Process Development Engineer, Wafer Fabrication

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Category (Portal Searching)
LED Engineering

Job Description

Cree currently has an opening for a new grad Process Development Engineer within our Wafer Fabrication group in Durham, NC.  In this position, you will have the opportunity to develop, design and fabricate LED chips for customers. You will be involved in process development on new equipment platforms and improvement of existing processes. Successful candidates will be self motivated, hands-on, resourceful problem-solvers with the capacity to quickly grasp and resolve a wide range of technical issues through the implementation of practical solutions to complicated problems in a collaborative team environment. We hope you’ll read on to see if you have what it takes to join the revolution.


What can Cree do for you?

  • Potential for upward mobility in a thriving organization
  • Ability to directly impact critical business objectives
  • Join an evolving business that is preparing for major growth  



You will transfer new processes and equipment into high volume manufacturing sites. You also get to work with the industry leaders to develop photolithography, metal and dielectric deposition, wet and dry etching, electrical testing, novel LED products and processes.


What can you do for Cree?

  • BS or MS in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics or other relevant Physical Science major.
  • Ability to work with minimal guidance and develop tools and use scientific methods for fundamental understanding of processes to solve problems
  • Strong problem solving abilities.
  • Willing to work outside the scope of normal job duties and past experience.
  • This position may require access to information that is subject to U.S. export controls. If it is necessary for Cree to obtain an export license or other authorization from the U.S. government to permit the employee to have such access, it is a condition of employment that Cree be able to obtain such a license.


  • 0-3+ years wafer fab process engineering experience in a high-volume semiconductor environment.
  • Experience with or the ability to learn and perform as necessary all tasks related to LED processing, including: dry and wet etching, metal and dielectric deposition, photolithography, mask layout and design, electrical and optical device characterization, wafer thinning, wafer bonding.
  • Strong working knowledge of SPC and DOE principles and methods.
  • Familiarity with data analytics, Access and JMP
  • Optoelectronic or semiconductor device fabrication experience.



Interest Points: Internship or Co-op, semiconductor or manufacturing exposure, process improvements, data analysis


Since our beginning 30 years ago, we have introduced innovative and disruptive solutions that enable a more efficient, productive and safer world. We continue our leadership in developing market-leading lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and semiconductor products for power and radio frequency (RF) applications. We believe in unlocking the power and potential of technology, enabling the world to do more with less. We aim to transform the way people experience light and are also leading the innovation of Power/RF products that move us toward a more energy efficient future.

Be part of our future and have a direct impact while working for an organization that provides a place to work alongside brilliant people, a competitive total rewards package, and a problem solving culture. We invite you to submit an application if you feel we would be a good fit.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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