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Process Engineer

Diamond Foundry

Diamond Foundry

Wenatchee, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Diamond Foundry Inc. is solving the thermal limitation at the foundation of today's most exciting tech industries -- AI & cloud compute, electric-car power electronics, and 5G/6G wireless. We have managed to produce the world's first single-crystal diamond wafers and are now on a mission to put a diamond behind every chip. We are the rare unicorn that has grown fast and profitably. We received $515m in funding and are executing a multi-$B expansion plan for one of the greenest forms of tech manufacturing: converting greenhouse gas into diamond wafers using zero-emission energy.
Located in beautiful Wenatchee, WA, Diamond Foundry is seeking an ambitious and versatile Process Engineer to join our team. In this role, you will be working on improving processes, and methods of operating high-tech plasma-based manufacturing equipment. Quality control and continuous improvements will be key. You'll be working with an experienced team of mechanical, chemical, and materials engineers, and will be encouraged to gain experience in different areas. The position will involve hands-on work with complex semiconductor-style plasma CVD manufacturing equipment and will focus on characterizing performance, improving stability, and making incremental improvements to production metrics.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Analyzing operational data and production metrics of our manufacturing line.
  • Generating ideas for process or product improvements, and creating, tracking and evaluating experiments to test those concepts.
  • Identifying correlations between key equipment metrics and product quality.
  • Creating reports and visualizations of line performance for use by other engineers or management.
  • Troubleshooting issues with the production line, creating working groups with a multidisciplinary team when needed for difficult challenges.
  • Writing technical documentation to detail process changes.
  • Introducing new products and processes to the line, including planning rollouts of new equipment resources and diamond products, tracking and evaluating qualification material, and managing production ramp-up.
  • Position requires a successful candidate to be onsite.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • College degree in Material Science /Chemical Engineering, or similar field. Masters or higher degree preferred.
  • Hands-on experience in a manufacturing or production lab environment. 1-5 years of experience for Masters and 0-2 years for Ph.D. preferred
  • Comfortable working hands-on with complicated equipment.
  • Ability to extract and analyze data using tools such as SQL and statistical software such as JMP.
  • Detail-oriented mindset.
  • Effective communication and must be comfortable working closely with team members.
  • Flexible, independent, and adept at working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Firm grasp of concepts such as Six Sigma and Design of Experiments.
  • Bonus knowledge in any of these areas: semiconductor wafer production and back-end processing, furnace-based material processing.
  • Experience in the operation of process equipment
  • Experience in fabrication processes/reactor growth environment is highly desired
  • Knowledgeable about production quality metrics is a plus
  • This position requires standing, kneeling, reaching, climbing ladders, and occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs.
  • Willing to work overtime and weekends to meet production goals
Diamond Foundry believes in supporting our employees from the workplace to their personal and home life. We provide eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work. Perks include employee discounts to VRAI and catered lunches for onsite staff. All benefits offered are available starting your first day.
Diamond Foundry is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.
This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.
If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.
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