• Process Technician

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

    We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our Opto R&D group. This position will be responsible for working with a diverse team of engineers and technicians developing wafer fabrication processes that result in rapid time to market of new LED chip products.


    Shift: 12-hour Night (7pm-7am) (Works some Saturdays)


    What can Cree do for you?

    • This role is a great entry into the engineering field.
    • You will have the opportunity to gain diversified development experience working on multiple projects.
    • Opportunity to work alongside science and engineering staff in the research and development team.


    What can you do for Cree?

    • Learn and perform tasks related to the fabrication of LED chips.
    • Learn all areas of the wafer fabrication process including, but not limited to, Photolithography, Metal Deposition, Wet and Dry Etch Processing, Wafer Thinning, and back-end processing.
    • Carry out inspections and characterization tests on wafers and communicate results to the team.
    • Execute and assist in the design of experiments to aid the product development team in next generation LED solutions.
    • Collect data, analyze results, and issue recommendations.
    • Understand complete process flow for product line. Must have the ability to communicate procedures for tool sets and can use observation skills to make adjustments on tools.
    • Assist in creating documentation for new procedures and work instructions after process development is completed, and assist in training production operators on new processes.
    • Provide support to team members to investigate/resolve processing issues and suggest solutions to prevent future occurrence
    • Support equipment engineering on tool troubleshooting and preventative maintenance.

    What you need for success:

    • Associates degree in engineering or science OR at least 2 years working in a technical role
    • This position requires the lawful ability to access technical data, information, and areas controlled by United States export control laws and regulations.
    • Strong attention to detail is a must
    • Strong computer skills and MS Office (Word, Excel, Access) experience required
    • Good communication skills required, both written and oral
    • Must be able to follow detailed instructions
    • Able to work in a cleanroom for an extended time
    • Ability to adjust to rapidly changing priorities


    • BS degree in a relevant engineering or science field
    • Experience working in a high-volume semiconductor manufacturing environment


    This role may require additional duties and/or assignments as designated by management.


    At Cree | Wolfspeed, we’ve spent more than 30 years developing industry firsts as a leader in wide bandgap semiconductor technology. Not familiar with all of our products? That is because we are a part of the invisible revolution; if we do our job right you will never know we were there. Our products make impossible possible like our LEDs that power cities to our Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) components that power electric vehicles, solar energy, telecommunications and industrial, military and aerospace solutions.


    We believe in enabling the world to do more with less. That’s why we encourage each other to think unconventionally, take ownership and solve real problems. Interested in a career at Cree | Wolfspeed? We want to meet you. Submit your application now.


    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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