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Ocotillo Technology Fabrication Sr Litho Process Engineer

Phoenix, AZ 85003
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As an Intel Ocotillo Technology Fabrication (OTF) Senior Litho Process Engineer focused on reticles, you'll join and help lead a team to develop the most efficient means for semiconductor manufacturing, enabling microprocessors to yield higher and be manufactured more affordable. A senior Reticle engineer will partner with yield and other equipment engineers and own monitoring and controlling reticle quality and performance; conducting data analysis to improve processes; and managing quality measurement for Intel's latest technologies. A senior engineer has responsibilities that touch multiple pillars within the department including safety, quality, yield, affordability, velocity (output and cycle time), training, and productivity - driving systematics improvements in each of these vectors. A senior process engineer may also be responsible for supporting cross-functional and cross-department activities to enable parametric and defectivity matching and improvement. In addition to driving results in these spaces, a senior process engineer is expected to be a role model for the site's culture and set the standard expectations to working in a results driven environment. Training/development and mentoring of junior engineers is also an expectation as we develop the team for future challenges.

Responsibilities include, but not be limited to:

  • Ensuring sufficient safety and workplace organization of the area and ensuring copy exactly matching of eqp configuration, parameters, and targeting to a defined standard.
  • Regular review of Reticle Inspection equipment and availability ensuring equipment matching and repeatability.
  • Driving continuous improvement in the tool health and process matching of the reticle platforms by utilizing Virtual Factory best in class (BIC) performance shared learnings, continuous improvement projects, developing, maintaining, and executing improvement roadmap across all the different factory pillars while optimizing process parameters.
  • Driving continuous improvements on Mask health and defect containment to prevent excursions and ensure reticles are of the highest quality standards. This includes applying constant learnings with virtual factory partners and throughout mask shop creation.
  • Applying model-based problem solving to identify root cause of reticle changes, mismatches from target, monitor failures, or Print changes; and then developing permanent solutions to prevent repeat occurrences.
  • Conducting tests and measurements to determine control over such variables as Photo Induced defects, Environmental changes, Mask creation variability, and yield marginalities.
  • For new technology start-ups, managing tool installations, conversions, and qualifications plus delivering sigma matched performance and recipe matching.
  • Developing Systems to help model Reticle changes and monitor reticle health.

The ideal candidate should have the following behavioral traits:

  • Expertise in Mask shop processing with focus on latest manufacturing process technology and advanced cleans process, photo induced defect mode detection, phase shift and advanced mask imaging techniques, frame layout techniques and defect classifications.
  • Demonstrated capability of working in a high performing team culture which includes setting high expectations, driving accountability to those expectations with a high sense of urgency, role modeling the desired culture, possess excellent teamwork and leadership skills, demonstrated problem solving and prioritization skills, and driving high performance maintenance goals for the group.
  • Excellent listening, written and verbal communication, an ability to deal with ambiguity in defining activities and direction, and commitment to task.
  • Work independently and manage stakeholders
  • High motivation with a strong work ethic
  • Analytical mind with problem solving skills
  • Build interactions with internal Intel support groups such as Mask shop production and Reticle delivery teams to drive Lithography business needs.
  • Analyze complex data and complete failure mode engineering analysis to develop technical roadmaps based on risk areas.


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 requirements:

  • Candidate must possess at a minimum a Bachelor of Science degree in a related science or engineering field with 10 years of process engineering experience in wafer fabrication. Similarly candidate may possess an M.S. degree with 7 years' experience or PH.D with 5 years' experience.
  • Ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of reticle lithography experience in:
    • Process flow, equipment troubleshooting and Model Based Problem Solving skills.
    • Interacting with vendor field service engineering support and manufacturing/engineering technicians on toolsets.
    • Providing technical direction on quality issues.
    • Advanced data analysis.
    • Lithography theory.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical expertise on photolithography Reticle Equipment and risk models and be able to provide technical direction on quality issues, lithography matching performance and Lithography yield improvement.
  • Understanding of Reticle print risks and ability to understand interactions with lithography patterning equipment such as extreme ultraviolet (EUV) and environmental and processing impacts with min 1 year experience on extreme ultraviolet processing.
  • Knowledge of immersion lithography processes and extreme ultraviolet Lithography processing and reticle interactions with min 2 years experience.
  • Experience working in a Mask shop with focus on processing and yield with min 5 years experience working with reticles.
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing science, Capacity Metrics, In-line and EOL defect and excursion prevention/response.
  • Experience in leading senior, cross function/cross organization teams.
  • Experience in Data analysis (JMP, SPC, MATLAB, Mathematica) and Design of experiment (DOE) principles and pilot testing methodologies.
  • Previous or current Intel Engineering experience, and knowledge of Intel systems and processes will be considered a plus factor when evaluating candidates for this position. Having a strong working relationship with Lithography virtual factory/PTD/IMO is considered a plus.

Inside this Business Group

As the world's largest chip manufacturer, Intel strives to make every facet of semiconductor manufacturing state-of-the-art -- from semiconductor process development and manufacturing, through yield improvement to packaging, final test and optimization, and world class Supply Chain and facilities support.  Employees in the Technology Development and Manufacturing Group are part of a worldwide network of design, development, manufacturing, and assembly/test facilities, all focused on utilizing the power of Moores Law to bring smart, connected devices to every person on Earth.

Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

Posting Statement

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.

Posted: 2022-05-18 Expires: 2022-06-18

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