Reliability Improvement Scientist

Job Description

Cree is looking to add a Reliability Improvement Scientist to our Fab team. The primary focus of this position is to drive improved product quality through the entire LED Chips manufacturing process (epitaxial growth, wafer fabrication, and package/test). You will interface with external customers through the RMA process and during launch of new products, new technologies, and new processes to customers. You will lead efforts to solve reliability escapes for released products. A successful candidate will combine customer feedback and inline testing results with a strong semiconductor background to identify root cause and drive solutions into production.


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
  • Drive revenue by ensuring customer satisfaction


What can you do for Cree?

  • Lead the effort to drive reliability escapes to 0 PPM.
  • Take leadership role to establish relationships between multiple manufacturing sites and engineering departments to drive corrective actions tied to quality improvements
  • Present technical data and appropriate sensitive information to customers and internal management describing project status and improvement plans
  • Direct and review failure analysis; interpret root cause
  • Analyze data using sound statistical methodology to drive improvements and recommendations to operations of process engineering
  • Travel occasionally to various manufacturing sites and customer facilities to drive quality improvement and customer satisfaction
  • Lead and facilitate cross functional teams to ramp next generation products. This includes coordinating activities among the various LED Chips engineering departments.
  • Interface with marketing, process, R&D, and reliability engineering to drive quality initiatives and maintain best in class outgoing quality


Minimum Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in Electrical, Chemical, Materials Science, or Mechanical Engineering
  • 3 years recent experience as a Product, Process, or Integration Engineer in a semiconductor environment
  • Understanding of semiconductor processes and equipment in fabrication and testing
  • Proficient at technical writing and presenting


Preferred Qualifications:

  • >3 years work experience as a Product, Process, or Integration Engineer or Scientist in a semiconductor environment
  • Hands on manufacturing and semiconductor device experience.
  • Experience reviewing destructive and non-destructive failure analysis results
  • Data manipulation with SQL, JMP, MS Access, or similar database and analysis software
  • Ability to effectively interface with and influence people of different backgrounds and at every level of the organization
  • Track record of effective problem-solving, good engineering judgment and decision-making skills
  • Strong self-motivation and project management experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to multitask effectively
  • Drive to produce results in a timely fashion and have strong sense of competitive urgency
  • Willing and able to travel internationally (2-3 times / year)



Interest Points: semiconductor industry exposure, process improvements, PhD or Master Degree, product and process integration, international travel, R&D, reliability, Fab or Fabrication, FEOL or Front End of Line process exposure and improvements


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.

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