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Technician Engineer

Clifton Park, NY
October 12, 2018

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Saratoga Springs, NY 845-***-****


A decisive, technically focused problem solver with hands-on experience in semiconductor process operations and improvements. Additional expertiese include coaching, mentoring and mananging staff. Key competencies include:

•Factory Start-ups (6 total)

•Specification Writing

•Production Support/Operations


•Process Sustaining and Improvement

•Process Equipment and Production Qualifications


GLOBALFOUNDERIES, Malta, NY 2011 – 2018

World’s second largest semiconductor foundry

Principal Engineering Technician (Process Integration) (2012 – 2018)

•Implemented automated method of sampling wafers for measurement (batch sampling)

•Edited/updated JBI’s/specifications for accuracy and relevancy

•Supported Night Shift Technology Development, in addition to Lot tracking and sustaining

•Oversaw shift Process Integration HOLD management and sustaining

•Supported First level sustaining for Etest and Sort disposition

Principal Engineering Technician (Thin Films) (2011 – 2012)

•Contributed to infrastructure setup of the Technology Development Copper Barrier Seed tools including M05, M07, Control Plans

•Implemented real time process monitoring software for process tools

HITEMCO SOUTHWEST, Houston, TX 2009 – 2010

Specializing in deposited wear coaPtings for the oil industry

Production Manager

Directed technicians in the Thermal Spray and machine shop.

•Implemented process tool calibration across the Thermal Spray shop to improve process accuracy

•Enforced operation discipline: paperwork, attendance and quality ensuring adherence to company standards

•Collaborated with process engineering to develop new processes

•Provided hands-on manufacturing support in Thermal Spray and QC

HARDIDE COATINGS, INC., Houston, TX 2008 – 2009

UK based startup of Tungsten Carbide coatings used in high wear applications. Responsible for the operation, maintenance and process improvement of vacuum deposition system.

CVD Vacuum Furnace Manager

Oversaw operation, maintenance and process improvement of vacuum deposition system.

•Obtained 40% improvement in productivity by implementing process improvements

•Generated significant improvement in process control (measured parameters)

•Implemented improved sampling methods and documentation resulting in improved process accuracy and throughput

•Implemented control charts for key products, documenting improved process control

•Trained /supervised staff on process protocols and manufacturing methodologies

•Provided Production support (running production material/repairing manufacturing equipment)

RUDOLPH TECHNOLOGIES, Bloomington, MN 2006 – 2008

Supplier of semiconductor (Macro) thin film inspection systems, including Front, Edge Backside inspection and automated Advanced Defect Control.

Application / Sales Engineer

•Provided onsite application/hardware support for large memory manufacturer in VA

•Liaised between factory and end user for primary communication between company and customer

•Provided Technical Support for East Coast customers

•Conducted onsite training for major customers

REACTIVE NANO TECHNOLOGY, Hunt Valley, MD 2004 – 2006

Startup that made a solid heat source for large area bonding.

SVT (Senior Vacuum Technical – Lead)

•Installed /qualified/ sustain new R&D PVD system – as Tool Owner

•Provided continuous Process Improvement (deposition rates, throughput, SPC, particle reduction)

•Spearheaded process automation of first manufacturing tool

•Wrote majority of operation specifications

•Directed/ Trained technicians in operation methodologies

•Provided Production support (running production material/repairing manufacturing equipment)

•Served as primary Buyer for Production and R&D groups


EVERGREEN SOLAR – Crystal Growth Technician, Marlborough, MA

TAD TECHNICAL SERVICES, – Shift Engineering/Manufacturing Support, North Chelmsford, MA

INFICON, – Semiconductor Application Engineer, Watertown, MA

DIGITAL SEMICONDUCTOR – Consultant Process Engineering Technician, Hudson, MA

DIGITAL SEMICONDUCTOR – Senior Process Engineering Technician, Hudson, MA

General Electric – Manufacturing Technician, Morristown, NJ

Featherbedders – Restaurant Owner, Connellsville, PA

Intel, – Senior Process Engineering Technician, Rio Rancho, NM


Courses towards BS, Material Science, Quinnsigamond College, Worcester, MA

Courses towards AS, Pre-Engineering, West Valley College, Saratoga, CA

Continuous improvement courses include: Project Management Statistical Process Control, CVD / PVD theory and application, Electronics, Vacuum Technology, Advanced First Aid and Emergency Care and Semiconductor Processing, ISO Auditor


Co-Authored “Optimizing Chemical Vapor Deposition Processing through RF Metrology” Paper was presented at AEC/APC Symposium

Co-authored “Process Control Methodology for PETEOS and PSG in a Highly Interactive Multiprocess CVD System” presented at the Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing and Workshop in Cambridge, MA

Researched, wrote and implemented operational specifications, covering 20 detailed technical processes for Semiconductor R&D lab

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