Semiconductor Equipment Technician - Nights

FormFactor, Inc. - Livermore, CA (30+ days ago)3.8

Front Half Nights (6pm-6:15am, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and every other Saturday)
FormFactor, Inc.
Livermore, California

At FormFactor, it’s not enough just to make revolutionary products. We also strive to be a great place to work. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees through a variety of perks that focus on health and wellness, such as a generous PTO plan, excellent insurance benefits, and our guiding values of innovation, earning trust and doing the right thing. We also offer an employee stock purchase program and annual health fairs where employees can get flu shots and biometric screenings. Personal development is encouraged through our learning and development courses and tuition contribution program. Although our products are sold to semi-conductor industry leaders around the globe, they are researched, designed and manufactured in our facilities in Beaverton, Oregon, and Livermore, San Jose and Carlsbad, California. Every employee of FormFactor plays a role in creating and supporting these amazing products.

FormFactor is looking for innovative and passionate people who want to lead in today’s mobile revolution.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Technician to join our winning team. In this role, you'll partner with Operations and Engineering to maintain and improve semiconductor manufacturing equipment used in the production of state of the art MEMS products. A successful candidate will own the electro-mechanical performance of various automated micro-assembly equipment, pick and place assembly tools, Electro-chemical Plating wet-benches, chemical & Plasma etch system, various vision metrology platforms and more. This role will actively engage in sustaining these systems basic functionality, performing scheduled preventative maintenance, triage/repair of unscheduled down equipment & equipment qualification.

Successful candidates must be able to train on day shift for 3-6 months.

Job Description:
Acquire a detailed understanding of the Fab processes and the equipment sets in terms of machine function, performance and process capability to ensure equipment meets or exceeds process criteria.
Use company software applications to look-up, order or return spare parts from/to our spare parts inventory.
Perform scheduled preventative maintenance per our equipment data base PM scheduler and escalate solutions to issues found during PM’s.
Debug electro-mechanical equipment issues and employ long term repairs per FFI 8D+ problem solving methods and communicate status and recovery plans throughout the issue resolution process.
Innovate, act and improve when faced with equipment issues by interpreting signals from log files, system parameter set-up files and abnormal machine behavior.
Participate and drive key CIP activities to improve equipment up-time and increase yields in an equipment and process capacity.
Participate in equipment installation/bring-up activities including specifying facility needs, executing equipment qualification activities and closing on actions related to the job
Maintain work instructions or PM check lists and keep good documentation. Improve directions as needed.
Use metrics to monitor equipment performance and provide insight for performance improvement.
Provide technical expertise and leadership to the Operations team to ensure equipment is properly used and maintained – on time.
Understand and follow all health, safety, and environmental procedures and requirements.
May need to handle (collect, move, and label) and manage hazardous and universal wastes in their designated areas per regulatory requirements, and FFI’s policies and procedures. Personnel who handle hazardous and universal waste must take have current training provided by FFI.

Job Requirements:
2 Year Technical/Associates Degree in Science, Math, Engineering, Semi-Conductor Manufacturing or a related discipline or equivalent military training / work experience.
Fluency in English Language – written & verbal
Minimum of 7 years of experience in high tech semiconductor or equivalent technology equipment management activity
Demonstrated expertise in performing electro\mechanical\fluidic circuit troubleshooting, repair, preventative maintenance, and equipment modification. A strong understanding and working knowledge of the following equipment is also needed: pneumatic/hydraulic pump systems, multi axis servo systems, vision components, chillers & cooling systems.
Competent with Windows OS interfaces, MS office suite and other SW programs such as sub-component interface to set-up amplifiers, power supplies, PLC code updates, etc.
Previous experience in a wafer fabrication and/or micro assembly environment is preferred, along with the ability to provide equipment and process engineering support
Able to follow detailed instructions and procedures to complete tasks and required documentation; demonstrate solid work performance in an environment requiring high level of attention to detail and timeliness
Ability to define, initiate, manage, and execute on projects to improve tool function and metrics. The ability to work in a cross-functional team environment, prioritize tasks, and plan for maintenance is essential
Use hand tools including wrenches, calipers, voltage/current meters, oscilloscopes and other various equipment technology specific tooling
Familiarity with Robotic / Automated handling systems & vacuum systems is a plus.

Working Conditions:
Sitting, standing, stooping, bending, or crouching for prolonged periods of time – up to 11 hours or more per day
Grasping or pinching and manual dexterity
Occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs
Work area has fluorescent lighting and air conditioning
Moderate to loud noise level
Must be available to work overtime and weekends when the job demands it
Able to work in a cleanroom environment per semiconductor protocol/requirements
Able to wear all required clean room protective clothing and equipment for normal 11.5 hour shift (excluding breaks)

FormFactor is committed to providing a work environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and are committed to compliance with all Federal, State, and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, sex (including breastfeeding and related conditions), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, registered domestic partner status, medical condition, military or veteran status, genetic characteristics or information, or any other legally protected characteristic. These protections extend to all employment and management decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations, and all other terms and conditions of employment.