Process Engineering Technician

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Skorpios Technologies, an innovator in composite silicon photonic technology, is rapidly growing. We are a semiconductor company that specializes in optical communications and silicon photonics, located in New Mexico and Southern California. We are in search of hard-working, motivated, and innovative engineers to develop leading-edge technology solutions in a challenging and fast-paced environment. This is a broad, all-encompassing, job description for the different Process Engineering Technician positions within our organization. A more detailed job description for each process engineering technician title will be provided during interviews.  

New Engineering Graduates are encouraged to apply! The Process Engineering Technician continuously supports all customers (internal and external) with accurate inline measurements of products and tool qualifications. The position is responsible for promoting quality, standardization, and process control to promote 24/7 operations. The role serves as CFM (Contamination Free Manufacturing) and Yield Enhancement support for Fab development, operations, and production needs with regards to sustaining, supporting, and driving defectivity-related activities specific to internal and external customers.

Essential Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential responsibilities.

Recipes & Wafer Processing

  • Supports creation, adjustments and/or verification of recipes to support product development, including metrology measurement matching, traceability to calibration standards and correlation to reference standards and cross section SEM.
  • Perform troubleshooting of defect source and/or measurement analysis/failures to support process control and product quality
  • Work closely with process engineers and integration engineers to understand specifications and deliver measurement solutions
  • Respond to inquiries or requests from process or integration engineers

Tool Management

  • Perform process tool qualifications based on set up instructions
  • Conduct tool troubleshooting/system recoveries when process failures occur. Follow Out-of-Control Action Plan to resolve common failure modes
  • Monitor tool health and notify maintenance / tool owners when errors occur
  • Calibrate tools to correct handling issues

Training & Documentation

  • Train operator and other technicians on process tool operation
  • Create/update operations, recipe creation, and tool recovery documentation 
  • Provide detailed pass-down to other shifts, process engineering and integration teams

Manufacturing Operations Assistance

  • Supports priorities of product flow through processing area at the direction of operations leadership
  • Perform tool setup for various mode changes


  • Effective working independently and within a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrates a willingness to learn and teach others (i.e., provide training)
  • Organized and efficiency focused (i.e., document written procedures)
  • Flexible to business needs and effective with multitasking
  • Strong sense of urgency
  • Effective problem-solver
  • Hands on experience with various metrology and inspection tools 
  • Strong knowledge of SPC and other factory quality systems

Supervisory Responsibilities


Work Environment

Roughly 90% of day is spent in the Fab, which a temperature-controlled cleanroom environment that requires the use of a full-body gown, over-boots, over-hood, safety glasses, and ESD equipment. Frequent gowning and de-gowning is required. Frequent interruptions, static noise, and alarms (auditory and flashing lights) can be expected.

Physical Demands

  • Constantly in a stationary position, often sitting and/or standing for prolonged periods 
  • Constantly viewing a computer monitor for prolonged periods 
  • Frequently walking around the Fab for prolonged periods 
  • Occasionally required to push and/or pull 40+ lbs objects, such as tool components
  • Frequently required to lift 40+ lbs and occasionally carry that amount short distances 
  • Frequently required reach, bend, twist, squat, kneel, and stoop to access and work on tools in the Fab
  • May often require repetitive motions involving the wrists, hands, and/or fingers
  • Frequently required to handle items using small ranges of motion (e.g. fingers and hands) and large ranges of motion (e.g., full-arms and shoulders) for carrying cassettes and lot boxes

Work Authorization/Security Clearance Requirements


Affirmative Action/EEO Statement

The employment policy of Skorpios is to provide equal opportunity to all individuals. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs. It is the policy of this Company not to discriminate against any employee, or applicant for employment, because of age, sex (including pregnancy, perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), color, race, creed, national origin, religious persuasion (including religious dress and grooming practices), marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political belief, genetics, disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations, medical condition, or any other protected characteristic under applicable federal, state, or local laws. Skorpios also does not discriminate on the basis of national origin or citizenship status, as provided under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice at the discretion of the company. 

Exemption Status

The Human Resources department has validated that the job qualifies as Nonexempt.

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  •  Familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  •  Strong customer focused mindset

Preferred Education and Experience

  •  Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree 
  •  3 years’ experience in semiconductor industry
  • Experience in research and development

Travel Requirements

Less than 25% anticipated

Salary Description
$22/hr - $40/hr