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Engineer Quality Control

Hermosa Beach, California, 90254, United States
May 27, 2010

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Christopher R Noel Los Angeles, CA 310-***-****


I am a seasoned, hand's on 15 year engineering professional with an in-

depth background supporting advanced micro

technology product development and manufacturing in the semiconductor

test space and MEMS sectors, leveraging

a wide variety of equipment and processes. I posses extensive experience

with startup and small company growth

and development. I offer a wealth of experience in new process

development, characterization, and scale-up.

I am an experienced supervisor with a background in managing personnel,

processes, and operations.

Touchdown Technologies/Verigy:

Process Engineer/Shift Manager Baldwin Park, CA

2005 to 2009

> Supported all aspects of development and manufacturing of advanced

MEMS probe cards for production wafer test needs.

> Served as primary technical resource for plant operations.

Identified, developed, and executed solutions for quality and

performance improvements of support equipment and processes throughout

the facility.

> Integrated, scaled up, and managed performance and quality of all

thin-film electro-plating processes and related chemistries.

> Successfully established new process methodologies and controls to

support product design changes and equipment limitations.

> Identified critical process parameters to improve and optimize

existing thin film electro-plating processes using SPC methodology.

> Performed quality audits of manufacturing personal to insure

adherence to work instruction and process specifications.

> Leveraged the utilization of facilities, equipment, materials, and

personnel to improve the efficiency of operations.

> Implementing lean manufacturing and SPC quality systems for advanced

micro-electronics capital equipment and processes.

> Managed 12 hour rotating shift overseeing 12 employees. Accountable for

daily operations, workflows, processes, and procedures.


Micro fabrication Engineering Burbank, CA

2001 to 2005

> Supported prototype and pilot production of advanced technology high

performance micro-machines and precision parts.

> Led initial development manufacturing activities and lab operations for

advanced micro-electronics processes.

> Developed and coordinated capital equipment maintenance needs and tool

calibrations with outside vendors to identify and

control costs and quality issues associated with scaling up. Maintained

applicable maintenance and process documentation.

> Supported electroplating development activities including cell design,

quality control functions, and complete documentation.

> Designed and develop process tooling modifications and fixtures to meet

and overcome daily development obstacles.

> Accountable for managing daily development schedule and activities.

Documented and disseminated applicable reports and documentation.

Defined equipment and material needs to support daily plant operations.

> Analyzed performance data to determine root causes failure and

nonconformity to design specifications to improve process

quality and product yield.

Global Communication Semiconductor

Equipment Engineer

Torrance, CA 2000 to


> Installed and maintained semiconductor capital equipment and related GaAs

processes in support of scale up activities.

> Developed improvements, and/or defined new work methods, instructions,

and procedures to maximize efficient utilization of equipment and

resources, and to minimize non-value added time.

> Accountable for setting maintenance schedules, material requirements, and

all associated inventories for new equipment to facilitate future growth

and control unexpected maintenance costs and down time.

> Facilitated numerous equipment root cause failure analysis investigations

in regards to changes in behavioral trends and midstream/backend product

test data to drive continuous equipment and process improvements.

International Rectifier

Equipment Engineer El

Segundo, CA 1997 to


> Supported all new facility startup activities from equipment layout to

process qualification. Successfully transitioned all

aspects of capital equipment from development to full-scale

manufacturing in accordance with ISO standards.

> Created all equipment supporting documentation, work instructions, and

process specifications to support scale up activities.

> Defined equipment operational guidelines, procedures and training

programs to improve personnel standards and performance.

> Selected suitable equipment to propel manufacturing operations to support

future organizational growth.

Sony Disc Manufacturing

Engineering Technician

Eugene, OR 1995 to


> Monitored and maintained injection molding equipment and processes in

support of high volume disk manufacturing.

> Identified technology challenges and process deficiencies. Perform time

studies on manufacturing processes to establish standards.


B.S. Technical management, DeVry Institute of Technology

2003 to


AAS, Electronics Theory and Applications, DeVry Institute of Technology

1993 to 1995

United States Army

1989 to 1992

Specialty Skills:

SPC, MRB, and related quality control functions; facility and equipment

support; electroplating, cell design, CVD, thin-films,

evaporation, sputter, PECVD, thermal processes, diffusion,

photolithography, etch, metrology, micro-electronics.

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