Mechanical Technician

Job Locations US-NC-Durham
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Job Description

Cree is seeking a Mechanical Maintenance Technician to join the team here at our global headquarters in Durham, NC. This position will work on 1st shift, Monday - Friday, but the specific hours have not yet been determined. As a member of the Materials Equipment team, this candidate will perform equipment startup, modifications, upgrades, troubleshooting and maintenance on production and R&D systems. This role will interact directly with process engineering and other groups to meet department and Cree goals. This role will also be responsible for a diverse mixture of activities with a strong emphasis on hands-on mechanical fabrication, gas line assembly and fabrication, electrical cable routing, detailed point-to-point wiring, and other equipment design implementation and fabrication activities.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Member of a team responsible for the development, design, and fabrication of ‘turn-key’ equipment upgrades, ground-up manufacturing equipment fabrication, and system startups.
  • Strong mechanical skills using common hand and power tools, good clean-room practices, and attention to detail required.
  • Provide equipment support to improve tool performance.
  • Provide hands-on support where appropriate to improve over-all capabilities and system knowledge.
  • Troubleshoot equipment malfunctions (to component level in some cases), determine corrective actions, and implement these actions.
  • Exhibit and mandate safe working practices to the team.
  • Exhibit proper communication and escalation practices throughout the team.
  • Foster teamwork and support team-building activities. Strong team mentality and strong communication skills.

What you need for success:

  • Must be willing and capable of working overtime hours on a regular basis. This includes off shift hours and/or off days as the situation demands.
  • Strong hands-on based mechanical aptitude is required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • Previous relevant training and experience
  • Ability and desire to learn new fields of discipline

Preferred Skills:

  • Associates degree in an engineering or technology discipline or equivalent demonstrated experience.
  • Other relevant direct hand’s on experience or education in a related high technology field is a plus.
  • Knowledge of vacuum and gas delivery systems is preferred.
  • Knowledge of fluid flow systems is a plus.
  • Basic knowledge of electrical systems required. Ability to read and understand electrical wiring block and schematic diagrams is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of advanced electrical and electronic systems is also preferred but not required.



Manager Summary:

This will be a very “hands on” position. A "wrench turner" who can come in and contribute from day one with little instruction. They will be using basic hand tools to put together medium size machines (the size of car).


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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