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Engineer Manager

San Antonio, Texas, United States
October 29, 2016

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Manage people and Engineer Processes and Equipment enabling success while enhancing competitive edge.

Excel at developing, integrating, and troubleshooting processes in semiconductor and solar industries.

Exceptional strength at assembling and motivating teams to achieve optimum performance. Key Skills:

Semiconductor Processing Systems

Lean Manufacturing

Tool Optimization

Process Optimization

AFDC (Advanced Fault Detection Control)


PV Cell Processes Print & Plate


SPC (Shewhart and W.E. Rules, Cp, Cpk, ISTAB )

JMP Statistical Package

Six Sigma (DMAIC) Continuous Improvement



Mission Solar Energy, San Antonio, TX 2014 - present

Manager Cell Production

Mission Solar Energy, (factory start-up). Responsible for managing people and processes in order to achieve Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly and Annual factory goals. Team Leader of Metals Engineering Team.

Promoted from Equipment Engineer responsible for Metals toolsets based on situational leadership.

Performed Phase II coordinator directed installation and commissioning of 2nd 100MW production line.

Managed 120 operators and 4 supervisors to achieve 120K cell outs/day at 99% yield, 20.2% efficiency.

Changed Staffing schedule resulting in $600K/yr savings in reduced overtime expenditure.

Managed Production Plan, Cost Projections, Efficiency, Yield and Cell Factory Output consistently meeting factory goals.

Installed two Metal Printers capable of producing 6000 + PV cells/hr. (bifacial, double print) reducing cost $0.05/cell.

Installed Metal LIP and Electroplate unit capable of producing 3000 PV cells per hour with plated Ag lines.

oDeveloped Ag Plate LIP Bi-Facial Process improving efficiency by 0.17% and reducing interruption related scrap by 50%.

Served as Interim Engineering Section Manager for Cell Process Technology group.

Coordinated installation and commissioning of Phase II toolset on time and in budget.

HelioVolt Solar Corp, Austin, TX 2011 to 2014

CIGS Co-Evaporation Process / Manufacturing Engineer,

HelioVolt Solar (R&D/Manufacturing startup). Process owner of 1st generation Co-Evaporation CIGS tool.

Managed: production run plan, material usage, tool availability, throughput, & yield for entire factory. Managed production process and production schedule.

Ran fractional factorial DOE that resulted in improving efficiency from 12.8% to 14.7%.

Redesigned Se gas distribution system for improved Selenium uniformity 28% to 47% and reduced parts cost by $84K/year.

Developed cleaning process for re-cycling PBN Crucibles and Selenium Emitters net savings of $224K/yr.

Redesigned Panel Carriers and process parameters resulted in reduced transport speed variance and 28% improvement film uniformity.

FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, INC., (Motorola), Austin, TX 1991 to 2011

Process Engineer for Motorola MOS11 (startup). MOS11 was the world's 1st merchant 200mm factory.

Responsible for several tools in Hi-Vac, CVD and WETs areas. Engineered processes for the following systems; AMAT Centura RTP, AG Heatpulse Rapid Thermal Process (RTP) systems, Watkins Johnson Atmosphere Chemical Vapor Deposition (APCVD), AMAT P5000 Plasma Enhanced (PECVD) and associated metrology in a LDMOS / RFBiCMOS / MEMs Sensor factory.

Developed and sustained: Wet Chemistry Etches, Dry Chemistry and Plasma Etches, PVD Metal Films,

APCVD, SACVD and PECVD Dielectric Films.

Re-design “slip free ring” that reduces thermally induced Stacking Fault, resulting implementation improved yield 12%.

Improved RTP tool availability from 65% to 95%.

Solved process issues (thermal ramp rate) at RTP resulting in 7% yield improvement.

Ran experiments that pinpointed root cause as residual oxygen in gas manifold; increased equipment yield 24%.

Served as Interim Engineering Section Manager for Thin Films Group, Hi-Vac Group (Implant & Metals).

Developed and implemented and optimized a device that eliminates an equipment problem (design inherent) at a savings of $1.57M per year of lost revenues per factory.

Member of several yield enhancement teams and have received several technical excellence awards.

ROI Teams Average is ~1.2M annually.

Developed the TiSix Selective Ti Etch process currently used by Freescale.


MBA: Business Administration, University of Phoenix - Phoenix, AZ

Emphasis in Technology Management

Bachelor of Science: Chemistry, Texas State University - San Marcos, TX

Emphasis in Analytical Chemistry, Minor Mathematics


Green Belt, Motorola / Freescale 2001

Certificate: Data Exploration and ANOVA Regression, - HelioVolt 2013


Awarded Patent # US8143074 B2 March 2012

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