Process Development Engineer, Epitaxial Growth

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LED Engineering

Job Description

Job Description

We currently have an opening for a New Grad Process Development Engineer, Epitaxial Growth within our LED Chips group at our global headquarters facility in Durham, North Carolina.  We hope you’ll read on to see if you have what it takes to join the revolution.



In this position you will be responsible for the development and improvement of epitaxial growth processes for III-V Nitride type LED products. The successful candidate will be a resourceful, hands-on, problem solver with the capacity to quickly grasp and resolve a wide range of technical problems while contributing to one or more development efforts.


You will be working with a team of scientists, engineers, and technicians to drive the revolution in developing next generation LED chip technologies and coordinating the transfer of these products into production. 


If you are someone that thrives in a fast-paced environment and enjoys the challenge of solving complex technical problems, then we encourage you to read through the following sections detailing the type of experience and education we’re looking for to be successful in this position.  This position is open to candidates with no semiconductor or growth experience as well as to those who have demonstrated semiconductor processing ability.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with a team of Scientists, Engineers, and Technicians to develop, improve, and integrate new epitaxial growth processes for III-V, Nitride-based LED products.  
  • Analysis of parametric data and preparation of summaries (written and verbal).
  • Take ownership of projects related to MOCVD process development including experiment scheduling, data analysis, layer characterization, directing equipment maintenance, and experimental design.
  • Support and lead process-improvement and new-product-introduction projects and coordinate process transfers to production teams including complete product qualification.
  • Be the technical lead for the R&D Epitaxial Growth team on 2nd
  • Support the development of next generation LED chip technologies for solid state lighting applications.

Minimum Requirements:

  • BS or MS in Materials Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics or other technical degree.  New or recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.  Able to summarize data and communicate findings quickly to support a 24x7 R&D operation.
  • Able and willing to work in a 24x7 manufacturing environment with strong development focus.
  • Self-starter with a strong work-ethic
  • Passion to “do whatever it takes” to make things happen.

 Preferred Requirements:

  • Semiconductor growth or wafer fabrication experience (industrial or academic environments).
  • MS or 1-3 years of experience in the semiconductor industry in a manufacturing or R&D capacity.
  • Experience with databases and data analysis tools (SQL, Access, JMP, Excel, etc.).
  • Relevant work experience, such as III-V epitaxial layer growth or III-V LED experience.
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability



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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