Process Engineer Sustaining

Requisition ID
Category (Portal Searching)
Lighting Engineering

Job Description

The LED Lighting Revolution will not come to life on its own; people, corporations and institutions are the LED Lighting Revolutionaries. Creating light consumes energy. The least expensive, most secure and cleanest energy is the energy that is not used. At Cree, we are pioneering the LED Lighting Revolution by showing the world what is possible when market leading LED products, technology and engineering innovation are combined.

Now is your chance to join the revolution. Imagine your impact on the world’s energy resources as you help us create new LED lighting products that will reduce the damaging effects of energy inefficiency on our economies and environments. When you join Cree, not only will you be helping to realize energy efficient lighting products in every country, city and home but you’ll find yourself in a fast-paced and satisfying work environment where your keen intelligence and top-notch work ethic will make you an integral member of our cutting edge engineering teams.


Are you a revolutionary? We currently have an opening for a Process Development and Sustaining Engineer within our Lighting R&D group in Santa Barbara, CA. We hope you’ll read on to see if you have what it takes to join the revolution.

The engineer chosen for this position will be a key member of Cree's process development team focusing on sustaining engineering. This team is responsible for the process engineering functions within our cross-functional R&D labs including new materials integration, component build, and test with an emphasis on data based process validation and validation through reliability testing.

What can you do for Cree?

  • Sustain, improve and develop processes for LED component fabrication.
  • Assume ownership of and manage prototype fabrication processes.
  • Create, document, and maintain operating specifications for processes and equipment which includes the ability to understand the tool, run it efficiently, and train others on it.
  • Respond to R&D team requests and ensure effective new process introductions meet expectations regarding performance and sustainability.
  • Be the first point of contact technical resource for the technician pool including tasking and prioritizing, and trouble shooting.
  • Work towards assuming supervisory role for process development team.
  • Interface with equipment engineering, technicians, R&D engineers and management to meet aggressive timelines and goals.
  • Drive innovation and continuous improvement in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

 What you need for success:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or Equivalent.
  • Working knowledge of semiconductor packaging from die attach to singulation and test.
  • Working knowledge of applied statistics and data analysis.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, formally and informally.
  • Motivation to learn and adapt to new processing challenges through tools or software including mechanical design, thermal simulations and test planning.

 Highly preferred skills and certifications:

  • 2-3 years semiconductor processing experience including die attach, encapsulation, dicing, thin films, characterization, and failure analysis.
  • Technical understanding of semiconductor processes and equipment.
  • Excellent project management skills with demonstrated ability to identify manufacturing improvements, manage change, and implement solutions.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability and desire to assume a technical leadership role within the organization.
  • Proven experiences with applied statistics and data analysis through a platform like JMP.



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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