Wet Etch Process Engineer:

Goleta California

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):


  • Wet etch process engineer to develop and sustain processes for innovative electro-optical MEMS devices in a high volume manufacturing environment.


  • Drive cost, quality, schedule, and safety performance utilizing manufacturing systems and tools.


  • Respond to process needs as required which also occasionally include off-shift and on-call support for 24x7 operations.


Day to Day Responsibilities:


  • Provide process sustaining support for electro-optical MEMS wet etch processes.


  • Specify and procure capital equipment for wet etch processes.


  • Track, analyze, and publish device yield reports.


  • Drive continual process improvement activities to improve yield and capacity.


  • Work closely with equipment and maintenance engineering to troubleshoot issues, develop maintenance plan, and recommend tooling and upgrades.


  • Generate and maintain process documentation.


  • Provide technical support, training, and monitor production personnel.



Travel Requirements (please note if international):


  • 10 -15%


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:


  • 40 plus hours to support 24 by 7 operation.



Education and Experience

  • BS in Electrical or Chemical Engineering or Material Science or Physics


  • 3+ years of experience in semiconductor or MEMs manufacturing in Process, Yield, or Process Integration.




Required Skills


  • Experience in high volume semiconductor or MEMs manufacturing.


  • Ability to communicate and present technical concepts and analysis in an effective manner.


  • Experience with SPC and DOE.



Desired Skills


  • MS or PhD in Electrical or Chemical Engineering or Material Science or Physics.
  • Experience with HF etching of glass.
  • FMEA, fault tree and other structured problem solving approaches.

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