Position: Clean Room Technician

Day Shift: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Position Summary:

Our client is a start-up electronics research and development firm located in Silicon Valley (San Jose) that develops flexible electronic technology with the goal of introducing cutting-edge technology to disrupt markets and solve common problems for consumers and business alike.
They are looking to add a Clean Room Associate to their team and seeking a candidate with a minimum of two years of Clean Room experience in prior roles. They are going to train the right employee and should expectations be met/exceeded there is a major possibility of the role becoming a long-term direct position.

Essential Functions:
  1. Adhere to R&D schedules which are consistent with goals and objectives.
  2. Support various FEOL process including thermal anneal, wet clean, coating, and PVD in cooperation with R&D engineering.
  3. Works from WORK INSTRUCTIONS (WI), QUALITY INSPECTION PROCEDURES (QIP) and production/assembly instructions.
  4. Perform in-process and final quality control checks on devices.
  5. Utilize small hand tools, calibrated instruments, measurement equipment, microscopes, and optical thickness measurement equipment.
  6. Interact with support groups to maintain R&D schedules.
  7. Work with engineers and technicians to resolve line issues and suggest improvements.
  8. Maintain accurate records/documentation, including passdown, run-card, standard operation procedure (SOP), and design of experiment (DOE).
  9. Adhere to general safety rules, lab procedures, company policies and procedures and other ISO regulations.
  10. Maintain knowledge of current methods and techniques used in R&D and manufacturing.
  11. Work required overtime.
  12. Other Responsibilities
  13. Perform other duties as assigned.

1. Education and Training
A High school diploma or equivalent combination of training and experience is required.

2. Required Experience
Ideally a minimum of 0 - 5 years of related experience, preferably including areas: directly related clean room or/and semiconductor.
  1. Essential Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of and ability to operate SMALL hand tools (such as CALIPER, MICROMETER, MICROSCOPE, OPTICAL THICKNESS MEASUREMENT) and STANDARD chemical process equipment.
Ability to read and follow production/process instructions.
Ability to work independently, using good judgment, initiative and problem-solving abilities, to follow detailed verbal and written instructions, anticipate likely needs and take appropriate actions, while working with minimal direction.
Ability to work as a team member; flexibility, adaptability, and ability to work under pressure to meet schedules and deadlines within quality standards.
Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to adapt to changing work priorities; and ability to maintain good working relationships while dealing appropriately with a variety of personal contacts within the organization.
Requires proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in English; good arithmetic skills and attention to detail to maintain records and read instructions.
Conscientious and self-motivated approach to work assignments and in matters of personal work organization, record-keeping, following instructions and maintaining quality standards.
Regular and punctual attendance and dependability in meeting commitments and deadlines are essential functions of this position.

Must be available and willing to work flexible schedules, as needed.
  1. Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must have the ability to maintain the physical condition, mental attention and abilities, and stamina appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position requires a high level of hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity to work with small components in a R&D lab setting.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently will be required to do the following:
Sit and/or stand, sometimes for prolonged periods: while working at a microscope or at a work bench on a regular basis, sometimes for a significant portion of the day.
Significant physical abilities include reaching, hand and finger dexterity, walking, standing, talking, hearing conversations, occasionally stooping or kneeling, and visual acuity.
Perform multiple routine and semi-routine tasks; perform repetitive motion activities; work effectively as part of a team; and concentrate on a variety of details when faced with interruptions and changing work priorities.
Working with chemicals, or finished materials, wear safety glasses, gloves, and/or other assigned safety equipment.
The mental demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions, as described above, including but not limited to: demonstrated ability to recognize and solve practical problems; reason, follow general instructions on routine work and detailed instructions on new assignments; comply with procedures and safety rules; and meet schedules in a dynamic and sometimes demanding work environment, while maintaining positive relationships in a team environment.
The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job in a manufacturing environment the majority of the time.