High-performing, results-driven Manufacturing Engineer in a semiconductor industry with 15+ years of engineering and leadership skills eager to secure a Manufacturing Engineer I position, where my data analysis/research talents with strong computer skills can be fully utilized and appreciated. Proficient in analytical software and applications with demonstrated success in monitoring and observing data to analyze and report findings. Successful in managing day-to-day production line processes and work with minimal to no supervision. Handles tasks with accuracy and efficiency. Willing to travel and/or relocation.
Performed engineering analysis to reduce downtime. Planned and coordinated production engineering processes on daily basis to produce high quality product. Maintained product and process data base by writing computer programs; entering data. Documented/Prepared routine documents to present in daily pass-down meetings. Lead summary and communications of daily pass-down meetings to oncoming shifts and upper management. Communicated/Interacted with Process Engineers and Tool Owners to work on special projects. Worked with Maintenance Technicians and Equipment Engineers to help resolve equipment issues. Reviewed/Analyzed data collection using statistical charts to increase and improve quality, reliability, and yield - using statistical data analysis tools, such as JMP and Spotfire. Utilized sophisticated statistical software, such as Modelware and E3, to monitor tools health. Resolved engineering problems by researching, collecting and analyzing information using statistical softwares. Became a Super User for writing, creating, editing recipes for new devices/technologies on the Hitachi CD/SEM tools. Wrote/Created recipes and sequences to touch up incomplete processed wafers after a tool error recovery on high-tech equipments, such as LAM9420/Alliances and TEL Etchers. Calculated APC overrides to aid in writing/editing recipes. Performed tool recovery on many tool sets. Utilized Modelware/E3 to disposition standard procedures and to partition for troubleshooting. Trained other process technicians and temporary rotational shift engineers.
Trained as a prospect for an engineer position. Continued hands-on engineering training with experienced engineers. Worked as an sustaining associate engineer when shortage in engineering staff. Worked as the Team Leader in the absence of the manager. Assisted in monitoring and communicating to the team the nightly shift activities to meet weekly/monthly/quarterly production goals at upper management request. Tracked and expedited priority lots at the request of upper management. Wrote/Created/Edited recipes/sequences for new devices/technologies to run on high-tech metrology equipments, such as NanoSem and Optiprobe. Wrote/Created recipes/sequences to touch up incomplete processed wafers after a tool error recovery on high-tech equipments, such as LAM4520. Scheduled staff for optimal coverage to meet challenging daily objectives.
Performed same duties as a Wafer Fab Technician. Aided Supervisor in monitoring and communicating to the team the nightly shift activities to meet weekly/monthly/quarterly production goals. Tracked and expedited priority lots needed to meet nightly goals. Maintain certifications on LAM 9400, TEL UM200Z Wet Bench, Metal Etchers, Hitachi CD/SEM, LAM2300, KIYO Etchers.
Trained and certified to operate every equipment in the department. Became the shift trainer to less experienced technicians and new employees. Became the shift floater when short on staff.
Participated in Continuous Improvement Team (CIT) and Natural Workgroup (NW) meetings. Tracked/Reported the weekly and monthly scrap/loss reports in CIT meeting. Reported/Conducted the Pass down minutes in meetings with upper management, process engineers, equipment engineers, and tool vendors. Performed scheduled preventative maintenance and equipment repairs. Strong emphasis on Team and Problem Solving Skills. Performed engineering experiments as directed. Assisted in running experiments and data collection on newly installed process equipments. Daily use of Statistical Process Control methodology for diagnosis of out of control conditions and biweekly SPC Chart Review. Trained teammates and new employees on equipment operation/maintenance, process flow, and team skills. Effective WIP management. Maintain certifications on Leica Inspection Station, Gasonics Plasma Strippers, Tencor Surfscan, Semitool Sink, Spectrometer Optiprobe Operation, Kensington Sorter, Daifuku Stocker, Opal CD/SEM, Fusion UV Bake, Mattson Plasma Stripper, AMAT Centura 5300 Contact Etcher.
Ran three Half-Marathons for charities in Austin (2010), Las Vegas (2011), and Los Angeles (2012).
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