• Machinist

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

    This Machinist 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 responsible for manufacturing of highly unique parts using lathes, mills and meteorology tools. The Crystal Growth department is the starting point for Cree's industry-leading technology, and members of this team are key to the quality and success of all downstream Cree products!


    Location:           Durham, NC 

    Shift:                12-hour night shifts  


     A career at Cree as a Machinist:

    • Full-time job! (this is NOT a temporary assignment)
    • Shift differentials up to 10% on top of the starting base wage
    • Paid vacation and holidays
    • Health insurance benefits, ESPP, paid vacation/paid holidays, 401(k), full-service fitness center, on-site café
    • Safe work environment in a growing company and industry
    • Predictable / Consistent work shifts
    • Pay day every other Friday based on standard work schedule that is comprised of 76 hours straight pay + 8 hours overtime
    • Available voluntary overtime, pre-approved by your supervisor
    • Internal promotion opportunities!

     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 similar) 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.

    Note: This position requires the ability to access information regulated by United States export control laws.


    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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