• Process Development Engineer - R&D

    Job Locations US-NC-Durham
    Requisition ID
    Category (Portal Searching)
    LED Engineering
  • Job Description

    Cree currently has openings for Process Development Engineers within our R&D group at our headquarters in Durham, NC. This includes our NPI, Automotive, Epitaxy, Wafer fab, and LED components groups. 

    What can Cree do for you? 

    In this position, you will have the opportunity to work with a team of scientists, engineers, and technicians to develop and transfer into production new LED-based solid state lighting products and processes.

    What can you do for Cree? 

    Successful candidates will be self-motivated, hands-on, strong aptitude for learning new skills, and 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.

    If you are someone who loves a fast-paced environment and enjoys solving highly complex technical problems, then we encourage you to read through the next two sections which describe the type of experience and education we’re looking for.

    Key Attributes:

    • Self-starter with strong personal work ethic. Must have a "whatever it takes" attitude.
    • Able to make individual contributions, but stay focused on the goals of the group.
    • Able to adjust to changing priorities and schedules.
    • Able to gather data and interpret results for product/process development and support continuous process improvement.
    • Thrives in high-pressure, deadline-oriented environment.
    • Able to both make and follow verbal and written work instructions.
    • Strong attention to details and problem-solving abilities.
    • Willing and able to provide training to other Cree personnel where appropriate to improve over-all capabilities and knowledge.
    • Able to develop, test, and document workable procedures presented at a level suitable for the intended users.
    • Flexible work schedule to support 24 x 7 development and manufacturing

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • BS/MS in Applied Physics, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or other technical field.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Semiconductor/manufacturing process development or relevant co-op or internship experience.
    • Solid understanding of solid state physics and fundamentals of materials science.
    • Experience with different semiconductor or LED process development areas (e.g. wire bonding, die attach, encapsulation, optical and electrical testing, wafer fabrication, MOCVD, epitaxial growth, photolithography, wet/dry etch, automotive quality standards, etc.).


    At Cree, we’ve spent more than 30 years developing industry firsts as a leader in wide bandgap semiconductor technology. Not familiar with all of our products? That is because we are a part of the invisible revolution; if we do our job right you will never know we were there. Our products make impossible possible like our LEDs that power cities to our Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) components that power electric vehicles, solar energy, telecommunications and industrial, military and aerospace solutions.


    We believe in enabling the world to do more with less. That’s why we encourage each other to think unconventionally, take ownership and solve real problems. Interested in a career at Cree? We want to meet you. Submit your application now.


    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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