• Machinist--Crystal Growth

    Job Locations US-NC-Durham
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  • Job Description

    This position will support development and sustain manufacturing operations in the Crystal Growth department to enable the production of high-quality SiC crystals.  This position is in the manufacturing of parts using lathes, mills and meteorology tools. 


    This opening is for a 12 hour night shift position.


    What can Cree do for you?

    • You will have access to professional and technical growth opportunities in the rapidly expanding CREE Materials Business.
    • Provide a unique opportunity to work with a team of scientists, engineers, and technicians to assist in the development and transfer of new processes over to production.
    • Be a part of a strong technical team that values agility, accountability, and teamwork.
    • Work directly with technology contributing to the future of transportation, energy, and communications.
    • Opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment, for a technology leader who is developing the next generation of electronic devices and the materials that support them.

    What can you do for Cree?

    • Work with engineering and operations personnel to ensure process stability, health, and robustness.
    • Sustain and manage daily manufacturing process operations for several Materials product lines and associated tasks.
    • Participate in projects to improve crystal quality and yield to exceed customer expectation.
    • Assist in yield excursions and investigate root causes.
    • Perform any other tasks delegated as necessary to support the CREE Materials Business.

    What you need for success:

    • Two-year technical degree (CNC machining, mechanical or equilvalent) or equivalent experience, or equivalent formal technical / military training. 
    • Must be US Citizen or Green Card Holder.
    • High energy, hands-on, self-motivated, problem solving individual with the capacity to quickly grasp and handle a wide range of technical challenges.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Strong organizational skills.
    • Strong communication skills and the ability to interface effectivity with coworkers of varying technical levels such as engineers, technicians, supervisors, managers, etc.
    • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to effectively transition to different tasks when priorities change
    • Strong Microsoft Office computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook) with the ability to learn new program quickly.

    Highly preferred skills and certifications:

    • Experience in lathe and mill operations.  Experience measuring with calipers and depth gauges.



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