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Sr. Engineering Technician

Experience Level:  Individual Contributor
Job Type:  Full-Time
Location: 

NC - Greensboro (HQ), US

Requisition ID:  2014

General Description

This position targets individuals with a sense of ownership and an exceptional eye for detail, quality and commitment.   The employee will be challenged with the demands of supporting high-quality/quick-turn Prototype Operation needs in an ever-changing environment.  This includes but is not limited to equipment programming, preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and support of related equipment used in the assembly of complex integrated circuits.  Lead and complete equipment and process development projects as assigned by the area Group Leader or Manager

 

Essential Functions:

  • Support quick-turn prototype assembly demands. The primary work-center includes Over-Mold (compression & transfer), Back-Grinding, Singulation and Laser Marking.  Secondary responsibilities include Laser-Ablation and Wafer Dicing support.  These may be altered depending on applicant’s expertise
  • Troubleshoot and solve novel to difficult equipment and processing problems
  • Perform equipment preventive maintenance, unplanned maintenance, and product changeovers
  • Lead efforts to track down and resolve chronic equipment, downtime, yield, or quality issues
  • A keen attention to detail and dexterity necessary for working with precision tooling
  • Lead and complete project work as assigned by the Group Lead or Manager
  • Play an active role in the continuous team effort to improve quality and cycle time
  • Procure, document and maintain appropriate equipment spares inventory levels
  • Recommend and justify process improvements with work-center Group Lead / Manager.  This can include training, equipment, tooling, materials and more
  • Responsible for writing purchase requisitions for tools, spares, and equipment consumables
  • Support documentation – revisions to Work Instructions and PM Procedures.
  • Support training activities including off-shift hours
  • Maintain a positive demeanor when faced with challenging situations
  • He or she must clearly communicate any equipment/process problems that can affect safety, build quality or cycle-time to the Finishing departments Technical and Supervision team members
  • Willing to work any shift

 

 Background

  • The Senior Technician oversees keeping the equipment and process optimal.  He or she is responsible for providing technical guidance to Entry Level Technicians and Operators.  This position has no direct reports
  • Confidentiality - Describe the exposure level to confidential company information.  Explain the type of data handled
  • Familiar with prototype design spins, customer’s shipments, manufacturing processes, materials, cycle time, yield, etc
  • Mental Application - Describe the nature of the decision-making ability the position requires versus the extent to which the work is governed by established policies and procedures.
  • Makes decisions that can affect the product quality, reliability, cost, cycle time, and delivery to customers

 

Responsibilities

  • Error in judgement can materialize into customer dissatisfaction, late delivery, damaged machinery, personal injury and more
  • This Position has constant interaction with suppliers, prototype operators, engineers, Supervisors and other technicians of the prototype operation facility.  May engage directly with the Product Line
  • The position has authority to recommend spare parts/supplies, materials, tooling, training and equipment improvement purchases
  • Provide input to establish budgetary requirements where necessary

 

Conditions and Equipment

  • An estimated 80%-90% of time is spent on the prototype floor supporting the Assembly team.  This includes but is not limited to supporting product changeovers, safety, general maintenance, unplanned maintenance, personnel training, equipment programming, and process optimization
  • Remaining time is spent supporting documentation, maintaining spare parts inventory and completing project work

 

Equipment Operation

  • Equipment-sets include:  Fico (AMS-I, MMS-I and LM - automatic and manual) transfer mold systems, TOWA compression mold system, Disco and ADT dicing systems, March Plasma, Disco grinding systems and Control Micro System laser marking.  *Must understand micrometers and basic microscopy skills
  • Ability to read and understand schematics
  • Secondary equipment sets:  X-ray & EOT laser ablation

 

Primarily software: 

  • Supporting software:  MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Outlook and AutoCAD (for reviewing drawings and assist with Product setups)

                                            

Education

  • Required:             Two year technical degree
  • Preferred:            Four year engineering degree: mechanical, electrical and/or electronic

 

Experience

  • Required:             2 years of experience as an equipment maintenance or process technician
  • Preferred:            5 years of experience as an equipment maintenance or process technician in IC packaging

 

Capabilities Required:   

  • Must be safety conscious and possess a basic understanding of electronic equipment and precision measuring tools (calipers, micrometer and coordinate measurement microscopes)
  • Must have a strong mechanical aptitude with excellent equipment troubleshooting abilities and the dexterity required to assemble a variety of complex parts to very close tolerances
  • Must be able to work from detailed drawings, assembly diagrams/schematics, specifications and/or verbal instructions required to perform the job
  • Must be VERY quality focused and capable of working in a fast-paced, high-mix/medium-volume environment and able to find quick solutions to immediate problems
  • Must communicate effectively and routinely with opposite shift members, group-leads and supervision
  • Must get along well with others and maintain a professional attitude especially when dealing with difficult situations
  • Must be able to own projects, documentation and training activities

 

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We are Qorvo. We do more than create innovative RF solutions for the mobile, defense and infrastructure markets – we are a place to innovate and shape the future of wireless communications. It starts with our employees. As a unified global team, we bring a commitment to excellence, growth and a passion for creating what's next. Explore the possibilities with us.

 

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) / Affirmative Action employer and welcome all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, and/or any other status protected by law.

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