Chemical Etch Engineer
This position is responsible for equipment & line installation, qualification and process development of a precision, high tolerance photoresist mask/chemical etch line.
Coordinates with production, quality, maintenance, EH&S and design engineering to lead process technology development and line setup/installation of high-volume photo chemical etch lines.
Develops & implements robust systemic manufacturing processing procedures
Performs various DOE’s to ensure manufacturability of new photo-etched components
Drives equipment performance to maximize capacity and yield.
Develop and execute project-based tasks. Assume ownership and accountability for successful completion of projects and programs. Report results both internally and externally with presentation and formal report packages.
Utilize statistical methods (SPC) to ensure process control and monitoring. Utilize sound problem-solving methodologies to support process improvements
Initiate and qualify continuous improvement projects, process documentation, skills training, and production support
Skills & Requirements
Bachelor’s degree required. Emphasis on Chemical, Physics or related field
7+ years’ experience in photo chemical etching in volume manufacturing facility.
knowledge of MEMS devises a plus.
Hands on experience in photoresist mask preparation, lamination and development as well as chemical etch process.
Strong knowledge in Photo Masking, Wet and Film based Photoresist, Developing and Cleaning a plus
Metal Photo Chemical Etching experience such as Titanium and Stainless-Steel a plus
Experience in lean principles including one-piece flow, line balancing and automation
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to effectively interact with production, maintenance, EH&S and design engineering teams in a fast-pace environment
Experience in demonstrating statistical skills in data analysis, knowledge in DOE and SPC are required
High competency in troubleshooting
Hands on experience photo chemical etching
Solid interpersonal skills and cross-functional effectiveness are critical