• Manufacturing Equipment Maintenance Technician

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


    CREE’s Global Operations team is looking for an Equipment Technician to support the Power & RF Wafer Fab TDI area. This is a 12-hour day shift position that reports into the equipment group. The Equipment Technician is responsible for all aspects of repairs; troubleshooting and preventive maintenance related to the semiconductor fab including assigned projects working to improve / sustain system availability, reliability and maintainability.


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Perform preventive maintenance, installs, modifies, and repairs, all fab semiconductor processing equipment.
    • Perform at a high level using hand tools and electrical/mechanical measurement devices
    • In depth use of electrical and/or mechanical drawings during troubleshoot efforts
    • Assist in training and hands on skill development of new or existing team members in areas/tools of expertise
    • Review and updates and/or develops maintenance procedures to match best practices
    • Recommend PM intervals changes based on repair data and PM findings
    • Actively participate in project activities as assigned
    • Record parts and materials used, and ensures ordering of new parts and materials as necessary.
    • Work with and capture training, lessons learned and troubleshooting skills from tool vendor field service engineering when onsite
    • Understand and perform various leak check methods on all systems and/or components
    • Ensures documents are created and accurate for PM and repair data in the maintenance program
    • Provide communication to all fab members by following proper escalation procedures
    • Complete assigned tasks, goals, and critical objectives to meet committed schedules
    • Promote and mandates safe working and housekeeping practices within the team
    • Foster teamwork and support team-building activities
    • Emergency Response Team participation/membership


    • 5+ years experience in a industrial mechanical, electrical equipment maintenance position
    • 5+ years service in a hands-on maintenance or engineering capacity
    • Full understanding of mechanical, electrical and P&ID drawings for semiconductor equipment repair
    • Full understanding of detailed vacuum system troubleshooting and operations
    • Experience maintaining and installing a wide variety of electrical and semiconductor components including electrical boards, valves, pumps and motors
    • Able to work overtime to support business needs
    • Able to work in clean room for extended period
    • Must have a positive, professional, energetic, can-do attitude.  “Do whatever it takes” work ethic
    • Candidate must be a US citizen or Green Card holder


    • Direct Experience with Probers, inkers, Dicing saws. Also with Possible Knowledge of Grinders, EVG bonders a plus
    • 10+ years experience in an industrial mechanical, electrical equipment maintenance position at a chemical or semiconductor site
    • 10+ years service in a hands-on maintenance or engineering capacity
    • Expert in various methods of leak checking vacuum systems
    • Expert level of skill in maintaining and installing a wide variety of electrical and semiconductor components including electrical boards, valves, pumps and motors.
    • Work effectively and take initiative with little continuous direct
    • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.


    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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