Staff Process Engineer

Date: Nov 25, 2022

Location: Woburn, MA, 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: 69093 

Job Description

The Process Engineering group at Skyworks in Woburn, Massachusetts is responsible for developing and supporting all wafer fabrication processes used to produce Skyworks’ diverse portfolio of products.  The primary device technologies include HBT, GaN, BiFET, pHEMT and BiHEMT at various performance nodes.  The group works closely with the Advanced Technology Development team to develop technologies and with the Manufacturing Operations team to deliver world-class quality products to market.


  • Work with Operations synergistically, following a “work cell” model, to optimize the overall performance of the Dry Etch area and enhance the skills/knowledge of Operations personnel
  • Once released to production, take ownership of the unit processes in the Dry Etch section.  This includes sustaining process performance, while driving continuous improvement.
  • Support daily production to ensure on-time-delivery of top quality product.  This includes disposition of held lots and prescribing appropriate rework processing as necessary.  May require leading a team to rapidly contain yield/quality excursions and drive corrective actions.
  • Participate in fab-wide/section-specific continuous improvement efforts affecting key metrics
  • Build teamwork and cohesiveness within the group, and champion collaboration between engineering groups to improve the wellbeing and performance of the overall organization
  • Support Advanced Technology Development projects by developing and thoroughly characterizing robust unit processes as building blocks of next generation technologies.


  • At a minimum, a BS/MSc/PhD. in engineering, physics, chemistry, material science or related discipline
  • Ability and willingness to work in a cleanroom semiconductor processing environment
  • At least 4-6 years of experience in micro-electronics process engineering with primary experience in dry etch processes (e.g. RIE/plasma etching of III-V materials, polyimide and silicon nitride)
  • Familiar with metrology such as SEM, FIB, EDX, TEM, EELS, Ellipsometry, Reflectometry and profilometry
  • An ideal candidate will have in depth knowledge/experience in plasma chemistry, strip processes, a basic understanding of HBT/HEMT device physics and common PCM test structures and parameters
  • Advanced knowledge and practical experience applying structured problem solving methods (e.g. Six Sigma) to identify and control or eliminate root causes of variation
  • Advanced knowledge and practical experience applying SPC, DOE, MSA and ANOVA
  • Advanced data analysis skills using tools such as JMP, Exensio/Spotfire or dataPower
  • Team player with experience driving for improved process control and rapidly containing yield/quality excursions, identifying root causes and implementing effective corrective actions




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: Woburn
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston

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