New Grad Process Engineer, LED Products

Job Description

As an Engineer at Cree, you will have the opportunity to become a technical leader of an engineering team responsible for high-volume manufacturing of a broad range of nitride based LED products. Your role will involve maintaining and improving production equipment and their associated LED manufacturing processes. This is not a “sit behind the desk job”. Instead, you’ll be working hands on with our equipment alongside other engineers and scientists.

You will have the chance to mentor, coach and train manufacturing technicians, while driving yield and process improvement projects. Every day, you will be making key decisions on what to improve based on thorough and timely data analysis. Use of designed experimentation will be very critical in helping you identify and eliminate yield limiters.

If you are someone looking for a high visibility position with a growing company, who also loves a fast-pace environment and enjoys solving highly complex technical problems, then we encourage you to read through the next two sections which describe the type of experience and education we’re looking for.


• BS degree in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Physical Sciences
• Candidate must be legally authorized to work in the US
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• “Whatever it takes” attitude

• MS degree in Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, or Chemical Engineering
• Hands-on semiconductor related coursework and/or lab work
• Knowledge of SPC and experimental design

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.





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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