FLIR Systems Semiconductor Mfg Tech - Vacuum in Goleta, California

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At FLIR, we have a simple but ambitious mission: to develop market-leading thermal and sensing technologies which enhance everyday life. From saving energy, to saving lives FLIR is making a real difference in our world.Our products are used in a wide array of situations to rescue people in danger, detect criminals, conserve energy, navigate safely, provide security around the globe, and protect our environment.

We are looking for individuals who thrive on making an impact and want the excitement of being on a team that wins.

Job Description

Semiconductor Manufacturing Technician - Vacuum Technician

Second shift

Seeking a motivated, detail-oriented person, with very good manual dexterity and experience in clean room operations. The primary job is supporting cooled wafer manufacturing in the InSb & InGaAs wafer processing fab as a thin film vacuum technician. The job functions include: running and minor maintenance of thin film vacuum deposition equipment, wet and dry chemical etching, inspection of all deposition layers, and data entry onto traveler and in WIP tracking software. Chemical mixing and understanding of safe chemical handling is required. Good manual dexterity is required for all aspects of wafer and die handling. Familiarity with microscope inspection is also required. Full gowning protocol for class 10,00 clean room required.

Job Summary:

Performs functions associated with all wafer production operations, including thin film, deposition, etch and inspection. Performs thin film production runs to support cooled wafer and FPA processing. Performs preventative maintenance tasks on wafer fabrication equipment. Works with engineering in conducting tests and experiments.

  • Running various thin film deposition and etch systems(Denton, BMR, Lesker equipment manufacturers), and plasma ashers.

  • Maintenance of deposition logsheets and travelers for deposition parameters and results. SPC data entry.

  • Organizing and maintaining supplies for deposition systems, such as crucibles and deposition materials.

  • Excellent manual dexterity for wafer handling and die level handling. Wafers and FPAs (die level components) are handled when cleaning the components chemically before and after a deposition, and to mount/demount and load components into tooling required for each deposition system.

  • Inspection of film quality, using microscopes, and an understanding of visual accept and reject criteria.

  • Knowledge of chemical mixing and handling.

  • Full gowning protocol for class 1000 clean room required.

  • Some familiarity of basic vacuum pump operation and system maintenance is a plus.

Core Compenticies:

  • Attention to detail is required to ensure proper documentation and maintenance of travelers and when operating semiconductor processing equipment.

  • Communication Skills-Oral, Listening & Written required ensuring that procedures and methods are easy to understand and interpret. Listens attentively without interrupting and/or being distracted by other things

  • Collaboration and Teamwork required to maintain open group communication and relationships, to refine processes and implement process improvement.

  • Coping skills required to be able to stay focused, calm and cool with multiple demands and deadlines from superiors, subordinates and peers while maintaining focus on demanding deadlines and changing priorities.

  • Flexibility is required having the ability to quickly adapt to changing requirements, special assignments and workload reprioritization.

  • Initiative required displaying strong personal initiative and motivation to achieve desired performance results.

  • Strong Organizational and Planning Skills are required to facilitate lab maintenance and resources

Core Performance Skills:

  • Attention to detail

  • Communication skills

  • Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Coping

  • Flexibility

  • Initiative

  • Organizational and Planning Skills


  • Typically requires a minimum of 2-4 years of related experience.

  • Must be a US Citizen or have Permanent Resident Status, required.

FLIR and all of our employees are committed to conducting business with the highest ethical standards. We require all employees to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and regulatory orders. Our reputation for honesty, integrity and high ethics is as important to us as our reputation for making innovative sensing solutions.

FLIR is an equal opportunity employer.

FLIR Systems, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes technologies that enhance perception and awareness. We bring innovative sensing solutions into daily life through our thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locator systems, measurement and diagnostic systems, and advanced threat detection systems.

FLIR Systems offers a fast-paced, dynamic environment that provides for a challenging career and the ability to achieve professional growth. It is the talent of our employees that sets us apart as the technology and market leader in the infrared community.