Manufacturing Engineer

M/A Com Technolgy Solutions - Lowell, MA (30+ days ago)

Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard. MACOM has multiple design centers, Si, GaAs and InP fabrication, manufacturing, assembly and test, and operational facilities throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. In addition, MACOM offers foundry services that represents a key core competency within our business. The foundry provides access to, and control of our broad range of proprietary technologies in an asset light, cost effective structure.

MACOM sells and distributes products globally via a sales channel comprised of a direct field sales force, authorized sales representatives and leading industry distributors. Our sales team is trained across all of our products to give our customers insights into our entire portfolio.

Our global organization of skilled engineers is driven every day to solve the world’s most demanding wireless and wireline application challenges. We’re proud of our more than sixty years’ of hands-on experience designing and building analog semiconductor technology across the RF to Light spectrum.

Manufacturing Engineer

Key Responsibilities and Critical Success Measures

Provide the primary interface to foundries for the communication of MACOM product/technology requirements.
Provide clear and concise metric reports that detail actions and owners to resolve all manufacturing related issues at external foundry service providers.
Devise innovative methods of adding value through a close working relationship with Operational leadership onsite(s).
Analyse and assess operational activities in order to identify areas for improvement across the site(s) and within the wider business.
Propose new ways of working by using best practice in processes and technologies.
Provide progress updates against assigned projects to the senior management, supply chain management and senior engineers, and identifying opportunities, risks and any remedial action plans required.
Manage day-to-day, near term to long term technical projects between MACOM and foundries to on-schedule completion.
Coordinate, as-needed, periodic technical meetings with foundries.
Coordinate new product tapeout, pilot engineering wafer execution and wafer processing validation.
Drive wafer foundry and process related issues for current and next generation technologies.
Spearhead technology transfers from development/engineering to production facilities.

Essential Qualifications & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in EE, Physics, Materials Science, or chemical engineering, with emphasis on semiconductor processing and device physics.
3+ years of semiconductor industry experience with a minimum of 1 year of wafer Fab process integration or device engineering, specifically in silicon photonics or III-V integrated photonic circuits.
Experience in using Project Management Methodologies.
Understanding of photonic and electronic device physics and reliability concepts for wafer processing.
Exposure/knowledge of issues related to GaN HEMT technology and the fabrication of GaN HEMTs and integrated circuits.
Knowledge of IC product supply chain including GDS data, mask making, wafer supply, probe and test functions.
Excellent English language communications skills, both verbal and written.

Desirable Qualifications & Experience

Experience in the transfer of semiconductor processes from development to production.
Experience of working directly with external foundries such as TSMC, TowerJazz, Global Foundries, etc…

Functional Competencies
Deciding and Initiating Action

Makes prompt, clear decisions which may involve tough choices or considered risks.
Takes responsibility for actions, projects and people.
Takes initiative, acts with confidence and works under own direction.
Initiates and generates activity.

Relating and Networking

Establishes good relationships with customers, contractors and staff.
Builds wide and effective networks of contacts inside and outside the organisation.
Relates well to people at all levels.
Manages conflict.
Self-motivated with the ability to be managed remotely.


Analyses numerical data, verbal data and all other sources of information.
Probes for further information or greater understanding of a problem.
Makes rational judgments from the available information and analysis.
Produces workable solutions to a range of problems.
Demonstrates an understanding of how one issue may be part of a much larger issue or system.

Personal Characteristics

Innovative individual who is able to influence others whilst having the resilience to pursue issues to a satisfactory conclusion without excessive guidance.
Ability to achieve targets under pressure whilst managing conflicting priorities.
Can demonstrate successfully the use of Problem solving techniques with an excellent attention to detail is essential.