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Semiconductor Thin Films Process Engineer

Palm Bay, Florida

Job ID 8690
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L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 50,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Job Title : Semiconductor Thin Films Process Engineer

Job Code: 8690

Job Location:Palm Bay, FL

Job Description:

L3Harris Technologies is seeking a Semiconductor Thin Films Process Engineer for the Microelectronics Operations Business Unit at our Palm Bay, FL location.  As a Semiconductor Thin Films Process Engineer, you will support a suite of thin film deposition tools and processes, perform data analysis for development and production work, identify process issues and process optimization opportunities, perform root cause analysis and drive mitigation strategies, perform qualification activies for new processes and tools, and provide sustaining engineering support in a manufacturing area.  You will have regular interactions with equipment vendors, operations management, and a variety of engineering teams.

Ideal candidates will be able to perform the following essential functions:

  • Qualify, setup, and operate semiconductor deposition equipment in a manufacturing environment
  • Perform DOEs and process verification to bring new tools and processes online
  • Develop, optimize, and own thin film deposition processes to drive device performance and yield improvement; create process documentation
  • Create and routinely monitor statistical process control (SPC) for required film stress, thickness, optical properties; identify process drifts and catch potential excursions
  • Document out of control action plans (OCAPs) for processes failing SPC limits
  • Identify process and/or equipment issues; Lead investigation efforts for issues related to inline thin film processing
  • Recommend improvements for efficiency, cost, reliability and quality of existing products; Work with related engineering teams to drive, test, and implement approved plans
  • Perform on-the-job training for incoming new hires as the team grows
  • Maintain a safe and organized work environment

**This role may provide relocation assistance to the selected candidate(s) if minimum requirements are met.**


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 6 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 4 years of prior related experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 10 years of prior related experience.
  • 4+ years’ experience in semiconductor wafer manufacturing operations
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance
  • Previous experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Advanced packaging processing (e.g., wafer bonding, die bonding, C4, surface mount technology)
    • Wafer-level processing (e.g., lithography, wet etch, dry etch, PVD, PECVD, CMP, metrology)

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Graduate Degree with 6+ years of prior related experience.
  • Exceptional organizational, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Must have computer skills including MS Windows and office products (excel, PowerPoint, word, and project)
  • Strong sense of responsibility, ownership, and follow-through
  • Must be a team player, pro-active, and customer-oriented with a sense of urgency to accomplish a given task or goal
  • Ability to lead teams, train, and mentor personnel
  • Active Top Secret Clearance
  • Lean Six Sigma Certification
  • Experience working in classified government programs
  • Previous experience working in a Class 100 cleanroom
  • Previous experience using commercial Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
  • Previous experience with semiconductor deposition equipment including PECVD, thermal evaporation, electron beam deposition systems
  • Experience in implementing lean/six sigma techniques (FMEA, DFMA, DTC, DOE, and root cause/corrective action analysis)

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

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