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Senior Wet Etch Engineer

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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At SMART Photonics, we invite you to unleash your full potential. We are ahead of competition and a leading InP foundry in the Netherlands, we face complex challenges as well as success in our growth towards high volume production. We closely collaborate with our customers to create innovative products that improve people’s lives. To achieve our ambitious goals, we are expanding our Processing Team, and recruiting a Senior Wet Etch Engineer.

Job description

Together with your Cluster Lead and direct colleagues, you are responsible for developing and optimizing the fabrication processes used to create photonic devices, such as lasers, optical amplifiers, and photonic integrated circuits.

The goal is to ensure that our processes are efficient, cost-effective, and produce high-quality products that meet our customer specifications.

As a Senior Wet Etch Engineer, you will report to the Cluster Lead. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and Sustain our wet etch processes, as well as our recipes;
  • Help in assuring that all wet etch processes are released on time with the right qualifications, while respecting our safety guidelines;
  • Support the production daily challenges;
  • Plan and drive new tool releases;
  • In charge of maintaining and continuously improve the process, through SPC, Cp/CpK;
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot and resolve production issues;
  • Interact with equipment engineering, operation, and management to improve cycle time, tool availability, quality and product yields;
  • Communicate with your direct colleagues as well as several departments (E.g. R&D, Quality, Procurement, integration etc);
  • Offer a profound knowledge of chemical wet etch processes in a wafer fab;

We are looking for a person who:

  • Has a M.Sc. degree plus at least 8 years of semiconductor chemical wet-etch experience OR a PhD degree in the field of Materials Science, Physical Chemistry, or similar, plus 5 years of experience;
  • Has a good understanding of various processes and the strict safety guidelines used in the fabrication of semiconductor integrated circuits;
  • Has experience with MES (Manufacturing Execution Software);
  • Has knowledge of Integrated Photonics (this is a plus);
  • Has a hands-on mentality, with the ambition to drive operational excellence;
  • Has an Eye for Quality and can adapt to daily challenges;
  • Has proven experience with improving processes and using statistical tools (e.g. FMEA, SPC, DoE);
  • Has a natural drive to take ownership and get the job done;
  • Strong communications skills in English and in collaborating with colleagues and departments.

We offer

  • A place for you to be in contact with state-of-the-art technology in your field of interest;
  • The opportunity to be part of a talented group of passionate and international colleagues, in a growing and promising company;
  • We invest in your personal development and professional growth, offering you a wide range of courses, coaching and training on the job. Examples of courses are for example, the JePPIX course and Six Sigma belt;
  • We are located at the High Tech Campus a bustling location offering a supermarket, all kind of restaurants, a gym, and network events;
  • For people who need a work and/or residence permit, we are acknowledged as high-tech company and eligible to apply for the Highly Skilled Migrant Visa. We also have a relocation package in place.