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Yield Enhancement / Defect Reduction Engineer

Job Code:  2950
Travel Involved: 0-10%
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level:  Entry Level (0-1 yrs exp)
Education: Doctorate 
Skills: Engineering -> Defect Density, Semiconductor Processing, Yield Enhancement, Failure Analysis, Device Physics
Category: Device Physics, Engineering, Process Integration, Semiconductor, Yield Enhancement
Position Summary:

Maxim Integrated is a highly successful, $2.4 billion company. With offices and manufacturing sites around the world, we design, develop, and manufacture award-winning semiconductors that make the world more integrated. We also know that it’s our people who make us a great company. So we reward bold thinking, teamwork, personal growth, and community involvement. Want to make a difference and be challenged every day? Join us at Maxim Integrated. With analog integration, the possibilities are endless.

We're seeking a Yield Enhancement/ Defect Reduction Engineer who will be responsible for:

  • Achieving Best-In-Class SORT defect densities by setting up defect reduction priorities and leading cross functional improvement projects involving Fab process/equipment/production organizations
  • Enhancing current systems for early detection and containment of defect excursions 
  • Determining root-causes for chronic process induced defect mechanisms and putting permanent solutions in place 
  • Partnering with Product, Design, Failure Analysis and Reliability engineering organizations to arrive at quick and robust solutions for problems and maximizing process performance
  • Collaboratively leading a highly energetic team and aligning team efforts to meet the company's strategic mission
  • MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Device Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or equivalent
  • A BS along with 3+ years of directly applicable experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree
  • Experience or familiarity with KLA / Tencor / AMAT optical inspection and SEM based defect review / classification tools are a plus
  • Knowledge of Yield Management Software and Defect Databases will be preferred
  • Mid-level software skills to effectively use and maintain all databases and associated software are a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to set strategic goals and lead defect reduction teams to successfully meet objectives
  • An understanding of the fundamentals of semiconductor processing, integration, and device physics
  • Strong analytical and math skills including statistics
  • Strong background in physics, integration and characterization of Bipolar, CMOS and passive devices
  • Excellent project planning, scheduling, documentation, coordination, execution and communication skills
  • Apply only if you are a self-starter, motivated and will thrive in a dynamic 24/7 manufacturing operation

 Maxim is an EEO/AA Employer and values diversity in the workplace.

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