Yield Engineer - Process

Date: Feb 1, 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: 69263 

Job Description


Primary Responsibility:  Yield engineer needed to support GaAs fab in 24x7 production operation environment.  Scope of work involve visual defect reduction, defect analysis, AOI (automated optical inspection) lot disposition and driving meetings to find root cause of visual defects, correct issues and improve yields.  Day to day work involve review of AOI wafer maps, verification of AOI failures, determination of failure, ink-out of failures, manual inspection, Focus Ion Beam (FIB), SEM inspection, EDX analysis to determine root cause of low yield.  Engineer will maintain documents, summarize wafer data, review wafer maps, categorize defects, review lot history, coordinate meetings, coordinate engineering technicians and disposition held wafers in timely manner. 


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s in science or engineering degree required
  • Master’s or higher degree preferred
  • Fab experience preferred
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with other teams
  • Be able to quickly troubleshoot and find cause of wafer problems
  • Ability to good exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action needed to resolve lot issues
  • Be able to work in fast paced production environment


The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $85,900$164,600 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.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Oxnard

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