Glass Core Technology (GCT) Lithography Engineer

companySamtec, Inc.
locationUnited States
PublishedPublished: 2/12/2024
Full Time
Samtec, Inc.

Founded in 1976, Samtec is a privately held, $950 million global manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnect solutions, including High-Speed Board-to-Board, High-Speed Cables, Mid-Board and Panel Optics, Precision RF, Flexible Stacking, and Micro/Rugged components and cables. Samtec Technology Centers are dedicated to developing and advancing technologies, strategies and products to optimize both the performance and cost of a system from the bare die to an interface 100 meters away, and all interconnect points in between. With 40+ international locations and products sold in more than 125 different countries, Samtecs global presence enables its unmatched customer service.

** This position will be based at Samtec Headquarters in New Albany, IN **Summary/Objective: The Lithography Engineer will be responsible for managing manufacturing processes for photolithography related to Glass Core Technology. Specifically, this Engineer will be assigned to development and production efforts related to patterning resist and photo-imagable dielectrics on 150mm and 200mm glass wafers for advanced microelectronic packaging.
  • Fine line/space redistribution layer (RDL) patterning
  • Advanced dielectric materials for multilayer interconnect
  • Photoresist and polyimide patterning
  • Lithographic cavity definition for MEMs packaging
  • New materials and processes for tomorrows advanced packages
Essential Functions/ Responsibilities:
  1. Manages technical responsibilities for lithography module including i-line mask aligner, coat and develop track, reflectometer, and critical dimension metrology.
  2. Leads development efforts related to new photolithography materials and processes.
  3. Spearheads innovation and growth to expand photolithography capabilities and improve products.
  4. Recommends new tool purchases and materials to ensure competitiveness. Interfaces with tool manufacturers and material vendors on ongoing basis.
  5. Efficiently designs and executes experiments, analyzes data, and creates comprehensive reports; presents recommendations to engineering, operations, and management teams quarterly.
  6. Leverages statistical analysis software,e.g.,JMP (custom / screening DOEs), to drive process changes to reduce scrap, decrease variability and improve critical dimensions.
  7. Directs and tracks excursion investigations from initial discovery to root cause failure analysis.
  8. Works closely with integration engineers, customers, and development engineers to execute experiments, and adjust or optimize processes.
  9. Leads lithography team as initial point of contact for yield or quality issues within module.
  10. Drives continuous improvement plan, updates work instructions, and maintains process control plans for tools, methods, and resources to improve yields.
  11. Builds positive working relationships with internal partners such as Operations, Product, Process, Test, Quality, and Failure Analysis.
  12. Establishes Cp and Cpk metrics for processes and leads decisions on rework.
  13. Provides effective pass-downs to help uninterrupted operation in the photolithography area.
  14. Works closely with defect inspection teams and mask shop to develop appropriate inspections.
  15. Analyzes SPC data to ensure robust processes.
  16. Demonstrates solid interpersonal communication skills, a professional demeanor, cooperative personality, and a team first attitude.
The responsibilities as defined are intended to serve as a general guideline for this position. Associates may be asked to perform additional tasks depending on strengths and capabilitiesRequired Experience:
  1. 5+ years experience in semiconductor fabrication related to photolithography.
  2. Experience operating and maintaining photolithography tools mask aligner and/or steppers operating at 365nm, 248nm, or 193nm.
  3. Motivated high-achiever who is persistent and conscientious.
  4. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  5. Extensive cross functional team expertise including technical and non-technical work.
  6. Must have exceptional attention to detail.
  7. Creative mind to suggest ideas for improved processes.
  8. Good organization and follow-up skills.
  9. Experience using layout tools for mask review and tape out.
  10. Working knowledge and understanding of SDS, lock-out/tag-out, and OSHA requirements
  11. Lifting Requirements must be able to lift up to 20 pounds regularly from floor to waist.
Required Education:
  • Bachelors, Masters or PhD in Science or Engineering or another technical field.
  • Experience may be substituted for educational requirements.

SAMTEC, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating a diverse environment. All employment decisions at Samtec are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, pregnancy or parental status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity/expression, marital status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws.