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Fabrication Engineer (Manufacturing) Pine Brook, NJ

II-VI Advanced Materials
Pine Brook, New Jersey, United States
December 07, 2018


Job Description

Advanced Materials, a division of II-VI Incorporated, is a customer driven, world leading commercial supplier of high performance, high quality silicon carbide (SiC) substrates and other wide bandgap and high thermal conductivity materials such as CVD Diamond. Our products are used worldwide in the RF electronics, wireless infrastructure and power switching industries. We are committed to “Materials That Matter” through our drive to achieve performance excellence in all that we do.

We offer an excellent benefits package designed to attract and retain individuals willing to accept the challenge and risk associated with being part of a successful company. Our benefits include a company-wide, quarterly bonus incentive program, medical, dental and vision insurances, 401K program with a substantial match, profit sharing program, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, stock purchase program, computer purchase program and more.

We are currently seeking a Fabrication Process Engineer to join our growing production facility located in Pine Brook, NJ. We are conveniently located close to Routes 80, 287, and 46. We are looking for a self-motivated, disciplined individual to be responsible for the efficient operation of our Fabrication department. In this role, you will report to the Manufacturing Plant Manager and you will be responsible to perform the following:

Engineer Responsibilities

Performs standard characterization procedures (such as optical microscopy, crossed-polarizer testing, optical spectroscopy, surface orientation measurement, and polytype assessment) on crystals and substrates.

Actively participates in the development, update and optimization of fabrication processes that meet the requirements and milestones of funded R&D contracts, as well as demands and specifications of internal and commercial customers.

Provide support for customers when crystal, material or substrate information is needed to facilitate proper or effective use of our products.

Performs and supervises technological steps of wafer fabrication including, boule separation, orientation, OD and flat grinding, wire sawing, laser marking, edge grinding in accordance with documented procedures.

Work with engineers, scientists, and management team to identify needs for new and/or upgraded fabrication capabilities, and prepares the annual fabrication manpower, capital equipment and operational expense budgets.

Prepares Appropriation Requests (AR’s) for necessary fabrication process and related equipment.

Analyzes fabrication processes to determine process reliability and “bottlenecks”. Analyzes process/product failure modes and provides feedback for process optimization.

Performs trouble-shooting, problem identification and corrective action activities when the fabrication equipment or process is not performing to standards, specifications or customer expectations.

Trains new employees assigned to the fabrication department.


2-5 years of hands-on experience in the technology of semiconductor substrates, process control and manufacturing or engineered materials industry. BS in Engineering Technology or similar disciplines.

Hands-on manufacturing experience with substrate characterization and use of optical, interferometric and other tools.

General knowledge of semiconductor materials, technological processes used in their manufacturing and methods of materials characterization.

Knowledge of substrate fabrication processes that include boule orientation, ingot slicing.

Familiarity with statistical process control tools, such as Design of Experiments (DOE) or similar

Working knowledge of ISO 9000 quality system requirements a strong commitment to developing and maintaining ISO compliant activities.

Fluency with programs and tools used for data collection, analysis, modeling and plotting, such as Excel or similar.

Experience with networked PC based computer system (MS Office, spreadsheets, Access, graphics, Email, MRP systems, and accounting software).

ITAR compliance requirement: Individual must be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident Alien, or Protected Individual per 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

Advanced Materials/II-VI Incorporated is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Employment is subject to verification of pre-employment drug screening results and background check.

No agencies or phone calls please.

Job Type: Full-time