Process Staff Engineer - Thin Films

Date: Sep 15, 2021

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: 64747 

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.

This Process Staff Engineer is expected to be an expert on thin film deposition with a broad understanding of the compound semiconductor industry, and a resource who will help train and develop engineers and technicians with less experience to grow and improve their skills. The ideal candidate will be recognized by others in the field, and may have published and presented their work at industry forums.


  • Process owner of e-beam evaporation and sputtering tools for deposition of metal films. Thorough understanding of every aspect of the process, including qualifications, SPC, preventative maintenance, process parameters, and metrologies.
  • Support daily production to ensure on-time-delivery of top quality product. Occasionally requires leading a team to rapidly contain yield/quality excursions and drive corrective actions.
  • Compiles and evaluates test data to determine appropriate limits and variables for process or material specifications.
  • Participate in fab-wide/section-specific continuous improvement efforts affecting key metrics.
  • Support Advanced Technology Development projects by developing and thoroughly characterizing robust unit processes as building blocks of next generation technologies.


  • A minimum Bachelor degree in engineering, physics, chemistry, material science or related discipline; MS/PhD preferred.
  • At least 6-8 years of experience in micro-electronics process engineering.
  • Expert level understanding of thin film deposition processes (e.g. e-beam evaporation, DC/RF sputtering, and PECVD).
  • Solid understanding of the minimum process requirements, and of process interactions with upstream and downstream processes typical of compound semiconductor production flows.
  • Knowledge of testing and evaluation methods, such as profilometer, sheet resistance, XRF, SEM, TEM, SIMS.
  • Exceptional troubleshooting skills at system, process, and equipment levels.
  • Expert level knowledge and practical experience applying SPC, DOE, and ANOVA.
  • Metrics driven, data directed, detail oriented and very strong in core engineering principles.
  • Ability to handle time sensitive projects and activities simultaneously and effectively.
  • Ability to produce thorough documentation that meets regulatory / methodology requirements.
  • Ability to work effectively within a diverse team including engineers, technicians, operators, and quality controls, across various shifts.
  • Ability and willingness to work in a cleanroom semiconductor processing environment.



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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