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Senior Staff Process Engineer - Wet Etch/Cleans (SK)

Santa Clara, California; Hillsboro, Oregon; Boise, Idaho; Arizona; Portland, Oregon; Remote Job ID JR0236385 Job Category Engineering Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Experienced
Job Description

This is an exciting time to be at Intel - come join our team as a Senior Staff Process Engineer - Wet Etch/Cleans and work on one of the most advanced 3DNAND and SSD technology portfolios in the world.

As the global leader in the semiconductor industry, Intel possesses many industry-leading SSD technologies including the most capable Quadruple Level Cell (QLC) NAND Flash products. As a Senior Staff Process Engineer - Wets, you will be part of a world-class team that will transition to lead the SSD business at SK Hynix. Intel's Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group (NSG) is hiring experienced Process Development Engineers in the process area of Wet Etch/Cleans to develop world-class semiconductor manufacturing processes.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • Successful track record of delivering leading-edge process capability, yield, cost, and manufacturability.
  • Exceptional collaboration with cross-functional/cross-company teams and tool vendors to meet device requirements for next-generation memory products.
  • In addition to Wets, you will also be responsible for a process module development for memory devices. Relocation assistance available if need it.

Job responsibilities may include, but not limited to:

  • Defining roadmaps to meet requirements, goals and milestones for a new technology process.
  • Design and optimize Wet Etch processes for leading edge memory technology.
  • Defining and establishing flow, procedures, and equipment configuration for the module.
  • Selecting and developing material and equipment for the process to meet quality, reliability, cost, yield, productivity and manufacturability requirements.
  • Conducting process, equipment, and material development projects with equipment and material suppliers. This will involve exceptional collaboration with cross-functional/cross-company teams and tool vendors to meet challenging program goals.
  • Designing, executing, and analyzing experiments necessary to meet engineering specifications for their process.
  • Working effectively with the equipment supplier to identify shortcomings, and propose and evaluate hardware modifications to mitigate issues.
  • Driving improvements in quality, reliability, cost, yield, and process. stability/capability, productivity, and safety/ergonomic over variables such as material, method, equipment, environment, and operating personnel.
  • Developing solutions to problems utilizing formal education, statistical knowledge, and problem-solving tools.
  • Establishing process control systems for the processing module.
  • Training production/receiving process engineers in high-volume factories.
  • Transferring processes to high-volume manufacturing and providing support to new factory startups.
  • Domestic and International travel, as necessary to support job responsibilities.
  • Identify potential intellectual properties (IP) opportunities and file disclosures.

This position is in the NAND-DTM Group which is aligned to phase 2 of the sale of the NAND business to Solidigm, a wholly owned subsidiary of SK hynix. Employees in this business group will work on developing NAND technology and components.  Phase 2 of the transaction is expected to close in March 2025 at which time employees aligned to this phase of the transaction will transition employment to Solidigm.  Solidigm, a leading global supplier of NAND flash memory solutions, is headquartered in San Jose, California with offices worldwide.


Minimum qualifications are required to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates.

Minimum Qualifications:
The candidate must have a Master's degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, or a related field.
6+ years of experience in the following areas:

  • Wets process technology development for leading technology nodes and scaling them up to HVM.
  • Strong understanding of Wet etch and cleans fundamentals, transport phenomena, fluid mechanics, reaction engineering, and interactions pertaining to high aspect ratio features
  • Demonstrated experience in developing Wets process for leading technology nodes and scaling them up to HVM. Understands interactions between process, tool, and /or down-stream processes

Preferred Qualifications:
The candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, or related field with 4+ years of experience described in the minimum requirements.

  • Experience working with external and internal partners, including semiconductor equipment and/or materials manufacturers.
  • Surface and analytical characterization techniques such as ICPMS, SIMS, XPS, SEM, TEM, etc.
  • Semiconductor processing engineering preferably in Memory process development for leading-edge technology.

Inside this Business Group
Employees in Intel's NAND Product Group deliver solutions that are transforming computing across all segments from data centers to Ultrabooks. They invent, develop, bring to market and support customers with leading-edge NAND flash memory and system level solutions such as solid state drives (SSDs). SSDs are accelerating performance for gaming enthusiasts, reducing total cost of ownership for IT managers of data centers and improving security and reliability for businesses. This dynamic group is strategically positioned to become the leading Non-Volatile Memory solution supplier for the compute segment and is a key to expanding markets and continuing the growth for Intel.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.
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Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, Colorado:$130,190.00-$221,610.00

Working Model
This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site. In certain circumstances the work model may change to accommodate business needs.
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