Staff Process Engineer

Date: Apr 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: 70186 

Principal Etch Engineer


Position Summary:

Etch engineer needed to support GaAs fab in 24x7 production operation environment.  Scope of work involve sustaining and improving process in several of the following areas:  compound semiconductor etch, dielectric etch, wet clean, wet etch, wet strip or lift-off.  Etch engineer is expected to implement/improve process control by use of FDC and SPC methods.  Engineer is expected to work in team environment to drive improvement in tool capability, to reduce defects, PCM failures, number of held lots and to disposition of held lots in timely manner. 



Primary Responsibility:

  • Sustain and improve etch processes
  • Improve process to prevent etch issues
  • Implement and improve detection by use of FDC
  • Implement and improve detection by use of SPC
  • Periodic review of metrology, AOI and electrical test results
  • Reduction of held lots and timely disposition of held lots


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s in science or engineering degree required
  • Master’s or higher science or engineering degree preferred
  • Minimum 10 years of clean room experience preferred
  • Etch engineering technical leadership experience preferred
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with other teams
  • Be able to quickly troubleshoot and find the cause of wafer problems
  • Ability to good exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine the appropriate action needed to resolve lot issues
  • Be able to work in a fast-paced production environment


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The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $108,500$206,400 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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