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Senior Process Engineer at FormFactor, Inc.

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Type: Full Time
Location: Livermore, California

Job Description:

POSITION: Senior Process Engineer

Livermore, CA

JOB ID: 1837



FormFactor, Inc.
Livermore, CA

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.


The SENIOR PROCESS ENGINEER is responsible for the development, implementation, ramp, and continuous improvement of various advanced electromechanical processes used to assemble and test probe cards. As an assembly and test process Sr principal engineer, you will lead efforts on optimizing test and assembly process and perform hands on testing, failure analysis, and statistical analysis of assembly and test processes.
This engineer will look inside and outside of our current process and practices and initiate potential projects based on new technology. Interacting with current and potential tooling vendors, the candidate will look for beneficial opportunities to integrate new hardware in an effort to improve quality and/or reduce the cost of test processes.

A successful candidate is expected to demonstrate aspects of engineering process ownership/ingenuity of test, as well as debug, troubleshoot, and test methodology road-mapping + implementation to ensure test coverage of increasingly complicated products.


* Create test recipe and process, provide production support and monitor process health

* Interface with design Engineering to implement design for testability and manufacturability

* Interface with internal groups to generate overall test methodology

* Manage the qualification of new process,measurement and testing equipment

* Interface with end users on training and maintenance of equipment

* Develop and implement test and process procedures and protocols

* Strong capabilities in statistical analysis and analytical reporting

* Demonstrated capability in SPC and ATE tool monitoring

* Comfortable with hand dis/assembly of delicate, precision mechanical components

* Capability to adapt to the company s changing needs and priorities and be a self-motivated team player.

* Willingness to take responsibility and ownership to aggressively focus on problems individually or part of a larger team

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

* BS Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or other relevant technical discipline. Master s Degree Preferred.

* Minimum of 7 years experience in a semiconductor manufacturing environment, including experience in factory automation and metrology

* Strong debug/troubleshooting skills of general electronics and interconnects, probe cards a plus

* Knowledge of DFT planning for basic electronics/circuits (Caps, FET s, OptoFETs, BJTs, etc.)

* Demonstrated experience setting up and sustaining electromechanical equipment, processes, and various metrology methods associated with the control and monitor of such processes.

* Hands-on experience with process, and hardware development required for advanced electrochemical processes.

* Proven track record of developing and deploying creative and practical process solutions for high-volume manufacturing is a plus.

* Proven ability to analyze and make meaningful inferences from large and sometimes incomplete data.

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

* Capability to adapt to the company s changing needs and priorities and be a self-motivated team player.

* Willingness to take responsibility and ownership to aggressively focus on problems individually or part of a larger team

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.