• Yield Engineering Lead

    Job Locations US-NY-Marcy
    Requisition ID
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Power Engineering
  • Job Description

    Cree is hiring in New York! This position will be based out of Marcy, NY. There will be significant near term travel involved to Albany, NY and Durham, NC approximately 90% of the time.


    How would you like to be a part of starting up the world’s largest, most state-of-the-art, automotive-qualified SiC wafer fab?


    We’re looking for passionate top-performers to join us at our fab facilities in New York as we qualify toolsets and design a 480,000 square-foot fab with over 100,000 square-feet of clean room space.  If you want to be a pioneer with one of the most pivotal technologies of our time, Silicon Carbide, then you’re looking in the right place.


    The primary focus of this position is to drive yield improvement on existing and new products, technologies, and processes in Cree’s state of the art, highly automated, SiC Wafer Fab.  A successful candidate will take inline inspection and test data to drive improvements in the process and continuous quality improvement.  This position will be expected to lead a group of Yield Engineers working cross-functionally in the Wafer Fab driving yield improvement roadmaps. 


    What can Cree Wolfspeed do for you?

    • Chance to work with all levels of a global organization
    • Optimize your potential in a high visibility in a $1+ billion company, with great opportunities for career development and progression.
    • Work on industry leading technology in a rapidly growing semiconductor products company.
    • Make a difference at a company committed to making the world a better place with its products and to green business practices.


    What can you do for Cree Wolfspeed?

    • Analyze data using sound statistical methodology to drive improvements and recommendations to operations of process engineering
    • Take leadership role to establish relationships between multiple manufacturing sites and engineering departments to drive yield enhancements. 
    • Implement in-line defect reduction strategy, and use test yield loss paretos to drive yield enhancement projects
    • Present technical data to internal management describing yield performance and improvement plans
    • Travel occasionally to various manufacturing sites and vendor sites to drive and maintain yield improvement methodology
    • Challenge the team to drive best in class yield through methodical problem solving and yield improvement programs. 


    What you need for success:

    • BS in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or equivalent experience
    • 3-5 year’s experience leading a team in Process, Yield, or Integration Engineering in a semiconductor environment
    • Ability to apply common FA techniques (SEM, FIB, EDX, etc.) for identifying defect modes
    • Experience with KLA defect review and classification methodology
    • Understanding of semiconductor processes and equipment in Fabrication and backend testing
    • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
    • Good working knowledge of semiconductor device physics


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • MS in Electrical, Chemical, Materials Science, or Mechanical Engineering
    • Strong self-motivation and project management experience
    • Computer programming experience with SQL, JMP, MS Access, or similar database and analysis software
    • Ability to interface with people of different backgrounds and at every level of the organization
    • Strong track record of effective problem-solving, good engineering judgment and decision-making skills
    • Ability to lead a team that can manage multiple projects and multitask effectively
    • Strong drive to produce results in a timely fashion and have strong sense of competitive urgency


    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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