Principal Equipment Engineer - Photolithography

Date: Jun 4, 2023

Location: Newbury Park, CA, US

Company: Skyworks


If you are looking for a challenging and exciting career in the world of technology, then look no further. Skyworks is an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors whose solutions are powering the wireless networking revolution. At Skyworks, you will find a fast-paced environment with a strong focus on global collaboration, minimal layers of management and the freedom to make meaningful contributions in a setting that encourages creativity and out-of-the-box thinking.  Our work culture values diversity, social responsibility, open communication, mutual trust and respect.  We are excited about the opportunity to work with you and glad you want to be part of a team of talented individuals who together can change the way the world communicates.

Requisition ID: 70274 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Evaluates, selects and orders equipment that is most appropriate and cost effective for the manufacture of company products. Advanced knowledge on stepper photolithography equipment, preferably CANNON stepper models.
  • Oversees the installation, modification, upgrade and maintenance of manufacturing equipment.
  • Maintains current records on equipment manufacturers’ technical notices, upgrades and safety issues.
  • Studies equipment performance and reliability. Defines priorities to focus on and drives toolset constant performance improvement.
  • Provides technical support to the manufacturing equipment repair and process engineering organizations.
  • Defines preventive maintenance procedures and schedules.



  • Electrical or mechanical Bachelor's of Science degree or equivalent years of experience.
  • Minimum of ten years of direct relevant experience
  • Experience supporting complex manufacturing equipment (theory of operation, tool install requirements, window of operation, tool performance diagnostics, calibration, preventive maintenance requirements, troubleshooting, tool performance optimization)
  • Experience on equipment operating in high vacuum is a plus.
  • Flexibility / able to learn quickly new toolset/assignment          
  • Excellent interaction with tool vendors/FSE/repair houses          
  • Experienced on maintenance administration activities.
  • Familiarity with ISO requirements 9001 and 14000.        
  • Collects and interprets data effectively.
  • Systematic approach towards problem solving  
  • Effective time management: Adherence to schedule and prioritization
  • Ownership. Minimal supervision required, stays on top assignments.
  • Continuous improvement mindset and knowledge of continuous improvement techniques such as 5s, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma.         
  • Drive for skills continuous improvement
  • Team player, be able to team up with all departments and/or individuals. Able to guide/mentor other team members on best maintenance practices, toolset expertise, etc.



The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $122,000$231,000 per year. Starting base pay will depend on relevant experience and skills, training and education, business needs, market demands, the ultimate job duties and requirements, and work location. Skyworks has different base pay ranges for different work locations in the U.S. Benefits include access to healthcare benefits (including a premium-free medical plan option), a 401(k) plan and company match, an employee stock purchase plan, paid time off (including vacation, sick/wellness, parental leave), among others. Employees are eligible to participate in an incentive plan, and certain roles are also eligible for additional awards, including recognition and stock. These incentives and awards are based on individual and/or company performance.


Skyworks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Ventura
Nearest Secondary Market: Oxnard

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