Semiconductor Process Engineer

  • Australia
  • Brisbane

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Silanna is an innovative designer of cutting edge semiconductor products.  As a part of our innovative journey, we create best-in-class UV technologies that are revolutionizing hygiene management and the fight against superbugs.  Harnessing the power of innovative new materials that can deliver higher power at lower cost, Silanna UV LEDs enable a new approach to safely and comprehensively disinfecting air, water and surfaces across a wide variety of applications and industries.

Our world class products have been developed by the best minds in this industry and they are passionate about what they do.  We invite you to join us to contribute to our continued success.

About the Role:

The Team

Silanna is experiencing a period of growth and is looking for passionate and innovative engineers, who are driven to collaboratively solve technically challenging problems in close-knit interdisciplinary engineering teams.

  • Are you interested to work at the cutting edge of compound semiconductor epitaxy?
  • Are you eager to put on your detective hat and comb through data to search for the key clues that can advance the state-of-art of epitaxy processes?
  • Do you look at a process and instinctively think “There are better ways of doing this?”
  • Are you as comfortable reading code (C/Python/Matlab or similar) as you are reading an engineering textbook (or interested to learn this)?

If you answer an enthusiastic “YES” to these questions, then you will enjoy working with us.

Your new position

We are currently looking for several like-minded MBE Process Engineers for our new epitaxy focused R&D and manufacturing facility in Brisbane.  Working under the general direction and guidance of the MBE Process Manager, you as the MBE Process Engineer (as the process owner for the assigned MBE tool) will play a critical role in the Technology Development Department and will be focused on developing, optimising and sustaining epitaxial growth processes on Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) tools for compound semiconductor R&D and manufacturing.  This is a highly collaborative role with other key specialist engineers, where you will work on projects focused on improvement and optimisation of MBE processes and MBE hardware, as well as research, development, and industrialization of new compound semiconductor products.

Successful candidates will be provided with an in-house developed four months training program that is focused on hands-on MBE operation and MBE theoretical knowledge.  To ensure your ongoing development success as a specialist in this area, continuous on-the-job training will be provided.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Daily operation of MBE systems including loading/unloading of wafers, batchmode and recipe setup, process monitoring, and maintaining all relevant documentation.
  • Planning and scheduling MBE processes to maximize the throughput of MBE systems.
  • Monitoring and correcting for process drifts and excursions, qualification of MBE systems, and performing process transfer to other MBE systems.
  • Collaborating with MBE equipment team to solve and troubleshoot equipment issues and assisting the MBE equipment team with various maintenance activities to minimize equipment downtime.
  • Developing new epitaxial recipes (based on the C/C++ language) for the implementation of new epitaxial processes or device structures in-line with compound semiconductor R&D and manufacturing strategy and roadmaps.
  • Creating standard operating procedures and other technical documents related to the operation and performance of MBE systems.

About You:

You will be degree qualified in any engineering or science discipline, with a knowledge of semiconductor processing technology.  Experience working on semiconductor processes, or in a related field will be highly regarded.  Amongst your many personable attributes, you will be a proactive, analytical and mechanically minded individual contributor, with a keen eye for detail who thrives on solving technically challenging problems.  You are practical, mechanically inclined, self-motivated, and able to work effectively with others as well as independently. Excellent time management, organisational, communication, interpersonal and analytical skills are essential. You will enjoy the opportunity to continually learn and deepen your understanding of this highly technical and innovative area.

If you are about to graduate, have graduated or are a seasoned professional looking to transfer your experience and capabilities, and are willing to invest your time and effort required to become a specialist in this niche and innovative field, then please apply by outlining how your experiences, skills and personal attributes will enable you to be successful in this role.

Come and make a difference with us.

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