Equipment Engineer

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Date: Jan 9, 2019

Location: Newbury Park, CA, US

Company: Skyworks

Principal Equipment Engineer 1, Newbury Park, California 


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: 48539 

Principal Equipment Engineer 1, Newbury Park, California 



Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Evaluates, selects and orders equipment that is most appropriate and cost effective for the manufacture of company products.
  • 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.
  • Establishes programs and solutions for increasing uptime and for equipment problems that affect the manufacturing process.
  • Provides technical support to the manufacturing equipment repair and process engineering organizations.
  • Defines and writes preventative maintenance schedules.



  • Bachelor's of Science degree or equivalent years of experience
  • Minimum of eight years of direct relevant experience
  • Experience supporting photolithography equipment. Advanced toolset knowledge on CANON i5, 3030 stepper (theory of operation, tool install requirements, window of operation, tool performance diagnostics, calibration, preventive maintenance requirements, troubleshooting, tool performance optimization)
  • Knowledgeable on QUINTEL ALIGNER, CD SEM, IVS toolsets       
  • 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           
  • 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 suchs 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.
  • Able to effectively communicate using written communication (email, document procedures, etc.) defining content based on end user needs     
  • Able to effectively communicate one to one or with a bigger audience
  • Day shift:  7:30am - 4:30pm
  • Must be able to drive 3.5 miles during work day, between Skywork's Hdqtrs Offices and Skywork's Newport Development Labs


Wafer Manufacturing

As part of Skyworks’ global operations,  the wafer manufacturing group supports the high-volume production of our wafers to meet the growing demand for our solutions. The team is committed to delivering high-quality, cost-effective and differentiated products utilizing GaAs HBT and pHEMT technologies, in addition to supporting other fast-emerging processes.  Our team members work closely with all organizations within Skyworks to deliver superior performance in a fast-paced environment.  By joining our wafer manufacturing team, you will have the opportunity to significantly impact the company’s growth and success. 





Skyworks is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting diversity in the workplace.

Nearest Major Market: Ventura
Nearest Secondary Market: Oxnard

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