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Etch Equipment Engineer

Experience Level:  Individual Contributor
Job Type:  Full-Time

OR - Hillsboro, US

Requisition ID:  3087

About Qorvo

Be a part of a team that’s delivering a new tomorrow. Qorvo manufactures innovative RF solutions at the center of connectivity to enable high-performance applications for advanced wireless devices, wired and wireless networks and defense radar and communications for 5G networks, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and other emerging applications.


We are a global company thriving on a culture of innovation, diversity, and inclusion. Our people are always at the core of Qorvo’s innovation. Qorvo is a place to stretch your imagination and push boundaries to achieve success.



Equipment Engineers are integral members of our Wafer Fab operation in Etch Equipment that deliver high quality, efficient manufacturing and advanced technologies that produce innovative RF products and solutions to Qorvo’s industry-leading wireless device and network customers.  They are responsible for working with the process and sustaining group engineering teams to maintain, optimize, and refine hardware to support and improve existing processes and equipment. This is a challenging position that requires strong analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to work well in a team environment.


What’s In It for You:

In addition to working with advanced technologies in our world-class facilities, you will see the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation based on experience
  • $10,000 sign-on bonus paid after 90 days
  • General and COVID-19 safety protocols strictly enforced – safety is our #1 priority
  • Relocation Assistance


Additional benefits:

  • On-going training to support successful performance and preparation for future career opportunities
  • Eligibility for bi-annual bonuses and yearly merit increases
  • Day one benefits (medical, dental, vision, Rx, and 401K)
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) that increases with years of service
  • Up to four flexible holidays annually (prorated based upon hire date)



Relying on your strong critical thinking, problem-solving, and process improvement skills, you will:

  • Serve as the equipment tool owner in either dry plasma etch, metal deposition (PVD and Evaporators), or Implant Identify problems and provide solutions for equipment development and maturity on your assigned tools
  • Oversee the installation, modification, upgrade, and maintenance of manufacturing equipment
  • Establish programs and solutions for increasing uptime and for equipment problems that affect the manufacturing process
  • Interface with vendors and contractors for new tool installation, upgrades, and qualification
  • Maintain current records on equipment manufacturers’ technical notices, upgrades and safety issues
  • Define and write preventative maintenance schedules
  • Train and support Maintenance Technician



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering; experience may be considered in lieu of degree
  • 5+ years technical experience working as an engineer
  • Knowledge of semiconductor manufacturing principles, practices, and techniques as they relate to equipment engineering and maintenance
  • Strong technical capability, including knowledge of pneumatics, robotics, electronics, and semiconductor processes
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
  • Experience with CAD software strongly preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid teamwork and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively across functions
  • Strong time management skills to enable on-time task completion
  • Ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Ability to work off-hours as needed




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.



Qorvo is an E-Verify Employer. For more information, please see the Right to Work and E-Verify Participation posters.

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