Automation Engineer @ TDK Headway Technologies, Inc. - Milpitas, CA

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Automation Engineer

TDK Headway Technologies, Inc. - Milpitas, CA

FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT

REPORTS TO: SR. MANAGER OF AUTOMATION ENGINEERING

SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Sr. Manager of Automation Engineering, the Automation Engineer is responsible for developing models for the Fault Detection and Classification (FDC) and Process Control Systems (PCS) applications for semiconductor equipment using third party software; collecting, analyzing, and validating various types of data; collaborating with MIS, equipment and software vendors for initial network communication development, integration, and maintenance; and monitoring and optimizing FDC system performance. This position is located in Milpitas, California.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Develops and delivers FDC models and PCS applications for semiconductor equipment using third party software
  • Collects, analyzes, validates, and creates reports using various types of data sources; presents findings to other engineers and production teams
  • Collaborates with MIS regarding the purchases of equipment and software; meets with vendors and assists with the implementation and validation of new systems
  • Administers and maintains ARTIST system, including Oracle DB, ARTIST application servers, and outstanding upload/parse systems
  • Monitors and maintains the FDC system; recommends processes or procedures for optimizing the system and improving functionality
  • Uses statistical modeling, data analysis, simulations, and algorithms to resolve complex automation issues
  • Partners with equipment, manufacturing, process, and QA engineering groups to develop models for equipment performance and wafer yield improvement
  • Develops and delivers reporting schemes and process solutions to ensure rapid response time for resolving equipment issues
  • Responds to inquiries from other engineering groups regarding automation-related issues and product or device requirements
  • Adheres to all safety policies and procedures as required
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level*

Job Requirements:


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering; Master’s degree preferred
  • Three years of experience software or hardware modeling, simulation or algorithms
  • Experience with Java, C/C++, Visual Basic, or C#. Web-related GUI programming languages and shell scripting, MATLAB, Linux, Windows OS, Oracle/SQL databases, and SEMI standards
  • Knowledge of GEM/SECS interfaces, logic design, semiconductor fabrication processes, time series data analysis, and statistical quality control
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications


K nowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of semiconductor industry principles, practices, and techniques
  • Knowledge of FDC systems and PCS applications as they relate to manufacturing equipment systems
  • Knowledge and ability to use Java, C/C++, Visual Basic, web-related GUI programming languages and shell scripting, MATLAB, Linux, Windows OS, and Oracle/SQL databases
  • Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office applications to create spreadsheets, Word documents, and PowerPoint presentations
  • Able to analyze data, create various reports, and recommend corrective action
  • Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of contractors, consultants, employees, and management
  • Able to work independently, productively and collaboratively with all levels of employees and management
  • Able to comply with all safety policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop reports, models, and simulations
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and trouble shooting skills
  • Flexible and able to prioritize


WORKING CONDITIONS:


The Automation Engineer works primarily in an office environment Monday to Friday. The schedule may be altered from time-to-time to meet business or operational needs; may travel from building-to-building as needed. May occasionally work in a class 100 ESD sensitive wafer manufacturing facility; wears a cleanroom (bunny) suit, including hood, gloves, safety glasses, booties, and mask. Stands and walks; performs various fine grasping movements, bends, and twists; operates a computer and enters information using a keyboard, operates a telephone, and other office equipment. May occasionally push, pull, or lift up to 10 pounds.

  • Other duties of a similar nature or level are duties that may be required, but may not be specifically listed in the job description or posting.

TDK/Headway Technologies, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. Applicants requiring accommodation in order to complete the application process should contact the Headway Human Resources Department.


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Job Snapshot

Employee Type

Full-Time

Location

Milpitas, CA

Job Type

Manufacturing, Engineering

Experience

Not Specified

Date Posted

05/13/2022

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