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As a leading global supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry, Lam Research develops innovative solutions that help our customers build smaller, faster, and more power-efficient devices.

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Process Engineer Supplier Quality

Date: Aug 12, 2017

Location: Fremont, CA, US, 94538

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The candidate will be responsible for performing professional engineering examination and evaluation of Lam’s suppliers for surface treatments including  precision cleaning, coating, anodizing, plating, and microcontamination control. The ideal candidate will play an active role managing projects and products relative to supplier manufacturing development, quality initiatives, supplier selection, problem solving as well as designing and conducting independent experiments and tests. Project management duties include working with cross-functional teams consisting of supply business management, engineering, manufacturing, field service and suppliers to provide feedback and requirements during new product development through to production release. Candidates need to exhibit excellent problem solving skills: defining the problem, identifying objectives, assessing risk, developing approach, analyzing results and providing recommendations. Ideal candidate will direct and independently manage manufacturing process/quality implementation of required changes and modifications at suppliers. 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Ensure suppliers’ manufacturing processes are in place to produce reliable products in a repeatable manner.  Develop and audit quality control systems. Develop and drive supplier improvement plans.
  • Develop and execute plans for failure analysis on products returned from the field related to inorganic, organic, and particle contamination and material issues.
  • Coordinate development activities with suppliers and product groups in developing new products.
  • Conduct effective supplier visits in evaluating and managing new and existing suppliers.
  • Design and execute an experiment, review data, develop conclusions.
  • Implement industry standard process control techniques such as six sigma techniques to manage and develop production efficiencies and quality for Lam products.

Education & Experience:

  • Minimum Education: BS/MS degree in a technical field listed in (but not limited to) the following: ChE, Chemistry, Mat Sci
  • 7+ years applicable experience specific to surface treatments such as anodizing, coating, and plating, contamination control, precision cleaning, material science, and manufacturing processes and design, preferably in the semiconductor industry.
  • Strong project management, organizational and communication skills required.
  • The ability to read drawings (with understanding of ANSIY14.5) required.
  • Working knowledge of SPC required.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with proven history of successful resolution.

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