Manufacturing Process / Equipment Engineer

Kapolei, HI

Job description

Title: Manufacturing Process / Equipment Engineer
Location: Kapolei, HI
Type: Full-time
Shift: 1st (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

TruTag Process/Equipment Engineers are responsible for all aspects of a wafer fabrication process including tool selection and process definition. They assist with the design, installation, modification, upgrade, and maintenance of the manufacturing equipment. This includes process setup and technician and operator training. This position will use data to make intelligent improvements to overall fabrication process and will be responsible for understanding all aspects of the process performed. This includes the interaction of the process to other fab processing, enabling accurate product dispositions of non-conforming product. Interaction normally requires the ability to gain cooperation of others and conducting presentations of technical information concerning specific projects/schedules.

In this semiconductor fab engineer role, you will be responsible for engineering process optimization efforts to achieve fab cycle time goals. You will interface with various modules, in addition to yield, product and integration teams, to resolve issues that limit yield performance.


  • Design and implementation of automated equipment in a silicon wafer process environment.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical thought needed to resolve issues in a variety of complex situations, without supervision.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Proven ability to scale up R&D and Pilot processes to a commercial manufacturing operation.
  • Proven ability to initiate, conceptualize, design, commission, and startup process improvements to existing production operations.
  • Proven abilities in using quality tools (SPC, Process Capability, DOE, etc.) to analyze, develop, and start-up manufacturing processes.
  • Ability to work within a diverse workforce and provide a positive and motivational work environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously under frequently changing priorities.
  • Experience preparing User Requirement and Testing Procedure, Standard Operating Procedures, and related documentation.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Expert knowledge level of electrical and mechanical systems, lock out, tag out training and COHE is expected.
  • Experience with Solidworks preferred.

Job Functions

The successful candidate shall

  • Own all aspects of factory’s 300mm toolsets.
  • Be responsible for safety, quality, equipment uptime performance.
  • Create accurate specified procedures and checklists and maintain all sustaining systems relevant to your toolsets.
  • Perform new equipment startup; responsible for ensuring the tools are installed and qualified and work with process owner to validate.
  • Drive continuous improvement in the health and matching of your toolset(s) by maintaining and driving an improvement roadmap.
  • Lead your tools and area to achieve best-in-class tool availability.
  • Design, develop, implement, and analyze of both internally designed and outsourced manufacturing equipment and systems and overall management of facilities maintenance.
  • Oversee the conception, research and development of new equipment and procedures; take hands-on role in equipment design and acceptance as well as process development on new equipment.
  • Participate in cGMP certification/validation of new/upgraded tools and processes.
  • Coordinate process technology transfer from R&D to production using disciplined engineering practices to design, review and document the engineering effort.
  • Develop manufacturing and operations processes for safety, product quality, cost efficiency, and overall company profitability, direct and coordinate production, operations, quality assurance, testing, and maintenance in industrial plants.
  • Take responsibility for ensuring all changes & improvements are approved and documented (ECR, ECO).
  • Review, approve, or modify product designs; Develop/review/approve Process Flow Diagrams, P&IDs and equipment specifications.
  • Position will require working on shift 1 and will require some on-call coverage.

Required Education / Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or related technical field.
  • 5+ years of relevant engineering work experience and a track record of success in increasingly complex and demanding roles or assignments
  • Skills in manual, semi-automated and automated wafer process system design
  • Experience designing/building/implementing manufacturing equipment
  • Experience with small to mid-size, high-tech pilot manufacturing environment.
  • Experience developing high-tech manufacturing processes and designing multiple generations of manufacturing equipment.

Desired Experience

  • Experience with wet-process systems.
  • Hands-on experience in semiconductor wet and thermal processes.
  • Direct process engineering experience.
  • Familiarity with functional and validation testing, IQ/OQ/PQ.
  • Experience with cGMP.


  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick Days
  • Medical, Dental, Drug and Vision Insurance/COBRA
  • Disability Insurance
  • Cafeteria Plan (Flexible Spending Account)
  • 401(k) Retirement/Savings Plan.

Travel required: Occasional

Relocation Package: None

Telecommute: No

TruTag is committed to a safe work environment. All candidates will be assessed for their experience with research laboratory operations and safety precautions.  Successful candidates will be required to complete TruTag’s rigorous safety training program and demonstrate understanding of the material presented prior to engaging in manufacturing activities.

TruTag has an established environmental, health and safety program that meets or exceeds all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and requirements to which TruTag subscribes, while executing our mission. Our operations are guided by a safety and environmental policy that strives to provide a workplace free of serious, recognized hazards and we comply with these standards issued by OSHA and EPA. Compliance with environmental, health, and safety standards is a key ingredient in the training and performance reviews of all personnel.

Local candidates only. Must be authorized to work in the United States.

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