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Process Engineer (Plasma & Dry Etch)

SMART Photonics

5656 AE Eindhoven
T: +31 (0)40 304 6433

Language: English
Hours / week: 40


High Tech Campus 29, 37

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SMART Photonics is a rapidly growing, ambitious open foundry on InP Photonics. We are unique in offering our customers a Process Design Kit (PDK) which allows them to design complex photonic circuits. Our customers come from a range of market sectors, including telecom/datacom, medical sensing, automotive/lidar and quantum technologies.

We are looking for an experienced professional to expand the Process Engineering Team:

Process Engineer (Plasma & Dry etch)

A challenging and operational role in which you add value to the process team, help us release new purchased equipment and tools, train the operations team and the drive to improve.

Job description

Our Process Engineer (plasma) requires hands-on approach to sustain and improve PLASMA and PECVD processes. You will drive for improvement in process, yield and costs by working with cross functional team members from equipment, operations, integration, and R&D.

  • Support process development and improvement for the Plasma cluster.
  • You are responsible for maintaining, improving, and co-developing the plasma processes to produce photonic
  • Participate in various cross functional teams to improve yields, solve process problems, simplify procedures, processes and selection, qualification and release of new tools and processes with improved capacity and capability.
  • You will oversee and work collaboratively with production and quality colleagues, to assure orders are completed on time and within specification.
  • Compile and evaluate test data to determine appropriate limits and variation for process or material specifications.


We are looking for a person who has/is

  • In depth knowledge about 3-5 semiconductor PECVD / ICP processes.
  • Offering 3 to 7 years of process engineering experience in a semiconductor environment.
  • A good understanding of various processes used in the fabrication of semiconductor integrated circuits.
  • Affinity with photonics and/or electronics
  • In depth knowledge and proven experience off process improvement and statistical tools like FMEA, SPC, DoE.
  • Experience supporting a fab operations team, training of fab procedures, root cause analysis and problem resolution.
  • Embodies cooperation and co-creation and has the communication skills to do so.
  • Positive mindset and eager to make this role a success.
  • Familiar on SPTS, LAM, AMAT systems for PECVD/ICP, are added advantages.
  • Familiar with problem solving tools, 8D, RCA and/or Six Sigma Methodology, are added advantages.

What we offer

As everyone is different, we offer a wide variety of possibilities:

  • Good base salary and benefits to align on during the first introduction interview.
  • Investment in your career development by a tailor-made career plan (including courses, training, and personal coaching options).
  • Up to 250 online courses, you can follow.
  • Chair massage, fruit of the office, company fitness discount and Lunch Walks.
  • We are located at the High Tech Campus a bustling location offering a supermarket, all kind of restaurants, a gym, and network events such as (fe)male tech hero’s, spouse networking and a pub quiz night.
  • For people who need a work permit, visa and/or relocation, we are acknowledged as high-tech company allow to apply for the highly skilled migrant visa. We also have a relocation package in place.
  • Our employees valued teamwork with an 8.8 /10, freedom in their job with an 8.8/10 and collaboration with other colleagues an 8.6/10.