Pressure Converter
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MEMS Process Engineer

Summary of Position
The MEMS Process Engineer implements improvements in manufacturing of existing and next generation pressure sensors at SMI. He/she will work in collaboration with the production and R&D team to develop high yielding products with processes optimized for manufacturability. 

Essential Functions

  • Optimize MEMS fabrication processes by running DOEs and using statistical methods to monitor key process parameters and Yield.
  • Sustain and Support Production through optimization of existing processes
  • Lead and participate in successful Continuous Improvement Programs  to improve cost and  manufacturability
  • Support the development of new processes in collaboration with R&D to enable new technologies / products
  • Lead and support capital equipment projects including qualification and tool release to production
  • Analyze and verify data to disposition non-conforming material
  • Define containment, corrective and preventive actions for process failures
  • Responsible for process stability of equipment and documentation for assigned production modules
  • Document and present  process changes and experimental results to process review board
  • Train Operators and solicit feedback to optimize manufacturability
  • Create and update product documentation

Education, Skills ans Experience Required

  • MS degree in Electrical/Mechanical/Materials Engineering or Physics
  • Capability to design DOE`s and draw conclusions to optimize processes and their stability
  • Ability to work with in a class 100 clean room with chemicals used in semiconductor/MEMS manufacturing
  • Problem solving, project management and good time management skills
  • Knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, Power point) and Statistical software tools
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-Starter, self-motivator is expected with the ability to work effectively in a team environment

Additional desired Skills and Experience

  • Hands on experience in cleanroom environment and in MEMS fabrication
  • Knowledge of standard metrology equipment used in semiconductor/MEMS fabrication
  • Experience with formal release of procedures, yield management and SPC
  • Knowledge of ISO9001 or TS16949 quality systems is beneficial

Silicon Microstructures is an established and growing MEMS Pressure Sensor company with its own fab in Silicon Valley.  The company operates with the culture of an aggressive start-up while also enjoying the stability of an established and healthy business.

Sandy Taylor,
Sr. Director HR
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