management.

Company Overview

At Cree | Wolfspeed, we’ve spent more than 30 years developing industry firsts as a leader in wide bandgap semiconductor technology. Not familiar with all of our products? That is because we are a part of the invisible revolution; if we do our job right you will never know we were there. Our products make impossible possible like our LEDs that power cities to our Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) components that power electric vehicles, solar energy, telecommunications and industrial, military and aerospace solutions.


We believe in enabling the world to do more with less. That’s why we encourage each other to think unconventionally, take ownership and solve real problems. Interested in a career at Cree | Wolfspeed? We want to meet you. Submit your application now.


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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