Equipment Engineer - Semiconductor:

Painted Post New York

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.

Scope of Position (i.e. projects involved with and role within group):

The scope of this position is to contribute to the maximal operating efficiency of a cutting edge micro/nano-fabrication laboratory. This requires the ability to operate, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, and modify state-of-the-art equipment to support the entire portfolio of projects undertaken by Thin Films Research to support multiple Corning business divisions. The position requires the successful candidate to proficiently operate in the mechanical, electrical, and chemical domains in a cleanliness-controlled environment.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Helps to build equipment and process engineering infrastructure in world class research lab

• Works both individually, and through technicians or vendor reps to drive repair and improvement in equipment/process performance

• Helps drive and implement improvements to continually enhance equipment and processes

• Can be called upon to consult or engage in problem solving activities. Interface with managers, vendors and consultants.

• Assumes responsibility for establishing/maintaining teamwork and open communications within the department.

• Performs as project overseer for upgrades, installations, and modifications

• Collects and analyzes data from a wide variety of sources, develops action plans to resolve long term and/or reoccurring equipment failures based on equipment historical data.

• Generates training syllabus, materials, timelines, and certification requirements.

• Tracks individual progress over time via appropriate documents and charts.

• Establishes equipment configurations based on input from Engineers, Scientists, Management

• Evaluates equipment repair and preventive maintenance procedures, makes recommendations and generates documentation designed to provide improvement on the work processes.

Travel requirements (please note if international): < 20%, with the possibility of international travel. Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40 hours per week. Some flexibility exists outside core work hours of 8 AM to 4 PM, but within standard 6 AM to 6PM working hours.


Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration): B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or closely related field and at least 7 years direct experience working with semiconductor processing tools. Alternatively, an A.S. in a technical discipline and at least 15 years direct experience working with semiconductor processing tools. 


Required Skills (These are skills that candidates must possess):

• Experience sustaining and developing processes on vacuum/plasma equipment, including hands-on custom equipment modifications to provide new or enhanced capability.

• Experience in developing control hardware and/or software for process equipment.

• Demonstrated ability in solving complex equipment / process problems.

• Expertise interfacing with vendors, facilities engineering and environmental, health, and safety groups during project planning and execution.

• Well-trained in cleanroom processes and protocols.

• Experience in generating SPC data and tracking.


Desired Skills (these are the skills that would be nice for candidates to possess):

• Advanced troubleshooting of both physical vapor deposition and chemical vapor deposition processing tools, including expertise in vacuum and plasma diagnostics.

• Custom reactor design and construction experience

• Photolithography equipment and processes

• Wet chemical and dry etching equipment and processes

• Demonstrated small team/lab leadership experience


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):

• Ability to develop and communicate project plans, schedules, and resource requirements to complete maintenance, repair, and upgrade activities on process equipment.

• Ability to work well with a wide range of personalities in a dynamic, research-based environment

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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