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Sr Photolithography Engineer (MEMS)

At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world. 

Job Overview

Founded in 1991, Silicon Microstructures, Inc. (SMI) is a world leader in the design and manufacture of Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (“MEMS”) that lie at the heart of the advanced sensing market, enabling devices in the medical, industrial, digital consumer, security, and automotive sectors.


The company has established itself as a premier provider of MEMS-based pressure sensors for a range of markets, supplying advanced high and low-pressure sensor products that meet the stringent requirements for industry and consumer safety. Silicon Microstructures’ design, production and quality control processes have enabled it to develop both the smallest and smartest pressure sensors available today. SMI offers a wide range of pressure sensors, including uncompensated sensors, temperature compensated and calibrated products as well as sensor systems consisting of an ASIC paired with a sensor die in a custom package.


In 2019 SMI was acquired by TE Connectivity and is now part of the TE Sensor Solutions (TESS) business units.


Summary of Position:

The Position as Photolithography / Process / Manufacturing Engineer contains the responsibilities to develop, implement, maintain and document methods, operation and processes in the manufacture or fabrication of MEMS devices.
The Photolithography / Process/ Manufacturing Engineer will work closely together with the production and R&D team. He/she will be responsible for running process evaluation lots and to disposition non-conforming material on the production floor and drive process/test improvement to increase product yield. He / she will also be responsible for yield optimization, process improvement, customer communication and related documentation of an assigned pressure sensor product line.  The position requires spending 75% of the time in the cleanroom. 

Essential Functions:

  • Develop new processes as required by device design and parameters
  • Qualification of new production equipment for our fab expansion and engineering support of existing equipment
  • Responsibility and ownership of the processes, documentation and engineering of an assigned production module to ensure that all released production processes and equipment are compliant with quality requirements
  • Assigned modules will include photolithography, wafer bonding and some metrology modules.
  • Responsibility for an assigned product line including documentation of PFMEA, Control Plan and technical customer support. Drive improvement of quality and manufacturing costs.
  • Documentation of production processes, process changes and results of DOE
  • Support production by evaluating problem lots, monitoring yield and by defining corrective actions to improve production processes  
  • Optimize and sustain existing production processes with CIPs (Continuous Improvement Programs) and by using statistical methods to monitor key process parameters.
  • Disposition of non-conforming material, use of problem-solving techniques and support failure analysis
  • Implementation of Poke Yoke to eliminate cause of failures

What your background should look like:

  • A BS/ MS degree in Electrical / Mechanical/ Chemical Engineering is required
  • 5+ Years of experience in Semiconductor/ MEMS device fabrication is required
  • Hands on wafer processing experience in cleanroom environment is required 
  • Experienced with standard metrology equipment used in semiconductor/ MEMS fabrication 
  • Ability to work with proper PPE, and chemicals used in semiconductor manufacturing process
  • Experience with formal release of process, product, and procedures
  • Knowledge of DOE, ANOVA, and SPC in production environment
  • Good project management and multi-tasking ability
  • Ability to draft, publish and present test results and conclusions in internal / external reports 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, Access, Power point), Visual Basic, LabView
  • Self-Starter, self-motivated, with the ability to work effectively in a team environment


Addition Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with MEMS devices especially pressure sensors & accelerometers fabrication
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001, ISO 13485 or TS 16949 quality systems
  • Experience with Failure analysis
  • Previous experience with New Product Introduction (NPI) is beneficial
  • Experience with general wafer mapping formats such as Klarf, XML, and map conversion
  • Experience with Pressure sensor Characterization and Application
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing Execution System (MES) or SAP experience



  • Competitive base salary commensurate with experience: $112,800 – $169,300 year (subject to change dependent on physical location)
  • Posted salary ranges are made in good faith. TE Connectivity reserves the right to adjust ranges depending on the experience/qualification of the selected candidate as well as internal and external equity.
  • Total Compensation = Base Salary + Incentive(s) + Benefits


Values: Integrity, Accountability, Teamwork, Innovation

Milpitas, CA, US, 95035

City:  Milpitas
State:  CA
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  Less than 10%
Requisition ID:  90500
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Engineering & Technology

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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