Semiconductor industry veteran; process knowledge in all areas. Manage and disposition material to ensure that product meets quality standards and specifications. Test and analysis of tools to return to a production state in a timely manner. Self directed to complete process improvements projects from conception through final implementation and production ramp-up. Proficient at executing and analysis of designed experiments used to gain process knowledge and provide process optimization options. Able to interact efficiently and work well with different functional groups on key projects. Core Qualifications Excel in interpreting SPC charts to aid in Reports generation for manufacturing operations on troubleshooting out of control conditions and a daily basis executing corrective actions to bring a process back Computer proficient; Microsoft suite, Jump in control or specification Statistical Methods, Genesis, QuickBooks and Proficiency in recipe creation and manual proprietary company programs including FDC and measurement for CD SEM, overlay, Jeol SEM, APC. optical and defect inspection. High level of initiative to learn and continuously Proficiency in document control and quality improve skills and personal development assurance processes Training/ mentoring
Photolithography Engineer Technician April 2012 to CurrentAustin, Texas
Primary responsibility is to sustain process operations.
Monitor process operations to assure conformance to quality standards and engineering specifications.
NPI metrology job setups.
Effectively multi-task in a high volume manufacturing environment.
Ability to effectively prioritize tasks.
Aid in development of manufacturing processes and continuous improvement initiatives.
Works closely with engineers to execute project plans, and being able to analyze, derive and execute sound technical conclusions.
Help troubleshoot complex equipment, quality & yield problems.
Participate in planning & carrying out of experiments to improve processes & logistics.
Senior Etch Process Technician March 2011 to March 2012Samsung - Austin, Texas
Tool fault recovery, lot disposition, SPC troubleshooting, chamber qualification, and execute engineering requests.
Good communication skills; oral and written in multiple systems to ensure a clear message.
Able to follow/understand standard operating procedures.
Detail oriented Support group key Metrics (cycle time, scrap, etc.) Recovery from SPC alarms with appropriate investigation Work with Maintenance Technicians to isolate equipment problems.
Nanofabrication Technician May 2010 to March 2011NanoMedical Systems - Austin, Texas
Work with external fabs and laboratories to monitor and inspect wafers, perform cleaning tests, inspection of finished chips and identify failure mechanisms.
Perform defect inspections (optical and SEM).
Develop new processes in association with engineers on proprietary NMS equipment or processes.
Works hands-on to develop and test cleaning chemicals, sequences and processes that may be needed for functional devices in a laboratory or a clean room setting.
Identify material - chemical interactions and material failure.
Analyzes work done by external labs or internal data and takes additional action based on the results of the experiments.
Performs routine testing of prototypes and product.
Ensures that project and laboratory documentation is maintained to standard and communicates project progress effectively.
Documents the results of experiments and writes reports in compliance with NanoMedical quality systems.
Assists in keeping the NMS cleanroom in compliance with quality systems.
Associate Engineer September 1983 to August 2009ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES / SPANSION LLC - Austin, Texas
Directly responsible for new technology process integration, process transfer and qualification; providing technical support for Development, Integration and Product Engineers.
Managed new product silicon lot inventory during manufacturing from design lay out to final product to ensure the customers expected quality and time of the product arrival were meet or exceeded.
Design, execution and analysis of experiments using statistical methods to identify and develop process optimization options.
Supported and maintained new production equipment to meet ramp requirements.
Technical writing: specifications, engineering experiments, project updates and final analysis reports.
Documentation control and revisions for experimental or baseline process flows.
Management of troubleshooting activities, monitoring of equipment for process performance, defect analysis and reduction of down time.
Drive continuous improvements in efficiency, yield, cost, and manufacturability.
Lean manufacturing contributing to process simplification projects to reduce cost.
Process disposition of non-conforming product for development and production material.
Analyzed and summarized wafer electrical parameters pertaining to responsible processes.
Associate Engineering DegreeSemiconductor Process
Austin Community College and Advanced Micro Devices Tech Academy - Austin, Texas