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POST DATE 8/17/2016
END DATE 2/22/2017

Coherent Inc Sunnyvale, CA

Sunnyvale, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Description and Responsibilities

* Support Molecular Beam Epitaxy and Metalorganic Chemical Vapor Deposition process engineering activities on multiple VG-Semicon V-100 and Aixtron 2600 multi-wafer reactors for high power laser applications
* Collaborate with cross functional engineering and manufacturing operations team to support epitaxy reactors, wafer metrology tools, and related wafer fabrication equipment
* Provide primary ownership of all reactor growth recipes, tool qualification sequences, calibration monitors, and wafer characterization protocols for new and existing products
* Support yield and uptime improvement activities for ongoing wafer production including best practice adoption, custom hardware development, and tool automation
* Interact closely with chip design and fab process engineers to develop novel edge and surface emitting laser devices, matching product requirements to tool capabilities
* Support implementation of new manufacturing execution system (MES) software, to improve tracking of production materials and inventory; help define system requirements and support migration away from legacy systems
* Generate and update product specifications and procedures to ensure ISO compliance
* Perform hazardous reactor maintenance activities and reactor troubleshooting as required. The ideal candidate will be willing to support reactor maintenance activities using a supplied air respirator and serve on the emergency response team.
* Work in a cleanroom environment and adhere to good manufacturing practices.

Education and Work Experience

* MS, or PhD in physics, electrical or chemical engineering, or BS in physics, electrical or chemical engineering plus 7 years of work experience
* 7 years of experience with VG Semicon MBE or Aixtron 2600G3 MOCVD epitaxy reactors, with a minimum of 3 years of direct experience with multi-wafer reactors. Experience with MBE and MOCVD reactors preferred.
* 5 years of epitaxy experience with GaAs and InP III/V semiconductor materials, including derivatives of AlGaInP and InGaAsP based materials
* 3 years of experience with design and fabrication of high power laser diodes and external cavity vertical surface emitting lasers
* Strong understanding of laser physics theory, wafer fabrication and packaging technologies, and device reliability
* Hands on experience with III metrology tools including PL, XRD, ECV, Hall, TEM, SIMS
* 2 years of experience with SPC, FMEA, DFSS, OCAP preferred

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