Process Engineer Sustaining, Crystal Growth

Job Description

What can Cree do for you?

  • Potential for upward mobility in a thriving organization
  • Chance to work with all levels of a global organization
  • High visibility in a $1+ billion company

What can you do for Cree?

  • Provide ownership and troubleshooting assistance for SiC manufacturing processes and equipment that improve quality, yield, productivity or cost
  • Define control parameters, develop and maintain monitoring systems to rapidly detect and act upon process variations
  • Develop solutions to problems utilizing formal education, statistical knowledge, and problem-solving tools.
  • Responsible for performing a variety of engineering duties related to the planning and design of new products, improving manufacturing methods and initiating changes for cost effectiveness
  • Work on several projects simultaneously and successfully in complete process ownership within a 24x7 manufacturing environment
  • Provide data analysis and understanding of the SiC manufacturing using databases and data analysis tools
  • Apply good engineering practices to achieve continuous improvement
  • Establish procedures and qualification plan for bringing new processes on line

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have BS or MS in Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Ceramics Engineering, or Electrical Engineering
  • 2+ years of relevant semiconductor or graphite application experience
  • Self-starter with “whatever it takes” attitude.
  • High energy, self-motivated attitude with an ability to interface effectively with personnel at different levels of the organization.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to make individual contributions while staying focused on the group goals.
  • Strong organizational and planning abilities, independent thinking, attention to detail, and excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Familiarity with DOE principles, SPC techniques and JMP software. JMP scripting is a plus.

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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