• Product Engineer Manufacturing

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

    Cree | Wolfspeed’s Global Operations team is seeking a Product Engineer to join the RF Product Engineering group. This position will assist in process monitoring, data analysis, process integration and yield enhancement of Cree | Wolfspeed’s GaN HEMT product manufacturing.  Cree | Wolfspeed is growing rapidly and we need engineers to help us ramp our production line.


    What can Cree | Wolfspeed do for you?

    • Provide a high impact area of ownership that enables both you and us to grow. 
    • This position will work hand in hand with process, product, operation and equipment teams to shape the future of our RF products.


    What can you do for Cree | Wolfspeed?

    • Support qualifications and process changes with data analysis, review, and approval.
    • Provide device expertise and guidance when interacting with Epi, Fab, and test process teams.
    • Coordinate with assembly and reliability teams for qualification of process changes and MRB material.
    • Identify and drive improvements in manufacturability, yield, performance, and reliability in our GaN RF devices.
    • Aid the manufacturing line with out of spec hold lot disposition.
    • Work closely with yield engineering to drive improvement projects.
    • Ramp new products released from NPI, monitoring performance and driving improvement projects.
    • Work with marketing, applications, and quality teams to improve products based on customer feedback.
    • Document manufacturing process flow updates, FMEAs, control plans, inspection requirements, and experimental split lot instructions.
    • Routinely review product performance through periodic chart review.
    • Mentor, coach and train junior engineers and process technicians.
    • Work alongside operations and process engineering inside the cleanroom.


    What you need for success:

    • This position requires the lawful ability to access technical data, information, and areas controlled by United States export control laws and regulations.
    • BS, MS, or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Material Science, or Chemical Engineering
    • Product or Process engineering experience in a production semiconductor environment.
    • Extensive experience with statistical data analysis of both large and small data sets.
    • Able and willing to support 24/7 projects in a manufacturing environment.
    • Exhibit an open, positive, professional, energetic, can-do attitude.
    • Ability to work in a fast moving, evolving environment.
    • Clear written and verbal communication skills.
    • Leadership skills to successfully drive small teams and projects.


    Highly preferred skills and certifications:

    • Knowledge of RF semiconductor devices and the underlying semiconductor device physics
    • Demonstrated understanding of semiconductor device manufacturing including ion implantation, diffusion, photolithography, wet and dry etch, wafer thinning, and thin film deposition.
    • Understanding of characterization and failure analysis techniques (FIB, STEM, SIMS, EDS, et cetera).
    • Effective when executing multiple technical tasks
    • Familiarity with ANOVA, DOE principles, SPC techniques, JMP software, JMP scripting, Klarity, SQL, or similar engineering software and techniques.
    • Experience in process integration or process development in a semiconductor fab.
    • Experience from incoming or subsequent processes including RF test, GaN epi, or packaging
    • Scripting or programming language proficiency


    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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