RFAB Manufacturing Excursion Prevention Engineer - Yield Enhancement (Day Shift) - Military Veterans

at Texas Instruments

Richardson, Texas

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About the Job 

As a Yield Enhancement (YE) Excursion Prevention Engineer you are responsible for all aspects of daily defect monitoring and line control in RFAB's high volume semiconductor manufacturing environment.  Your primary responsibility will be investigating root cause for out-of-control production material, new defect types, and abnormal spatial signatures.  As such, you will be required to create, modify, and optimize inspection recipes.  You must react to baseline shifts and defect excursions with a sense of urgency and partner with Fab Engineering to contain, understand, and resolve any problem that may arise while on-shift.  There will be opportunities to lead, influence, and support teams associated with defect-density reduction, defect excursions, and high-impact quality events.

You are required to spend time in the Fab on a daily basis working closely with the on-shift Technicians to resolve inline defect issues and communicate findings to the engineering community through daily interaction with Equipment, Process, and Product engineering counterparts.  Putting together and presenting updates on defect excursions and high-impact quality events to upper management is essential.  You will need to create or update documentation (defect classification guide, disposition specs, etc.) on a regular basis.

As RFAB continues to grow, it's critical we recognize and contain abnormal events quickly.  As such, to ensure we have the best possible coverage to support factory operations, these positions will be on a compressed workweek (CWW) schedule (either A- or C-Shift).  Working on a CWW schedule offers a great work/life balance; here are some of the benefits:

  • Three- and Four-day weekends every week (take trips without using vacation days)
  • Avoid the weekend crowds at movies, events, shopping, etc.
  • Limited interruptions on your days off
  • Get paid for TI holidays (in addition to your normal salary)

We're looking for strong candidates to fill these important roles in RFAB. If you're looking to join a winning team and have a passion to solve problems, you should apply.

RFAB Operational Impact

  • Higher process yield – Faster identification and containment of defect excursions (less inking, Guardbanding, or full wafer scrap)
  • Lower cycle-time – Better response to engineering lot holds, YE recipe setup lots, etc.
  • Faster YE recipe setup – Shift support will be able to setup new devices quickly
  • Improved communication – Daily updates on new/usual defects or abnormally high DD lots

Minimum requirements:

  • Two years relevant experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or a related field

Preferred qualifications:

  • Technical leadership – Loop Team or Small Group Activities Leader, Tech Ladder (MGTS/SMTS)
  • Data analysis proficiency – Wafer sleuth, commonality, Spotfire, mBASE, JMP, etc.
  • Previous YE experience – Loop Ownership, inspection recipe creation, defect-density reduction
  • Track record of effectively leading teams through high-impact quality events (process excursions)
  • Solid understanding of semiconductor process flow/integration

Key Attributes and Characteristics:

  • Puts team first and values collaboration
  • Works effectively/efficiently with little direction
  • High level of accountability/ownership
  • Consistently drives to root cause
  • Effective communicator
  • Dependable and flexible
  • Maintains positive attitude even with quickly shifting priorities
  • Track record of setting and achieving high goals
  • Likes being in the cleanroom doing hands-on work

If you are interested in this position, please apply to this requisition.

Texas Instruments is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected characteristics, including race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or age. See Job Description

Richardson, Texas

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