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Sr Quality Engineer at Mattson Technology, Inc. in Fremont, California

Posted in Manufacturing 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

About Mattson

Mattson Technology is a global company with nearly 30 years of experience delivering leading-edge technology and products in the Dry Strip, Plasma and Thermal markets to our customers. While we consider Silicon Valley our roots, we have evolved into a worldwide organization that includes manufacturing, research and development, customer support, finance and sales operations throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

Our success is a result, in large part to the highly qualified and dedicated employees at Mattson Technology. Our employees represent a diverse group of individuals, committed to working as a team to deliver on our commitments. We value the ingenuity, flexibility, passion, knowledge and “can do” attitude that our employees exemplify daily.

We encourage you to consider a career at Mattson Technology. Mattson Technology recognizes that to recruit and retain a team of highly qualified employees, we must invest in our employees and therefore, we offer a comprehensive employee benefits package.

About the Role

This opening is for a Sr Quality Engineer position in the Plasma Products Quality Group based in Fremont, California. This role will be part of the quality team responsible for the planning, development and execution of new products and processes. The role will be responsible for collaborating with various internal groups to ensure continued improvement on activities related to product performance and execution challenges from design, process and performance and or regulatory perspective and recommends process, product, assembly and service improvements to ensure that product meets all specified requirements. Candidates performance will be subject to peer review.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participates in Product Development Process

  • Collaboratively develops product performance, reliability, durability test plans during development, Alpha and Beta phases and during the product life cycle ensuring that product meets its intended design and specifications

  • Collaboratively develops product acceptance requirements allowing successful introduction of the product for customer acceptance and mass production stages

  • Provides support in recommendations for changes in the selection and application of components and systems.

  • Documents proposed changes in design or formulation to improve system and/or process reliability

  • Establishes Product Quality Plan (PQP). Facilitates risk assessment of new product design and processes through established methods such as Design or Process FMEA / FMECA or any other methods that will render best possible outcome in risk assessment and mitigation

  • Manages the product quality throughout the product life cycle

  • Coordinates meetings to formulate methodologies for root cause analysis

  • Implements statistical and / or other methods to isolate problems and resolve them

  • Participates on cross functional teams during field excursions, drawing from expertise of others and his/her own to support failure analysis, establish root cause, implement corrective action, validate the effectiveness of the applied solutions and implementation and driving corrective actions across the manufacturing, design and supply chain

  • Analyzes rejected products, components / material and implements corrective actions as appropriate

  • Supports Customer Account Managers on quality issues affecting customers

  • Organizes / attends, presents and participates in meetings regarding product / process quality in the product development, New Product Introduction, manufacturing and design for manufacturability and test, to ensure quality deliverables, on-time and at targeted cost

  • Develops and presents reports related to product quality and process control and related field Issues utilizing available software applications and takes improvement actions on the results

  • Reviews and develops supporting manufacturing documentation to ensure it contains the necessary criteria and provisions to permit effective manufacturing / assembly, inspection and testing of products and materials to meet specified requirements

  • Takes corrective action on procedural, product, or process deficiencies internally and at suppliers in collaboration with Supplier Engineering

  • Supports in Supplier selection processes

  • Participates in maintaining compliance and certifications for Integrated Management System standards (i.e. ISO9001, ISO14001, etc)

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Experience in designing and executing experiments using plasma etcher and/or photo resist

  • Proficient in design of experiments (DOE), semiconductor material, chemical, and metallurgical processes characterization and development

  • Experience in interacting with hardware, software, and process teams, troubleshooting equipment and process issues, and improving process and/or product performance

  • Knowledge of plasma dry strip technologies and integration with advanced device processing flows

  • Knowledge in operation of advanced equipment involving vacuum and plasma source technologies

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills that clearly convey information and ideas

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office software programs to a level of professional proficiency

  • Ability to analyze and resolve technical problems of a complex nature quickly and independently

Equal Opportunity Employer

Mattson Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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