• Process Development Engineer - Reliability

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

    Cree – Process Development Engineer – Reliability and Characterization

    Job Summary

    Cree currently has an opening for a Process Development Engineer within the LED Components R&D group at our headquarters facility in Raleigh/Durham, NC. We are looking for a self-motivated, hands-on candidate to become a member of the ISO:17025 accredited Reliability and Characterization Lab and help drive Cree’s leadership in LED development.

    The successful candidate will be a resourceful problem solver with the capacity to quickly grasp and resolve a wide range of technical problems through the implementation of practical solutions to complicated problems.


    What can Cree do for you?

    • In this role, you will be instrumental in shaping the methods, tools and mindset for device characterization and product validation in Components Research & Development
    • Located in the thriving Research Triangle region of North Carolina, including locations that have been named best place to live in the entire U.S.
    • Potential for future mobility within a strong growth-oriented company and a technology leader in LED devices
    • Being a part of a strong technical team that values agility, contribution and independence


    What can you do for Cree?

    • Conduct experimental work to develop and improve LED chips and Components
    • Manage qualification and characterization plans for new LED products
    • Analyze data using sound statistical methodology to drive developments, improvements and recommendations
    • As a member of the Development Team, you will interact with a wide range of functional groups including Manufacturing, Purchasing, Facilities, Quality, Applications, and Marketing.

    What you need for success:

    • BS in Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Applied Physics or other relevant Physical Science major. No experience is required; recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with strong interpersonal skills
    • Strong problem-solving abilities.
    • Strong mechanical aptitude/troubleshooting ability.
    • Strong computer and data analysis skills.

    Highly preferred skills and certifications:

    • MS in Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Applied Physics or other relevant Physical Science major.
    • 3 to 5 years’ experience in semiconductor manufacturing, reliability testing or device characterization is preferred but not required.
    • Experience with databases and data analysis tools (SQL, Access, SAS JMP, Excel, etc.)
    • Experience with industry quality standards or similar quality experience.
    • Strong working knowledge of SPC and DOE principles and methods.
    • Experience in semiconductor device and/or failure analysis.


    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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