Research Scientist / Engineer
Posted on Jan 14, 2019 by Silfex
Essential Function: Works in the research and development group of Crystal Growing, developing advanced materials and products for the semiconductor equipment applications. This development work includes: process development, defect engineering, equipment and hot zone design, equipment modification, software upgrades, and other activities on meeting customer requirements for Silfex products. The person in this position is expected to possess expert knowledge in materials science, process engineering, data analysis, and should be good at problem solving. The candidate should be effective in using statistics and measurement tools, project management, documenting work results and procedures, performing supervisory roles. In addition to these technical skills, the suitable candidate is required to be a team player and should work with the team and be result oriented.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Works on the research and development in the field of Crystal Growing to deliver new products and processes.Specializes in developing hot zones and processes for growing large diameter crystals and controlling crystal defects.Performs equipment modifications and new designs for crystal growing furnaces, upgrades equipment software. Works with external suppliers, customers, research facilities and universities on new technologies.Reads, analyzes, and interprets the technical documents and literature to maintain up-to-date knowledge about state-of-the-art technologies and innovations in materials science. Responds effectively to sensitive inquiries and escalations. Applies mathematical operations to such tasks as the analysis of parameter distributions, determining the test reliability and validity, analysis of variances and correlations, design of experiments, factor analysis, etc.Utilizes computer applications such as: Word processing, Spreadsheets, Internet, CAD, E-mail, Manufacturing software, Database software and statistical tools.Applies principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Deals with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.Optimize overall operation efficiency in a crystal growing facility.Assists in the operation of equipment by helping develop preventive maintenance requirements; conferring with manufacturer; maintaining equipment spare part inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.Drives cost reduction and yield improvement projects to assist the department in achieving financial objectives, scheduling expenditures, compiling and studying costs, initiating corrective actions.Initiates research and development project and executes or guides the development activities.Develops new technologies of crystal growth to meet the semiconductor equipment material requirements.Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data, information and trends.Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal network, visiting other crystal growing facilities and participating in professional societies.Performs tasks in both group and individual environments.Manages time effectively.Performs all work related tasks in a safe manner and reports any unsafe conditions to SILFEX Management.Develops and maintains a working knowledge of the Silfex Quality Management System and properly applies Quality Procedures and Operating Procedures as appropriate.Performs special projects and all other appropriate and reasonable duties that may be assigned from time to time.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Master's Degree in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, Chemical or Material Science.Experience in Silicon Crystal Growing is preferred.Knowledge of various crystal growth techniques and crystal quality are preferred.Experience with root cause analyses and corrective/preventive actions.Knowledge of statistical process control (SPC) and other process control techniques and functions.Knowledge of crystal structure and crystalline defect is preferred.Understanding of methods of material characterization and defect analysis.
Desired Qualifications: Doctorate (PhD) Equipment Operated: Crystal growers Physical Demands:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and; talk or hear.
The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds. The employee regularly is required to lift up to 10 pounds. The vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the environment is moderate. Category: Science , Keywords: Staff Scientist