• Senior Process Engineer

    Job Locations US-NC-Research Triangle Park
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  • Job Description

    Job Summary:

    We currently have a need for a Photolithography Process Engineer within our Power & RF group located at our Research Triangle Park facility in the Raleigh, NC area.  The engineer chosen for this position will be a key member of Cree's Power & RF wafer fab sustaining engineering team responsible for the process engineering functions of a 24x7 wide band gap semiconductor fab operation.


    What can Cree do for you?

    Process Engineers within our business have great career growth potential, high visibility, and the opportunity to work on technology that will help the world power more while consuming less! 


    What can you do for Cree?

    • Sustain and improve lithography and metrology processes for SiC and GaN power and RF device fabrication.
    • Interface with equipment engineering, management, and manufacturing to improve cycle time, tool availability, process/product yield, and drive cost reductions.
    • Partner with product engineering and R&D to ensure effective new product and process introductions as well as consistent device performance and quality.    
    • Provide technical process development leadership for 150mm wafer size upgrade.
    • Create and maintain operating specifications for production processes and equipment.
    • Drive innovation and continuous improvement in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.  

    What you need for success:

    • BS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, or Equivalent. 
    • Demonstrated knowledge of photolithography, metrology, and associated processes and equipment.
    • Willingness to work a flexible schedule in support of 24x7 manufacturing.
    • Strong interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills.
    • Process control and problem-solving skills (SPC, DOE, FMEA, 8D, PDCA).
    • Must be a US citizen or Green Card holder. 

    Highly preferred skills and certifications:

    • MS or PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, or Equivalent. 
    • 3-5 yrs Wafer Fab Engineering Experience, ideally with compound semiconductors.
    • Specific experience with wafer patterning including coat, expose, and develop modules; contact and stepper lithography experience is preferred.
    • Strong experience with metrology processing and applied statistics (SPC/DOE/ANOVA).
    • In-depth technical understanding of semiconductor processes, process controls, and manufacturing 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.


    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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